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Knoxville Horror Film Fest 2016: Review Roundup

Published on December 2nd, 2016 in: Film Festivals, Horror, Movie Reviews, Movies |

By Jeffery X Martin

khff-2016-review-header-graphicThe Knoxville Horror Film Fest wrapped up its eighth year with a fascinating and diverse lineup, happily anchored by the invigorating re-examination of the Phantasm franchise. Some of the movies were overly dependent on politics or allegory to make their points, but overall, the Fest was well-programmed and a lot of fun.
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Blu-Ray Review: New Orleans Music In Exile

Published on November 18th, 2016 in: Blu-Ray, Documentaries, DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Movie Reviews, Movies, Music, Reviews |

By Melissa Bratcher

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Though it was made in 2006, New Orleans Music In Exile, is finally getting a Blu-ray release. The film, made by famed music documentarian Robert Mugge (Last Of The Mississippi Jukes, Gospel According To Al Green, The Kingdom Of Zydeco, among a great many), was shot in the rather immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: two months later. Mugge and his crew had open access to a who’s who of New Orleans musicians and luminaries as they try to pick of the pieces of their lives and careers.
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Movie Review: Observance

Published on October 28th, 2016 in: Current Faves, Horror, Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews |

By Sachin Hingoo

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Do you ever feel like you’re about to get sick, but the actual sickness takes days or even weeks to manifest itself? Observance, a new film by Australian director Joseph Sims-Dennett, made on a microbudget and which received acclaim at Montreal’s Fantasia Festival, taps into that unsettlingly suffocating feeling of disease in a major way.
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Blu-Ray Review: Tenebre

Published on October 28th, 2016 in: Current Faves, Horror, Movie Reviews, Movies, Reissues, Retrovirus, Reviews |

By Tim Murr

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Tenebre is Italian horror master Dario Argento’s return to the genre he helped create with a style and vicious edge rarely equaled even by himself. In it, American thriller author Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa) steps off the plane in Italy and into a mystery straight out of one of his own books, literally. A killer is using passages from his newest book, Tenebre, to commit vicious murders and apparently attempting to impress Neal by sending him clues after each murder. In classic Giallo style Neal becomes an amateur detective trying to solve the murders himself.
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TADFF Movie Review: Trash Fire

Published on October 28th, 2016 in: Current Faves, Film Festivals, Horror, Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews |

By Sachin Hingoo

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In his third feature, Trash Fire, Richard E. Bates taps into very visceral discomfort and revulsion in so many ways that it’s disorienting, but uniquely, he largely does it with dialogue rather that with traditional scares or gore. At the same time, Bates mixes in an undercurrent of his particular brand of black humor to ensure that you’re laughing at the most inappropriate situations.
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Tyler Talks Horror: Halloween

Published on October 28th, 2016 in: Halloween, Horror, Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews, Tyler Talks Horror |

By Tyler Hodg

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Hi, my name is Tyler Hodgkinson and I am a total horror n00b. In this series, I’ll be taking a look of classic, cult classic, and modern horror films with ignorant eyes. Its concept is scary simple. (more…)

Retro Review: Night Of The Demons

Published on October 21st, 2016 in: Horror, Movie Reviews, Movies, Retrovirus, Reviews |

By Tim Murr

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As we’re still unpacking in our new house, I’m already brainstorming a little Halloween party, writing a treatment for a short film, and getting the itch to watch as many seasonally themed horror flicks as possible. I already started with Halloween III: Season of the Witch, a favorite since middle school, and last night settled in with Night Of The Demons. Starring Cathy Podewell, Linnea Quigley, and Mimi Kinkade, NOTD is the perfect Halloween rollercoaster flick.
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Tyler Talks Horror: The Descent

Published on October 21st, 2016 in: Horror, Movie Reviews, Reviews, Tyler Talks Horror |

By Tyler Hodg

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Hi, my name is Tyler Hodgkinson and I am a total horror n00b.

In this series, I’ll be taking a look of classic, cult classic, and modern horror films with ignorant eyes. Its concept is scary simple.
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Tyler Talks Horror: The Exorcist

Published on October 14th, 2016 in: Horror, Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews, Tyler Talks Horror |

By Tyler Hodg

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Hi, my name is Tyler Hodgkinson and I am a total horror n00b.

In this series, I’ll be taking a look of classic, cult classic, and modern horror films with ignorant eyes. Its concept is scary simple. (more…)

Tyler Talks Horror: The Changeling

Published on October 6th, 2016 in: Horror, Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews, Tyler Talks Horror |

By Tyler Hodg

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Hi, my name is Tyler Hodgkinson and I am a total horror n00b.

In this series, I’ll be taking a look of classic, cult classic, and modern horror films with ignorant eyes. Its concept is scary simple.
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