Movie Reviews

NIBBLE: HORROR SHORT REVIEW

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I have to admit that I am not well versed in the world of horror shorts. However, after watching Greg Bellavia’s Nibble, I am definitely interested in both exploring the format further as well as seeing what else Bellavia has in store. I like the idea of being simultaneously constrained by time but free to […]

THE DARK STRANGER: FILM REVIEW

Dave
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The Dark Stranger (2015) The Dark Stranger, written and directed by Chris Trebilcock, has a strong core conceit that it unfortunately executes haphazardly. Katie Findlay (How to Get Away with Murder) stars as Leah, a young artist who has become agoraphobic and hallucination-prone as she attempts to process the trauma of losing her mother to […]

SWINGS & ROUNDABOUTS: HORROR SHORT REVIEW

Jessica
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Peter Mckeirnon, author of Death in a Northern Town and creator and director of Web Series Dead Town, brings us horror short Swings & Roundabouts – a devilish look at what happens to a person who can’t cope with normal human behaviors. My Name is Eric John Williams does an excellent job displaying the behavior of […]

A FAMILIAR SPIRIT: INDIE SHORT REVIEW

Rachelle
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Like many good horror films, A Familiar Spirit from Hectic Films opens up with the line “Based on Actual Events.” If you’re anything like me, this gets you going. Even if it’s total b.s., I’m pretty much always interested after that.  There’s no shortage of creepy stuff going on in the real world to take inspiration from. […]

APRIL FOOL’S DAY: FILM REVIEW

Jessica
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April Fool’s Day (1986) Director Fred Walton is no stranger to horror, giving us films such as When a Stranger Calls and The Rosary Murders, but thirty years ago, he served us something entirely different with April Fool’s Day. Muffy St. John (yeah, that’s her real name) is putting together a party for her friends […]