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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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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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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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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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Misery Loves Company – A Review of ‘Poor Agnes’

“I’m sorry, I don’t like you. You’re unlikable.” To fully understand  the clear disdain that Agnes (Lora Burke) has for humanity, look no further than the contents of her freezer. She has little use for others aside from killing them. But then private investigator Mike (Robert Notman) arrives at her door. He’s looking into the

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‘1974’ – A Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Review

“I don’t want them to come any more. I don’t want to dream about them again.” Newlyweds Altair (Diana Bovio) and Manuel (Rolando Breme) playfully document the start of their lives together in a new home with a Super-8 camera. Their marital bliss does not last as strange occurrences start to occur. A mysterious toy neither recognizes

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Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Mini Reviews

Our last two reviews for the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival will be two short ones. Overall, the everyone in the festival should commend themselves for running such an impressive event with some truly great programming. I’m already looking forward to what they do next year. But for now… Graham Skipper‘s Sequence Break offers a fun premise with

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‘Get My Gun’ – A Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Review

“You have a wife and two kids.” Dressed as a nun and armed with a shotgun, Amanda (Kate Hoffman) confronts the man (William Jousset) who raped her. He pleads for his life, but Amanda is undeterred. The events that lead up to this confrontation then come into focus. Amanda was a hotel maid who made the mistake

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‘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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