Red-Screening-review

With the city streets pouring rain, soaked in the red neon haze, a small dilatated theater runs a horror movie to an audience of several people. Little do they know, a killer prowls in the theater and is collecting the eyes of his victims. An engineering student filling in for her sickly father witnesses ghastly […]

“A crew of hardy road workers, led by a bickering father and son, must survive the night when they accidentally awaken an ancient Irish vampire.” All horror legends begin with a kernel of truth; whether it is a collective trauma visited on a sleepy town long before written history, a very real and very violent […]

Initiation-Film-Review

Combine the carnage of slasher films and socially relevant commentary, and you’ve got the recipe for a horror film that cuts deep, literally and figuratively. For this writer, Initiation does just that. WHAT IS IT? Directed by John Berardo, Initiation is a slasher flick first released within the festival circuit in 2020, then released for […]

Karl Holt Interview Benny Loves You

These are strange times indeed. Upheaval and uncertainty on a such a global scale leave one quaking in the shadow of the Unknown. It’s in instances like these that we tend to crave security. Nostalgia trends are at an all time high as people desperately try to cocoon and burrow themselves in the carefree, comfortable […]

Pledge Night composite

With Covid restrictions lifting and vaccinations become more widespread, the idea of actually being able to communicate with other humans in the same room as you is becoming a reality again (terrifying of a concept as that may be). This has opened up a whole avenue of activities that simply were not possible during lockdown. […]

Black Horror Movies

Welcome to Part 2 of our series highlighting Black Horror! For Part 2, we have compiled a list of films featuring black leads, most of which are newer releases, but includes a few older and possibly overlooked films. I hope you enjoy, and stay tuned for Part 3 of our series: Black Directors to Follow! […]

Spookies Composition pic

Ever since I was a small child, I have had a fascination with monster movies. They bring back nostalgic memories of sitting for hours on end, watching black and white monster movies and being mesmerized by the obscure stories and practical special effects, helping form my strong love for them both in later life. Being […]

Benny Loves You 2021

Anyone who’s read Straight Outta Kanto’s previous reviews will know that I like my budgets low and my horror, comedy. That being said, when going in to what one knows in advance is a low budget horror comedy, it’s always a gamble of “Will I enjoy laughing at this ‘cos it’s so bad?” or “Will […]

“The Empty Man is a supernatural horror film based on a popular series of Boom! Studios graphic novels. After a group of teens from a small Midwestern town begin to mysteriously disappear, the locals believe it is the work of an urban legend known as The Empty Man. As a retired cop investigates and struggles […]

The Head Hunter film review

If like me, Straight Outta Kanto, you’re still suffering from Game of Thrones related withdrawal symptoms (and a little Season 8 PTSD) then 2018s “The Head Hunter” will staunch your gaping emotional wounds. (For at least 72 minutes!) Starring a cast of technically three: Cora Kaufman as the deceased daughter, and voice actor Aisha Ricketts […]