Anna and the Apocalypse (Fantastic Fest): Singing! Dancing! Zombies! Christmas!

Starring Ella Hunt, Christopher Leveaux, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire Directed by John McPhail The Christmas-themed zombie musical you didn’t know you need in your life. The story behind the making of Anna and the Apocalypse is a sad one: based… Continue Reading


Let the Corpses Tan (Fantastic Fest): A Crime Story of Passion and Precision

Starring Elina Löwensohn, Stéphane Ferrara, Bernie Bonvoisin, Michelangelo Marchese, Marc Barbé, Hervé Sogne, Marine Sainsily, Pierre Nisse, Dorylia Calmel, Aline Stevens, Dominique Troyes, and Bamba Forzani Ndiaye Directed by Héléne Cattet and Bruno Forzani Premiering here at Fantastic Fest in… Continue Reading


Maus (Fantastic Fest): Survival Horror Gets Deeply Political

Starring Alma Terzic, August Wittgenstein, Aleksander Seksan, Sanin Milavic Directed by Yayo Herrero At it’s core, Maus is a horror story that we’ve all heard of and seen before. Two people get stranded in the middle of a forest and… Continue Reading


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