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Paco Plaza's VERONICA Is Netflix's Latest Surprise Debut: Watch the [REC] Director's Latest Now

Last week I wrote a column praising [REC], the seminal Spanish horror film, and one that I believe kickstarted the entire found footage sub-genre as we know it today. Well, now [REC] is back in the news, this time as...

10+ Years Later: [REC] and the Found Footage Renaissance

The excitement surrounding Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza's 2007 found footage film, [REC], is hard to explain to anyone who wasn't tracking horror movies 10 years ago. There was a palpable groundswell of anticipation among genre fans here on domestic...

Slash Film Fest Dispatch: International Genre Gems Enrapture the crowd in Vienna

Frequenters of all things fantastic do well to put Slash on their radar. Austria’s premiere genre festival has, over the course of eight years, succeeded in building a loving home for the weird, wild and wonderful. Housed in Vienna’s Filmcasino,...

Toronto 2017 Review: VERÓNICA, Treading Familiar Teenage Ground

Teenage girls have always been ripe fodder for horror filmmakers. Either as monsters or victims (or both), the body changes (not to mention the change in treatment by other people, especially men) and vulnerability of girs at this age can...

Slash Film Festival 2017 Announces Eye-popping Program

If you happen to live in or around Austria and you have some spare time in between September 21 and the 1st of October, /slash has you covered! Austria’s premiere fantastic film festival kicks off with one of the year’s...