Monthly Archives October 2020

NIGHTSTREAM: BLOODY HELL Is Wickedly Brilliant In Its Execution

Of all the films I wanted to see at Nightstream, Bloody Hell was the one I knew the least about. The North American premiere of this film from Australian director Alister Grierson had a fairly short plot summary which seemed intriguing enough to check out, but I was not at all prepared for what I was going to get. “In this relentlessly energetic, pitch-black horror-comedy, an ex-bank robber fleeing the country after a video of him goes viral, heads to Helsinki only to find there’s something in store for him there that is much more difficult to escape.” If I
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CINEPUNX Episode 119: CINE-WEEN FULCI EXTRAVAGNZA ( THE GATES OF HELL, THE BEYOND, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETARY)

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/CINEPUNX_EP119.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSHELLO MY CHILDREN OF DARKNESS AND DECAY, IT IS I, THE CINEPUNX CELLAR DWELLER HERE TO WELCOME YOU TO OUR LATEST SUPER SPOOKY EPISODE!!! Oh, hi every one. It is officially CINE-WEEN  so Josh and I decided to to s special SPOOK-TACULAR episode filled with CREEPY THRILLS AND CHILLS as we discuss one of our favorite Horror directors, Lucio Fulci! The maestro is one of the greatest, and while his career has many ups and downs and spans far far more than just horror, we both have a long and
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THIS JUSTIN: The Quiet Cruelty Of Dark Skies

Welcome to THIS JUSTIN, a column dedicated to my love of all things weird and spooky. Each week I’ll be taking you on a deep dive into something creepy and/or crawly and talking your ear off about why I love it so much. Spoilers ahead for Dark Skies. One night in the winter of late 2012, I received a text from a girl I went to college with asking if I’d seen the trailer for the movie Dark Skies. I said I hadn’t, but I was excited because for a moment I thought she had meant Night Skies — the horror film
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CINE-WEEN 2020: Who Goes There? The Changing Faces of THE THING

It’s one of the most perfect set-ups in all of horror: an isolated team of scientists in a frozen wasteland discover a crashed alien ship in the ice, along with a frozen alien pilot. They bring the creature back to base where it promptly thaws and begins wreaking havoc on the foolish humans who dared disturb its nap. This was the basic premise of John W. Campbell’s novella “Who Goes There?” which has been filmed three times (not counting all the times the premise has been “borrowed” for unofficial versions): by Christian Nyby and Howard Hawks as The Thing From
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CINE-WEEN 2020: Talking ’80s horror with director Richard Friedman

While his output has slowed in recent years, during the ’80s and ’90s, director Richard Friedman’s work was cult genre gold. In addition to feature films like Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge and Doom Asylum, he tackled episodes of Friday the 13th: The Series and Tales from the Darkside, to say nothing of the spin-off series, Baywatch Nights. It’s a fascinating career, and I was lucky enough to speak with Friedman last year for an interesting conversation. I’m a huge fan of Friday the 13th: The Series and I found a site that does rankings of TV series. It
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NIGHTSTREAM Kicks Off Thursday With A Virtual Smorgasbord For Genre Fans

Summer has come and gone, the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting chillier. Normally for us horror fans on the East Coast, that would mean it’s almost time for the annual BROOKLYN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL in the beginning of October. Alas, in the era of COVID-19, the new normal means packing people into theatres all over Brooklyn and running the risk of getting sick, so this year there’ll be no pilgrimage for me. Instead, we’re arguably getting an even bigger (albeit entirely virtual) event: NIGHTSTREAM. Running between October 8th through October 11th, Nightstream is a four-day long
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CINE-WEEN 2020: Horror Films Directed By Women Available to Stream

It is October 1st, which will kick off an annual horror binge for many (with some diehards probably starting last month) and with that means a lot of genre staples in constant rotation — and few, if any, of those staples being directed by women. Below are some genre highlights with female directors that are currently available on streaming platforms. BLOOD DINER (1987, dir. Jackie Kong) Jackie Kong’s absolutely wild — and firmly 80s — riff on BLOOD FEAST needs to be seen to be believed. The plot is simple: two cannibal brothers that run a health food focused diner,
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CINE-WEEN 2020: Welcome One and All

Friends, it is my great honor and distinct pleasure to welcome you to this year’s Cine-Ween celebration, our annual October event honoring Halloween in all its many forms and influences. Of course, it is difficult to call this a celebration, when simply looking around us at the world yields few things worth celebrating. I don’t need to say much to remind you of the horror of this moment; the deep sense many of us have, especially in the United States, that the ship is going down. We are facing a right-wing, white supremacist dictatorship here in this country, the staggering
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