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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 ...

Undergods Fantasia Fest 2020 Movie Review

Undergods’ Dark Dystopia Is Hauntingly Human [Fantasia Review]

Chino Moya’s Undergods was one of the premieres at Fantasia Fest 2020, and from the very first frame, the film is visually stunning. Slate grey fog rolls over the crumbling remains of a large ci...

For The Sake Of Vicious Fantasia Fest 2020 Movie Review

For The Sake Of Vicious Is A Fast Paced Halloween Home Invasion [Fantasia Review]

For The Sake Of Vicious sets its tone from the opening scene, with a masked man wielding a machete in a dingy building full of meat hooks and filthy tarps, an unconscious victim lying at his feet. Pre...

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...

A Mermaid in Paris Fantasia Fest 2020 Movie Review

A Mermaid In Paris Is A Bittersweet Siren Song [Fantasia Review]

A Mermaid In Paris, is a multimedia project from writer/director Mathias Malzieu (Jack And The Cuckoo Clock Heart, lead singer of the band Dionysos). In addition to the feature film currently screenin...