[PANIC FEST] Reviews, Vol. 1: Benny Loves You, Red Snow, An Ideal Host

I "attended" my very first Panic Fest via their virtual screenings this year, and I was incredibly impressed by the wide variety of films on offer, both feature-length and short. I'll be doing a collection of reviews from the fest right here, so be sure to check back!...

[SXSW] Cleave Unto JAKOB’S WIFE

JAKOB'S WIFE TRAVIS STEVENS Pastor Jakob Fedder’s wife does have a name. Unfortunately, Anne (Barabara Crampton) suffers from Perfect Wife Syndrome. She’s a supportive force at her husband’s (Larry Fessenden) church, she works out every morning, and she makes sure her...

[SXSW] BROADCAST SIGNAL INTRUSION: Come for the References.

"BROADCAST SIGNAL INTRUSION" Dir. JACOB GENTRY James (Harry Shum Jr.) has a tedious job of cataloging old broadcast tapes as a video archivist, often of local news stations. One night, strange and disturbing footage of someone wearing a wig and rubber mask and using...

[SXSW] “WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED:” A New Standard in Horror Documentaries

"WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED: A HISTORY OF FOLK HORROR" KIER-LA JANISSE SEVERIN FILMS Directed, written, and produced by film scholar Kier-La Janisse (founder of The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies and author of a stack of essential film books, including...

Horror Down Under: BETTER WATCH OUT (2016)

Welcome to the 13th edition of Horror Down Under, a column series in which I review horror films from my home country of Australia. The purpose of this column will be that it will act as a showcase for various horror related film projects that have been made Australia...

[Nightmares Film Festival 2019] Day Three Recap

Columbus, OH -- Saturday, October 26, day three of Nightmares Film Festival was set to be the longest day of the fest but we were there at 10am bracing ourselves for a diverse schedule of amazing features and short films that would take us to 4am by the end. For the...

[Nightmares Film Festival 2019] Day Two Recap

For Friday, October 25, day two of Nightmares Film Festival was off to an early start with the first slot programmed at 9am. On little sleep our crew from Chicago made it in time for Daniel Isn't Real (2019, dir. Adam Egypt Mortimer, USA), the first feature of the...

[Nightmares Film Festival 2019] Opening Night Recap

Nightmares Film Festival 2019 got off to a killer start on Thursday, Oct 24th at the Gateway Film Center in Columbus, OH. The excitement was buzzing through the air as the cinema lobby swarmed with attendees amped for their first taste of 2019 programming. This being...

NIGHTMARES FILM FESTIVAL Celebrates 4th Year with Stellar Line-up

Nightmares Film Festival returns to Gateway Film Center for 4 days of horror films and genre features kicking off Oct 24.

[Fantastic Fest 2019] – Second Half Highlights

Fantastic Fest is split in two and I’ve highlighted a handful of films in each half worthy of your attention. Below are the films that really made an impact.

Horror Down Under: NIGHT OF FEAR (1973)

Horror Down Under: NIGHT OF FEAR (1973)

Welcome to the 12th edition of Horror Down Under, a column series in which I review horror films from my home country of Australia. The purpose of this column will be that it will act as a showcase for various horror related film projects that have been made Australia...

Horror Down Under: RAZORBACK (1984)

Horror Down Under: RAZORBACK (1984)

Welcome to the 11th edition of Horror Down Under, a column series in which I review horror films from my home country of Australia. The purpose of this column will be that it will act as a showcase for various horror related film projects that have been made Australia...

Bede’s Top 10 Horror Films Of 2018

Bede’s Top 10 Horror Films Of 2018

I know, I know. I know what you are all are thinking. We're three months into 2019, isn't it a little late post a top 10 horror films of 2018 list? Yes, that is indeed true. I actually did have planned to write and post this list online around late January/early...