Category Archives: Issue 9: Head

Year of the Woman begins with “XX”

Okay, so Hillary isn’t president, but that just means we need a renewed and even bigger focus on strong and talented women going forward. With that in mind, I’m thrilled to share the news of XX, a horror film anthology with an all-female lineup of filmmakers. XX is a new all-female helmed horror anthology featuring

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Universal Struggles – A Review of ‘Leslie’

Universal Struggles – A Review of Leslie  Struggling musician Holly (Kika Magalhães) can’t seem to catch a break. Money troubles, a relationship on the rocks, a sister with whom she cannot connect, and a broken down car all weigh on her. But when a life-altering obstacle comes her way, Holly is faced with tough decisions

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All in the Family – A Review of ‘The Eyes of My Mother’

All in the Family – A Review of The Eyes of My Mother We don’t often review a film for a second time, but when the first time around was a fairly short festival review, and the film happens to be one of the year’s best, we have to bend the rules a little. The Eyes

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Behind the Eyes of Kika Magalhães – An Interview

Behind the Eyes of Kika Magalhães – An Interview The Eyes of My Mother was the very last film we watched at this year’s Fantastic Fest, and it also happened to leave one of the greatest impressions. The debut feature from writer/director Nicolas Pesce is a gorgeously shot work of horror with a career-launching performance by Kika

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Hope and Refrigerators – A Review of ‘Hunter Gatherer’

Hope and Refrigeratorss – A Review of Hunter Gatherer Recently released from prison, Ashley Douglas (Andre Royo) is ready to restart his life. With little more than a toolbox full of his belongings–buried in his mother’s backyard–he aims to win back his ex Linda (Ashley Wilkerson), refusing to accept that she’s moved on. After a chance

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Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s ‘Evolution’ Opens this Friday!

Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s Evolution Opens this Friday! Patience pays off! After watching Evolution at Fantastic Fest in 2015, we’ve been eager to see it again, as well as hear what larger audiences have to say about it. And now that’s finally happening this holiday weekend thanks to IFC Midnight. Filmmaker Lucile Hadzihalilovic (director/writer of Innocence and occasional collaborator

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Features Round-Up at NYC Horror Film Festival

Features Round-Up at New York City Horror Film Festival For the last of my New York City Horror Film Festival posts for 2016, I wanted to discuss three of the feature films from the line-up. The festival offered something for every kind of film fan. Not every film worked for me, but the variety impressive

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Saluting Shorts at NYC Horror Film Festival

Saluting Shorts at New York City Horror Film Festival The New York City Horror Festival has come to an end and I’m pleased to say it was a great deal of fun to attend for the first time. One of my favorite parts was the showing of shorts before each feature film. All of the

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Adrienne Barbeau Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at NYC Horror Film Festival

Adrienne Barbeau Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at NYC Horror Film Festival Over the weekend, Adrienne Barbeau was honored by the New York City Horror Film Festival with their Lifetime Achievement Award. Though horror fiends will know her from Swamp Thing, The Fog, or Creepshow, her impressive career transcends genre and medium. She’s been on stage and

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Talking ‘Dawn of the Deaf’ with Rob Savage

Talking Dawn of the Deaf with Rob Savage One of the few downsides of Fantastic Fest is that there’s just too many films and sometimes we wind up missing something to which we were looking forward. Dawn of the Deaf was one of those films, and we’ve been lucky enough to finally get a chance to watch.

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