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Anything for Jackson is Pure Nightmare Fuel [Fantasia Review]

It’s been a while since an elderly couple were the villains in a horror movie. The Visit was five years ago, if you can believe it (funnily enough, it sucks even more now than it did back then but tha...

Sheep Without a Shepherd Takes a Hammer to Social Injustice [Fantasia Review]

Sheep without a Shepherd is a movie that proudly wears its many influences on its sleeve, beginning with a thrilling, Great Escape-aping opening sequence set at a prison internment camp that’s really ...

Hunted is an Impressively Nasty Piece of Work [Fantasia Review]

The premise of Hunted is one we’ve seen countless times before; a woman goes to a bar, meets a man who seems nice, and, before she knows it, finds herself abducted and speeding towards certain death w...

Monster Seafood Wars is a Delightfully Goofy Throwback [Fantasia Review]

With a title like Monster Seafood Wars, you pretty much know what you’re in for. And yet, prolific director Minoru Kawasaki’s movie, the script for which he co-wrote with regular collaborator Masakazu...

Who the Heck is Hail to the Deadites For? [Fantasia Review]

Over the past few years, there’s been an unfortunate influx in fan documentaries. By this, I don’t mean fan made films, but rather films about fans. It’s unfortunate because there’s little to be gaine...

Special Actors is a Worthy Successor to One Cut of the Dead [Fantasia Review]

One Cut of the Dead is a tough act to follow. Shin’ichirô Ueda’s lively, gory, and super-meta take on zombie movies and the perils of low budget filmmaking was a massive hit not just in its nati...

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The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw is Mildly Entertaining [Fantasia Review]

​​The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw is set in a devout religious community that, similar to The Village, exists without modern conveniences in spite of the fact it’s actually the early seventies. It&...

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The Undertaker’s Home is Chillingly Effective [Fantasia Review]

Argentinian horror is enjoying a bit of a moment, with Terrified scaring the pants off Shudder audiences and The Bar making them laugh and scream in equal measure while, just a few years ago, the live...

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Unearth Should Have Stayed Buried [Fantasia Review]

Unearth is a horror movie about fracking but it’s actually much drier than that description would suggest. The film, co-directed by John C. Lyons and Dorota Swies from a script credited to Lyons and K...

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