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Fantasia Fest 2018: The Old Woman Who Hid Her Fear Under the Stairs – Movie Review

the old woman who hid her fear under the stairs

Anxiety is a monster. Even on two separate medications for my own anxiety disorder, the illness is still prone to snarl its teeth and tear at my throat from time to time. Fear and dread are my life partners, and they’re both stone-cold bitches who are nearly impossible to live …

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Fantasia Fest 2018: ‘Brothers’ Nest’ is a Pitch Black Family Affair

brothers' nest

Our coverage of Fantasia Fest 2018 continues with Clayton Jacobson’s Brothers’ Nest, a pitch black comedy about brothers who are planning the elaborately detailed murder of their stepfather, hoping to inspire their dying mother to include them in her last will and testament.  Though it sounds far from funny on …

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Fantasia Fest 2018: ‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ Will Rattle You

tigers are not afraid

Fantasia Film Festival is underway, and if you’re attending, you may want to invest in a box of Kleenex before seeing Tigers Are Not Afraid (Spanish title: Vuelven). The profoundly moving film comes from writer/director Issa López, and follows a group of young children who have been personally victimized by the Mexican drug …

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Fantasia Fest 2018: ‘One Cut of the Dead’ is a Different Kind of Zombie Film

one cut of the dead

One Cut of the Dead simply can’t be reviewed without spoilers, so continue no further if you want to remain spoiler-free. Zombie films hold a special place in my heart. As someone who frequently comfort-watches Night of the Living Dead in order to unwind before bed, I’ve yet to fall …

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Fantasia Fest 2018: Daniel Robbins’ ‘Pledge’ is Utterly Insane – Movie Review


The horror movie, Pledge, just recently had its premiere at the 2018 Fantasia International Film Festival. Before going into this film, I didn’t know much about it beyond its title. As always, Fantasia doesn’t disappoint. But is it worth checking out? This horror thriller is directed by Daniel Robbins and is written …

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Fantasia Fest 2018: ‘The Witch in the Window’

the witch in the window

The Fantasia International Film Festival is known for its greatness, and 2018 is proving to be one of the best years yet for them. So many amazing films have premiered including the highly anticipated, The Witch in the Window. If you enjoy a spooky, heartfelt ghost story, then this one …

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Fantasia Fest 2018: ‘The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot’

The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot

In regard to all-time great movie titles, The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot doesn’t really pose an argument as much as end the discussion completely. It’s the most beautiful collection of words that have ever been strung together, honestly. The title is badass, straightforward… and still, somehow, totally …

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