FILM REVIEW: THE CRAFT LEGACY doesn’t add much to the legacy of The Craft

FILM REVIEW: THE CRAFT LEGACY doesn’t add much to the legacy of The Craft

Writer/director Zoe Lister-Jones’ follow-up to the 1996 cult classic The Craft runs short of the compelling characters & storylines of the original with a jumbled film that doesn’t really come together. It’d More »

BLU-RAY REVIEW: Roninflix delivers a great treat for Halloween with HAUNT Blu-Ray release.

BLU-RAY REVIEW: Roninflix delivers a great treat for Halloween with HAUNT Blu-Ray release.

Roninflix’s regular and deluxe releases of the 2019 extreme haunted house slasher film deliver a great package for hardcore fans of the cult favorite, as well as a great regular release to More »

PODCAST: Cult Following #1 – Visiting Carrie Fisher’s & Debbie Reynolds’ Grave at Forest Lawn (Princess Leia)

PODCAST: Cult Following #1 – Visiting Carrie Fisher’s & Debbie Reynolds’ Grave at Forest Lawn (Princess Leia)

Cult Following is our new travel video series where we visit interesting and iconic film locations and figures in the world of pop culture and entertainment. In this entry, we visit Forest More »

FILM REVIEW: BORAT: SUBSEQUENT MOVIE FILM works best when it exposes the raging id of America’s far right wing.

FILM REVIEW: BORAT: SUBSEQUENT MOVIE FILM works best when it exposes the raging id of America’s far right wing.

Despite the notoriety of Sasha Baron Cohen’s Borat & his political pranks in this sequel, Cohen’s latest really operates best in showing the rise of partisanship in the wake of the global More »

(NIGHTSTREAM 2020) FILM REVIEW: AN UNQUIET GRAVE is a haunting meditation of how unchecked grief can turn you into a monster.

(NIGHTSTREAM 2020) FILM REVIEW: AN UNQUIET GRAVE is a haunting meditation of how unchecked grief can turn you into a monster.

Director Terence Krey’s film is built on two compelling standout performances that anchor this story of grief gone too far. Grief is one of the most powerful forces that one experiences in More »

FILM REVIEW: EVIL EYE embraces its cultural roots to tell a relatable tale with a strong Indian influence.

FILM REVIEW: EVIL EYE embraces its cultural roots to tell a relatable tale with a strong Indian influence.

Elan and Rajeev Dassani direct this unique Hindi-influenced supernatural horror from playwright Madhuri Shekar It’s a very difficult struggle for filmmakers to make genre films about different cultures that will appeal to More »

FILM REVIEW: NOCTURNE is a welcome call-back to the madness of the performance artist horror subgenre.

FILM REVIEW: NOCTURNE is a welcome call-back to the madness of the performance artist horror subgenre.

NOCTURNE invokes films like Suspiria, The Perfection, and Black Swan in this tale of how far an ugly duckling pianist will go to outshine her gifted fraternal twin in this engaging horror More »

(NIGHTSTREAM 2020) FILM REVIEW: SURVIVAL SKILLS is a surreal and absurdist VHS-tinged mind trip.

(NIGHTSTREAM 2020) FILM REVIEW: SURVIVAL SKILLS is a surreal and absurdist VHS-tinged mind trip.

Director Quinn Armstrong presents a darkly satirical look at how social constructs like the pilce fail people in the form of a forgotten 1980s police training video. I’m a big fan of More »

(NIGHTSTREAM 2020) FILM REVIEW: In ANYTHING FOR JACKSON, beware hitchhiking ghosts in this darkly humorous family exorcism drama.

(NIGHTSTREAM 2020) FILM REVIEW: In ANYTHING FOR JACKSON, beware hitchhiking ghosts in this darkly humorous family exorcism drama.

Director Justin G. Dyck scares up a unique premise in this genre entry showing what lengths a privileged family will go to make their desires come true. Exorcism horror tends to be More »

(NIGHTSTREAM 2020) FILM REVIEW: THE DOORMAN channels the spirit of Die Hard to deliver an action packed heist film with a solid emotional core.

(NIGHTSTREAM 2020) FILM REVIEW: THE DOORMAN channels the spirit of Die Hard to deliver an action packed heist film with a solid emotional core.

Ruby Rose plays an ex-soldier with a tortured past looking to reconnect with her family when a small cadre of art thieves takes over the high rise where she is starting her More »

(NIGHTSTREAM 2020) FILM REVIEW: BLOCKS is a darkly comedic take on the often thankless tasks of motherhood.

(NIGHTSTREAM 2020) FILM REVIEW: BLOCKS is a darkly comedic take on the often thankless tasks of motherhood.

Director Bridget Maloney and star Claire Coffee impress in this tale of a mother losing and regaining her agency and the walls of building blocks in between those states. Motherhood is oftentimes More »

(NIGHTSTREAM 2020) FILM REVIEW: SHOCK VALUE: THE MOVIE — HOW DAN O’BANNON & SOME USC OUTSIDERS HELPED INVENT MODERN HORROR argues the blueprint of the slasher can be found in the masters’ student work, but needs some curatorial intent.

(NIGHTSTREAM 2020) FILM REVIEW: SHOCK VALUE: THE MOVIE — HOW DAN O’BANNON & SOME USC OUTSIDERS HELPED INVENT MODERN HORROR argues the blueprint of the slasher can be found in the masters’ student work, but needs some curatorial intent.

While it is a useful exercise to revisit these early student films from John Carpenter & Dan O’ Bannon amongst others, USC archivist Dino Everett needed to exert some editorial & curatorial More »

 

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!

MOVIE REVIEW: SHE DIES TOMORROW is a timely dark comedy where a contagious sense of impending death is an unstoppable pandemic

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Writer/director Amy Seimetz strikes a timely note in this time of pandemic with this tale of contagious existential ennui. Amy (Kate Lyn Sheil) is going to die tomorrow. She just feels it. It’s in her bones. Nothing matters cuz there

REVIEW: THE RENTAL delivers quality tension and genuine scares.

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First-time director Dave Franco delivers a deftly made thriller based on both the horror of the unknown and the emotional toll of blackmail with this excellent genre debut. There’s a special kind of trepidation that comes upon you when deciding

NEWS: SDCC 2020 #ComicConAtHome Movie Action Figure Reveals for 7/23 & 7/24

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Hi guys, Usually this is the happiest time of the year for movie and pop culture geeks as San Diego Comic-Con is typically in full-swing. However, we’re living in the time of Covid-19 and with a worldwide pandemic, we can’t

SALE: Save 25% Off ALL Orders Through July 31st as part of Our Super Savings Extravaganza!

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