Short Film Review – ‘The Tell Tale Heart’

First-time filmmaker McClain Lindquist takes a huge risk by adapting one of American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic Edgar Allan Poe‘s short story ‘The Tell Tale Heart‘ – and succeeds. For those who are not familiar with the story, the film follows the Narrator (played by Sonny Grimsley), who is haunted by the “evil […]

Review – ‘I See You’

Strange occurrences plague small town detective Greg Harper and his family as he investigates the disappearance of a young boy. ‘I See You‘ keeps twisting its story to keep you on the edge, until the shocking ending reveals the Harper family’s secrets and a decade old unsolved mystery that will make your jaw drop to […]

Review – ‘The Lodge’

Who doesn’t want to go to a remote lodge in winter to celebrate Christmas with the family?! Unless of course it’s with your stepmom, who you don’t necessarily have anything in common with. That’s exactly what happens in Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz‘s newest film ‘The Lodge‘. After its premiere at Sundance over a year […]

Review – ‘Butt Boy’

Who is Butt Boy? Where is Butt Boy? Why is Butt Boy? Let’s settle it once and for all: Butt Boy just is! That’s right. Writer, director and star of this one-of-a-kind experience, Tyler Cornack (this is also his directorial debut), has created something so foolish and ridiculous, it turns into something exceptionally entertaining unlike […]

Netflix Review – ‘Dangerous Lies’

A few months after the tragic events at the diner Katie Franklin (Camila Mendes – Riverdale) worked at, she finds a job as a caretaker to a wealthy elderly man in his rather large, empty Chicago estate. The two grow close, but when he unexpectedly passes away and names Katie as his sole heir, she […]

Review – ‘Vivarium’

“I’m not your fucking mother!” – Gemma Social distancing in The Twilight Zone. There isn’t a better time to release Vivarium, a film about a young couple dying to find the perfect home. Soon after Gemma and Tom (played by Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg) visit house nr. 9 in what seems to be copy-pasted […]

Review – ‘Come to Daddy’

“There is no one else like my daddy.” – Beyoncé Star and universally renowned hobbit, Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings-trilogy) has starred in numerous horror/thriller-esque vehicles over the past decade. In New Zealand-born Ant Timpson‘s directorial debut, ‘Come to Daddy‘ we see Norval Greenwood (Wood), a privileged man-child visit the beautiful coastal home […]

Review – ‘The Hunt’

Pushed back from its September 27 release date last year, without any real reason given by Universal Pictures and Blumhouse, ‘The Hunt‘ finally finds an audience on VOD after a limited theatrical release – due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Promoting it as “the most talked movie of the year that no one’s actually seen” is […]

Review – ‘The Lighthouse’

Robert Eggers‘ The Lighthouse could’ve easily been perceived a classic film from about a century ago. It isn’t just disturbingly strange and undeniably tense, this original fantasy gothic horror also has some pitch-black comedy blended in. It’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before – and that in 2020? Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their […]

Fantastic Film Festival Australia Unveils Full Program

STRANGE, SUBVERSIVE AND SURREAL Dystopian zombie mutants, reality-bending psychological terror, dreamlike animations, and a healthy dose of gore – the inaugural Fantastic Film Festival Australia (20 Feb – 4 March) has announced its full program of strange and surreal, boundary-pushing and bizarre cinema screening at Lido Cinemas, Hawthorn (VIC) and Ritz Cinemas, Randwick (NSW). Offering up its own distinct perspective on […]