Category Archives: Movies

Bloody Masks – A Review of ‘Lowlife’

Small-time crime boss Teddy (Mark Burnham) runs a organ-harvesting business and a sex-slave ring out of the basement of his fast food restaurant. His muscle is a luchador named El Monstruo (Ricardo Adam Zarate), who has failed to live up to the folk hero legacy of his forefathers. The luchador and his wife Kaylee (Santana Dempsey)

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No Escape – A Review of ‘Beauty and the Dogs’

Following a university party that young Mariam (Mariam Al Ferjani) organized, she is raped by police officers. In the aftermath, she seeks aid, for which she finds little except for a stranger named Youssef (Ghanem Zrelli) who is keen on getting her medical treatment and helping her report the crime. As the night progresses, so does the

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Blood & Asphalt – A Review of Shudder Exclusive ‘Cold Hell’

“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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Last House on the Reich – A Review of ‘Living Space’

When Brad (Leigh Scully) and Ashley (Georgia Chara), a couple of Americans travelling through Germany, experience car troubles in the middle of the night, they take refuge in an abandoned farmhouse. They quickly discovered the house’s previous resident, a Nazi general (Andy McPhee), haunts the grounds. As the night progresses, the odds of getting out of

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‘Living Space’ Trailer Debut and Premiere Announced!

A couple taking refuge in an isolated farmhouse AND there’s an undead Nazi general? Sign me up. It doesn’t always take a lot for a movie to shoot up my “must-see” list and Living Space certainly did as soon as I heard about it. Recently acquired by Monster Pictures, the film will debut in Australia

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Spellbinding Love – A Review of ‘November’

Can soulmates exist when souls themselves are currency to be exchanged? That question is the core of this story of unrequited love set in a 19th century pagan Estonian village. Among the villagers struggling to survive a hard winter is the young Liina (Rea Lest), who is hopelessly in love with Hans (Jörgen Liik). His

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Talking ‘Fashionista’ – A Fantastic Fest Interview

Simon Rumley‘s new film Fashionista opens at select Alamo Drafthouse locations and VOD platforms tomorrow, February 9th, 2018 (read our review here). We were fortunate to sit down with Rumley and the cast when the film first premiered at Fantastic Fest for a lively and laughter-filled discussion about the film, its influences, the city of Austin, allergic reactions,

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Giallo, Bushwick Style – A Review of ‘Psychotic!’

A knife-wielding, black-gloved killer is stalking party-goers in the popular Brooklyn neighborhood Bushwick and no one is safe. Like a millennial Summer of Sam, an existential dread lingers over Tim (Derek Gibbons) and Stuart (Maxwell Frey), both of whom have their own shit to deal without having to worry about accidentally buzzing in a serial

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21st Century History Lesson – A Review of ‘The New Radical’

A 3D-printed gun with the electronic file needed to produce it available to everyone in the world is more terrifying than the atomic bomb as the materials are so much more easily obtained. The very concept some would argue the internet was made for, others can just as easily argue for restrictions. It’s scary because

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Devil Doll – A Review of ‘Mansfield 66/67 ’

Jayne Mansfield helped define a generation of sex appeal in the 1950s with her meteoric rise to fame. Much more than a Marilyn Monroe knock-off, she had a knack for camp that inspired just as many people as her looks. When the sixties rolled along, she struggled to hold onto her fame. The changing culture and

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