SXSW 2017: “Tragedy Girls” Review

March 20, 2017 Blair Hoyle

Above all else, Tyler MacIntyre’s Tragedy Girls is a satirical takedown of hashtag culture and the very nature of online deceptiveness as seen through the eyes of two fame-obsessed high school girls. The girls in […]

“The Devil’s Candy” Review

March 16, 2017 Blair Hoyle

Satan has a long history with both the horror genre of cinema and the metal genre of music. Much like the heavy metal horror films of the 1980s, Sean Byrne’s sophomore directorial effort, The Devil’s Candy, […]

SXSW 2017: “Like Me” Review

March 16, 2017 Blair Hoyle

Robert Mockler’s Like Me is a film that takes a lot of chances. Everything from its stylized aesthetic and unusual narrative to its cinematography choices and inconsistent editing feels very bold, and the results vary as […]

SXSW 2017: “Madre” Review

March 15, 2017 Blair Hoyle

It’s an extremely difficult task to create a psychological horror film that feels complete. Since many of these films often lie to their audiences by showing them events that never actually occurred, payoffs can feel […]

SXSW 2017: “The Transfiguration” Review

March 13, 2017 Blair Hoyle

The directorial debut of self-described computer repairman Michael O’Shea is a New York horror movie that draws clear inspiration for what is arguably the greatest New York horror movie, Larry Fessenden’s Habit. Titled The Transfiguration, […]

“Raw” Review

March 8, 2017 Blair Hoyle

Allegories for the transition into adulthood are not hard to find in cinema — especially within the horror genre. Since the awkwardness and uncertainty that comes with that time in one’s life makes for a […]

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