Mushrooms, originally known as Grzyby, is a Polish 2023 mystery thriller, written and directed by Paweł Borowski. Beginning his directorial career with the short animated comedy Love Gamestation (2001), Paweł continued to write and direct the short film Kocham cie (2003), as well as the feature-length titles Zero (2009), and I Am Lying Now (2019).
Andre Overdal’s follow-up to his breakout found footage Scandinavian romp, Troll Hunter (2010), is a quintessential hidden gem. Not overly lauded on its release in the mid-2010s, The Autopsy of Jane Doe can now be discovered on Amazon. This taut little horror packs its 86 minutes with layered storytelling reminiscent of a Stephen King short
A group of unconnected strangers wakes up in a mysterious field filled with rotting crops as well as no small number of deadly traps. Who, or what, has brought them here, and for what purpose? The items left on their unconscious bodies may hold answers if they can just work out what to do with
Following WWII, there would be a shortage of decent alcohol and before long bootleg, shochu liquor, referred to as kasutori (effectively Japanese moonshine) began to circulate. Being made from whatever ingredients people could scrape together, sometimes even toxic chemicals, kasutori alcohol soon developed an extremely poor reputation in society, with widespread cases of blindness and
In 1967, four South African Republican Intelligence Agents respond to a mysterious object crash landing on a farm, playing out to offer South Africa’s first found footage horror movie. They expect to find a Russian satellite of some description that could net a CIA payday. What they find instead as they head out with a
Meeting your partner’s family for the first time can be a drag, having to find out how well you get along in the family dynamic or learn some truths you may not want to be privy to. It is a scenario that has been used in cinema in almost any genre, comedy, horror, drama etc.
The Transparent Woman is a 2015 Italian Giallo mystery, written and directed by Domiziano Christpharo. No stranger to Italian exploitation cinema, Domiziano Christpharo is known for his long list of erotic horror films such as House of Flesh Mannequins (2009), P.O.E. Poetry of Eerie (2011) and Lovecraft’s 2 Left Arms (2012) as well as working
The Strange House/The Scary House is proof that Austrian cinema deserves attention, even if one doesn’t consider famous directors like Michael Haneke or Jessica Hausner. It is also proof that Netflix hides its international content well and that it’s sometimes worth your time to just type in a language name in the search bar in
If you have been a fan of comic books at all in the last 30 years, you will probably recognize the name Alan Moore. He flipped the superhero genre on its head with Watchmen, entered into a world of ecological horror with his run on Swamp Thing, and took on a fascist state in V