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‘Colossal’ – A Fantastic Fest 2016 Review

When you go to Fantastic Fest you expect to see a few films that surprise you. You’re never disappointed, but there are always those two, three, even five movies that you just can’t stop thinking and talking about after you leave. They capture the stories that you kind of fall in love with. This year, one of those films was Colossal.

‘The Arrival’ – A Fantastic Fest 2016 Review

I’m just going to come out and say it right away: The Arrival is one of those movies that make me remember why I love going to the movies. That’s been said before about a lot of movies, each time valid for the writer. But these types of movies don’t come around very often, especially

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This Week of Horror – August 27-September 2, 2016

This Week of Horror – August 27-September 2, 2016 Welcome back to The Ink & Code’s weekly round-up of all exciting things in the world of horror! Prepare to open your minds and open your wallets. 1) Remembering Wes Craven August 30th marked the one-year anniversary of Wes Craven’s passing. It also marked the 44th anniversary

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This Week of Horror – August 20-26, 2016

This Week of Horror – August 20-26, 2016 In the spirit of new endeavors, I’m happy to kick off a new feature here at The Ink & Code, a weekly round-up of all exciting things in the world of horror. You’ll find stuff to watch, stuff to buy, and all-around cool/crazy oddities you might have otherwise missed. Without

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Akiz on His Latest Film ‘Der Nachtmahr’

The story of a girl and her monster is perhaps one of the most classic horror stories of all. There’s Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Bride of Frankenstein. These are stories of need, of love, acceptance and connection. The monster is at first reviled, then loved in some way, lest

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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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