Monthly Archives September 2016

Barbara Crampton on the VHS throwback ‘Beyond the Gates’; At The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 10/15

The term ‘throwback horror’ gets tossed around a lot these days in reference to horror films making the festival circuit. While many may aim for that nostalgic vibe, few manage to hit it on the head as solidly and satisfyingly as Jackson Stewart’s Beyond the Gates. Making effective use of an economical cast and plot, the film walks the line between tightly-wound supernatural horror and cleverly-amusing throwback. While humorous, the concept is never played for wink-and-nudge laughs in Beyond the Gates, and the film unfurls like the kids in The Gate grew up. We spoke via e-mail with one of the film’s
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Jackson Stewart on his VHS throwback ‘Beyond the Gates’; At The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 10/15

The term “throwback horror” gets tossed around a lot these days in reference to horror films making the festival circuit. While many may aim for that nostalgic vibe, few manage to hit it on the head as solidly and satisfyingly as Jackson Stewart’s Beyond the Gates. Making effective use of a small cast and economical plot, the film walks the line between tightly-wound supernatural horror and cleverly-amusing throwback. While humorous, the concept’s never played for wink-and-nudge laughs in Beyond the Gates, and the film unfurls like the kids in The Gate grew up. We spoke via Skype with director Stewart
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CINEPUNX Episode 55: The Films of Akira Kurosawa (w/ Evan and Carp!)

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Cinepunx_Episode_55.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSON THIS EPISODE WE ARE JOINED BY WRONG EVAN AND CARP TO TALK DREAMS, IKIRU, STRAY DOG, AND SEVEN SAMURAI!!! Hey there dudes and, if we are lucky, WOMEN! (Dudettes is so demeaning!) Welcome to another healthy and robust edition of CINEPUNX! On this episode we are joined by FAM Evan and Carp. A brief perusal of our past episodes will reveal these two dudes to be long time members of the extended Cinepunx family. We asked the dudes to join us for a discussion of the films
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WE GOT ISSUES: A Cinepunx Comics Round-up

(EDITORS NOTE: Hey friends, Liam here! Welcome to our first installment of WE GOT ISSUES, our new comics round up courtesy of John Foster of SOUTH PHILLY COMICS! Johnny is too pleasant to say it up front, but if you like this column, you should definitely go to his shop and buy comics. He is great, and I am hoping he will write a new one of these each month. Hit him up and let him know what you think)   Harrow County by Cullen Bunn (writer) and Tyler Crook (artist) is a monthly ongoing comic series from Dark Horse Comics.
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In Theaters: MORGAN

From its Silent Hill styled introduction, I knew Luke Scott‘s Morgan was going to have a “twist” and within ten minutes I knew what it was. Don’t worry, there’s no spoilers in this review. I went in to this film having only read a synopsis. It seemed like something in the vein of Ex Machina but with less tech and more horror. Unfortunately, the first half played out as a slow and methodical drama with some convoluted attempts at becoming a suspense/mystery. It did finish with some blood, gore and chase scenes, but the film never really found its niche.
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