Fantasia Review: Better Watch Out, Yuletide terror

There’s a soft spot in my horror-loving heart for genre films that take place during the holidays, especially when they’re set in the cold wintry days of Christmas. Maybe it says something about myself, but it’s hard to resist a little terror during the holidays. Chris Peckover’s aptly titled Better Watch Out may not have any […]

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Fantasia Review: Red Christmas, family forever

Craig Anderson brings horror to the holidays with his blood-soaked slasher Red Christmas, a savage throwback that decimates anything that breathes—in other words, it’s a bloody cocktail of shit-your-pants violence and it’s totally ridiculous. In this one, a mother must protect her family on Christmas Day from a demented stranger who is hell-bent on tearing them apart. And […]

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Fantasia Review: The Wailing, the devil is everywhere

Hong-jin Na’s The Wailing is a total nightmarish trip about possession and evil needing no reason to tear you apart—it’s a film that builds dread through powerful imagery and relentless horror inside a world covered in rain and blood. It thrives in a hopeless atmosphere, constantly wicked and never, not even once, shies away from the doom-and-gloom […]

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Fantasia Review: The Unseen, when life vanishes

Geoff Redknap’s The Unseen is a refreshing, modern-day twist on the Invisible Man, exploring a man losing his family while simultaneously losing himself… literally. But Bob is not just going invisible (that would be too easy), he’s disappearing in the most gruesome and painful way possible—losing massive chunks of flesh, leaving the bone and organs exposed, and it’s only […]

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Fantasia Review: Bed of the Dead, evil never sleeps

With a title like Jeff Maher’s Bed of the Dead, you kind of have to know that you’re getting into something… weird, especially when the movie’s monster is a bed—it certainly gives death bed a whole new meaning, that’s for sure. But for a movie that’s built around such a unique (strange, but unique) concept, Bed of […]

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The Top Ten Must-See Horror Films at Fantasia 2016!

In just a matter of days the Fantasia International Film Festival will be upon us, this year celebrating its 20th Anniversary in Montreal from July 14 through August 2, and I’m excited to share with you some of its must-see films! The three-week-long festival—featuring over 130 new films from all over the world—is one of the largest of […]

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