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Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021, Canada / Germany) Review

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021, Canada / Germany) Review

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City brings all the original characters from the video game series (specifically Resident Evil 1 & 2), like Leon Kennedy, Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Albert Wesker, Sherry Birkin, William Birkin, and many others.

“Witness the beginning of evil.”

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Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014, Norway / Iceland) Review

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014, Norway / Iceland) Review

Like the tagline, you shouldn’t take this film seriously. If you’re a horror fan who has never seen this sequel before, I would recommend it. There’s plenty of humour where you don’t expect it, great fight scenes, and it’s bonkers in a way only an independent film can be.

“The sequel you did Nazi coming…”

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Ditched (2021, Canada) Review

Ditched (2021, Canada) Review

Ditched delivers stomach-churning exploitation whilst flirting thematically with social-horror, but it is the classic “fuck you” ending that will linger with you long after the closing credits; feeling like a .44 caliber projectile piercing your brain.

“Tonight, each one of you is going to die, because… you deserve it.”

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Beast Within (aka Hunter’s Moon) (2019, USA / Canada) Danse Macabre DVD Review

Beast Within (aka Hunter's Moon) (2019, USA / Canada) Danse Macabre DVD Review

When will I learn that a great premise doesn’t necessarily mean a film will be great or even good. Just like the enjoyable Werewolves Within, the similarly titled Beast Within is a werewolf whodunit that references the party game. However, that is where the similarities end. The acting in Beast Within is woeful. There is no emotion, no chemistry, and no believability in most of the characters. When the werewolf is finally revealed, that particular character becomes a bit more three-dimensional and believable. I don’t know how much of the film’s issues lie with the bad writing or directing.

“It’s no longer a game.”

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Attack of the Cat People (2021, Australia) Review

Attack of the Cat People (2021, Australia) Review

Taking inspiration from the atomic age of cinema, Attack of the Cat People is a delightful homage to 1940/50s horror schlock. But rather than science run amok, Black Cat Film Productions‘ tale of terror focuses on a natural disaster. After crashing into the ocean, a meteorite is observed floating on its surface, developing flora and fauna at an accelerated rate. Becoming its own small island of sorts, an expedition to the meteorite is organised by Dr. Elliot in order to collect samples and analyse its mysterious inhabitants: cat-like creatures resembling the pre-historic sabertooth tiger.

“Straight out of the unknown!”

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Slumber Party Massacre (2021, South Africa) Review

Slumber Party Massacre (2021, South Africa) Review

When I first heard about this film I thought it was a sequel to The Slumber Party Massacre (1982). When I finally watched the rebooted Slumber Party Massacre, I was quite surprised but ultimately disappointed in this production. The film initially opens with a retro flashback of what happened 25 years earlier. A group of teenage girls travel to a cabin in the woods for a slumber party. They are having the time of their lives eating pizza, guzzling beers, you know, just the usual stuff! Unknowingly, driller killer Russ Thorn lurks outside, attacking and killing the girls one by one!

“You know the drill!”

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Your Flesh, Your Curse (2017, Denmark) Review

Your Flesh, Your Curse (2017, Denmark) Review

Kasper Juhl’s Your Flesh, Your Curse fits neatly into the extreme category – but on the level of something approaching or trying to attain a more respectable degree of cinema, and one that doesn’t necessarily use the term extreme and underground as an excuse to display as much depravity and degradation normally associated with this area of film. The story follows the troubled character of Juliet, a young woman who loves to spend most of her time with her friends getting drunk and high – which seems to have been founded on a troubled and sexually abused past.

“Embrace the suffering.”

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The Dead of Night Film Festival 2021 Review

The Dead of Night Film Festival 2021 Review

After last year’s ‘Virtual Edition’ of The Dead of Night Film Festival, we finally got a traditional DoNFF in 2021, returning with a weird and wonderful selection of horror films.

“6 horrific feature films, 18 terrifying short movies, 2 insightful Q&As.”

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