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Marrying into a family is scary territory, I would imagine. You might know the person you’re marrying but what of the people they live with? And who exactly were they before they wooed you in. Maybe you worry too much? Or maybe your worries are not so unfounded? Maybe it’s more terrible than you thought. […]

rokuroku film review

There is something incredibly endearing about anthology films, especially those among the horror genre. In fact, I would wager to say that this format of filmmaking works best with horror, seeing as how there are so many different sub genres to include and a diverse audience to satisfy. You can’t please everyone, as the saying […]

Carved Slit Mouthed Woman Review

While this film is initially easy to write off as superficial with cheaper scares, I feel that it deserves much more credit and a deeper dissection. With a severe spoiler warning, let’s take a look at some of the deeper themes that make Carved: The Slit-Mouth Woman stick out as a film worthy of theTartan […]

Sophie reading from the titular book

I adore independent film, escaping the usual clichés that are all too common in Hollywood. Consequently, small, independent companies are a good way to experience a fresh take on film making and storytelling. One such company is Dark Rift Films, founded by Paul Butler and Stewart Sparke in 2015. Starting out with the short films […]

  I’ve been craving dystopian content lately and considering the glut of pandemic thrillers finding a new audience because of our recent situation, I thought it appropriate to dive into director Neil Marshall’s (“The Descent”, “Dog Soldiers”) “Doomsday”. Let’s talk about it! WHAT IS IT? Directed by Neil Marshall, “Doomsday” is a 2008 post-apocalyptic dystopian […]

Straight Outta Kanto here reeling you in with a Third Window Films movie that I can guarantee you won’t be the one who got away… The dictionary defines Fish Story as an “improbable, boastful tale”. Well, on the surface one may agree that Nakamura Yoshihiro’s movie of the same name (based on Kotaro Isaka‘s novel) […]

5 Monster Movies You May Have missed

What makes a monster horror movie? For the purpose of this article I will do my best to define their je ne sais quoi as “man vs beast.” Blending violence with survival horror, our main characters must contend with something that is both violent and a viable threat. That something could be humanoid in build […]

Directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead blew me away with the debut film Resolution, an eerie tale marked by a foreboding sense of doom. Their follow up film, Spring, I will admit being indifferent towards, despite the critical appraise it got. Their next feature, The Endless, I did not get a chance to see (something I will correct […]

Modern day J-horror traces its origins back to Japanese folklore and Kabuki plays, The Ghost of Yotsuya can be seen as an intermediate stage in the development of the field itself. In the movie, our protagonist is a rather short-tempered and gullible young rōnin named Iemon. It is early 19th century Japan and he is […]

Devilman Crybaby shocked audiences worldwide in 2018, reeling in a brand new generation of fans and refreshing the hearts of long-time ones alike. With it grueling atmosphere and modern re-telling of the manga, Crybaby came here to conquer the feelings of many. Now let’s go back in time to the 80s, where a similarly-accurate but […]