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Review: NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD Thrives on Ambition, Stumbles on Execution

Rachel Hudson, Jordan O'Neal and Nick Triola star in Daniel Tucker's horror drama.

Review: LA LLORONA, Singular Guilt Becomes Horror By Association

Jayro Bustamente's horror film from Guatemala, now streaming on Shudder, explores the nation's unresolved past.

Review: SPINSTER, Soup for the Anti-RomCom Soul

You would think in this day and age, we'd have let go of the idea that a woman who isn't married with kids by a 'certain age' is all washed up, or that being married and having children should be...

Melbourne 2020 Review: Allison Chhorn's THE PLASTIC HOUSE, Experimental Meditations of Loss and Loneliness

There are no specifics on the where or when of it, and yet Director Allison Chhorn’s personal doco-fiction hybrid film The Plastic House remains confident of its place. The Plastic House is a quiet ode to an immigrant family-owned farming...

Review: I USED TO GO HERE, The Lure of Familiar Comfort

I recently read a terrific article from McSweeney's (a satirical website), entitled 'Quiz: Do You Want to Go To Grad School or Do You Just Need a Snack?" While there are days when I wonder why, oh why, did I...

Blu-ray Review: Hammer's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Scream Factory's Hammer Films collection just keeps growing! New this week from the label comes the 1962 version of The Phantom of the Opera. Directed by one of Hammer's better-known directors, Terence Fischer (The Curse of Frankenstein, Horror of Dracula), this...

Review: SHE DIES TOMORROW, The Long, Dark, Last Night of the Soul

The question of what it means to know you're going to die is one often left to stories about those with terminal diseases, where the person is supposed to discover the true meaning of existence before they slip away into...

Review: COMA, The Russians Are Coming to Take You Away to a New World

Rinal Mukhametov, Lyubov Aksyonova, Anton Pampushnyy and Konstantin Lavronenko star in the Russian sci-fi adventure, directed by Nikita Argunov, and now available On Demand.

Review: WHAT WE FOUND Gets Lost in Cliches and Predictability

Elizabeth Mitchell, James Ransone, and Oona Laurence star in writer/director Ben Hickernell's thriller.

Review: THE SHADOW OF VIOLENCE, Fresh, Original Take on Toxic Masculinity

Cosmo Jarvis, Barry Keoghan, and Liam Carney star in director Nick Rowland's crime drama.

Review: A GIRL MISSING Falls Short on Thrills, But Not on Character-Driven Drama

A Girl Missing, the English-language title of Fukada Kôji's follow-up to 2016’s well-received Harmonium, is something of a misnomer or feint. While a girl, a teenage girl, does go missing in A Girl Missing, she reappears a week later, physically,...


Out this week from The Film Detective comes The Sin of Nora Moran, a 1933 pre-Code, Poverty Row film directed by Phil Goldstone (also known as the producer of Gun Shy and Tarzan Escapes, among many others). The Sin of Nora...

Review: SUMMERLAND, All Is Bittersweet and Tidy on the Homefront

It never ceases to amaze me, how the British can still find stories to tell that are about, or at least set during, the Second World War. The nostalgia for what was a horrific time continues unabated, with their rose-coloured...

Review: THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY S2 Solidly Mixes Drama, Humor, Superhero Action

Ellen Page and Tom Hopper return in Season 2 of the comic-book series adaptation, now streaming on Netflix.

Blu-ray Review: THE OUTSIDER, The Monstrous Manifestation of Grief

Ben Mendelsohn, Cynthia Erivo, and Paddy Considine star in the harrowing horror series.

Now Streaming: TURKEY SHOOT, And You, My Friend, Are the Turkey

Steve Hussey, Olivia Hussey and Michael Craig star in director Brian Trenchard-Smith's great, great, human-hunting action picture, now streaming on Shudder.

70s Rewind: SLEEPING DOGS Don't Lie in New Zealand

Sam Neill stars in director Roger Donaldson's provocative action drama, with Warren Oates in a featured role.

Review: FUNAN, Nightmares Are Made Of This

Directed by Denis Do, the devastating animated drama is now streaming on Netflix.

Review: IMPETIGORE, Implied Horror Is Still Scary

Tara Basro, Ario Bayu, and Marissa Anita star in Joko Anwar's rural frightfest.

Review: AMULET, Horrors of War, Off the Battlefield

Directed by Romola Garai, the horror thriller stars Carla Juri, Alec Secareanu, Imelda Staunton, and Angeliki Papoulia.