Author Archives: Randall Lotowycz

The Romp by the River – A Review of ‘Lost in Paris’

“We are here to say goodbye to… Sorry, I have a blank.” Fiona (Fiona Gordon), a Canadian librarian in a small and snowy town, is called away to Paris by her 88-year-old aunt Martha (Emmanuelle Riva), who is about to be sent off to a nursing home against her will. Fiona rushes across the Atlantic

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Fear and Laughing Near Las Vegas – A Review of ‘Middle Man’

“You know what the hardest part of cutting someone into pieces is? It’s the bones.” Following his mother’s death, the middle-aged Lenny Freeman (Park and Recreation‘s Jim O’Heir) leaves to confines of his safe life as a CPA and sets off to Las Vegas in his mother’s ’53 Oldsmobile to take a shot at his long-time

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Flash Fiction Friday – “Lived” by James A Marin

Lived  by James A Marin art by Andrea Montano A veteran of both World Wars, Edwina Carlson still possessed a military bearing. Her godson knew the pain of terminal cancer was endured without complaint. “You abstain from pain management.” Immediately Tony felt the fool; the statement of concern sounded more like an accusation. A smile from

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The Life and Death of (Another) Superman

Continuity. It’s such a loaded word for comic book fans, both a prime reason for the medium’s longevity and a bane to many readers. When telling stories about characters over the course of sixty or seventy years, the stories have to change. There’s no room for innovation otherwise. Marvel Comics has operated on sliding timeline, attempting

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The Secret Lives of Scream Queens – Monsterpalooza Edition

A few weeks ago, we were lucky to attend Monsterpalooza 2017 at the Pasadena Convention Center. A celebration of all things creepy and weird (starting with attendees like us I&C editors), the event gave us the opportunity to meet and chat with a variety of horror film stars. It was surreal to be face to face

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A ‘Colossal’ Interview with Nacho Vigalondo

A Colossal Interview with Nacho Vigalondo Filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo defies classification. He’s a sensation that exists somewhere between a contagious laugh and a sinister whisper. He’s a rare element formed by ancient mystics using unknowable alchemy. Nacho is hyperbole personified. Both he and his films exert a powerful gravity that pulls you in immediately. His latest

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The Ultimate Party Game – A Review of ‘A Game of Death’

The Ultimate Party Game – A Review of Game of Death An afternoon of partying turns into a bloodbath for a group of teens when they decide to play a mysterious board game, the Game of Death. The high-stakes game requires them to kill two dozen people or face a truly horrific demise themselves. The clock is

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Dolph Rides Again – A Review of ‘Don’t Kill It’

Dolph Rides Again – A Review of Don’t Kill It When a small Mississippi town is plagued by a murderous body-hopping evil entity, their only chance of survival comes in the form of Jebediah Woodley (Dolph Lundgren), a hardened, old demon hunter who has a history with the entity. Partnering with skeptical FBI agent Evelyn Pierce (Kristina Klebe),

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The SoCal Family Christmas Massacre – A Review of ‘Mercy Christmas’

The SoCal Family Christmas Massacre – A Review of Mercy Christmas Michael Briskett (Steven Hubbell) is an all-around good guy. He’s a hard worker, eager to please, and full of Christmas cheer. He also doesn’t know how to stand up for himself and is a bit of a loner with no real friends or family.

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Girls to the Front of the Screen – A Review of ‘XX’

Girls to the Front of the Screen – A Review of XX When announced late last year that Magnet Releasing & XYZ Film were releasing a horror anthology with an all-female lineup of filmmakers, I was determined to be there opening day. Much to my good fortune, I wound up seeing it even earlier. XX is a

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