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On Julia Ducournau’s Raw (2016)

by Kayann Mitchell Debuting at Cannes and infamous for causing fainting spells during its screening at TIFF, Julia Ducournau’s meaty debut was bound to end up on my radar. I’d been chomping at the bit to finally see this French/Belgian gem. But I was crestfallen upon learning that Canada wouldn’t

On XX (2017)

by Kayann Mitchell Happening amazingly for the first time ever with XX we have four female writer directors, Roxanne Benjamin, Karyn Kusama, Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent), and Jovanka Vuckovic coming together to channel their creative ju-ju into four tales of horror and suspense. Let’s see what the Ladies have to

On Anna Foerster’s Underworld Blood Wars (2016)

by Kayann Mitchell I have seen ALL the Underworld series. And I am an unabashed fan of each one for exactly what they are. Fun thrill rides. Did Anna Foerster and add to the cannon with Underworld: Blood Wars? We open with Selene (Kate Beckinsale) still on the run from

On Andre Øvredal’s The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

by Kayann Mitchell I’m a massive fan of Andre Øvredal‘s Trollhunter. It was a fun bit of filmmaking. Highly recommended if you haven’t already seen it. Go forth now and do so. Its required viewing! This however is a different beast. We open on a murder scene that seems inexplicable to

On Adam Wingard’s Blair Witch (2016)

by Kayann Mitchell I am 41 so I saw The Blair Witch Project in theatres and it scared and traumatized me in equal measure. Back then when the internet was just a wee babe and not every single household had access, the ingenious marketing ensured that this micro budget scare

Kayann’s Best Horror Flicks of 2016

by Kayann Mitchell 1. Number one with a fucking bullet would have to be Robert Eggers’ haunting period horror piece The Witch. Moody and atmospheric the film is a study in tension that keeps wrenching up the stakes for all involved. Absolutely loved it. 2. Numero deux would have to

On Bo Mikkelsen’s What We Become (2015)

by Kayann Mitchell With Bo Mikkelsen‘s feature film debut we take another journey into the Nordic Twilight,Scandinavia’s emerging genre movement. This time instead of werewolves here we parlay with the shambling undead. The film opens in the picturesque suburb of Sorgenfri where we meet Gustav (Benjamin Engell) and his family

On Bryan Bertino’s The Monster

by Kayann Mitchell With The Monster we have Bryan Bertino‘s third trip to the director’s chair after his debut The Strangers and his sophomore effort Mockingbird. And here he has brought us his first creature feature. As it opens we see a young Lizzy (Ella Ballentine) fending for herself till

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 David F. Sandberg’s Lights Out (2016)

by Kayann Mitchell With Lights Out  David F. Sandberg brings his creepy acclaimed 3 minute horror short (from 2013) to the big screen as his feature film debut. Could it be as creepy as the original? Opening in a clothing factory we meet Paul (Billy Burke) closing up shop for

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