REVIEW: BLOOD MACHINES combines science fiction and the surreal in an explosion of retro-flavored Lovecraftian sci-fi/horror.

REVIEW: BLOOD MACHINES combines science fiction and the surreal in an explosion of retro-flavored Lovecraftian sci-fi/horror.

Director Seth Ickerman combines the driving retro synth-wave sound of Carpenter Brut to a fun 80’s sci-fi body horror throwback with shades of Alien, Blade Runner, and From Beyond. Director Seth Ickerman More »

NEWS:  How to Find the NECA DC Comics #NYCC Exclusive Action Figure 2 Packs at Walmart!

NEWS: How to Find the NECA DC Comics #NYCC Exclusive Action Figure 2 Packs at Walmart!

At Cult, lots of us are into collectibles, especially from NECA. Last year, NECA made some rad DC Comics/Fox tie-in 2 packs limited to NYCC, but now some of these very hard More »

PODCAST: NEIL BREEN 5 FEATURE FILM RETROSPECTIVE (2020) – Beards On Breen

PODCAST: NEIL BREEN 5 FEATURE FILM RETROSPECTIVE (2020) – Beards On Breen

Join Adam from View and Spew Review in the first of a reaction video series within the next chapter of the Neil Breen Experience! Welcome to the Breeniverse. Independent filmmaker Neil Breen More »

REVIEW: THE WRETCHED spins a tale of teen alienation with backwoods body horror with mixed results

REVIEW: THE WRETCHED spins a tale of teen alienation with backwoods body horror with mixed results

Channeling films like Abel Ferrara’s 1993 BODY SNATCHERS with elements of CRITTERS and THE LOST BOYS, THE WRETCHED entertains with an interesting premise but feels more than a bit overstuffed. In the More »

PODCAST: MONSTER BEACH PARTY A GO GO (2009) – View & Spew Review

PODCAST: MONSTER BEACH PARTY A GO GO (2009) – View & Spew Review

A stranded rock and roll band, incompetent police, mechanic, syphilis, biologist, and a Skunk Ape. What could go wrong? About Us: Every episode of the ‘View & Spew Review’ Adam Rutkowski, Joshua More »

NEWS: Check out the new SHOGUN ASSASSIN inspired RICK AND MORTY Short Film

NEWS: Check out the new SHOGUN ASSASSIN inspired RICK AND MORTY Short Film

Hey guys, it has been a weird couple of weeks in the world and we have to admit its been hard finding reasons to post, especially with our future live events being More »

REVIEW: SWALLOW examines the idea of taking physical control over one’s self to escape the claustrophobic psychological horror of existential dread.

REVIEW: SWALLOW examines the idea of taking physical control over one’s self to escape the claustrophobic psychological horror of existential dread.

Writer/director Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ unique feminist horror film examines the psychological damage from being forced to live as a trophy Stepford Wife versus the physical damage of the compulsive disorder used to make More »

INTERVIEW: SWALLOW’S Carlo Mirabella-Davis: Film ‘needs to take us to uncomfortable and dangerous places.’

INTERVIEW: SWALLOW’S Carlo Mirabella-Davis: Film ‘needs to take us to uncomfortable and dangerous places.’

Writer/director Carlo Mirabella-Davis delivers a very personal film steeped in genre flavor with his latest feature, Swallow; a long-gestating project inspired by family tragedy, but one that speaks to important social and More »

REVIEW: THE BANKER shines a compelling light on the injustices placed on many in search of the American Dream.

REVIEW: THE BANKER shines a compelling light on the injustices placed on many in search of the American Dream.

Directo George Nolfi leads a star-studded cast in this captivating true-life story of African-American entrepreneurs who hired a white frontman to enable them to succeed in the segregated worlds of banking and More »

PODCAST: Cult Following #97 – Our Favorite Scream Queens, Director Spotlight: Rob Zombie, Toy Fair 2020

PODCAST: Cult Following #97 – Our Favorite Scream Queens, Director Spotlight: Rob Zombie, Toy Fair 2020

In this episode of Cult Following, Victor Moreno and Jasparino talk about their favorite scream queens and femme fatales in horror in recognition of Women in Horror Month, as well as some More »

PODCAST: THE FACE WITH TWO LEFT FEET (1979) – View & Spew Review

PODCAST: THE FACE WITH TWO LEFT FEET (1979) – View & Spew Review

Italian hijinks slapstick comedy of a reverse mistaken identity plotting to pass a local hotel prep-chef “Johnny” as SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER era John Travolta to the amusement of his co-workers/friends. The stakes More »

REVIEW: VEROTIKA, Glenn Danzig’s ode to the classic horror anthology, suffers from a case of ambition over experience in execution.

REVIEW: VEROTIKA, Glenn Danzig’s ode to the classic horror anthology, suffers from a case of ambition over experience in execution.

While Danzig’s influences in Italian horror are well-represented, Verotika is a largely overstuffed affair without a critical eye for the editing and direction necessary to elevate the overall concept. On one level, More »

 

REVIEW: PARADISE HILLS aims to be a dark fairytale on the importance of agency and individuality, but loses itself in placing aesthetic over a compelling storyline

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Writer/director Alice Waddington’s PARADISE HILLS boasts lush and imaginative visuals in costume and production design, but the film’s point is lost in its emphasis on style over substance. It’s evident in viewing PARADISE HILLS that Alice Waddington has something to

REVIEW: TERMINATOR: DARK FATE strikes a timely note with a franchise reboot and a twist on a familiar classic.

