A police raid uncovers a mysterious figure who refers to himself as ‘The Traveler’ (played by Efren Ramirez), and as the sole survivor of a massacre, he is brought in for questioning. As the night goes on, he warns the detectives of an impending threat headed for the police station, coming to stake their claim

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Santiago Mendoza (Harold Torres) is a successful tabloid crime photographer in Mexico City, who has developed a hard exterior in order to deal with the extreme violence he photographs. One night, Santiago intercepts an emergency call and while taking photos of a man consumed by rats, an accidental photo captures a sinister figure. A mysterious

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Bad City Review

V-cinema icon Hitoshi Ozawa, who has been a regular fixture in the films of Takashi Miike, plays grizzled detective Torada who has just been released from prison in order to head an investigation into a corrupt businessman turned politician, Gojo. With his small team,  Torada cracks down on Gojo and the Korean gang executing the

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“A flock of sea eagles attack the coastal town of Santa Cruz, California. Why did the birds attack? Who will survive?” The Birdemic series has been a guilty pleasure of mine, having stumbled on the first one slightly before it gained notoriety as one of the ‘best’ worst films ever made. I watched it more

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Super Z 2021

Super Z is a 2021 French horror comedy, written and directed by Julien de Volte and Arnaud Tabarly in their first feature-length directorial debut. The film is loosely based on the horror short The Foodies (2014), written and directed by both Julien and Arnaud. “An unknown corporation is turning humans into zombies. To their complete

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Deep Fear is a 2022 French horror, directed by Grégory Beghin, who has made a name for himself as a TV actor, Grégory made his debut behind the camera with the 2020 comedy Losers Revolution, co-directed by Thomas Ancora. “Paris – The 1990s. Three students decide to celebrate their graduation with a visit to the local catacombs deep in the

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Kingdom of the Apes is a 2022 Japanese thriller, written and directed by Shūgō Fujii. Making his directorial debut with Living Hell (2000), Fujii gained notoriety with his recent mystery thriller Red Line Crossing (2017). “A director of a news program was called to an emergency meeting in the boardroom of a TV station on the

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Have you ever had a heart-to-heart with a bartender? I’ve often heard peers joke about how bartenders are basically therapists with a license to sell alcohol, and although I haven’t expressed my inner turmoil to any drink-serving strangers, the phenomenon is pretty widespread across the globe. What is it about bartenders that make people want

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Covering all things scatological, Unco Film Festival is back with its twelfth installment of excreta exploration. Hosted by legendary mangaka Shintaro Kago, the festival displays the work of independent filmmakers and animators whose work covers the taboo subject of bodily waste. Live-streamed on YouTube, the two-hour-long festival contains the work of 28 artists in hopes

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Ax Wound Film Festival Banner

The Ax Wound Film Festival is a horror fest featuring works by female and non-binary filmmakers. In December 2021, with the help of the Future Of Film Is Female initiative, they showcased a collection of ten short films from 2021 Alumni (the collection is still available to rent here). From the quality of these shorts

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