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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31 Days of Horror Challenge: Week Two

Although we’re only a week into this challenge, I already feel like I think about horror movies for most of the day. Whether anticipating my next film or reflecting on the last, I constantly have horror on my mind as All Hallows’ Eve gets closer. The Halloween spirit has filled my tiny apartment, adorned with taper candles in glass jars, orange lights, and a tiny plush bird wearing a pumpkin costume. With the perfect ghoulish atmosphere, I watched a stacked lineup of horror movies.

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NIGHTSTREAM REVIEW: ‘Survival Skills’ (2020) is an Eerily Relevant Satire of the Police

Presented as a police training video from the 1980’s, Survival Skills (2020) is a topical satirical look at the United States police force, exploring the preparation (or lack thereof) that cops are given before heading out into the real world.

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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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LFF REVIEW: ‘Honeymood’ (2020) Takes Viewers on a Journey to Nowhere

What could have been a fun-filled adventure ends up being a meandering journey through meaningless plot points.

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REVIEW: ‘Don’t Think Twice’ (2020) is an Intimate Reflection on Dementia

Harry Hitchen’s sublime short ‘Don’t Think Twice’ offers an emotive insight to the life of a man who through the dark cloud of dementia finds joy in music.

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Now That’s What I Call Kino #11 – Who is the Greatest Universal Monster?

To carry on Spooktober, following on from The Twilight Zone last week, I thought I may as well talk about another horror favourite of mine – which is the Universal Monster Movies. Although I wouldn’t class myself as ‘obsessed,’ my monster pillow, Bela Lugosi pin and various small posters in my room is still more…

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LFF REVIEW: ‘180 Degree Rule’ Begins with Promise that then Disappoints

“180 Degree Rule at times feels like a telling drama about mistrust and deceit, but what lies under the surface is a morally abrupt message.” There is little joy or optimism to take away when watching 180 Degree Rule. In its 83 minutes, it hits at the hardest spots and seems to gradually get worse…

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LFF REVIEW: ‘Farewell Amor’ (2020) is an Impressive Trichotomous Negotiation of Family Values

Farewell Amor features many goodbyes, some more painful than others, but each farewell marks a new beginning.

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31 Days of Horror Challenge: The Kick-off

Every Tuesday, I’ll share mini reviews of each movie from the past week and at the end of the month, I’ll rank them all. Since there are so many movies, I will share one pro, one con, my star rating, and a few sentences of my thoughts. By the end of the month, we’ll have a stockpile of quick reviews to help you pick a scary flick to watch yourself.

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