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While it treads on familiar ground for long-time fans of the franchise, Tim Miller and James Cameron’s reboot of the Terminator franchise takes a wise step in grounding the film with some timely cultural notes. If the tagline “I’ll Be

PODCAST: OLD MAN (2004) – View & Spew Review

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Our unofficial-official Halloween episode of 2019. Join the Beards this week as they subject themselves to the micro-budget horror of OLD MAN. A couple moves into a home where a gruesome murder took place and are terrorized by an octogenarian

PODCAST: SPACE RAIDERS (1983) – View & Spew Review

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Strap-on your space-beards and grip your asteroid blasters for the latest episode of View and Spew where the gang discusses ‘Space Raiders.’ This scrappy low-budget classic from legendary schlock producer Roger Corman features a jaunty alien, space-pies in the face,

REVIEW: COUNTDOWN is an surprisingly enjoyable Halloween season popcorn flick that is playfully self-aware of its unwieldy premise.

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At first glance, the premise of Countdown, an app that tells you when you die and supernaturally conspires to make it happen, is somewhat groan-inducing. But despite some flaws, it’s still an enjoyable ride. Countdown, on the surface, comes across

REVIEW: DOLEMITE IS MY NAME is an enjoyable Ed Wood style dive into the world of blaxploitation films with a charismatic performance from Eddie Murphy at its heart.

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Eddie Murphy’s compelling turn as 70’s comedian Rudy Ray Moore is the spark of life at the center of this DISASTER ARTIST inspired dive into the world behind Moore’s persona and the making of 1975’s Dolemite. There’s something alluring about

REVIEW: Bong Joon Ho’s PARASITE is a compelling thriller that focuses on class division

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One of the year’s best films, Parasite evades easy pigeonholing into one genre and remains enthralling from start to finish. The issue of the haves versus the have nots is a theme that rears its head quite often when looking

REVIEW: Inventive and original, JOJO RABBIT showcases Taika Waititi’s unique voice with one of the year’s best films.

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Waititi’s “anti-hate satire” tells a charming and endearing coming of age story with a Calvin and Hobbes flavor, one where Hobbes is a sassy and anachronistic Adolph Hitler, in the final days of occupied Europe in WW2. Before Taika Waititi

ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP | MOVIE REVIEW

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  While I was excited for a sequel to this zombie comedy, I was cautiously optimistic about it coming together.  Comedy sequels in particular almost never hit the mark and it can be tough after a decade or two for actors

REVIEW: EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE serves as a fitting capstone to the legacy of Breaking Bad

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Writer/Director Vince Gilligan delivers an epilogue to his classic series Breaking Bad with a feature focusing on Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman that serves as a final visit to what made the series so engrossing. Fans of Breaking Bad were understandably

REVIEW: LUCY IN THE SKY is an intriguing genre mash that examines the existential imprisonment of a life lived too ordinary.

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Writer/Director Noah Hawley makes his feature directorial debut with an engaging existential dark comedy with hints of magical realism reminiscent of the early films of the Coen Brothers. In many ways, Noah Fawley’s directorial debut Lucy in the Sky has

GIVEAWAYS: Free Advanced Tickets to THE ADDAMS FAMILY in Tempe on 10/9!

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Snap your fingers twice, The Addams Family is coming back to the big screen in an all-new adventure this Halloween season and your friends at Cult and Fingerpaint Marketing want YOU to be the first to see it! We’ve got

REVIEW: Joker is a true achievement in a cinematic character study that reinvents the comic book film.

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Joaquin Phoenix owns the role of the titular Batman arch-nemesis in a work that pays strong homage to the New Hollywood auteur storytelling of 1970’s Hollywood and reinvents the way that comic book films can be adapted for the big

TRAILER – Check out the First Full Trailer for BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN)

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After seemingly forever (with one unofficial teaser and later another specifically for IT 2 that leaked online), the first official teaser trailer for BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN) has finally been released online. There’s

REVIEW: Satanic Panic slices up a good time in the vein of horror-comedies like Evil Dead 2 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Director Chelsea Stardust’s follow-up to Hulu’s All That We Destroy is a quippy, low-budget throwback to practical 80’s horror effects with engaging female leads. 2019 has been a great year for fun throwback 80’s style-horror films with evil satanic cults

TRAILER: Danny returns to the Overlook Hotel in the final DOCTOR SLEEP Trailer!

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On the heels of the theatrical bow of IT CHAPTER TWO this past weekend, Warner Brothers have released the final theatrical trailer for director Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep, the sequel to Stephen King’s The Shining, which leans heavily on Kubrick’s

REVIEW: PURE finishes off Hulu’s Into The Dark with a reframing of The Craft through the lense of Christian purity balls.

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Director Hannah McPherson delivers the final entry into Hulu and Blumhouse’s Into The Dark with an entry juxtaposing right-wing Christian fundamentalists with a mish-mash of The Craft and Carrie. Into the Dark, Hulu and Blumhouse’s monthly horror film series has

PODCAST: Horror Cult #4 – Folklore in Horror Film and Anthology Horror plus Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark

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In this episode of Horror Cult, Kirby and Victor discuss folklore in horror film. From Midsommar to Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark, its been a big year for anthology inspired horror and we delve deep into exploring that

REVIEW: HAIL SATAN? is an interesting look at the grassroots political beginnings of The Satanic Temple, but borders on hagiography.

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Director Penny Lane’s slickly produced look at the humble beginning and growth of The Satanic Temple is interesting and worth a watch but wanders in looking for a focus and dances on the thin border of being a hagiographic puff

REVIEW: OFFICIAL SECRETS is an engrossing look at the accountability of government and its actions to its citizenry.

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Director Gavin Hood delivers a taught and gripping political drama that raises the question of how far should a government go in justifying actions in service of its allies against the legality of those actions to its people. Ever since