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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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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Blood in the Snow (BITS) is a Toronto-based horror film festival that is  presenting its 9th annual line-up at the Royal Alexander Theatre from November 18-23, 2021. Festival director Kelly Michael Stewart favoured us with screeners before the event so that we could be sure to tell you which films you don’t want to miss!

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Advent Calendar Film Review

Selected to cap off the closing night of Fright Fest 2021, The Advent Calendar has come to the attention of horror fans as one of the titles already announced as a future Shudder exclusive. Furthermore, French cinema holds a fond spot in the hearts of many fans thanks to the plethora of cult cinema that

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Greywoods Plot Film Review

“You become what you believe” seems to be an enthusiastic phrase until you watch Josh Stifter’s black comedy horror Greywood’s Plot. Born out of a low-budget production and undying devotion of four friends, Greywood’s Plot is an admirable endeavor that proves imagination is man’s only limit. Screening at U.K’s biggest horror film festival, Frightfest 2021,

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King Knight Review

Showing as part of the 2021 FrightFest lineup, King Knight marks the fifth feature length film of Richard Bates Jr. Reuniting with fan favorite actor Matthew Gray Gubler, who appeared in Excision and Trash Fire with a lead role in Suburban Gothic, the production is arguably the most hyped project of Bates to date. However, choosing

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Knocking FIlm Review

From Cannes Palme D’or Winner Frida Kempf, Knocking marks the Swedish Filmmaker’s first foray into horror. Posing a dark tale of madness, the film captures the unease found in the fear of undiscernible noises seeping into our conscience – bumps in the night or strained speech that permeates the walls of busy apartments everywhere. A

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Crabs! Film Review

By all rights Crabs! seems like it ought to be the sort of film that is a complete joke. Nominally it is about a horde of murderous mutated horseshoe crabs that invade and terrorize a coastal town. It feels like it ought to be the sort of low effort, low budget SyFy picture original awash

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