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FILM REVIEW: THE CURSE OF AUDREY EARNSHAW serves up a compelling premise & setting but drags in the execution.

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Writer/director Thomas Robert Lee serves up some scary atmosphere that seems to setup an intriguing premise worth exploring, but THE CURSE OF AUDREY EARNSHAW delivers a supernatural revenge horror that seems to lose focus in the execution. A slow-burn supernaturally

(BEYOND FEST 2020) FILM REVIEW: POSSESSOR transcends the body horror genre to be one of 2020’s best films.

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Aided by tremendous performances throughout, writer/director Brandon Cronenberg’s science fiction take on the future of high priced assassination is a tragic character study on the loss of self-identity. Human beings define ourselves through our experiences and life choices. It’s the

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Halloween is in just about a month and Cult is kicking off our SLASHER Season of Savings! Save 25% OFF your ENTIRE purchase at http://etsy.com/shop/cultclassicsaz with code SLASH at check-out with FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $35! Includes EVERYTHING

NEWS: Check out the full line-up of the NIGHTSTREAM Film Festival running October 8th-14th!

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The Collaborative Virtual Festival From Boston Underground, Brooklyn Horror, North Bend, Overlook, and Popcorn Frights Festival to run October 8-11th, with select films available until the 14th   World Premiere of Sarah Paulson Led Thriller RUN to Open, Quentin Dupieux’s

FILM REVIEW: THE SWERVE is an unflinching look at a woman past the point of no return.

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Writer/director Dean Kapsalis and star Azura Skye give us a haunting portrayal of a woman lost past the point of a nervous breakdown in this unflinching psychological horror chronicling a wife’s descent into madness. It’s hard to tell what is

FILM REVIEW: ANTEBELLUM strives to be GET OUT, but the cosplay comes up short.

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Despite hosting a commanding screen presence from Janelle Monae, the feature debut from writer/directors Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz doesn’t really say anything much about race & prejudice except give us a greatest hits melody of its horrors minus any

FILM REVIEW: THE BROKEN HEARTS GALLERY sets up a great premise for rom-com gold, but strikes out.

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Despite a pair of charismatic leads in Geraldine Viswanathan and Dacre Montgomery, THE BROKEN HEARTS GALLERY delivers fluff instead of feeling. There’s something to watching a really good romantic comedy. You need an interesting premise and compelling leads. It’s crucial

FILM REVIEW: NAIL IN THE COFFIN: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro covers the highs and lows of balancing a life as a career professional wrestler with fatherhood

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Director Michael Paszt chronicles the crazy rock and roll luchador life of Ian Hodgkinson, a man who became an international wrestling icon known as Vampiro in his youth, but now struggles with injuries from his glory days and a frayed

(FANTASIA 2020) FILM REVIEW: DOPPELBANGER is an interesting vignette on the value of human interaction set in the world of sex work.

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Writer/director Sofian Khan’s black and white stylized short serves up a potential future where the gig economy leads to people using their robotic clones as sex workers and the consequences that entail. If the year 2020 has taught human beings

FILM REVIEW: Christopher Nolan’s TENET: The hype is real.

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Christopher Nolan’s high-concept science-fiction spy thriller delivers on all cylinders with exemplary performances from John David Washington and Kenneth Branagh that anchor the heady epic. There are very few modern filmmakers who can command the title of film auteur; a

(FANTASIA 2020) FILM REVIEW: HAIL TO THE DEADITES is a love letter about the positive aspects of fandom.

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Director Steve Villeneuve’s documentary examines the fan culture and appreciation for the Sam Raimi EVIL DEAD film series but finds a lot of heart in appreciation for the gore-soaked horror classics. I think most people have a favorite film. A

(FANTASIA 2020) FILM REVIEW: CHANGELING conjures up a mother’s darkest fears in the flesh.

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Director Faye Jackson’s horror short channels up a mother’s deepest fears about being a parent to an unsettling end. Oftentimes, the best film shorts are the ones that successfully manage to get an idea or feeling across as simply as

(FANTASIA 2020) FILM REVIEW: CRAZY SAMURAI MUSASHI is a 77-minute long one-take samurai showdown powered by the charisma of it’s leading man.

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Director Yûji Shimomura crafts this largely one-cut film experiment based on legendary Japanese swordman Musashi completely around the talent and on-screen charisma of it’s lead, cult film hero Tak Sakaguchi (Versus) and it delivers a unique experience. Last year, one

(FANTASIA 2020) FILM REVIEW: YOU CANNOT KILL DAVID ARQUETTE explores the real need to belong in a world of make-believe

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Directors David Darg and Price James take a personal dive into the world of actor-turned-wrestler David Arquette and look at what it means to feel a part of a countercultural scene. It’s a dark and barren background. In the distance,

REVIEW: BILL AND TED FACE THE MUSIC is an enjoyable nostalgia-driven comedy swan-song for the iconic 80s duo.

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Writers Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson, along with director Dean Parisot, close out the big-screen trilogy 30 years in the making with a fun film that examines the ties that bind in love and friendship in this humourous finale with

COLLECTIBLES: New GOLD LABEL DC Multiverse Batman Figure by Todd McFarlane Revealed!

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Legendary Artist Todd McFarlane Designs Brand New Batman™ Action Figure Introduces New McFarlane Gold Label Collection Series Tempe, Ariz., August 24, 2020– Todd McFarlane, one of the most iconic comic book artists of the late 20th century, has unveiled a brand-new

NEWS: WELCOME TO THE BLUMHOUSE invites terror into Amazon Prime in October!

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Blumhouse is one of our favorite genre powerhouses and we’re excited to hear that they’ve partnered with Prime on a new anthology film series. We are excited to share a first look at Amazon Prime Video’s “Welcome To The Blumhouse”,

TRAILER: Fantasia 2020: UNDERGODS World Premiere – Check out the trailer!

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We’re really excited to be covering the Fantasia Film Festical at the end of August. One of the films we have our eye on is UNDERGODS, which sports a brilliant cast and really seems grabbing. Check out the trailer below!

TRAILER: NAIL IN THE COFFIN: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro covers the highs and lows of being a career professional wrestler

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It’s no secret the folks at Cult are big fans of the squared circle and the colorful personalities that populate its rope-bound walls. One of the most colorful stars of WCW in the late 90’s was Vampiro, a punk rock,

NEWS: U.S. Genre Film Festivals Announce Collective Virtual Event, NIGHTSTREAM

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I know a lot of us have been missing the horror film festival scene. Your friends at Cult will be covering a lot of upcoming virtual film fests and here’s another one that is right up our alley in October!