FILMREVIEW

A 666-Character Review of ‘Fraud’

Fraud is a marathon of quick cuts and rough cinematography that don’t seem to have a script. In other words, it’s found footage in top form. The film clocks in under one hour, and unfolds rather quickly as the family racks up debt, panics, and commits insurance fraud. The footage has …

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Episode 108: The Girl with All the Gifts / The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy Pt IV

This week was Byron does some horror heavy lifting due to a ‘Lemony Snicket’, Kelly talks post-assassination collateral damage, & we review a movie about the most polite, half-zombie child, called The Girl with All the Gifts.   Probability Analysis of Witness Deaths Cause of Death Breakdown “Convenient Deaths” Withheld Warren …

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FILMTRAILERS

Lost Memories Surface in ‘Lavender’

After losing her memory, a woman begins to see unexplained things after her psychiatrist suggests she visit her childhood home. It would be easy to watch the trailer for Lavender and write it off as another lazy thriller riding the amnesia train, but that doesn’t feel fair. There’s some standout cinematography, a …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Amityville Horror (1979)’

We all know the story. Happy new family moves into a house with a sordid history and, shortly thereafter, ghostly occurrences, imaginary friends, and drastic personality changes tear the family apart. In true 70’s fashion, it’s a bit heavy-handed with the, “there’s a portal to hell in the basement” issue, …

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‘Bad Day for the Cut’, Good Day for Revenge

Donal is a farmer who still lives at home in a little Irish village with his mother Florence. He works the fields during the day and drinks in the local pub at night. He seems content with a simple, quiet life. The only sense we get of his wish for …

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‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Trailer is a Comedy of Terrors

Joel and Sheila Hammond are realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita, until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending both their lives down a road of death and destruction… but in a good way. Netflix has worked hard to earn viewers’ trust and produce …

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‘The Belko Experiment’ Promises Water Cooler Slaughter

Ah yes, another “kill people so you can win a twisted game” thriller. Feeding off the popularity of the Hunger Games franchise (and how it blatantly ripped off Battle Royale prior to that), The Belko Experiment takes an all-too-familiar plot and moves it to the corporate world. Featuring Scandal‘s President Grant, Silicon Valley‘s Big Head, Scrubs‘s Dr. Cox, and Henry: …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Axe Murders of Villisca’

In 1912, a family of eight was bludgeoned to death in their home in Villisca, Iowa. To this day, the crime remains unsolved. The Axe Murders of Villisca is the fictional account of three amateur ghost hunters who break into the site of these grisly murders hoping for one last big story. …

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‘Drifter’ Brings A Lot to the Table

A pair of outlaw brothers seek temporary refuge in a desolate town inhabited by a small family of psychotic cannibalistic lunatics. I’ve watched the trailer at least three times now and am still not entirely sure that I grasp the premise. It looks to me like a combination between Mickey …

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Episode 107: The Wailing / The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy Pt III

This week we mourn the end of a search, discuss JFK hitman options, & a South Korean film about a town with a serious skin/murder/curse problem reviewing Na Hong-jin’s The Wailing.     “Tramps”   Billy Harvey “Americas James Bond”?   James Files   Bitten bullet casing   James Files Interview

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Captain Kelly’s Cryptids & Conspiracies Episode 10: Time Travel Pt II

This month, the c-boys remain trapped in a time loop aboard Kelly’s ship, forced to hear tales of future phones in the past, and suspicious trendsetters standing out in a crowd. Oh yeah, and Jay-Z. Will they make it out alive? Scurvy free? Sane? This is a Patreon exclusive episode available to anyone who …

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Female Horror Anthology ‘XX’ Offers Compelling Trailer

A horror movie trailer typically evokes one of two feelings for me: “oh god, that looks terrible” or “okay, that might be good.” Rarely, if ever, am I excited beyond belief, purely based on a trailer. Enter XX. The anthology includes Her Only Living Son (dir. Karyn Kusama, The Invitation), Don’t Fall (dir. Roxanne Benjamin, V/H/S franchise), Birthday Party (dir. …

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‘Get the Girl’ Gets Viewers’ Attention With Action Packed Trailer

A wealthy young man is conned into staging a fake kidnapping in order to be a hero and win the affection of a girl he’s madly in love with. But when one of the hired kidnappers is accidentally killed during the charade, he’s forced to actually save her life while …

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Syfy Films Reveals Upcoming Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Atomica’

Syfy Films has announced the upcoming release of their new sci-fi thriller Atomica. The film was directed by Dagen Merrill (Beneath, Broken Hill, Murder in the Dark) and written by Kevin Burke (Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Beneath), Fred Fernandez-Armesto and Adam Gyngel. When communications go offline at a remote nuclear power plant isolated in the desert, a young safety inspector, Abby Dixon, is forced to fly out …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Agatha’

My favorite thing about shorts is that they don’t wear out their welcome. They say what they need to say, and then they’re done. Agatha is no exception. Simple premise: take the food (freakishly ambiguous slabs of what is presumably meat) upstairs and come back downstairs. Don’t look around, don’t wander, don’t …

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Episode 106: Evolution / The Assassination of John F. Kennedy Pt II

This week Byron gets Oliver Stone’d, things get theory-y in week two of our report on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and we review a creepy, sleepy sci-fi film called, ‘Évolution’.           “Magic Bullet”   Secret Service with AR-15    

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Abattoir’

It stands to reason that a house must be built before it can be haunted; this movie is about the reverse. What if you could build a house already haunted?Abattoir presents this novel premise as part of an investigative-thriller. In digging into why her sister’s family was murdered, Julia stumbles across …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Beyond the Gates’

Gordon and John take to clearing out their father’s old video store, assuming him dead after being missing for seven months. In the back office they discover an old, cheesy VHS horror board game, the titular Beyond the Gates (spectacularly narrated by Barbara Crampton). It’s quickly apparent the game is something more, …

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Episode 105: I Am Not a Serial Killer / The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

This week a sweet demon arrives, we talk timelines and accepted truth regarding the murder of our 35th president, and review a sociopathic surprise from Billy O’Brian, I Am Not a Serial Killer.       Texas Schoolbook Depository   JFK Autopsy Photos   Tom Shire’s Announcement

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‘We Are the Flesh’ Looks Downright Psychotic

A young brother and sister, roaming an apocalyptic city, take refuge in the dilapidated lair of a strange hermit. He puts them to work building a bizarre cavernous structure, where he acts out his insane and depraved fantasies. Trapped in this maddening womb-like world under his malign influence, they find …

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