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CHOMPY AND THE GIRLS REVIEW

  A troubled woman meets her father for the first time and their encounter goes from awkward to alarming when they witness a man swallow a little girl whole. Starring: Christy St. John, Steve Marvel, and Julie Dolan Directed and written by: Skye Braband Check out the video below and find out how many pools of blood it received...

CANDYMAN REVIEW

  A sequel to the horror film Candyman (1992) that returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began. Starring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett Directed by: Nia DaCosta Written by: Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, and Nia DaCosta Check out the video below and find out how many pools of blood it received...

SLASHER SEASON 4 REVIEW

  Follows a wealthy, dysfunctional family that gathers for a reunion on a secluded island only to learn they’ll be pitted against one another in a cruel game of life and death, all while being stalked by a mysterious masked killer. Nothing is what it seems and no one is safe as the tension - and body count - ratchets up. Starring: A. J. Simmons, Alex Ozerov, and Chris Jacot Check out the video below and find out how many pools of blood it received...

MALIGNANT REVIEW

  Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities. Starring: Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, and George Young  Directed by: James Wan Written by: James Wan, Ingrid Bisu, and Akela Cooper Check out the video below and find out how many pools of blood it received...

PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND REVIEW

  A notorious criminal must break an evil curse in order to rescue an abducted girl who has mysteriously disappeared. Starring: Nicolas Cage, Sofia Boutera, and Nick Cassavetes Directed by: Sion Sono Written by: Aaron Hendry and Reza Sixo Safai Check out the video below and find out how many pools of blood it received...

BORIS KARLOFF THE MAN BEHIND THE MONSTER REVIEW

  Karloff, examining his illustrious 60-year career in the entertainment industry and his enduring legacy as one of the icons of 20th century popular culture. Starring: Ron Perlman, Guillermo del Toro, and Christopher Plummer Directed by: Thomas Hamilton  Written by: Thomas Hamiton and Ron MacCloskey   “Boris Karloff The Man Behind the Monster,” that is the man behind Frankenstein. An iconic character played by an iconic actor. This film is a documentary that covers Boris Karloff’s time as Frankenstein, but goes way beyond that. It goes back to his beginnings with a film like “Criminal Code,” other horror movies like “The Mummy,” and of course more Frankenstein titles. Also, it touches on his work outside of films like on stage and television.   To help with this journey through his career, the audience is treated to interviews with the likes of Peter Boddanovich, Guillermo del Torro, Christopher Plummer, John Ladis, Roger Corman, and more. They help provide background on some of his r

SHELTER IN PLACE REVIEW

When a global pandemic limits the possibility of travel, a honeymooning couple gets stranded at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel where a skeleton staff of two employees tend to them. When tensions escalate amidst a forced lockdown, it becomes apparent there is more to fear at the storied hotel than just cabin fever. Starring: Brendan Hines, Tatjana Marjanovic, Kevin Daniels, and Ola Kaminska Directed and written by: Chris Beyrooty and Connor Martin   “Shelter in Place,” a phrase that has become all too common these days. Now there are some places that one would definitely not want to shelter in place, and some that might not seem so bad. One of those places might be the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the ever so famous hotel in Los Angeles. That’s where newlyweds Sarah (Tatjana Marjanovic) and John (Brendan Hines) have found themselves during the latest shelter in place.    Not bad considering they have the place to themselves, and a two person crew made of Adela (Ola Kaminska) and Ty (

SKINWALKER: THE HOWL OF THE ROUGAROU REVIEW

  Do real werewolves exist? In the American south legends tell of encounters with a creature that stalks the swamps and bayous. A creature who was here long before the immigrants who settled the region. An ancient evil called the Rougarou. Legends tell of a cannibal tribe of shapeshifters who retreated deep into the forests where they slowly lost touch with their humanity. A tribe who went on to become something far darker; a skinwalker. Now, nearly 400 years since the origins of the legend of the Rougarou first began to circulate, people are encountering the creature once again. The truth behind these vicious, horrifying brushes with the unknown will make your blood run cold. Does the Rougarou still stalk the swamps of southern Louisiana? The truth may surprise you.. Directed by: Seth Breedlove   “Skinwalker: The Howl of the Rougarou” is the latest documentary from Seth Breedlove and Small Town Monsters. They’ve been to multiple locations to tackle monsters like Big Foot, and explore

DON'T BREATHE 2 REVIEW

  The sequel is set in the years following the initial deadly home invasion, where Norman Nordstrom lives in quiet solace until his past sins catch up to him. Starring: Stephen Lang, Madelyn Grace, and Brendan Sexton III Directed by: Rodo Sayagues Written by: Fede Alvarez, and Rodo Sayagues Check out the video below and find out how many pools of blood it received...

