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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Void’

I’ve been keeping an eye out for this film since directors Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski announced their Indegogo campaign to raise funds for building the practical creature designs. That said, I may have gotten my hopes up a bit too much. While the monsters were certainly impressive, the film …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Here Alone’

Ann lives a solitary life in a camp, constantly working to stay alive on meager resources. The story alternates between the present and the start of the zombie plague where she, her husband, and her baby escape the city. From the beginning, Ann was willing to try to help people …

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PODCAST

Episode 116: XX / Myra Hindley

This week we return from SXSW hiatus, talk about the blonde half of the Moors Murderers, and review ‘XX’. Four twisted tales directed by females.   The Moors Murderers: Myra Hindley Ian Brady     Victims: Edward Evans, John Kilbride, Pauline Reade, Lesley Ann Downey, Keith Bennett     Lesley …

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‘House on Willow Street’ Looks Like a Total Gore Fest

“After a young woman is kidnapped, her captors soon come to realize that in fact they may be the ones in danger and this young woman has a dark secret inside her.” A House on Willow Street, the latest film from Alastair Orr, has released an action-packed trailer that promises …

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‘Capture Kill Release’ Trailer is Sinister and Smiling

A couple plots to murder a random stranger just for the thrill of it, but things turn ugly when one of them decides not to go through with it. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen a trailer so thoroughly unsettling. From the lead actress’s upbeat talk about murder to the …

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Episode 115: The Devil’s Candy / Alien Abduction Regression Hypnosis Pt II

This week Byron talks to a future/past version of himself, Kelly consults a professional regarding potential extraterrestrial abduction, and we review Sean Byrnes long awaited sophomore effort, The Devil’s Candy.            

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Hounds of Love’

No, not the Kate Bush album for 1985. Yes, an unflinching glimpse into Aussie Christmastime 1987 for a serial killer and his reluctant co-conspirator of a wife. Director Ben Young has a steady hand, taking his time while simultaneously testing the audiences tolerance for tension. There may be long stretches …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Tragedy Girls’

Just when you thought meta horror was on the outs, Tragedy Girls steps up. The later nineties vibe cycle of horror has begun, and I couldn’t be more stoked. With social media as culturally entrenched as it is, it’s still hard to pull off in a movie. This is not …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Like Me’

Life spirals when a loner named Kiya (Addison Timlin of Odd Thomas, The Town That Dreaded Sundown ’14) finds herself doing increasingly disturbing things, for her increasing online audiences admiration. We’ve got forced feedings, general insensitivity, fear based urination, and a bonus Fessenden? Striking neon lighting, interesting framing, surreal moments of …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Honor Farm’

The Honor Farm can’t decide whether it wants to be a formulaic teenage horror flick or an incoherent Lynchian oddity. It sits somewhere in the middle, neglecting both fun, campy gore and a compelling plot. Cliches incorporated in this 74-minute head-scratcher include virgins at prom, an abandoned mental hospital, tripping …

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‘Phoenix Lights’ Spotted at SXSW ’17

If you were in attendance at this year’s SXSW, you may have been a part of the lucky group who got to witness the marvelous recreation of one of the most famous UFO sightings in history, The Phoenix Lights incident. The festival recreated the true events that occurred in Phoenix …

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New Look at Oz Perkins’ ‘The Blackcoat’s Daughter’

A deeply atmospheric and terrifying new horror film, The Blackcoat’s Daughter centers on Kat (Kiernan Shipka) and Rose (Lucy Boynton), two girls who are left alone at their prep school Bramford over winter break when their parents mysteriously fail to pick them up. While the girls experience increasingly strange and …

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PODCAST

Episode 114: True Tales of Terror Vol. 5

This week someone makes a ghost sounds, we quickly explore Sam’s dislike of goats, and read your terrifyingly true tales.

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A 666-Character Review of ’68 Kill’

Love can make you do stupid things, but there is a line. In 68 Kill, Chip Taylor (Matthew Grey Gubler Criminal Minds, Suburban Gothic) has trouble finding where exactly it is. When his girlfriend, Liza (AnnaLynne McCord Excision, Trash Fire) forms a plan to steal $68,000 for her sugar daddy, …

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Episode 113: Get Out / Alien Abduction Regression Hypnosis

This week we talk the worst kind of ghost, listen to entranced extraterrestrial experiencers, & talk Jordan Peele’s director debut Get Out. Also, we were lucky enough to talk with Ethan Embry family, satanic metal, attempted prop theft, & his role in The Devil’s Candy

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Captain Kelly’s Cryptids & Conspiracies Episode 11: Dyatlov Pass Incident

This month, we talk a failed attempt to become “Master of Sport”, and the tragic nature of said failure. Oh, and the Cabin Boys™ screw up…bigly.   Will they make it out alive? Dry? Sane? This is a Patreon exclusive episode available to anyone who supports us at the $4 a month level. …

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13 Horror Films for Black History Month

Unfortunately, actors of color in horror movies are under-represented and tend to follow a short-lived trope: they are the token minority and then they die. Some directors, writers, and other film folks have worked to challenge this concept and place non-white actors in lead roles. This list aims to showcase …

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Episode 112: A Cure for Wellness / Medical Mayhem

This week Byron prepares to be tired for a long time, Kelly talk some terrible incidents at places with the purpose of healing, & we review Gore Verbinski’s pretty, parching, picture, A Cure for Wellness.   Beelitz Hospital

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A 666-Character Review of ‘I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore’

Macon Blair’s directorial debut, I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore is a darkly funny crime thriller about a woman’s search for justice after her home is burglarized. Melanie Lynskey stars as Ruth, a nursing assistant turned vigilante, and is joined by Elijah Wood as Tony, the awkward neighbor. Lynksey …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Phantom of the Opera (1925)’

This ain’t your mom’s Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. The original adaptation of the book has less Broadway flair and more Lon Chaney. Young soprano Christine has secured her role as an understudy for the local opera diva, but the theater’s phantom sees this as an injustice to her talents. Overtaken …

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