Review – ‘No Escape’

If you thought splatter films had gone extinct, think again. Soft-splatter film ‘No Escape‘ doesn’t redefine the horror sub-genre, but tries to popularize it with the use of social media and influencers. Think ‘Hostel‘ in the digital era. When Cole (Keegan Allen – ‘Pretty Little Liars‘) travels with his friends to Moscow, to celebrate the […]

Short Film Review – ‘We Die Alone’

In Marc Cartwright‘s latest short film ‘We Die Alone‘, a quiet young man finds it hard to connect with the opposite sex. As much as he wants to, his anxiety and fear of making a complete fool of himself always get in the way, resulting in ghosting his online dates. His co-worker Elaine is always […]

Fantasia International Film Festival Short Film Review – ‘Doppelbänger’

Character driven sci-fi short film ‘Doppelbänger‘ grabs your attention by throwing a sex-scene-gone-wrong at its audience, before delving into the ethical aspects of changing the primary functions of robots in our society. George’s Sia-wig wearing sexbot starts malfunctioning mid-coïtus, which forces him to contact its creator, Pria. Reluctant to pick up the phone, in case […]

Fantasia International Film Festival Review – ‘Sleep’

Marlene, a woman plagued by horrific dreams, suffers a breakdown in a remote village. As her daughter Mona follows, she comes upon a well-kept family secret and an old curse that ultimately threatens her life – a never-ending nightmare. ‘Sleep‘ has a serious ‘Twin Peaks‘-vibe, with some interesting ideas that feel like a darker version […]

Retro Review – ‘Basic Instinct’

Paul Verhoeven‘s erotic thriller got panned by critics back in 1992. Over the decades however, the cult classic has been praised as a genre changer by fans and compared to Hitchcock’s work, as if it’s a contemporary version of Vertigo. Can it stand the test of time or has ‘Basic Instinct‘ aged like milk?! From […]

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 […]