“Rebecca” Blu-ray Review

September 11, 2017 Blair Hoyle

One of Alfred Hitchcock’s most unique and underrated directorial efforts has received the Criterion treatment, and it’s the kind of Blu-ray release that a film of this quality deserves. Titled Rebecca, the film is a gothic […]

“Phenomena” Blu-ray Review

September 11, 2017 Blair Hoyle

If you were to take a poll among diehard fans of the horror genre and ask them what their favorite Dario Argento film is, it’s highly probable that Suspiria would be at the very top […]

“Cut Shoot Kill” Review

August 7, 2017 Blair Hoyle

Oftentimes, meta horror films usually land on the lighter side of the spectrum. There’s something inherently comedic about frequently winking into the camera, so most slasher movies with meta sensibilities fall into the horror-comedy realm […]

Fantasia 2017: “November” Review

August 7, 2017 Blair Hoyle

What makes Rainer Sarnet’s November such an interesting film is that it feels both completely familiar and wildly unique at the exact same time. An atmospheric, often surrealistic folktale set in 19th Century Estonia, the film […]

Fantasia 2017: “Junk Head” Review

August 5, 2017 Blair Hoyle

There may be no greater example of an interesting film with a unique aesthetic and loads of potential that falls victim to overstaying its welcome more than Takahide Hori’s Junk Head. A stop-motion animation sci-fi-horror epic, […]

Fantasia 2017: “Tiger Girl” Review

August 5, 2017 Blair Hoyle

If Fight Club and The Outsiders conceived a German daughter together, its adolescence would likely resemble Tiger Girl — a darkly comic thriller that finds two teenage girls entering into adulthood in vastly different ways. Vanilla […]

Fantasia 2017: “Fashionista” Review

August 4, 2017 Blair Hoyle

At first glance, it seems as though Simon Rumley’s Fashionista wants to be a scathing criticism of the fashion industry. It begins with married couple April (Amanda Fuller) and Eric (Ethan Embry) finding great success with […]

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