31 Days of Horror Challenge: Week Three

To celebrate Halloween, I’m participating in the 31 Days of Horror challenge. The third week of the challenge coincided with my birthday, so I picked a batch of films that I’ve always wanted to watch, along with an old favorite to watch on my actual birthday.

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REVIEW: ‘American Utopia’ Shows David Byrne Is As Good As He Ever Was

David Byrne has the most calming presence I’ve ever witnessed. 36 years after the ground-breaking Stop Making Sense, David Byrne is still taking our expectations of concerts and theatre, elevating them to a higher level that only a frontman like him could do. Stop Making Sense was more than just a concert, it was performing…

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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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INTERVIEW: Beck Kitsis Talks Intentions and Inspirations for ‘The Three Men You Meet at Night’ (2020)

We spoke with director, Beck Kistis, about her intentions and inspirations for the film, the difficulties of promoting a film in 2020, and her plans for the future.

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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: ‘Another Round’ (2020) Fails to Say Anything New or Meaningful

Unfortunately Another Round goes through familiar themes without adding anything new to the table.

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NIGHTSTREAM REVIEW: ‘Lapsis’ (2020) is a Grounded Sci-Fi Dystopia

Lapsis (2020) introduces its audiences to a world where Quantum computers rule and the need has arisen for cablers, a new occupation wherein people hike up and down hills laying cables and hooking them up to giant boxes in the woods.

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LFF REVIEW: ‘Possessor’ (2020) is an Engrossing, Nihilistic Dreamscape

What we do get, however, is a stylish blood-soaked thriller bolstered by strong performances and a strong visual identity.

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Why You Can’t Separate Camp and Horror

The art of camp is both nuanced and outrageously blatant in the best way. It’s like being slapped in the face by a penguin wearing a bedazzled denim jacket – you’re not too sure what’s happening, or why it’s happening, but you damn well notice it…

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REVIEW: ‘Hubie Halloween’ (2020) is Just Another Standard Happy Madison Romp

Obviously, people who already don’t like Adam Sandler are going to hate Hubie Halloween out of principle, but those who love and admire the Sandman are going to enjoy themselves.

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