LFF REVIEW: ‘New Order’ (2020) is a Chaotic, Ultra-Violent Dystopian Warning

A fierce, uncompromising nightmare from Franco, meant to scream like a vision of a future that’s already revealing itself in the present.

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LFF REVIEW: ‘The Intruder’ (2020) is a Dull, Ineffective Paranormal Thriller

All of the ingredients are there, but they’ve been swished into a diluted, forgettable cocktail that’s more of a nightcap than a rush to the head.

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LFF REVIEW: ‘Rose: A Love Story’ (2020) is a Vampire Film For Our Times

An efficiently crafted piece of work shrouded in dread and frozen to last.

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LFF REVIEW: ‘Relic’ (2020) is an Unfurling Terror of the Haunted House as Diseased and Dying Mind

The scares are minimal, with a heavy reliance on atmosphere, but stick with it and you’ll find this stylish horror film wanders close to home and burrows underneath the skin.

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LFF REVIEW: ‘Stray’ (2020) is as Soulful and Humane as Anything You’ll See This Year

The absence of deliberate human voice lends a real sense of time and place into a rare window of a world that is, perhaps not a pleasure to experience but is, by the time it finishes, profound and essential.

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REVIEW: Zoom-based horror ‘Host’ (2020) is short, sharp and scary

A dark, devilish reminder of a terrible and very strange year.

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REVIEW: Indonesian Horror ‘Impetigore’ (2020) is a Gruesome Walk in the Backwoods

Anwar’s film is a malevolent time in the backwoods that owes more to a sublime sense of place than cheap gore.

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REVIEW: Shudder Original ‘The Beach House’ (2020) is Neither Scary nor Memorable

Although The Beach House has all the ingredients of a smart low-budget terror, it has none of the bite.

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REVIEW: ‘Fanny Lye Deliver’d’ (2019) is an Offbeat Feminist Folk Horror

A comic folk horror that erupts into a feminist story of woman’s rebirth and fiery retribution.

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REVIEW: ‘Z’ (2020) is an Imaginary Friend from Hell

Z is an entertaining, competently shot exploration of parental fears and the vivid imagination of children.

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