After purchasing a 360 camera, an aspiring filmmaker Nina Temich decides that she is going to follow her dream of being a film director. However, a trained dancer from an impoverished neighborhood does not necessarily allow for much abundance of opportunities. When luck strikes, and Nina finally lands an interview with a notable film company,

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Women in Horror

Conversations With Three Influential Women in Horror While many in the horror community celebrate Women in Horror Month in February, the Grimoire of Horror is choosing to observe the celebration in conjunction with Women’s History Month in March. Beginning in February 2023, we will be honouring Black Horror Authors during Black History Month as a

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Felix Blackwell

Every indie creator hopes to make it big some day, but with limited marketing budgets and the lack of a big publisher/production company backing their projects, success is often a distant dream. Enter Felix Blackwell, exception to the rule. His best selling novel Stolen Tongues was originally a story he came up with for the

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Dave Made a Maze

Dave Made a Maze is the story of a thirty-year-old starving artist who is sick of his own inability to finish anything, so he builds a giant maze out of cardboard boxes in his living room. When his girlfriend Annie (Meera Rohit Khumbani) comes home from a work trip to find the monstrosity in their

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Red Snow is the Christmas/vampire/comedy horror film you’ll be adding to your must watch list this holiday season. Writer/director Sean Nichols Lynch always wanted to make a vampire movie but was determined to bring something new to the subgenre, a difficult feat for subject matter that has been portrayed in every imaginable way a thousand

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Yellow Dragon's Village Film Review

The strength of the Japanese independent cinema has often rested on its ability to embrace absurdity and bring it together in a distinct yet cohesive manner. Consequently, the intuitive approach to micro-budgeted madness has launched such titles as Ryuhei Kitamura’s Versus into international acclaim. Comparative to the breakout action flick, director Yugo Sakamoto embraces the

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The world of short films has always been an exciting one for those willing to embrace the format – both in giving insight into future filmmakers and offering short narrative tales that can be instantly impactful. This statement is even more prevalent within the horror genre, with many notable names working in the format before

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I adore independent film, escaping the usual clichés that are all too common in Hollywood. Consequently, small, independent companies are a good way to experience a fresh take on film making and storytelling. One such company is Dark Rift Films, founded by Paul Butler and Stewart Sparke in 2015. Starting out with the short films

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