Charlie Cargile

Indianapolis based Horror journalist. Lover of most things Horror (especially Indie), Pop Punk and the strange and unusual.

It’s Just a Game (2018) Movie Review

Growing up, there was one thing that truly terrified me, and that was Bloody Mary. When I was in first grade, a friend told me the story of Bloody Mary and about the game used to summon her, and to this day, I am still terrified of mirrors. So when …

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The Taxidermist (2018) Movie Review

How far would you go to save your child? Most parents would be willing to go to the ends of the earth, although arguably not as far as Leo, the protagonist of Luke Ramer’s indie horror film, The Taxidermist. Synopsis: Leo is a struggling artist, who falls upon hard times. …

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German Fantasy ‘Snowflake’ (2017) Blu-Ray Review

A little over a year ago, one of my fellow PopHorror writers reviewed the German crime fantasy Snowflake (you can read that review here), which I thought sounded like an absolute blast, and I couldn’t wait to see it. After a long wait, Snowflake was finally released by Artsploitation Films, and …

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A Message From Indie Production Company Studio 605…

I’ve been a huge fan of Studio 605 for the past few years and have reviewed a lot of their projects. Recently, it was announced that Studio 605’s Travis Wilson was now part of Shawn Burkett and Ryan Stacy’s Concept Media. When I heard the news, I was curious what …

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Best News of the Year: Concept Media is Expanding!!!

I’ve been a huge fan of Shawn Burkett and Concept Media since I first watched Don’t F*ck in the Woods two years ago. I love everything they do. Recently it was announced that we will be getting many more projects from Concept Media due to a recent expansion. Read on for …

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Christmas Blood (2017) Movie Review

Christmas Blood is a film I have been looking forward to since first hearing about it several months ago, as Christmas horror films are one of my favorite horror subgenres. The other day, I finally got the opportunity to check out Christmas Blood, and I’ve got to say, I was pretty …

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A New Indie Horror Holiday Classic: Mrs. Claus (2018) Movie Review

I’ve been following Troy Escamilla’s work (read our interview with him here) since I first started writing for PopHorror, just after he had recently finished his first feature, Party Night.(you can read our review here). It wasn’t long after that I backed his second feature, Stirring (read our review here), on Kickstarter. …

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Tory Jones’ ‘Angel’ (2018) Movie Review

Having become a fan of Tory Jones after covering his previous film, The Wicked One, I have covered his latest project, Angel, since Day 1. From announcement to crowdfunding articles to poster/trailer reveals to cast and crew interviews, we’ve covered it. With each bit of news, I got more hyped up for …

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A Brilliant Monster (2018) Movie Review

How far would you go to be successful? How much are you willing to sacrifice? These are they themes that A Brilliant Monster deals with. While this subject has been covered in other films over the years, this film covers this subject well on a microbudget, which is not an …

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Studio 605’s ‘Cinematic Reality’ (2018) Movie Review

When Studio 605 announced Cinematic Reality, I was excited for a new film but shocked by the fact that it would be a departure from the indie horror they are known for (though not a huge stretch, as the film is a thriller). It’s been a long wait for Cinematic …

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