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Witching and Bitching – a devilishly funny horror film

Written by: Jorge Guerricaechevarría and Álex de la Iglesia Directed by: Álex de la Iglesia Starring: Hugo Silva, Mario Casas, Carolina Bang, and Carmen Maura Jose (Silva) and Tony (Casas) pull a jewelry heist with the aid of J...
 
 
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Fear (short film) – an incredible example of capturing human emotion on film

Written and directed by: Steve Kahn Starring: Jessie Rabideau Film, in my opinion, is the ultimate artistic medium. The artist/creator is not just telling a story. They are presenting it for you to see, hear, and hopefully if t...
 
 
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Found. – micro-budget horror that hit’s the nail on the… uh… head

Written by: Todd Rigney (Novel) and Scott Schirmer (Screenplay) Directed by: Scott Schirmer Starring: Gavin Brown, Ethan Philbeck, Phyliss Munro, and Louie Lawless Marty (Brown) is a young man who’s life is not exactly de...
 

 
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Dead Within – A zombie film of a different color

Written by: Ben Wagner, Dean Chekvala, Amy Cale Peterson, and Matthew Bradford Directed by: Ben Wagner Starring: Amy Cale Peterson and Dean Chekvala I saw “Dead Within” on my Netflix recommendations tonight. I almos...
 
 
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Honeymoon – a great claustrophobic indie thriller

Written by: Phil Graziadei and Leigh Janiak Directed by: Leigh Janiak Starring: Rose Leslie and Harry Treadaway It is quite an accomplishment to succeed in making an original movie in any genre. When you do so in the horror/thr...
 
 
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Horns – A tragic love story wrapped in a delightfuly black comedy topped with a bit of horror

Written by: Keith Bunin (screenplay) and Joe Hill (novel) Directed by: Alexandre Aja Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Joe Anderson, Max Minghella, Heather Graham, and David Morse Alexandre Aja has long been known for hi...
 

 
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Borgman – “Biblical symbolism abounds in this unsettling descent into madness”

Written and directed by: Alex Van Warmerdam Starring: Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval, and Sara Hjort Ditlevsen “Borgman” opens to three men going on a hunt together. Notably, one of the men is a priest...
 
 
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“The Upper Footage” – Found footage at it’s grittiest

Money is the root of all evil, absolute power corrupts absolutely, nothing on the internet is real, and that’s why we can’t have nice things. “The Upper Footage” is a perfect example of how media affects...
 
 
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“The Sky Has Fallen”

Written and directed by: Doug Roos Starring: Laurel Kemper and Carey MacLaren I have a special spot reserved in my heart for low/no budget indie films. It just feels like they are the perfect examples of labor of love. “T...
 

 
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The Conspiracy (2012)

Written & Directed by: Christopher MacBride Starring: Aaron Poole, James Gilbert    When they’re done right, faux documentaries can be great. The sense of realism that comes from having talking-head interviews and voice ove...