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Manhunter (1986) Retro Movie Review

On August 15, 1986, director Michael Mann debuted his heavily stylized adaptation of Thomas Harris’s bestselling novel, Red Dragon, as a movie called Manhunter. The film also featured our first glimpse of one of the most infamous characters in movie history: Hannibal Lector. Manhunter stars William Petersen as FBI agent Will Graham, Tom Noonan as Francis Dollarhyde (AKA the Tooth …

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Dave Made a Maze (2017) Movie Review

I’ve really been looking forward to Dave Made a Maze since I initially wrote about the trailer. Fantasy can be hit or miss for me, and I was really excited to see where this quirky fantasy flick ended up. I’m really happy to say that Dave Made a Maze surpassed all of my expectations.  Directed by Bill Watterson in his directorial debut, the …

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Union Furnace (2015) Movie Review

Movies that follow the “battle royale” type of format are always hit or miss. You know the sort… so many people enter and have to fight for survival with only one person left standing. Often times, I find that these types of films fall into the action genre more than the horror genre. Nicholas Bushman’s Union Furnace is different than those movies. Union …

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‘For A Good Time, Call…’ (2017) Fantasia Film Festival Review

Recently screened at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, For A Good Time, Call… is a unique horror short starring Tristan Risk (American Mary), Sean Carmichael (Trinity) and Diana Porter (Mary Loss of Soul), and was directed by Izzy Lee (Postpartum, Rites of Vengeance).  For A Good Time, Call… is a short film all about revenge. It follows what happens to a …

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Del Playa (2017) Movie Review

Calling Shaun Hart’s latest film, Del Playa, controversial would probably be a bit of an understatement. Del Playa bears a striking resemblance to 2014’s awful Isla Vista killings, as they both center around a killer who was scorned by females.  Before we get to my thoughts on the film, here’s the official summary from IMDb: “Struggling with a horrific past, Claire Rhodes must …

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Poor Agnes (2017) – Fantasia Film Festival Review

Poor Agnes just saw its premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, and I had the privilege of viewing it. Starring Lora Burke and Robert Notman, Poor Agnes is an intense and unpredictable film. The relationship between victim and killer is never viewed as much more than one killing the other. These are still people, however, and relationships can be explored and …

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Blood Hunters (2017) Movie Review

Blood Hunters is the latest film from director Tricia Lee and Film Monkey Productions and it tells the story of a single mother who wakes up in a medical facility to find out that she’s nine months pregnant and everyone around her is dead. As she struggles to escape, she discovers the facility’s dark secret; they’ve essentially cheated death and brought …

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Gremlin (2017) Movie Review

Gremlin is the newest film from Ryan Bellgardt and Uncork’d Entertainment. I know what you’re thinking, finally, Gremlin 3 is happening! While that’s a possibility, this isn’t it. Gremlin has as much to do with the Gremlins franchise as my cat does. Starring Adam Hampton and Kristy K. Boone, the film is described as “Godzilla meets The Ring in a thrilling and uniquely-scripted horror jaunt that boasts …

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