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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.

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...

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

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

Blu-ray Review: Cult Epics Gets Brassy With P.O. BOX TINTO BRASS / ISTINTOBRASS

A new, limited dual edition of Tinto Brass titles examines the erotica auteur's methods and legacy.

Blu-ray Review: VALHALLA RISING

A good amount of us Screen Anarchists are Nicolas Winding Refn (The Neon Demon, Bronson, the Pusher trilogy, Drive) fans. If you were reading this site a decade ago (and in some cases, 11 years previous), you saw an insane amount...

Review: SCARE PACKAGE, Laughing in The Face of Horror Tropes

Chad is the owner of Rad Chad's Horror Emporium, a small video store in a small town. As he trains his new employee Hawn, Chad and uber-customer Sam tell gut-busting, blood-splattered stories to bring him up to speed on the...

Review: YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT Offers Slow-Burn Chills and Thrills

Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried star in director David Koepp's psychological thriller.

Review: YOU DON'T NOMI, A Look Into Camp Obsession SHOWGIRLS

A selection of last year's film festivals such as Tribeca, Fantastic Fest, Sidewalk, Outfest, Stiges, Bifan, You Don't Nomi is the first documentary by Jeffrey McHale, who wrote, directed, and produced. It's streaming today, so why not have a fun...

Blu-ray Review: ESCAPE FROM L.A.

I'm not quite sure of the history of how Escape From L.A. was made, but I do know that director John Carpenter (The Fog, Halloween, Escape From New York) does not like sequels, so the fact that this film perplexes...

Chattanooga 2020 Review: SKULL: THE MASK (SKULL: A MASCARA DE ANHANGA), Blood And Gore Brings Joy to Your Heart, Before Ripping it Out

Skull: The Mask opens in 1944, where we see an ancient artifact being used in a military experiment and religious ritual. The object is a grotesque mask in the shape of a skull called the “Mask of Anhangá” who was...

Chattanooga 2020 Review: THE WANTING MARE, A Fantastical and Haunting Fable

Some research on trauma has suggested that it can pass in DNA, from generation to generation; trauma so severe that literally gets written in our genetic coding, which we then pass on to our children. Perhaps it fades or becomes...

Blu-ray Review: WOMEN MAKE FILM: A CINEMATIC ROAD MOVIE THROUGH CINEMA

When a publicist contacted us about reviewing writer-director Mark Cousins' latest series, Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema, I was ecstactic. As a filmmaker, I've been devouring his excellent The Story of Film at home on DVD ---...

Book Review: BEYOND EMPOWERTAINMENT, Following the Footsteps of Feminist Horror

Women characters have always been at the heart of horror films, though arguably not always for the best reason (as Argento said, people love to see beautiful women getting killed). But there's been a shift in recent years; rather than...

Blu-ray Review: THE CREMATOR Will Scorch Your Soul

For the most part, films take many years to create, marinate, produce, and release upon the world, in varying steps.  Filmed in 1968 and released in 1970, The Cremator was Czechoslovakia's submission to the 1970 Academy Awards (Foreign Film) before...

Review: BEHIND YOU Delivers Rote, Routine Chills and Few Thrills

Jan Broberg, Addy Miller, Elizabeth Birkner and Philip Brodie star in a horror-thriller, directed by Andrew Mecham and Matthew Whedon.

Now Streaming: CURSED FILMS, The Stories Behind Horror's Cursed Cinema

Starting tomorrow on Shudder, Jay Cheel's five part docu series Cursed Films takes a look at some of horror's most infamous films. Films not lauded for their contribution to the genre but for strings of tragic, untimely events that led to the...

Berlinale 2020 Review: SIBERIA, Carnivalesque Therapy Session Turned Divine Journey

Willem Dafoe stars in Abel Ferrara's Rorschach of a film that might and might not be a satire of expressionist psychoanalytical drama.

Blu-ray Review: MASKED AND ANONYMOUS, The Mobius Strip of Dylan's Carnival

Bob Dylan's filmography might not be as long or as revered as other popular musicians who have dipped their toes in cinema; but when he does make a film, it's something to watch. The second of the two feature films...

Review: THE NIGHT CLERK, A Gimmick-Heavy Neo-Noir

Tye Sheridan, Ana De Armas, Helen Hunt andJohn Leguizamo star in writer-director Michael Cristofer's would-be thriller.