Effects 1980 cover photo

When it comes to lost media, there are a variety of reasons as to how the media came to be missing in the first place. But, by far the most egregious reason, in my opinion anyway, is legal battles over distribution rights and mishandled releases; the incompetence of a third party ruining any chances of

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Poster for The Legend of La Llorona showing a ghostly figure walking across a misty hill with a house in the background

Trigger warnings for child loss, miscarriage, infanticide and drowning The Legend of La Llorona is a horror story about a woman haunted – not by a ghost, but by her insufferable idiot of a husband. Okay fine, it’s about the trauma of losing a child, as you’d expect given the source material. But he’s also

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The Runner Film Review

Vocalist Jae Matthews and producer Augustus Muller have been making music under the name Boy Harsher since 2013, amassing a cult following with the track “Pain” serving as an underground hit that brought them to the attention of many. The bands sound, a complimentary mix of minimal synths inspired by darkwave and coldwave, is perfectly

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Sugar Hill Cover Photo

One purpose of the arts is to help society’s members make sense of the world they live in by holding up a mirror that exposes problematic areas. Two such areas concerning inequality between the races and inequality between genders came to the forefront of the American public’s attention in the 1970s. During the 1950s and

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Be My Cat: A Film For Anne 2015 Cover Photo

When the found footage genre came to be in the late 90s, the cinematic technique was hailed as an inventive, tenable new perspective on horror that was great for budgetary restraints. Although, since then, the genre has become clichéd and stale, titles often disregard the realism aspect that made the films popular to begin with.

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For the Sake of the Vicious Film Review

Who does not like a little bloodshed in their Halloween flicks? Well, Gabriel Carrer & Reese Eveneshen certainly deliver the goods in For the Sake of the Vicious, a film that chronicles one hellish night as an unlikely trio find themselves fighting for their life against masked thugs. For the Sake of the Vicious is

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Death Valley 2021 Shudder

Mercenaries for hire, James and Marshall are tasked with rescuing a scientist from an underground bunker in order to obtain the research she holds. However, the complex is crawling with deadly creatures that hunt by sound, and a violent militia group is also vying for the coveted information. Gunsblazing, the two enter the fortress only

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Schoolgirl Apocalypse 2011 Cover Photo

14Japanese cinema frequently uses Westerners as extras, so much so that is common for people staying in Japan for an extended period to up with an agency and fill background roles. However, a less prevalent trend is a Westerner having more creative control of an Asian movie, a unique example exhibited here in the instance

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Forgotten Trash (2019) Cover Photo

When one thinks of Shot on Video (SOV) horror, a definitive time period tends to pop into mind. That period from the 80s to the late 90s when SOV films took hold of the horror genre and video rental stores alike. Cheap to produce and filmed over a matter of weeks, this growing genre soon

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Silent Night is a very different kind of Christmas movie. Written and directed by Camille Griffin, in her directorial debut, everyone is gathering for a perfect Christmas party: friends, family, and lovers. Every detail is considered and prepared. Don’t forget the sticky toffee pudding, too, as an essential! This year is especially important, however, as

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