Category: Film Reviews

Film Review: I TRAPPED THE DEVIL

Josh Lobo’s directorial debut sits somewhere between a character study of a maddening mind and the retro-chic stylings of films like The House of the Devil and Darling. Presented in an even more slow-burn aesthetic than the previously mentioned films, I Trapped the Devil holds its own by dealing thought-provoking discussion that gets the gears […]

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Film Review: THE CANNIBAL CLUB (2019)

A literal member of a cannibal club, Otavio (Tavinho Teixeira) uses his private security company to live in the lap of luxury. Together, he and his wife Gilda (Ana Luiza Rios) are two of Brazil’s most elite inhabitants. When money is no object and boredom strikes hard, the only thing left is to turn to […]

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Film Review: HEAD OF THE FAMILY (1996)

Despite a one-sheet and plot that seems reminiscent of Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator, Charles Band’s, although credited as Robert Talbot, 1996 horror film is more of a twisted comedy a la Nothing But Trouble than any b-movie spin on an H.P. Lovecraft classic. A true oddity of the 90s, Head of the Family replaces guts and […]

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Film Review: Trauma (2017)

Eight years removed from the release of 2010’s A Serbian Film, Srđan Spasojević’s extreme opus has forever changed horror, for better or worse. With each passing year, many filmmakers try their hand at copying the formula of almost pornographic levels of sex and violence. Many have failed. A Serbian Film’s lasting power is an understated […]

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AMAZON HOT BOX Film Review

In a world full of imitators, remakes, and reimaginings, James Bickert dares to challenge genre cinema and redefine exploitation for a new generation. A true King of Sleaze, Bickert and company have succeeded in delivering films that tackle everything from rape revenge, Sasquatch, zombies, biker-exploitation, women in prison, and nunsploitation – in only three of […]

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Film Review: Deep Red [4K Remaster from Arrow Video] (1975)

Having witnessed the brutal murder of psychic medium Helga Ulmann (Macha Méril), jazz instructor and musician Marcus Daly (David Hemmings) works with news reporter Gianna Brezzi (Daria Nicolodi) to solve this horrendous crime. As the body count rises, the two must work quickly to discover the identity of the killer in order to prevent themselves […]

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Film Review: THE LODGERS

A family curse confines orphaned twins Rachel (Charlotte Vega) and Edward (Bill Milner) to their home, in punishment for their ancestor’s sins. Bound to the rules of a haunting childhood lullaby, the twins must never let any outsiders inside the house, must be in their rooms by the chime of midnight, and must never be […]

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Film Review: SOUND FROM THE DEEP (2017)

Although the poster claims that Sound from the Deep is inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, it is so ingrained with the minutia of his style that this 2017 short film feels like an extension of the maestro himself. In a mere 30 minute runtime, the writing and directing team of Joonas Allonen and […]

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Film Review: THE INITIATION

  Quickly moving their way through the obscure slasher collection market much the same way they did (and continue to do) with giallo films, Arrow delivers this insanely overwritten cult classic that continually strives to be much more than just another run of the mill slasher flick. The Initiation pulls more from daytime soap operas […]

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