Faye Movie Review

KD Amond and Sarah Zanotti’s Faye might be the must-watch indie horror of the year. Shot on an iPhone with a total crew of five people, almost entirely built around Zanotti’s go-for-broke performance, Faye is a one-of-a-kind tale of grief, a masterclass in overcoming budgetary restrictions, a deeply terrifying psychological horror, and another confirmation of

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Legions 2022 movie

Fabián Forte’s Legions, an Argentine horror-comedy that premiered at the 2022 edition of the Fantaspoa Film Festival, is a delightful concoction bound to please fans of Sam Raimi, Alex de la Iglesia, Rodrigo Aragao and even Will Ferrell. A clever mix of horror and comedy is a really tricky balance to achieve, but Legions mostly succeeds

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Subject 2022

Leo Falcão’s feature film debut Subject (Sujeito Oculto) is a rare genre offering that transcends its format and offers a meditative study of the power of storytelling and life among mythical beings. Best described as a meta-existentialist, bizarrely-funny yet realist multiple-character study, benefiting from tons of writerly insight and details to please book-lovers and fans of

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A Pure Place Review

Bringing the Greek Weird Wave touch to German cinema is Der Bunker director Nikias Chryssos, who in his second feature film does at times leave the impression that he’s working with too many obvious sources of inspiration, but manages to overcome all weaknesses with a singularly brave, spectacular third act. A Pure Place is simply

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Upurga, Latvian director Ugis Olte’s first narrative full-length feature,  skillfully blends elements from half a dozen iconic genre movies of the past decade. However, thanks to great writing, an ear for authentic dialogue, and a willingness to commit to fully-weird detours, it also comes across as one of the most original creations you’ll come into

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Breathtaking vistas, an Austrian setting, Elyse Levesque as a detective with a slight German accent, a cursed game, and a mix of Nordic noir and supernatural horror elements: this is what The Darker The Lake, the latest movie from director Lok Kwan Woo has to offer. Nordic noir has been an elusive genre when placed out

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Here at the Grimoire of Horror, we’ve reviewed both Jorge Torres-Torres’s Fat Tuesday and Sisters of the Plague, commented on him being one of the most underrated independent filmmakers working today and discussed his documentary-like approach to storytelling. It is then perhaps unsurprising that one of his earliest and most obscure films, FTW, is a

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Freaks Out Film Review

Sometimes a movie packs so much content and creativity that it’s easy to forgive any flaws along the way. Freaks Out, the latest effort from They Call Me Jeeg Robot director Gabriele Mainetti, is one of those creations: a unique blend of historical drama, epic superpower fantasy and tightrope-walking circus adventure which will satisfy genre diehards looking

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Back in 2014, Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner’s Wyrmwood: Road of The Dead reinjected some much-needed vitality in the zombie movie genre by turning it on its head and coming up with some truly demented concepts. Some of the more exciting aspects were: zombies hooked up to cars as fuel source, a gas-powered mega-harpoon, and a

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  Atlus’s Persona series is a critically acclaimed video game franchise which depicts a group of high-school students battling creatures known as Shadows by using “Personas.” Personas in this context are a combination of Pokemon and Harry Potter’s Patronus, manifestations of the psyche which possess special abilities, taking inspiration from Jungian psychology and Tarot cards. The

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