the mortuary collection review

Loaded with gore sloshed upon gore, blessed with creeptacular practical special effects, and boasting lush, stylish, chill-inducing cinematography, The Mortuary Collection is a feast for the eyes. This horror anthology from writer-director Ryan Spindell started off as one short film – “The Babysitter Murders” – before being expanded upon, and given a neat little wraparound story to tie things together. The end result is a film tailor-made to elicit hoots and groans from midnight movie audiences – a big, bloody, and loud movie that just wants you to have fun. So why then does it seem so tedious at times?

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Deerskin review

Have you ever loved a jacket? I mean really loved a jacket? Ruined your life for a coat? Destroyed your marriage and your finances for cool-looking cool-weather clothing? Have the fringes on your outfit caused you to live a fringe existence, evaporating your sanity, and driving you to a rampage? And was your outfit made out of Deerskin?

Director Quentin Dupieux’s new film will certainly speak to anyone with a dash of fashionphilia, or even a simple desire to rid the world out of outerwear. It’s a completely bonkers exercise in lunacy and cold, calculated obsession, all revolving around a really groovy suede outfit. Read More »

the golden glove review

Fatih Akin‘s The Golden Glove is the rawest, most real, and most brutal serial killer movie since Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. Unflinchingly gruesome, and covered in a thick layer of grime, Akin’s film tells the true story of Fritz Honka, a murderer who stalked 1970s Hamburg, preying on the weak, the old, and the destitute. Honka was able to easily navigate amongst the downtrodden because he was one of them himself – a physically unappealing loner with a serious drinking problem. The Golden Glove has seemingly taken Honka’s inner and outer ugliness and projected it large on the screen. Buried under gruesome makeup, actor Jonas Dassler transforms into Honka, creating one of cinema’s most repulsive-yet-fascinating characters.

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the craft remake cast

The Craft remake has found its new coven. Blumhouse’s remake of the 1996 cult supernatural horror movie has announced the rest of its cast who are joining the already announced Cailee Spaeny (Pacific Rim: Uprising). Joining The Craft cast are Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone, and Zoey Luna as the teen witches who roam the halls of a Los Angeles Catholic prep school.

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In the latest episode of Ordinary Adventures, Peter & Kitra experience Knott’s Scary Farm 2019 at Knott’s Berry Farm on opening night, exploring all the new mazes and old scare zones. Hit the jump to watch the vlog.

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zombieland double tap featurette

Zombieland is all about making new friends and killing the old zombie. That seems to be the case with Zombieland: Double Tap, which follows much of the same zombie-slaying and family-bickering ways of the original film, but with more star-studded supporting actors and more awards to trade between main cast members Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, and Emma Stone. But the more the merrier, promises the latest Zombieland Double Tap featurette released by Sony. Watch the new featurette below.

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Now Scream This

(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.)

Matt: Every September, there exists a genre film festival mecca called Fantastic Fest. I’ve been lucky enough to attend for four of the last five years, soon to be five of the last six. Mr. Evangelista is new to Austin’s most fantastic excursion, but the time has finally come. This year, ‘dem “Now Scream This” boys are taking down Fantastic Fest together. We’ve already conquered New Orleans, Austin’s up next. Why not honor some past festival favorites now streaming as a primer? 

Chris: This marks my first year attending Fantastic Fest, and I honestly don’t know what to expect (other than consuming dangerous amounts of alcohol). So to help get into the spirit, Matt and I have combed through the Fantastic Fest history to come up with some highlights that played at the fest. 

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saint maud fantastic fest

The slow, burning, ever-mounting dread. A scenario that always seems slightly off, as if the world itself has somehow become askew. And a climax that cranks the terror up to 11. These are the familiar trappings of the A24 horror movie – The WitchIt Comes At NightEnemy, HereditaryMidsommar, even the upcoming The Lighthouse. Now the indie distributor has added another slow-burn terror to their cannon: Saint MaudRose Glass‘ sensational creeper that puts the viewer entirely within the mind of its religion-obsessed protagonist. From the very first shot it becomes clear that horrible events are lurking in the shadows of Saint Maud, and by the time the shocking final frame arrives, we’re left with nothing but unrelenting nightmares.

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One Cut of the Dead release date

This year’s Fantastic Fest is officially underway in Austin, Texas, but one of last year’s big festival hits will finally be available to stream very soon.

One Cut of the Dead, the Japanese zombie comedy that written, edited, and directed by Shinichiro Ueda, is a low-budget indie that won the Audience Award and Best Director at the 2018 genre festival, and ended up earning more than 1,000 times its budget in Japanese theaters. After hearing genre fans gush about the movie for a full year, thankfully it’s finally going to be easily accessible on the horror-centric streaming service Shudder starting next week. Read More »

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the mortuary collection trailer

I’m the type of person who would love to hang out at a spooky old mortuary. But I also realize that’s not exactly everyone’s idea of a good time. And according to this fun The Mortuary Collection trailer, such an activity could have consequences. This horror anthology follows a young girl who strikes up a conversation with a creepy mortician, who proceeds to tell her four tales of terror. Watch the trailer below.

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