Tag: mystery

Review: NEXT EXIT, A Life After Death (After Life) Road Romance

In writer-director Mali Elfman’s feature-length debut, Next Exit, the world as we’ve come to know it doesn’t end with a bang or even a whimper, but on the society-upending revelation that ghosts do, in fact, exist and thus, so does...

Review: SATAN'S SLAVES: COMMUNION, The Silver Lining Is...

Jakarta, Indonesia. 1985.   Years after the terrible events of the first film, we catch up with the remaining members of the Suwono family. Rini, her younger siblings, Toni and Bondi, and their Father, Bahri, now live in an apartment...

Review: GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S CABINET OF CURIOSITIES, Superlative Horror in an Anthology Format

Despite winning a Best Director Oscar five years ago for The Shape of Water — what many filmmakers would consider the culmination of their artistic careers — Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, The Devil's Backbone, Cronos) shows little, if any,...

Review: DARK GLASSES, A Master of Horror Returns to the Sub-Genre He Defined

After a decade-long hiatus from filmmaking, horror auteur Dario Argento (Inferno, Suspiria, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage)  has returned with his latest film, Dark Glasses (Occhiali neri), a modest, occasionally middling riff on the giallo sub-genre he helped define...

SATAN'S SLAVES: COMMUNION is Coming to Shudder in November!

After moving from their home to an apartment building, a new terror awaits. Joko Anwar's Terrifying Sequel to Satan's Slaves is Set Premiere Friday, November 4

Review: DON'T WORRY DARLING, Harry Styles Over Substance

There’s a moment in Don’t Worry Darling, Olivia Wilde’s (Booksmart) second film as director, where the blandly named Jack Chambers (pop-singer-turned-actor Harry Styles) jumps onto a stage with a backing band to dance joylessly at the behest of the singularly...

FilmSharks Label The Remake Co. Strikes Deal on Uruguayan Fantasy RomCom GHOSTING GLORIA (Muerto Con Gloria)

Our friends at The Remake Co. a label under the FilmSharks sales banner out of Buenos Aires brought to our attention that they sold the Spanish remakes rights to the Uruguayan Fantasy RomCom Ghosting Gloria.    A single 30-year-old who...

Review: WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, Overly Faithful, Reverent Adaptation Never Quite Soars

Daisy Edgar-Jones stars in an adaptation of a popular mystery novel, opening in movie theaters this week.

Review: GONE IN THE NIGHT, Be Careful Outside of Your Comfort Zone

Kath is tired: she's getting older and feeling it. Despite a job and business she likes, her younger boyfriend perhaps has the opposite effect of what she had hoped. His boundless energy makes her feel the lack of her own...

Review: DIARY OF A SPY, An Intimate & Provocative Thriller

The movies have not exactly given us a realistic portrayal of the life of a spy; the kind of action we see from characters such as James Bond, Jason Bourne, and Ethan Hunt is rare in real life, and an...

Review: DAWN BREAKS BEHIND THE EYES, Trippy Homage to Euro-Gothic Horror

Anna Platen, Jeff Wilbusch and Frederik von L├╝ttichau star in a horror-action picture from Germany, directed by Kevin Kopacka.

Cannes 2022 Review: DECISION TO LEAVE, The Haunting Beauty of Romantic Doom

“Am I such a pushover?” Detective Hae-jun asks the femme fatale of Park Chan-wook’s latest masterwork, Decision to Leave. "Am I so wicked?" comes her response. Perhaps the truth of these tried and true character tropes lies somewhere in the...

Calgary Underground 2022 Review: THE RIGHTEOUS Offers A Stark Portrait of Guilt

The Righteous opens with the funeral of a young girl. Her mourning adopted parents, an ex-priest and his wife, still maintain active ties with the biological mother. There is an awkward visit in the family living room, adorned with many...

Fantaspoa 2022: Brazilian Genre Fest Returns In-Person, Announces First Wave

Tremendous news for our friends at Fantaspoa. After two years of virtual festivals Fantaspoa is returning to the in-person format. And, having learned from the previous two years, the festival will still offer part of its program online for viewers...

SXSW 2022 Review: SOFT & QUIET, Harrowing Real-Time Thriller Guaranteed to Divide Audiences

A cozy Alt-Right ladies’ luncheon leads to a horrific sequence of events in Beth de Araújo’s real-time wonder, Soft & Quiet. Already once SXSW’s most divisive features, Soft & Quiet will likely continue to split audiences right down the middle...

THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR Blu-ray Giveaway

In THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR, a night of unimaginable terror awaits twelve-year-old Bobby and his best friend, Kevin, when they are abducted on their way home from school. Managing to escape his confines, Bobby navigates the dark halls, praying...

THE INNOCENTS Trailer: Creepy Kids be Doing Some Creepy Stuff in Norway

During the bright Nordic summer, a group of children reveal their dark and mysterious powers when the adults aren't looking. In this original and gripping supernatural thriller, playtime takes a dangerous turn.   It seems fitting that Eskil Vogt's thriller...

Exclusive: First Stills From Isaac Ezban's MAL DE OJO (EVIL EYE)

Nala, a 13-year-old girl from the city, travels with her family to her grandmother´s home in the countryside, to try to find a cure for her little sister´s mysterious illness… But she´ll soon find her granny is not exactly what...

Blu-ray Review: Delightful Camp and Horror in PARANOIAC

Ah, Hammer Horror, a happy (ish) gateway drug to the more horrific, violent, terrifying modern films of today. Hammer was known for mainly campy and gothic bodice-ripping films, dripping with lurid colors and malice, along with a certain off-the-rails glee....

Shudder in March: THE SCARY OF SIXTY-FIRST, THE SEED, THE BUNKER GAME, THE SPINE OF NIGHT And NIGHT'S END

Just a couple more weeks until we start seeing the backside of Old Man Winter, we hope. Apart from Bewaring the Ides of March and praying that pubs will remain open for Let's All Pretend We're Irish Day, for horror...