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Movie Review: Carnage Park

This review first appeared during the Sundance Film Festival PLOT: A young woman (Ashley Bell) taken hostage by bank robbers is stalked in a deadly stretch of land by a psycho Vietnam vet (Pat Healy). REVIEW: While the news out of Sundance typically heralds all the high-tone, sophisticated, awards-bait movies that land distribution deals, there’s a parallel version of...
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The Blackout Experiments trailer is intense, sadistic

The trailer for the supposed documentary THE BLACKOUT EXPERIMENTS has just dropped. The THE GAME-esque story is played out in a quick succession of frightening, vicious images of pretty intense sadism to allegedly "real" people. My gut tells me this is one of them FACES OF DEATH scenarios. At the very least, I hope so. Although the film was not well-received by our very own Chris...
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Under the Shadow (Sundance Review)

PLOT: In post--revolution Tehran, a mother (Narges Rashidi) and her daughter (Avin Manshadi) are haunted by a malicious spirit. REBIEW: While this year’s Midnight selection at Sundance has been wildly inconsistent, one notable exception has been UNDER THE SHADOW. The highly praised debut from Iranian director Babak Anvari, it’s a remarkable, highly poised and atmospheric...
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The Blackout Experiments (Sundance Review)

PLOT: A group of people become obsessed with an experience called “Blackout” - which is supposed to stimulate your deepest fears and leave you forever changed. REVIEW: For the last few weeks, the publicists behind THE BLACKOUT EXPERIMENTS have been sending me emails and press kits promising that the film is 100% factual and a full-fledged documentary. Having seen the...
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Check out this first clip from Sundance horror comedy Trash Fire!

If you're like me and you're one of the poor souls who didn't get to see the premiere of Richard Bates Jr.'s latest horror comedy,  TRASH FIRE , never fear! The first clip has surfaced, and it features the stunning Fionnula Flanagan lording it over a dinner table in true Ice Queen fashion. I don't feel like I get a real sense of the movie as a whole from...
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31 (Sundance Review) + video

PLOT: A group of carnies are abducted and forced to play a deadly game where, to gain their freedom, they have to survive twelve hours in a labyrinth while being hunted by psycho-clowns. REVIEW: You have to admire Rob Zombie. More than a lot of other genre directors out there, he has a sensibility and style that’s immediately recognizable. Much of this comes from his...
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Exclusive clip: The Blackout Experiments, the new horror doc at Sundance

One of the most highly anticipated documentaries premiering at Sundance this week is THE BLACKOUT EXPERIMENTS , which takes a look at the fascinating/disturbing "haunted house" experience, Blackout. Firstly, if you're unfamiliar with Blackout, here's an accurate synopsis of what occurs to you: You arrive at a secret location at a precise time, prompted by a mysterious email. You must...
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Knock Knock (Movie Review)

This review was originally published as part of our Sundance Film Festival coverage PLOT: A family man (Keanu Reeves) left alone for the weekend makes a deadly mistake when he allows two sexy young women (Lorenzza Izzo & Ana De Armas) to take refuge in his isolated L.A home during a storm. REVIEW: I've rarely been as embarrassed for an actor as I've been for...
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Cooties to open Stanley Film Festival; hits theaters/VOD in September

After premiering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Spectrevision's COOTIES , which stars Elijah Wood and was directed by Jonathan Miliot and Cary Murnion, was scooped up by Lionsgate, later going through some extra filming for a new ending . Now we've learned that COOTIES will be the opening film to kick off this years Stanley Film Festival on April 30, and that the film...
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New U.K. poster for The Voices, starring Ryan Reynolds

Marjane Satrapi's THE VOICES recently hit VOD (you can check it out HERE ) in the U.S. and will be arriving on UK screens on March 20, and today we've got a new UK poster to share with ya. Ryan Reynolds, talking animals, and murder are on the menu for THE VOICES, a 2014 Sundance Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival hit that also stars Anna Kendrick, Gemma Arterton and...
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IFC Midnight takes rights to Reversal after Sundance debut

IFC Midnight announced today from Sundance that the company is acquiring U.S. rights to Dark Factory Entertainment’s gritty revenge thriller REVERSAL . The film is directed by JM Cravioto and stars Tina Ivlev and Richard Tyson; it premiered in the “Park City at Midnight” section of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. REVERSAL is about a young woman, Eve (Tina Ivlev), who fights back...
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Review: The Hallow (Sundance 2015)

PLOT: A conservationist (Joseph Mawle) brings his wife (Bojana Novakovic) and infant son to Ireland, where he's been sent to survey an ancient forest that the locals think is haunted by a horde of monstrous faeries. REVIEW: THE HALLOW's turned out to be one of the buzziest horror movies to play this year's midnight section at Sundance, with director Corin Hardy...
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