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In Emma Seligman's SHIVA BABY (2020), Rachel Sennott & others become trapped in "an infernal comedy of cringe", as they must repress their true identities and aspirations to keep up appearances at a Jewish post-funerary reception. 6.15pm tonight at The Prince Charles Cinema
02:04 AM - Nov 30, 2023
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"Steven J. Mihaljevich鈥檚 Australian gothic psychodrama brings dysfunction, delusion and denial to a home on the edge of a small town": VIOLETT (2023) brings its woman in trouble to Australian cinemas from 8 Dec https://projectedfigures.c...
01:42 AM - Nov 30, 2023
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"The choice is yours whether to see Brock Heasley鈥檚 feature debut as up-and-down romance, vehicular death dream, multiverse sci-fi or heavy-handed theodicean parable."
Of equal appeal to evangelists and ironists, THE SHIFT is in US cinemas from Friday
03:53 AM - Nov 29, 2023
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"This directorial debut of one 鈥楩rancis Coppola鈥 is a family gothic with an ingenious doctor/detective and proto-slasher tendencies": DEMENTIA 13 (1963) screens 5pm today on NYX UK https://projectedfigures.c...
09:11 AM - Nov 27, 2023
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Media invasion: THE WAR OF THE WORLDS: NEXT CENTURY (1981) "shows the state playing us all as semi-willing puppets to someone else鈥檚 script". Out now in part of Radiance's 3-disc Blu set of Piotr Szulkin's SF allegories. Capsule for LWL https://lwlies.com/article...
05:29 AM - Nov 27, 2023
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The worm turns... into a predatory raptor-like bird: S.S. Wilson's madcap creature sequel TREMORS 2: AFTERSHOCKS (1996) is now on 4K UHD/Blu via Arrow Video. Capsule for Little White Lies https://lwlies.com/article...
02:34 AM - Nov 27, 2023
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"Is death a species鈥 victory over an individual?": Shinji Somai's tempestuous, unsentimental coming-of-age film TYPHOON CLUB (1985) is on Blu from today via Third Window. Capsule for Little White Lies https://lwlies.com/article...
02:16 AM - Nov 27, 2023
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In Matt Vesely's locked-down mystery/psychodrama MONOLITH (2022), Lily Sullivan's podcasting protagonist "must either face 鈥 or efface 鈥 certain home truths for which only she has the black box." Screens 8.30pm tonight at Abertoir Horror Festival online.
04:11 AM - Nov 26, 2023
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Less is moor: Chris Cronin's cold-case mystery/folk horror THE MOOR "sees two people seeking the right location to bury their grief, guilt and gall". Screens 4pm today at Abertoir Horror Festival online. Don't miss this one! https://projectedfigures.c...
04:06 AM - Nov 26, 2023
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"Possession horror without the divine machinery": Nick Kozakis鈥 GODLESS (2023) "is trying not so much to frighten us into the pulpit as to open our minds to reason." Screens 3.30pm at Soho Horror Film Festival
03:59 AM - Nov 26, 2023
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"Now a farce, now a melodrama, now a tragedy, it is uproariously funny until it is not at all": Caye Casas' tense, darkly comic THE COFFEE TABLE (2022) shatters the comfort of character and viewer alike. Screens 1.20pm at Soho Horror Film Festival
03:54 AM - Nov 26, 2023
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"Pascal Plante鈥檚 courtroom drama/cyberthriller cross-examines the identity and motives of a woman obsessively observing a horrific murder trial": RED ROOMS blankly interrogates the ambiguities behind voyeurism.
Utterly haunting brainworm screens 7.30pm tonight at Abertoir Horror Festival online.
04:06 AM - Nov 25, 2023
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"disorienting psychodrama restages the traumas of a young woman in trouble who just wants to dance": Mercedes Bryce Morgan's FIXATION (2022) screens 5.45pm this evening at Soho Horror Film Festival https://projectedfigures.c...
03:56 AM - Nov 25, 2023
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"Anders Elsrud Hultgreen鈥檚 underground short blends microbiology, alchemy and the occult to show us our place in the cosmic sewer": SEPTICHEXEN (2023) screens 6.15pm tonight for TrashFilmFest at Bergen filmklubb - uavhengig kino siden 1961 https://projectedfigures.c...
03:31 AM - Nov 25, 2023
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W(h)erecat: Mary Dauterman's surreally transformative feature debut BOOGER (2023) "tracks a quietly grief-numbed woman who has lost that loving feline". Screens 11am today at Soho Horror Film Festival https://projectedfigures.c...
