FILMREVIEW

A 666-Character Review of ‘M.F.A.’

Many modern rape revenge films are shot through the “male gaze”, which often creates rape scenes that focus on the victim’s body. Thankfully, M.F.A. doesn’t use this damaging trope. M.F.A. follows an art student (Francesca Eastwood) as she navigates the college landscape after getting date raped by a classmate. Eastwood’s …

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Weekly Watch: ‘An American Werewolf in London’

Weekly Watch is a special series for the month of October. Each Monday we’re sharing a movie, and a Frightday staffer will lead a discussion on our Facebook group the following Friday. Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Rabid’

Rose recovers from a motorcycle accident and awakens changed due to experimental treatment. Rabid is an early entry to the body horror genre that has elements of other horror genres. Vampire elements are in Rose, her thirst for blood, and her cycle of rejecting and accepting her needs. Zombie elements …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Cult of Chucky’

Nica was committed to a psychiatric facility after being found guilty for five murders. She has moved forward in her therapy and accepted responsibility, but Chucky returns calling her guilt into question. I expected a cheesy movie, but Mancini delivers a good balance of humor and suspense. The pace is …

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LA’s Screamfest Honors Tobe Hooper, Brings in Kane Hodder for 2017

Since 2001, Screamfest has been partnering with the biggest names in horror to bring the genre a fabulous festival for the Los Angeles area. With an advisory board including John Carpenter, Eli Roth, Clive Barker, Tobe Hooper (RIP), and more, it’s no wonder they’ve been able to attract the quality …

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Grisly Snapshots Abound in ‘Polaroid’ Trailer

High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn’t take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end. Even though I’m fairly certain I’ve watched at least two …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Exorcist’

The Exorcist, William Friedkin’s pitch-black 1973 adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s novel of the same name, is rightfully considered one of the most frightening films of all time. Spinning heads, vile epithets spewed by a young girl, and yes, pea-green projectile vomiting are branded into our collective psyche. The possession …

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PODCAST

Episode 135: Super Dark Times / Black Dogs

This week we unfortunately talk Victor Salva, shed light on canines that shed black hair, and review coming of age nightmare, ‘Super Dark Times’.

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Hellraiser’

When a bit of spilled blood brings back the form of the man she had an affair with, Julia must decide if she will bring more to complete his resurrection. It’s a compelling premise; so much so that the demon(s) upon which a franchise was built feel like an almost …

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13 Unholy Possession Performances

Behind every great demonic possession flick is an actor who is up for the challenge of portraying the possessed. When this job is half-assed, the film can lose its steam but when someone pulls it off, it can truly resonate with the viewers and leave a lasting impact. The movies …

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‘My Friend Dahmer’ Trailer Tells the Worst Kind of Coming of Age Story

Before Jeffrey Dahmer became a notorious serial killer, he was a shy, alcoholic teen who never quite fit in. Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Derf Backderf, this is the true, haunting story of Jeffrey Dahmer in high school. By now, we all know about the heinous exploits of …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Jennifer’s Body’

Few films capture the hell that’s teen girl life. But thanks to Karyn Kusama’s direction and Diablo Cody’s script, Jennifer (Megan Fox) and Needy (Amanda Seyfried) are characters full of vim, vigor, and bile. Fox plays Jennifer as a bitch of a beauty who uses Needy, her BFF, to make …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Jeepers Creepers 3’

EDITOR’S NOTE: Last week, I attended the press screening of Jeepers Creepers 3, attempting to be as objective as I could possibly be while reviewing a film directed by a convicted pedophile. This is not easy. I’ve been going back-and-forth with the entire Frightday staff, debating whether or not to even cover …

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‘HAUNTERS: The Art of the Scare’ Peeks Behind the Curtain of Haunted Houses

HAUNTERS: The Art of The Scare is a heart-warming and heart-stopping documentary about how family-friendly haunted houses for Halloween have spawned a growing subculture of extreme horror simulations. Not only are haunted houses a great subject for a documentary, the specific angle taken by Haunters feels so worth exploring that …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘the Cleansing Hour’

The Cleansing Hour is an 18 minute short written by Aaron Horwitz and directed by Damien Leveck. Father Lance, played by Sam Jaeger, is an internet sensation known for supposedly exorcising demons on live stream. With millions of viewers for each episode, a new aspiring actress is given the role of …

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Weekly Watch: ‘Suspiria’

Weekly Watch is a special series for the month of October. Each Monday we’re sharing a movie, and a Frightday staffer will lead a discussion on our Facebook group the following Friday. A newcomer to a prestigious ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Evil Dead’ (1981)

The Evil Dead is a 1981 film starring Bruce Campbell. That’s about all I knew going into my watch, other than the fact that it’s the first installment in a cult classic and widely beloved franchise. Guys, I gotta say, I think I may have missed the boat on this one? …

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‘Hell House LLC’ Director’s Cut DVD Available Now

15 people died on the opening night a Halloween haunted house attraction. A documentary crew revisits the scene of the tragedy to find out what really happened. The original cut of Hell House LLC premiered at Telluride back in October of 2015, but as of today you can own the …

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PODCAST

Episode 134: Tragedy Girls / Simulation Theory Pt II

This week we talk Bigfoot people, continue even though it’s obvious we’re in a simulation and that nothing at all matters, not even this episode description…, & review Klout killer feature, Tragedy Girls. We also chat with Bobby Roe, and Zack Andrew’s about extreme haunts, and their new film, The …

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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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