[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...

[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.

[Fantastic Fest 2019] THE MORTUARY COLLECTION

The Mortuary Collection is a thrilling horror anthology offering a good balance between the frightful stories and grisly imagery with solid performances throughout.

[Fantastic Fest 2019] – First Half Highlights

With another Fantastic Fest Film Festival in the bag, my tenth year attending, I’m thrilled to share some of best movies from the fest. For those not familiar, Fantastic Fest is an annual genre film festival held in Austin, TX and this year was the 15th anniversary....

[Fantastic Fest 2019] Quick Bites 2: The Quickening

The new batch of mini-Fantastic Fest reviews! As before, these are 2019 releases unless otherwise noted and spoiler-free. The Ship of Monsters (1960) Directed by Rogelio A. González, written by José María Fernández Unsáin. From Mexico. Secret words: Aliens. Creatures....

[Fantastic Fest 2019] Quick Bites: The First Round

My first Fantastic Fest was jam-packed full of genre films from multiple countries, and I had the time of my life exhausting myself to see as many as possible. That ended up adding up to two screeners, 30 films in the theater, and a feature-length shorts program. I...

[Fantastic Fest 2019] SYNCHRONIC: Everything Costs

“The buildings never fall down. They are the teeth of the town. They crush us up in the grind. The meat and bone of the mind.” There are a lot of exciting things about the still-young careers of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, but a big one is how markedly stronger...

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...

Horror Down Under: NEXT OF KIN (1982)

Horror Down Under: NEXT OF KIN (1982)

Welcome to the 10th 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: UNDEAD (2003)

Horror Down Under: UNDEAD (2003)

Welcome to the 9th 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: PATRICK (1978)

Horror Down Under: PATRICK (1978)

Welcome to the 8th 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: DARK AGE (1987)

Horror Down Under: DARK AGE (1987)

Welcome to the 7th 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...

SXSW 2018: Thursday through Saturday

SXSW 2018: Thursday through Saturday

Back at SXSW again covering the film festival for The Screamcast. I’ll be posting brief rundowns, in order seen, of the screenings. I will try not to reveal too much (most of these films have not yet been made available to outside audiences), but rather give a general...

2017 Monster Fest Recap

2017 Monster Fest Recap

Hey, everyone! Welcome to my recap of Monster Fest 2017, which I rundown all the films that I saw the festival this year. For all you out there who don’t know what Monster Fest is, its an annual horror and genre themed Australian film festival that has been held in my adoptive home city of Melbourne since 2011. Every year many genre themed feature-length/short films from both here in Australia and all over the world are showcased at the festival over the course of four days in November (which was held between the 23rd to the 26th).