Review: Don’t Leave Home, lost souls

Michael Tully’s would-be art house haunter Don’t Leave Home explores the parallels of art imitating life in his slow-burning, moody eurohorror throwback. While artfully crafted and beautifully shot, Don’t Leave Home takes too long to drag itself out of boring genre fare and ultimately squanders what little potential its bizarre final act attempts. In this one, […]

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Review: Summer of 84, the neighborhood slasher

Following in the footsteps of their debut film (RKSS’ post-apocalyptic face-melter Turbo Kid) is another nostalgia-fueled stab at the genre with Summer of 84, only this time they’re re-visiting the glory (and gory) days of the slasher genre. While this is no doubt the trio’s forte, it lacks the heart and character you’d expect from the crew […]

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Review: Hereditary, family is forever

No matter how you look at it, this is one of the year’s very best horror films. It’s a stunningly bleak exploration of a family dealing with loss, and the way Ari Aster navigates his story of a deteriorating family like an absolute madman makes it hard to believe that this is his first feature […]

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Review: What Keeps You Alive, there’s a monster in us all

Colin Minihan (Grave Encounters, It Stains the Sands Red) has hit just about every corner of the horror genre after his latest film What Keeps You Alive explores the monster in us all: love. Minihan has been on quite the run over the years, and although his films don’t always work (looking at you, Extraterrestrial), I do appreciate […]

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Fantasia Review: Hurt, only death is real

Anguish and Family Blood director Sonny Mallhi leans into more familiar territory with his true life slasher Hurt, a film that digs into real-life drama with a cold, bloody knife. Soaking up the dark, cool atmosphere of a Halloween night, Hurt has all the pieces of a great slasher flick, but does it ever put them […]

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Review: Revenge, beauty and beast

Coralie Fargeat swings for the fences with her first feature film Revenge, a brutal shocker that joins a long line of rape-revenge thrillers. Structurally speaking, it’s very familiar to those that came before it—rape and revenge are its main ingredients after all—yet Fargeat’s film feels like something entirely different. Revenge leaves the sleazy exploitative nature of […]

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