Monthly Archives: October 2015

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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Fantastic Fest 2015 Quickie Reviews Part 2

  The marathon viewings of films went on six days with 23 films viewed. It became a bit of an endurance trial after a while. I’d like to do as many as 25 next year, but we’ll see. Here are a few more quickie reviews for some of the films screened. Liza the Fox Fairy

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Fantastic Fest 2015 Review – Green Room

A Fantastic Fest Review Green Room – Panic at the Venue United States, 2015 Special Screening, 94 min Director – Jeremy Saulnier As a serious film fan and admitted cinefile (fine, nerd), there are fews movies that leave such a strong impression on me. I love extreme cinema, and the weirder and/or more unusual and

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Nicolas Winding Refn: The Act of Seeing

The most expensive poster book ever made of movies no one’s ever heard of. Acclaimed Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn is no stranger to Fantastic Fest, appearing in 2013 with Jodorowsky’s Dune and again last year for the documentary My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn directed by his wife Liv Corfixen. He returned once again this

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Fantastic Fest 2015 Review – The Invitation

A Fantastic Fest 2015 Review The Invitation – Joining the Party   United States, 2015 Special Screening, 97 min Director – Karyn Kusama Will (Logan Marshall-Green) is invited to a dinner party thrown by his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard) in the home they once shared. Neither Will nor the rest of the guest list has seen

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