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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

MOVIE REVIEW: RELIC is a haunting allegory of the gradual loss of self inherent in aging and dementia.

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Director Natalie Erika James explores the weakening bonds of family relationships as one grows old and the ravages of mental illness that can take hold through the lens of body horror in RELIC. One of my greatest fears in life

MOVIE REVIEW: MUCHO MUCHO AMOR is a nostalgic lookback at the life and times of a Hispanic cultural hero

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Walter Mercado was one of the most well-known Hispanic television icons of the 1990s; a fabulous caped nonbinary genderqueer astrologer beloved by millions despite the social mores of the culture. This documentary by Cristina Costantini (Science Fair) and Kareem Tabsch

MOVIE REVIEW: GREYHOUND paints a character study of a WW2 ship captain at his most harrowing moments.

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Hanks and director Aaron Schneider present a grounded portrait of a man trying his best to safely escort a convoy of merchant vessels to England amidst the U-Boat infested North Atlantic during World War 2. There are few people who

VIDEO REVIEW: THE OLD GUARD (2020) Netflix Exclusive Supernatural Comic Book Action Thriller

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Victor Moreno of CultFollowing.co reviews the new Netflix-Exclusive comic book adaptation THE OLD GUARD starring Charlize Theron that is debuting on July 10, 2020. Check out Victor’s thoughts in this video review! Check out more reviews on our channels at

REVIEW: THE OLD GUARD delivers great action set-pieces and a unique comic adaptation with an international flair.

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Director Gina Prince-Bythewood and writer Greg Rucka’s adaptation of his Image Comics’ graphic novel series stays true to the source and benefits immensely from a dedicated performance from Charlize Theron and a strong international ensemble cast. Comic book movies seem

REVIEW: THE BEACH HOUSE is steeped in Lovecraftian-tinged body horror anchored by relatable characters at its core.

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Director Jeffrey A. Brown’s directorial debut channels elements of classic body horror like Invasion of The Body Snatchers by way of H.P. Lovecraft’s Colour Out of Space in this story of a couple trying to survive an injured relationship. By

REVIEW: Disney+’s HAMILTON is an engaging and timely production to reflect on this 4th of July weekend.

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Director Thomas Kail’s filmed staged production of Hamilton will make a believer out of those who wondered what the fuss is all about in this vision of early America told with the flavor and influence of the present. When Hamilton

REVIEW: Hirokazu Kore-eda’s drama THE TRUTH reveals that even behind layers of artifice and resentment, a family can find itself again anew.

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Legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve commands the screen in this drama of family and relationships and allowing your walls to come down so you don’t lose them. In THE TRUTH, acclaimed Japanese writer and director Hirokazu Kore-eda makes his debut

VIDEO REVIEW: METAMORPHOSIS (2019) Shudder Exclusive South Korean Demon Possession Horror Movie

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Victor Moreno of CultFollowing.co reviews the new Shudder-exclusive South Korean Demon Possession Horror debuting on Shudder on July 2nd, 2020. Check out Victor’s thoughts in this video review! Check out more reviews on our channels at http://youtube.com/c/cultclassics Follow us on

VIDEO REVIEW: FILM REVIEW: SCREAM QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET! (2018) Horror Film Documentary

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Victor Moreno of CultFollowing.co reviews the new Shudder-exclusive horror-documentary SCREAM QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. Check out Victor’s thoughts in this video review! Check out more reviews on our channels at http://youtube.com/c/cultclassics Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/cultfollowing.co and

REVIEW: Kim Hong Sun’s METAMORPHOSIS uses possession as an interesting take on how unspoken tensions can destroy from within.

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A unique spin on The Exorcist, Metamorphosis follows a priest whose faith is broken after a deadly exorcism and the shapechanging demon that begins to haunt him and his family. The book with possession films largely begins and ends with

REVIEW: SCREAM, QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET is an honest portrayal of the price of screen infamy in 1980’s Hollywood

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SCREAM, QUEEN! follows the life and career of actor Mark Patton and how his role in Nightmare on Elm Street 2 derailed his career due to his homosexuality in the AIDS panic of the 1980s. When you look at the

REVIEW: THE 2020 ETHERIA FILM FESTIVAL showcases a rich and diverse array of new female voices in the horror genre.

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The online version of the yearly Etheria Film Festival serves up a great array of horror shorts from women in the horror genre that run the gamut from ruminations on the horrors of social media to a sassy computer waxing

REVIEW: UNDERTAKER: THE LAST RIDE is a fascinating look at the highs and lows of a legendary live perfomer trying to find the perfect moment to say goodbye.

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WWE Network’s 5 part Limited Series gives a deep insight into Mark Calaway, the man behind WWE’s legendary Undertaker character and his quest to find a proper ending for his storied career and character. Pro Wrestling, despite its scripted nature,

REVIEW: SCARE PACKAGE is the rare horror anthology film that really works.

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The past decade has seen a spate of low-budget horror anthologies from the ABC’s to V/H/S, SCARE PACKAGE succeeds at delivering a great and unique anthology concept with solid entries from start to finish. By and large, I’ve become less

REVIEW: 7500 is a tense psychological thriller that draws you in with a compelling lead performance

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Director Patrick Vollrath presents us with a nail-biting real-time film with a tremendous lead performance by Joseph Gordon Levitt. In airplane emergency signaling, the code for an airplane hijacking is 7500. Director Patrick Vollrath illustrates what such a scenario could

REVIEW: BE WATER underscores the cultural impact behind the rising star of Bruce Lee in the 60s and 70s through today

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Director Bao Nguyen’s 30 FOR 30 documentary on Bruce Lee traces the rise of Bruce Lee’s popularity through hard work in the ’60s and ’70s as juxtaposed through the tremendous social changes of the era and how that affected him.

REVIEW: Disney +’s ARTEMIS FOWL is a YA mess that is DOA

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Director Kenneth Branaugh’s long-gestating adaptation of the 2001 Young Adult fantasy novel is an incoherent hodge-podge of a film that struggles to entertain. One of my favorite shows of the last year was HBO’s adaptation of Phillip Pullman’s His Dark

REVIEW: Josephine Decker’s SHIRLEY gives us a harrowing and haunting look at the price of genius and creativity.

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Elizabeth Moss plays acclaimed horror author Shirley Jackson with fiendish aplomb in this fictionalized account of the creative process behind the writing of her novel Hangsaman. Shirley Jackson is one of the most acclaimed horror authors of the 20th century.