Author Archives: Randall Lotowycz

‘Cold Hell’ – A Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Review

“You’re only good at throwing punches and taking hits.” Taxi driver Özge (Violetta Schurawlow) sees the best and worst Vienna has to offer on a nightly basis, but nothing that prepares her for witnessing the grisly aftermath of her neighbor’s murder. She catches a glimpse of the killer (Sammy Sheik) and, unlucky for her, he catches

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‘Rift’ – A Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Review

“People sometimes see things out there.” In the middle of the night, Gunnar (Björn Stefánsson) receives a concerning phone call from his ex-boyfriend Einar (Sigurður Þór Óskarsson). He quickly leaves the comforts of his new life and boyfriend to see to Einar, who is staying in a remote but scenic cabin. Einar has always been

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Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Watch List

The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival kicked off yesterday and we’re in for a marathon weekend of film watching. As such is life, there’s never enough time to watch everything we’d like and many hard choices had to be made. With that in mind, here’s our itinerary for the weekend with synopses provided by the festival. RIFT

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Talking Vaginas with Mary Angelica Molina – An Interview

Talking Vaginas with Mary Angelica Molina – An Interview   The film pitch for Valentina is undeniably intriguing: It’s the summer of 2025, and global warming has caused temperatures to skyrocket. Valentina is a middle-aged Latina, obsessed with her own personal hygiene. She channels this fastidiousness into her job as a cleaning lady, making her

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Shared Lives – A Review of ‘Indivisible ’

“I had this weird dream. It felt like I sinned. I prayed so I’d feel better.” Conjoined twins Daisy (Marianna Fontana) and Viola (Angela Fontana) financially support their family by singing at local events in their Naples suburbs. Their father Peppe  (Massimiliano Rossi) squirrels away their earnings in a bank account to which he promises they’ll

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Ithaca Fantastik 2017 Announces First Wave of Programming and Retrospective Spotlight!

The Ithaca Fantastik festival is back for it’s sixth year. The ten-day film, art, and music festival (November 3-12) aims to bring the best of fantastic culture to upstate NY by with a selection of international films, community organized concerts, and diverse art exhibitions. The film line-up is off to a great start with this

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Fantastic Fest 2017 Announces Final Wave of Programming!

And here it is Fantastic Fest – the largest genre film festival in the US, specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world – celebrates its 13th year, running from Sept 21-28, 2017. Yesterday released their second and final wave of programming, with many surprises and some heavy-hitters. Head over

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Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2017 Announces Second Wave of Programming!

After the impressive first wave of titles, the fine folks at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival have upped the ante with this new assortment, including an impressive selection of short films to watch. THE BOOK OF BIRDIE UK / Dir. Elizabeth E. Schuch NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE & CLOSING NIGHT FILM First-time director Elizabeth E. Schuch

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Yuletide Terror Pre-Sale Campaign and Film!

Christmas in my home is never complete until screenings of Black Christmas, Silent Night, Deadly Night and Christmas Evil. They’re tradition, which I hope to pass down in my family for generations to come. Fortunately I’m not the only weirdo out there with a love for Christmastime horror, as evident when I heard about the upcoming

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Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2017 Announces First Wave of Programming!

It’s not even September, but with a certain chill in the air, it’s clearly almost time for the leaves to start changing colors and for everyone to stay indoors and watch horror movies all day long. For my fellow Brooklyn horror fiends, we’re in luck with the second annual Brooklyn Horror Film Festival! I missed the

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