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    Film4 Frightfest Preview

    This bank holiday weekend, Empire Leicester Square is once again haunted by the annual Film4 Frightfest. Five days, three screens and a few dozen premieres, debuts, sequels and rereleases – there should be plenty to keep horror aficionados safe from the holiday sunshine. It all kicks off with Thursday night’s premiere of The Dead 2: […] More

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    Covering a film festival: Fantasia 2013

      Fantasia Film Festival 2013: The Fantastic Voyage reaches the finish line…   The 2013 Fantasia Film Festival, after three intensive weeks (presuming you followed along either as a press member or a die hard fan), came to a close right around this time last week. Well, okay, describing the event as ‘long’ is a […] More

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    Fantasia Film Festival 2013: Top 5 favourite movies

    As of Thursday morning, August 8th 2013, the most recent edition of the Fantasia Film Festival will be a thing of the past. What began with some major, exciting announcements in late June, a press conference on July 9th and tons of public screenings from July 18th to August 7th is in the history books. […] More

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    Fantasia Film Festival 2013: ‘You’re Next’ is as terrifying as a house full of booby traps

    Filmmaking functions heavily in accordance with associations. When things go well on projects certain cliques form. For example, in comedy there is the Apatow gang, featuring writer-director Judd Apatow and such actors as Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd just to name a few. In the American independent horror film genre, there is the group comprised of writer-director Adam Wingard, writer-director-actor Joe Swanberg, actors A.J. Bowen, Amy Seimetz as well as arguably the most notable name of the bunch, writer-director-actor Ti West. Fans are in luck because the entire gang is back with the home invasion film You’re Next, the wait for which has been mind-numbingly long since it’s premier at TIFF…in 2011. More

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    ‘You’re Next’ impales, smashes, and gouges

    As setups go, You’re Next has a great one. The crazed lunatic’s target is a family reunion, featuring a recently retired couple, their four adult but painfully immature children, and said children’s painfully awkward significant others. Given that the family could have been cut from a J.Crew catalogue (or culled from a therapist’s waiting room), the situation is horrific without a murdering lunatic present. More

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    SXSW Announces Midnight Slate

    As if the line-up for SXSW wasn’t already incredible; the fest just announced their Midnight slate, which includes Rob Zombie’s The Lords Of Salem, V/H/S/2, You’re Next and the latest from director Vincenzo Natalie. SXSW runs from March 8-16. Here is the main lineup. You can see a complete list, which includes short films, over […] More

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    Best Horror Films / Thrillers of 2011

    Filmmakers have continued to push boundaries and find new innovative ways to elicit the emotions of fear, disgust and horror from viewers. Since Alfred Hitchcock directors strived to provoke viewer’s nightmares, hidden fears, revulsions and terror of the unknown. Although a good deal of it is about the supernatural, others have focused more on a […] More

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    Fantastic Fest 2011 Awards Announced: S.oS. Faves ‘Bullhead’, ‘You’re Next’ and ‘Milocrorze: A Love Story’ Take Top Honours

    While Emmett and I will spend the next few days catching up on posting our reviews from Fantastic Fest, tonight Alamo Drafthouse owner and Fantastic Fest Creative Director Tim League announced the 2011 Fantastic Award winners. It’s great to see Adam Wingard’s You’re Next take home best film and best director in the category of […] More

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    Fantastic Fest 2011: Top 10 Most Anticipated Films

    The best part about Fantastic Fest is that it offers a unique opportunity for discovery. I mean where else am I going to see a movie about a blind, formerly alcoholic MMA enthusiast or a film exploring the seedy underbelly of the Belgian beef industry? But with over 100 feature and short films there’s a […] More

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