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Nov 13 2020

Sleepless Beauty (2020) – Movie Review

Please note: This essay was written after seeing an English-dubbed version. I abhor dubbing, but it did not blunt the effect the film had on me. At first glance, the Russian horror film Sleepless Beauty seems like a knockoff mashup of Saw and Untraceable, where a single participant is bound in a room and forced […]
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Jul 9 2020

Relic (2020) – Movie Review

I’m not quite sure what I was expecting from Relic, but I definitely didn’t expect to see an exceptionally powerful, humanity-driven horror story… and yet, here we are, lured in by the promise of a good, spooky possession story. But what director/co-writer Natalie Erika James takes our expectations and the normal trappings of a haunted […]
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Jan 3 2020

The Grudge (2020) – Movie Review

Typically, the January movie slate is full of either awards nominees or soon-to-be-forgotten films dumped hastily into theaters. Curiously, the new installment of The Grudge falls into neither of those categories, being an entertaining visit to familiar grounds. It winds up as the best of the Grudge films since the 2004 American remake, with an […]
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Sep 17 2019

Haunt (2019) – Movie Review

Most horror movies take long, circuitous routes setting up their characters so we can get to know them right before they’re brutally taken away from us. Almost all teen slasher films are guilty of this, from Halloween to Friday the 13th to latter-day classics like Saw (just the first one) and Scream. (Well, maybe not that […]
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Sep 13 2019

One Cut of the Dead (2019) – Movie Review

(DC-area readers: this film will be playing at the Alamo Drafthouse at One Loudoun starting on October 2, 2019. Make every effort to see this during its engagement.) Every now and again, you run into a movie which reminds you that things are okay with the world, people’s hearts are usually in the right place, […]
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Mar 6 2019

The Cannibal Club

The poster art for The Cannibal Club makes the film look like a demented horror flick about meetings between wealthy men where the main course is long pig. Yes, there is one scene in which matches this picture, but truly, the film’s horror lies in its satirical – yet often on-the-nose – insight on how […]
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