FANTASIA 2021 REVIEW: MARTYRS LANE

  Leah, 10, live in a large vicarage, full of lost souls and the needy. In the day the house is bustling with people; at night it is dark, empty, a space for Leah’s nightmares to creep into. A small, nightly visitor brings Leah comfort, but soon she will realize that her little visitor offers knowledge that might be very, very dangerous. Starring: Denise Gough, Steven Cree, Kiera Thompson, and Sienna Sayer Directed and written by: Ruth Platt A Fantasia International Film Festival Review   Some people live happily on “Martyrs Lane,” while others just can’t find happiness. Leah (Kiera Thompson) wants to be a happy little girl, but her family isn’t making it easy. Her mother Sarah (Denise Gough) and father Thomas (Steven Cree) are caught up in their own worlds, and don’t give her the time she needs. Not helping is an older sister that bothers her whenever possible.    Leave a little kid alone and they will find trouble and that’s what happens to Leah. While exploring the home she finds a

POPCORN FRIGHTS 2021 REVIEW: THE LAST MATINEE REVIEW

  It's a soaking wet day with rain pouring down and one of the best things to do is to go seek refuge in a great old cinema. There’s just one problem: a murderer is on the loose and he also has take refuge there. Starring: Ricardo Islas, Luciana Grasso, and Franco Duran Directed by: Maximiliano Contenti Written by: Maximiliano Contenti, and Manuel Facal A Popcorn Frights Film Festival Review   “The Last Matinee” gives movie goers another reason to stay home, and stream their next film! It’s raining outside and a few people have made their way into the theater for a special screening. Of course there’s some teens, a couple on a date, a young boy who shouldn’t be there, and a strange old man. With a small crowd comes a very small crew, which is made up of Ana (Luciana Grasso) who is handling basically everything. Typically she could handle it, but this isn’t going to be a typical night.   As the movie begins, the teens try to get settled but can’t do so quietly. This upsets the stran

FANTASIA 2021 REVIEW: DON'T SAY ITS NAME

  The small, snow-covered Indigenous community is about to see an upturn. Mining company WEC has just made an agreement for drilling on this tribal land, and it’s looking like everyone will benefit – except the land itself. Local activist Kharis Redwater is one of those protesting the deal when her voice is silenced in a hit-and-run that remains unsolved. So as WEC begins their assault on the land, the land itself retaliates against WEC and all those who support it. But for local peace officer Mary Stonechild (Madison Walsh) and Park Ranger Stacey Cole (Sera-Lys McArthur), the answer to this mystery lies in the traditions of their people and the vengeance-filled spirits that have haunted the land for generations, about which the people know one rule: don’t say its name. Starring: Madison Walsh, Sera-Lys McArthur, Julian Black-Antelope, and Samuel Marty Directed by: Rueben Martell Written by: Rueben Martell, and Gerald Wexler A Fantasia International Film Festival Review   “Don’t Say It

POPCORN FRIGHTS REVIEW: WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING

  After Melissa and her family seek shelter from a storm, they become trapped. With no sign of rescue, Melissa comes to realize that she and her girlfriend Amy might have something to do with the horrors that threaten her family. Starring: Lisette Alexis, John James Cronin, Pat Healy, Vinessa Shaw and Sierra McCormick Directed by: Sean King O’Grady Written by: Max Booth III A Popcorn Frights Film Festival Review   How many horror movies come to that part when a character says, “We Need To Do Something?” A big storm has hit, and forced a family to hunker down in one of their bathrooms for safety. Parents Diane (Vinessa Shaw) and Robert (Pat Healy) figured that was the best place to be with their teen daughter Melissa (Sierra McCormick), and young son Bobby (John James Cronin). In a way it turns out to be a good decision because a tree comes down onto the house destroying part of it. The family is safe except for one thing.   The tree has blocked the bathroom door, and left them stranded

FANTASIA 2021 REVIEW: #BLUE_WHALE

  A provincial Russian town is ravaged by a wave of inexplicable teen suicides. Rebellious and sharp-witted schoolgirl Dana (Anna Potebnya, SAMA DURA) grieves for her younger sister, a once-happy kid who suddenly withdrew and stepped in front of a train. Desperate to learn what happened, Dana explores her sister’s online history, discovering a sinister social-media game that encourages youths to take an escalating series of self-harm challenges – 50 tasks in 50 days. Beginning with actions designed to alienate them from friends and family, the challenge breaks its victims lives apart to push them past any point of return. Hungry for answers and out for revenge, Dana registers for the game, opening a doorway into the cruelest of hidden online worlds. One that will jeopardize the lives of everyone she cares about. Starring: Anna Potebnya, Yekaterina Stulova, Polina Vataga, and Timofey Yeletsky Directed by: Anna Zaytseva Written by: Evgenia Bogomyakova, Olga Klemesheva, and Anna Zaytseva