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    Wide World of Horror: ‘Penumbra’

    Is it possible t become invested in a character that is so easy to loathe? That is the question put forth by Penumbra, and it is the question that will probably determine whether or not most viewers will enjoy the film. It’s not necessary to like the protagonist of a film, but to become invested in a horror heroine is almost a prerequisite of the genre. They scream, they run, they fear for their lives and the viewer cheers for them. More

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    Essential Viewing for fans of ‘The Last Exorcism’

    Ever since the release of the Academy Award nominated The Exorcist, back in 1973, Hollywood has benefited quite a bit from movies about exorcism, and the box office numbers show no signs of recession. With the release of The Last Exorcism 2, I decided to spotlight three films that are criminally overlooked, and that I […] More

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    Fantastic Fest 2012: ‘Here Comes the Devil’, erotic, violent and mysterious

    Here Comes the Devil Directed Adrián García Bogliano Screenplay by Adrián García Bogliano 2012, Mexico Argentinian filmmaker Adrián García Bogliano returns with Here Comes the Devil, a coming of age tale of demonic possession, sexual awakening and suspected child abuse. Staying clear of the typical traps of exploitation, Bogliano takes a low-key, less graphic approach […] More

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    TIFF 2012: Malevolent ‘Here Comes the Devil’ finds unholy middle ground

    Here Comes the Devil Written by Adrián García Bogliano Directed by Adrián García Bogliano Mexico/USA, 2012 As with any substantial festival, TIFF 2012 has seen its fair share of horror – much of it managing to fly just below the radar in comparison to the generous heaps of higher profile, star-powered festival juggernauts. Making comfortable landfall […] More

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    TIFF 2012: ‘The ABCs of Death’ tickles the funny bone more often than it frights

    The ABCs of Death Directors: Banjong Pisanthanakun Angela Bettis Adrian Garcia Bogliano Jason Eisener Ernesto Diaz Espinoza Bruno Forzani and Héléne Cattet Xavier Gens Lee Hardcastle Thomas Malling Yoshihiro Nishimura Simon Rumley Marcel Sarmiento Jon Schnepp Srdjan Spasojevic Timo Tjahjanto Andrew Traucki Nacho Vigalondo Jake West Ti West Ben Wheatley Adam Wingard Yûdai Yamaguchi 2012, […] More