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Legacy Storytelling – A Review of Creed

Legacy Storytelling – A Review of Creed [Editor’s Note: Mild spoilers throughout] Rocky Balboa is up there with Superman as one of the greatest fictional characters of the 20th century, the original Rocky is generally considered one of the greatest American movies ever made. It spawned a franchise with an inspiring but uneven legacy. Watching

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Akiz on His Latest Film ‘Der Nachtmahr’

The story of a girl and her monster is perhaps one of the most classic horror stories of all. There’s Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Bride of Frankenstein. These are stories of need, of love, acceptance and connection. The monster is at first reviled, then loved in some way, lest

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The Path of Excess – An Exciting Piece of Film Promotion

The Path of Excess – An Exciting Piece of Film Promotion Standing out among the glut of indie horror films is never an easy task. A strong trailer is typically a safe and effective way to grab audiences’ attention and build buzz, but every film has a trailer. It’s hardly unique. Perhaps that is why I

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Fantastic Fest 2015 Review – The Witch

A Fantastic Fest Review The Witch – There’s an Evil in The Woods Canada, 2015 Special Screening, 90 min Director – Robert Eggers The Witch is a calculatedly slow burn. It’s setting is one of serenity, deep-wooded seclusion, of stark, eerie isolation. It takes place in the time of the pilgrims and folklore, of god,

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Fantastic Fest 2015 Wrap-up

Another Fantastic Fest has come to an end. Of the three we’ve attended, it’s safe to say this one was the best yet.   Award Winners The 2015 Fantastic Fest Jury Winners were announced on October 1st and be viewed here. We’d like to call out the Audience Award winners, which were tallied based on

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