Saloum Film Review

“We say revenge is like a river, whose bottom is reached only when we drown.” So begins this dark tale of violence steeped in politics and folk horror. A low-budget but gorgeous mixture of His House (2020) and From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), Saloum opens during a coup in Guinea-Bissau as we watch three menacing figures

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Looking to make some extra cash, Dom is pressured into smuggling drugs over the border. With his friend and aspiring gay porn star Benjamin along for the journey, the night goes awry from the get-go when they are told (forced by gunpoint) to swallow the contraband. Even worse, the duo soon learns that the injected

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Two high profile couples are forced to examine the cost of success when they’re invited to an exclusive self-help retreat at the elusive Stauphen House where their ancestors sold their souls generations prior. The Summoned begins very much like Get Out (2017), with a young couple–a white woman and a black man–driving through a forest, with ominous

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Disgraced YouTube stars are a dime a dozen, as it is pretty damn easy to become a ‘persona-non-grata’ in this day and age. The disposable nature of online fame has created a whole sub-genre of people that are easy to despise–their attempts at redemption likely to serve to keep them in the spotlight of mockery.

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Dashcam Rob Savage

Rob Savage gave us one of, if not the best, screen-life found-footage horror films to date with Host. Brilliantly presented as a terrifying experience in the duration of a free zoom call, it was an intense yet cleverly constructed tale of the haunting of a group of friends. It was after this, that fans became curious

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A school trip to get back to nature for extra credit goes very wrong, very fast. A group of students gets in an accident after their bus hits someone, or something, causing it to crash. This is followed by the radio blaring a warning for everyone to seek shelter. Zombies are on the rise, and

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The Ritual Analysis

Until c.1080 CE, the Temple of Uppsala stood tall and proud outside Gamla Uppsala, Sweden. The temple served as a place of worship and community dedicated to pagan deities such as Thor, Odin, and Freyr. By the eleventh century, however, religious civil war had pitted Christians against pagans with Christianity emerging as the victor. Christian

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The Spine of Night (2021) is an ultra-violent, animated dark fantasy horror, written and directed by Philip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King. Following the history of a land that never was, this bloody tale observes an ambitious young man as he steals forbidden knowledge from a sacred plant and his descent into its darker temptations.

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What’s Happening on the 18th? Imagine waking up outside in the dead of night, and it’s pitch black except for brief flashes of lightning in the distance.  Your body is painfully stiff; you’ve been there for quite a while. The ground below you feels wrong, it’s too pliable, it’s squishy, and you hear the faint

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Welcome to Raccoon City is very different in style from the Resident Evil movies featuring Milla Jovovich. While also live-action, it embraces a very different feel and quality, though is also exceptionally fun. If you’re in it for something to shut your brain off, roll with it, and embrace the chaos, you will have an

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