03:14 AM - Nov 25, 2023
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"Andrew Bowser鈥檚 comedy horror lets an arrested incel act out his occult fantasies": ONYX THE FORTUITOUS AND THE TALISMAN OF SOULS (2023) screens 10.50pm tonight at Soho Horror Film Festival https://projectedfigures.c...
03:38 AM - Nov 24, 2023
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"Intense, disorienting, unsettling, upsetting, polarising... also intelligent, moving and strangely transcendent": MARTYRS (2008) screens 6.30pm tonight at True Romance, Camden, followed by a Ghouls Magazine trauma panel (Zo毛 Rose Smith, Iona) https://projectedfigures.c...
03:00 AM - Nov 24, 2023
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Legless: Jesse Thomas Cook鈥檚 succession sci-fi comedy THE HYPERBOREAN (2023), written by and starring PONTYPOOL's Tony Burgess, "confronts a privileged family with its own drunken dysfunction". International premi猫re opens Soho Horror Film Festival 5.30pm tonight
02:46 AM - Nov 24, 2023
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Gender is confounded and genre rendered reflexive in Daniel Liatowitsch and David Todd Ocvirk's meta-slasher KOLOBOS (1999), on ArrowPlayer from today https://projectedfigures.c...
02:25 AM - Nov 24, 2023
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Shock rock doc: Rodney Ascher & David Lawrence's mesmerising THE EL DUCE TAPES (2019) presents a slippery self-styled deplorable. On ArrowPlayer from today. https://projectedfigures.c...
02:08 AM - Nov 24, 2023
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"sees the ruins of postwar Japan exposed to a monstrous restaging of wartime trauma": Takashi Yamazaki鈥檚 kaiju prequel GODZILLA MINUS ONE is in US cinemas 1 Dec, UK cinemas 15 Dec. Review for SciFiNow.
03:49 PM - Nov 23, 2023
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"a Midlands woman on a crooked, achronological path of vengeance": (p)review of Jonathan Zaurin鈥檚 small-town neorealist noir DERELICT (2024). Recommended. https://projectedfigures.c...
01:16 PM - Nov 23, 2023
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"a portrait of a particularly tenacious toxicity, as dedicated to denying itself as to draining others": David Farrier's doc MISTER ORGAN (2022) foregrounds an individual's pernicious gaslighting. On demand in US from today via Drafthouse Films
02:02 AM - Nov 21, 2023
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鈥渁 drug-taking couple checks in, drops out, eats in and works through what they really want鈥: John Ainslie鈥檚 trippy hotel psychothriller DO NOT DISTURB (2022) is on US VOD release from today via Dark Star Pictures. It disturbs...
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01:56 AM - Nov 21, 2023
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"an alienated second generation of Asian-Americans doing crimes and making rhymes": Eunice Lau's documentary A-TOWN BOYZ (2023) is on Prime Video and Tubi in the US and Canada https://projectedfigures.c...
01:30 PM - Nov 20, 2023
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Tony Randel's labyrinthine HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II (1988) self-consciously mirrors Barker's original while going deeper into its psychosexual horrors. On ArrowPlayer from today. https://projectedfigures.c...
02:23 AM - Nov 20, 2023
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"the film is only playing stupid, while its reality is rather more sophisticated": James Signorelli's postmodern ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK (1988), starring the great Cassandra Peterson, is on ArrowPlayer from today. https://projectedfigures.c...
02:17 AM - Nov 20, 2023
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"The signs are posted all over town": adapted by Tony Burgess from his own unfilmable novel, Bruce McDonald's PONTYPOOL (2008) plays bewildered DJ to a Saussurean apocalypse. My fave 21st-c. horror, on US Shudder from today. https://projectedfigures.c...
02:13 AM - Nov 20, 2023
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In Paris Zarcilla's modern gothic feature debut RAGING GRACE, "a Filipino carer tries to make a home for herself and her daughter in her employers鈥 dysfunctional houses". Screens today 9pm tonight at Abertoir Horror Festival. Review for SciFiNow
04:40 AM - Nov 19, 2023
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"Rainer (NOVEMBER) Sarnet鈥檚 hard-rocking, genre-crossing kung fu comedy sends a holy fool on an (un)orthodox spiritual journey in occupied Estonia": THE INVISIBLE FIGHT (N脛HTAMATU V脮ITLUS) (2023) screens 5.45pm today at P脰FF | Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
04:37 AM - Nov 19, 2023
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