Brutality is not limited to physical torment. The Dark and The Wicked is emotionally brutal, and a bit physically tortuous too. The film begins with Louise (Marin Ireland) and her brother Michael (Michael Abbott Jr.) returning home to pay their final respects to their father. He is at hospice at home, and will likely not […]
Clapboard Jungle reveals why making movies is anything but glamourous by following a filmmaker who is struggling to realize his dream.
Every film festival has the potential to introduce you to your next favorite film. Though Fantasia International Film Festival is not quite done yet, nor is it possible to have seen every film programmed, Minor Premise is certainly in the running for that precious top spot. Neuroscientist Ethan (Sathya Sridharan) is on the brink of […]
The Oak Room demonstrates just how effective good old fashioned horror storytelling can be.
Billed as a dark horror-comedy, 12 Hour Shift is DOA when it comes to delivering any laughs or frights despite competent performances.
A terrifying thrill ride through the negligence and corruption of one of the world’s most dangerous theme parks.
Witches can symbolically have varied meanings, however, they should ideally be at the intersection of the power of women, and society’s fear of powerful women. The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw nails both of these references, with only a few areas of murkiness within. Taking place somewhere in rural Canada on an Irish settlement that is […]
Not reading the comments is easier said than done in the horror-satire The Columnist, a satisfying look at one woman's response to her online trolls
Adam Carter Rehmeier’s directorial debut is a punk rock romance that really shines once it gets past its clunky opening act.
Striking the perfect balance between devious and mischievous, The Mortuary Collection is bound to be a favorite dark anthology for years to come. Rather than a collection of various filmmakers, Ryan Spindell directed and wrote all of the bits and bobs of The Mortuary Collection. Much like 2017’s Ghost Stories there is a wraparound tale […]
If there is one place you would expect perseverance and adaption, it is a genre film festival. The unknown future and imminent apocalypse have been imagined long before these fests existed, and they know that there are plenty of stories to still be told after the world as we know it disappears. Coming hot off […]