Vampire Clay Fantastic Fest Review: This Is One Bonkers Japanese Body Horror Flick

Starring Ena Fujita, Asuka Kurosawa, Yuyu Makihara, Ryo Shinoda Directed by Soichi Umezawa The debut feature of Soichi Umezawa, who created the “Y is for Youth” segment of The ABCs of Death 2, Vampire Clay is a body horror film… Continue Reading


Thelma Fantastic Fest Review: Horror Viewed Through a Lens of Poetry

Starring Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen Directed by Joachim Trier Defining horror can sometimes be a very tricky business. We all know of movies like Seven, The Silence of the Lambs, The Witch, and other titles… Continue Reading


Downrange TIFF Review: Ryuhei Kitamura’s Latest Is an Overly Long But Entertaining Gorefest

Starring Kelly Connaire, Stephanie Pearson, Rod Hernandez-Farella, Anthony Kirlew, Alexa Yeames, Jason Tobias, Aion Boyd Directed by Ryuhei Kitamura More and more these days, we’re seeing single location horror/thriller films. In theory, it makes 100% sense. They’re cheaper, production doesn’t… Continue Reading


mother! Review: A Daring, Bold Film that Is a Pure Nightmare Put to Screen

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Harris Directed by Darren Aronofsky “What is the definition of a ‘movie’?” I found myself wondering as I exited the theater after a press screening of mother!, Darren Aronofsky’s latest film. I… Continue Reading