Tag: genre

On Jonas Alexander Arnby’s When Animals Dream (2014)

by Kayann Mitchell Part of an emerging Scandinavian genre scene known as Nordic Twilight (Let The Right One In, Troll Hunter, What We Become), When Animals Dream is Jonas Alexander Arnby‘s stunning and moody directorial debut. The film opens with Marie (Sonia Suhl) visiting the local doctor because of a

On Richard Bates Jr.’s Trash Fire (2016)

by Kayann Mitchell I don’t know if y’all had the opportunity to see the fantastic little film Excision when it debuted in 2012. Richard Bates Jr.‘s blood soaked horror gem. If not, go, now, and behold greatness, I’ll wait… Did you go? Good! Because that should have you ready to

On Jordan Gallan’s Ava’s Possessions (2015)

by Kayann Mitchell Welcome to Ava’s Possessions, an interesting and innovative take on the demon possession genre. It is something of a welcome relief given all The Exorcist clones and knock-offs we’ve been subjected to over the last 43 years. And thank Naphula for that. When we first meet Ava (Louisa

On Robert Eggers’ The Witch (2015)

by Kayann Mitchell My anticipation for this film knew no bounds. I caught its scent in January 2015 after its debut at The Sundance Film Festival where it won rave reviews from critics and fans alike. I HAD to be a part of the groundswell of appreciation for what was seemingly

On Jason Lei Howden’s Deathgasm (2015)

by Kayann Mitchell “Not today Satan,” is probably what the protagonists of Deathgasm should have shouted before the credits began to roll. Sadly for them they didn’t. That’s wonderfuck  for us because this film is a fucking blast from start to finish! Black metal, gorgeous characters, demons, and buckets full

On the Paz Brothers’ Jeruzalem (2015)

by Kayann Mitchell Israeli genre so far hasn’t let me down with the likes of Rabies and Big Bad Wolves. So I was fairly chuffed about their latest offering Jeruzalem. However, my boner deflated somewhat when I realized I’d be tortured with yet ANOTHER found footage movie. Can we please

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