FILMTRAILERS

Gothic Horror Abounds in ‘The Lodgers’ Trailer

A gothic ghost story about orphaned twins Edward and Rachel who share a crumbling manor in 1920s rural Ireland – but they are not alone. They share the house with unseen entities who control them with three absolute rules. As separate fates draw them apart, the twins must face the …

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First Look at Key Art for RLJE Films’ ‘Mayhem’

RLJE Films announced today some fabulous new key art for Joe Lynch’s upcoming action/horror film Mayhem, a film I’ve been actively sad I haven’t been able to watch again since catching it at the Overlook Film Festival. Derek Cho (Steven Yeun) is having a really bad day. After being unjustly fired …

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A24 Debuts New Trailer for ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

Youtube user Pickle Rick (yes, really) said it best in the comment section on the new trailer for The Killing of a Sacred Deer, “A24, you had my curiosity. Now you have my attention.” A24 had previously released a fairly cryptic trailer for the latest film by Yorgos Lanthimos (The …

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‘M.F.A.’ is Unflinching Look at Campus Rape Culture

After being sexually assaulted, an art student confronts her attacker and digs deeper into campus violence in this timely, unpredictable thriller. Screening at both SXSW and Overlook, M.F.A. is bringing the latest in rape revenge to the indie festival circuit. Starring Francesca Eastwood (daughter of Clint) and featuring the film’s …

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FILMREVIEW

A 666-Character Review of ‘Welcome to Willits’

Admittedly, my interest in this film was based entirely on my proximity to Willits, CA. That said, I found myself pleasantly surprised by this little gem. Anyone from NorCal knows growers can be extremely protective of their crops, even fatally so. Everyone except these young adventurers, apparently. When six campers …

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13 Shorts That Became Feature-Length Films

While there are filmmakers who specialize in short films, there are many others who use the format as a proof of concept to capture funding for a feature length. Originally existing as works under 40 minutes, the following 13 films got their starts as shorts. One of the most famous …

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FILMTRAILERS

Sara Doesn’t Scare Easily in ‘Creep 2’ Trailer

A video artist looking for work drives to a remote house in the forest to meet a man claiming to be a serial killer. But after agreeing to spend the day with him, she soon realizes that she made a deadly mistake. Peachfuzz stalks someone new in the first trailer …

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PODCAST

Episode 133: Death Note (2017) / Simulation Theory

This week we talk the holes you put in Byron’s stomach, if the life you’re living is real, & review Adam Wingard’s polarizing reimagining, Death Note.    

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Episode 132: It (2017) / The Sodder Family Fire

This week we arrange our autumn action plans, sift through the mysterious ashes of the Sodder Children case, and review the highly anticipated, face-painted terror this is, It. We were also lucky enough to talk with iIrish atmospheric horror up-and-comer Brian O’Malley ahead of the premiere of his latest film, …

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FILMREVIEW

A 666-Character Review of ‘It (2017)’

Pennywise has terrorized audiences for 27 years. And thanks to the feature-length film adaptation of It, it’s safe to wager the clown who knows your deepest fears will scare on-lookers for years to come. Although the opening sequence from It is one of the more bone-chilling segments of film this …

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FILMNEWS

23 Films to Premiere at LA’s ‘Beyond Fest 2017’

Beyond Fest is LA’s largest genre film festival and returns this year with a diverse list of films. It will include classic films such as Hellraiser, Suspiria (both the 4K restoration and the 35mm Italian cut), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and the 4K restoration of Night of the Living Dead. …

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FILMTRAILERS

Haunted House Horror ‘The Hatred’ Slated for September Release

Sins from the past return to terrorize the present in this shocker from a producer of Halloween. When recent college grad Regan goes to a family’s house to babysit their daughter for the weekend, she invites her three best gal pals along. What starts as a girls’ getaway becomes a …

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PODCAST

Episode 131: Annabelle: Creation / Haunted Amusement Parks

This week we are NOT ashes, DO discuss bumper car adjacent bumps in the night, & figure out just how a smiling spooky dolly got her start, reviewing David F. Sandberg’s Annabelle: Creation.     Lake Shawnee Amusement Park Luna Park Six Flags New Orleans 

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FILMNEWS

‘Creep’ Sequel Sneaks October Release

Found footage revitalizer Creep now has a release date for its sequel. The film’s distributor, The Orchard, announced August 30th that Creep 2 will hit VOD platforms on October 24th. The press release stated “all digital platforms,” which provides little clarity as to exactly where it can be found, but …

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PODCAST

Episode 130: 68 Kill / The Mandela Effect

This week we face impending doom, discuss things we could have sworn existed, and follow Chip as he navigates love, lucre, & lunatics, reviewing Trent Haaga’s 68 Kill. Byron’s 68 Kill enamel pin.  

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Brian O’Malley’s Eerie Irish Horror ‘The Lodgers’ Has a Poster

A gothic ghost story about orphaned twins Edward and Rachel who share a crumbling manor in 1920’s rural Ireland. But they are not alone. They share the house with unseen entities who control them with three absolute rules. As separate fates draw them apart, the twins must face the terrible …

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FILMREVIEW

A 666-character review of ‘Dave Made a Maze’

Dave Made a Maze has to be one of the most charmingly inventive horror movies I’ve ever come across, so much so that it’s hard to even classify it as horror. The blood and guts are confetti and silly string. The monsters and traps are cardboard and tape. The group …

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FILMNEWSTRAILERS

Old-Timey Homicide Mystery ‘The Limehouse Golem’ Arrives in September

A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times – the mythical so-called Golem – must be responsible. Juan Carlos Medina’s latest film, The Limehouse Golem, will hit theaters this fall. Starring Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel, Ouija) and …

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Explore an Underground Haunting in ‘the Sound’ Trailer

A supernatural skeptic (Rose McGowan) sets off to debunk paranormal sightings using low frequency sound-waves in an abandoned subway station and is met with unforeseen evil and eerie memories.The latest from writer/director Jenna Mattison features Rose McGowan (using an EVP detector) and Christopher Lloyd (being his usually kooky self) in …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘In the Mouth of Madness’

If the point of this film was to make me as the audience feel as if I’d descended into madness myself, then mission accomplished. Unfortunately, not every early 90’s blockbuster starring Sam Neill can be a Speilbergian success, but this odd little package is not without its charms. In the …

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