The Innocents – Film Review

The Innocents follows four children who become friends during the bright Nordic summer holidays. Out of sight of the adults, they discover they have hidden powers. While exploring their newfound abilities in the nearby forests and playgrounds, their innocent play takes a dark turn and strange things begin to happen. While numerous superhero franchises try (and succeed) …

Those Who Walk Away – Film Review

Max (Booboo Stewart) is a nice guy who just wants to meet a nice girl to take home to his sick mother. Eventually the algorithm connects him to Avery (Scarlett Sperduto). Things get off to a rocky start after someone calls in a bomb threat at the local movie theatre, so they decide to go …

Black Friday – Film Review

On the eve of Black Friday, a group of toy store employees begin preparing for the onslaught of holiday shoppers. Not long after opening the doors, the employees find themselves fighting for their lives from parasitic, zombie shoppers. It is very apparent the purpose director Casey Tebo and writer Andy Greskoviak have for this film …

We Need to Do Something – Film Review

Retreating to their bathroom to escape a storm, Melissa (Sierra McCormick, American Horror Stories) and her family soon find themselves trapped with no sign of rescue. As the hours go by, Melissa begins to realize that this may not be just an ordinary storm and her family is in grave danger. Based on writer Max …

You Are Not My Mother – Film Review | TIFF ’21

With its strong attention to female filmmakers this year, TIFF offers us Kate Dolan’s feature debut ‘You Are Not My Mother’. An Irish psychological horror film with a twist steeped in lore. Char (Hazel Doupe) lives in a Dublin housing estate with her grandmother, father and her troubled mother Angela (Carolyn Bracken). The woman is …

Zalava – Film Review | TIFF ’21

While investigating a town with a shared belief in demonic possession, military sergeant Massoud’s (Navid Pourfaraj) beliefs are challenged by the zealous exorcist, Amardan (Pouria Rahimi Sam). Demonic possession films are fairly commonplace in the world of horror and thrillers. Many of them as derivative as the next. More often than not, this type of …

The Boy Behind the Door – Film Review | Shudder

Earlier this year I saw ‘The Djinn’ by directorial duo David Charbonier and Justin Powell. It was an effective and creepy horror tale (on the cheap) about a mute boy that ends up getting more than he bargained for, when he makes a wish he can’t take back. While it was definitely worth seeing, it …

Son – Film Review | Shudder

Escaping a cult as a teenager, Laura (Andi Matichak – Halloween franchise) now lives happily with her son David (Luke David Blumm – The King of Staten Island) in a small town. When she sees a mysterious group of people in David’s room one night, they ask police and neighbours to keep an eye out. …

Review – Witch Hunt

Amendment XI : No person may practice Witchcraft in the United States of America. In present day America, female witches are publicly burned at the stake and considered a danger to the American way. Martha Goode (Elizabeth Mitchell) runs an underground railroad for witches in her house, through a system of signals she provides food …

Review – Werewolves Within

Movies based on video games don’t have a good reputation. But maybe, Hollywood has been focusing on the wrong kind of games. Or the wrong type of filmmakers. Werewolves Within has some serious bite and weirdly works as it’s based on Ubisoft’s virtual reality game. Is this the one to break the video-game-turns-movie-curse? Quoting Mr. …