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    SXSW 2014 Wrap Up: World premieres, directorial debuts, and more!

    South by Southwest 2014 felt even larger this year with additions of Keynote speakers, its countless conference events, and of course, the music. South by Southwest is truly the convergence of all things talent and nothing showcases this better than the vast array of films screened this year.With 133 feature films screened across 10 venues, […] More

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    South by Southwest Unveils 2014 Midnight Lineup

      South by Southwest has unveiled 10 titles for its Midnighters lineup, including the world premiere of the Bigfoot found-footage film Exists, directed by Eduardo Sanchez – his first foray into found footage since 1999′s monster hit Blair Witch Project. The lineup also includes the U.S. premiere of Oculus, directed by Mike Flanagan, which topped […] More

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    Trailer for ‘Oculus,’ our most anticipated horror film of 2014

    Director Mike Flanagan is back with his sophomore feature Oculus, about a woman who tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon. Flanagan, who showed tremendous promise with his directorial debut, Absentia, is one of the most exciting new voices working in the horror […] More

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    Ricky D’s 20 Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2014

    10. Poltergeist Directed by Gil Kenan Written by David Lindsay-Abaire USA Release Date: November 14th Production recently wrapped on the Poltergeist remake with Gil Kenan (Monster House) in the director’s chair and Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) producing. Little is known as they continue to put the movie together in post-production, but we do have a few details, beginning […] More

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    Ricky D’s 20 Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2014

    In case it isn’t obvious, I’m a pretty big fan of the horror genre, and so I wanted to spotlight some of my most anticipated horror films of 2014. Between the big studio releases and the crop of independent features from some of our favourite directors, 2014 looks to be a great year. Note: I […] More

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    TIFF 2013: John’s Top Five Films

    Full disclosure: before we set the cat among the pigeons, this is just to remark that some of the more praised films – The Double, Blue Is The Warmest Colour, Abuse Of Weakness, Like Father, Like Son, and 12 Years A Slave – are omitted from this list as I hadn’t seen them. That aside, this is the top five […] More

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    TIFF 2013: ‘Oculus’ is one of the best American horror films of the past decade

    It is rarer than unicorn octuplets these days to encounter a genuinely creepy, refreshingly inventive horror film given the genre’s remorseless penchant for unleashing increasingly formulaic sequels or cannibalistic remakes of past atrocities, so the inclusion of Oculus in the Midnight Madness strand of the Toronto Film Festival seems destined to delight fans of things that go bump in the night. This is a terrifically creepy and genuinely innovative addition to the inventory. More

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    TIFF 2013: ‘Oculus’ revitalizes supernatural horror with an essential dose of heart and smarts

    Thanks to the likes of James Wan, paranormal horror is all the rage. From Paranormal Activity to Insidious and The Conjuring, audiences are irretrievably hooked to tales of nuclear families being bloodlessly menaced by only-fleetingly-visible entities of malicious intent. What’s remarkable about Mike Flanagan’s Oculus, which follows his no-budget wonder Absentia, is how it manages to wring genuine dread from a beyond-worn subgenre simply by paying close attention to the realities of its deeply troubled characters. Oculus functions equally well as a tragic psychodrama as it does a horror film. More