Tuesday, October 31, 2023

TALK TO ME (2023) Movie Review Round Table

TALK TO ME (2023) d. Danny Philippou /Michael Philippou

Join AC and his awesome panel of guests (Ian Simmons, Ben Beard, Michelle Courvais, Scott Trudel, Cati Glidewell aka The Blonde in Front) as they... WAIT FOR IT... talk to me about this Australian supernatural horror sensation that has been buzzing since it premiered at Sundance in January. When it finally hit screens this summer, audiences and critics rejoiced at the arrival of a new twist on the old "don't mess with the ouija board" trope. Providing solid thrills and solid subtext and metaphor throughout, this is a great way to bring October to a close.

Monday, October 30, 2023

WHEN EVIL LURKS (2023) Round Table Movie Review

WHEN EVIL LURKS (2023) d. Demian Rugna

Join AC and his awesome panel of guests (Jason Coffman, Tim Palace, S.A. Bradley, Jon Kitley) as they discuss this masterwork of dread and suspense from Argentinian writer/director Demian Rugnar, who follows up his incredible 2017 supernatural chiller Terrified with a tale of possession that goes darker than any Blumhouse Exorcist sequel would dare. Hold onto your hats, folks. This one's a doozy.

Sunday, October 29, 2023

A WOUNDED FAWN (2022) Round Table Movie Review

A WOUNDED FAWN (2022) d. Travis Stevens

Join AC and his awesome panel of guests (Nicole Mikuzis, Ashley Lamers) as they discuss the finer points of combining a slasher film with Greek tragedy, which is exactly what writer/director Stevens manages to do.

Saturday, October 28, 2023

HATCHING (aka PAHANHAUTOJA) (2022) Round Table Movie Review

HATCHING (aka PAHANHAUTOJA) (2022) d. Hanna Bergholm

Join AC and his awesome panel of guests (Josh Zagoren, Mandy Walsh) for a superlative-laced conversation about writer/director Hanna Bergholm's remarkable feature debut. Aspiring gymnast Tinja (the astonishing Siiri Solalinna) tries desperately to please her perfectionist mother. Upon discovering a strange egg in the forest, she brings it home and what emerges will change all of their lives forever.

Friday, October 27, 2023



Join AC and his awesome panel of guests (S.A. Bradley, Nile Arena, Aaron AuBuchon, Christianne Benedict, Gavin Schmitt) as we attempt to wrap our collective heads around the breadth of films covered in this astonishing documentary, subtitled "A History of Folk Horror" from author and mystical conduit to awesomeness, Kier-la Janisse. Keep your notepads handy, because you'll be writing down titles like a fiend! We also chat about the fantastic box set, All The Haunts Be Ours, now available from Severin Films.

Thursday, October 26, 2023

TERRIFIER (2016)/TERRIFIER 2 (2022) Round Table Movie Review

TERRIFIER (2016)/TERRIFIER 2 (2022) d. Damien Leone

Join AC and his awesome panel of guests (Ryan Olson, Robin Graves, Dan Kiggins) as they take on the first double feature of Scare-a-Thon 2023! It's a double dose of the surprise horror icon Art the Clown, who made his debut way back in 2011 in writer/director/SFX man Damien Leone's short, and later in the 2013 anthology effort All Hallow's Eve. We chat about Art's impact on modern horror, the developing mythos, and, of course, ALL THAT GORE.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023



Join AC and his awesome panel of guests (Chad Hawks, Anna Maurya, Grant Kuchan, Alan Tromp, Jon Kitley) for an amazing discussion about the amazing new Rondo Award-winning documentary about The Gentleman of Horror, Boris Karloff. From his early years in England to his theatrical trials and travails in Canada to his journeyman days in Hollywood to his star-making turn as the Frankenstein Monster, Hamilton and a cadre of distinguished talking heads regale this legendary genre icon. Fun facts abound!

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

HUESERA: THE BONE WOMAN (2022) Round Table Movie Review

HUESERA: THE BONE WOMAN (2022) d. Michelle Garza Cervera

Join AC and his awesome panel of guests (Christianne Benedict, Robin Graves, Cati Glidewell aka @theblondeinfront ) as they travel to Mexico for this extraordinary debut feature from director/co-writer Garza, telling the story of a young expectant mother (Natalia Solián) who begins having disturbing visions. A finger in the eye of traditional family values and a solidly scary (and thought-provoking) flick as well.

Monday, October 23, 2023

THE INNOCENTS (2021) Round Table Movie Review

THE INNOCENTS (2021) d. Eskil Vogt

Join AC and his awesome panel of guests (Jon Kitley, Mark Easteadt, S.A. Bradley) for this incredible slow-burn slice of Norwegian horror. When a family moves into a housing community during the dog days of summer, their children strike up relationships with the few remaining youngsters not on vacation. Surprises and suspense follow, with joyful and dark moments in equal measure. An unsung gem.

Sunday, October 22, 2023

WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE (2018) Round Table Movie Review


Join AC and his awesome panel of guests (Christianne Benedict, Grant Kuchan) as they celebrate this outstanding screen adaptation of Shirley Jackson's celebrated novel. Ostracized from their community, the Blackwood sisters live with their Uncle Julian in their morbid mansion, but things change when a handsome and charming relative appears on their doorstep and changes the family dynamic. Gorgeous and atmospheric.

Saturday, October 21, 2023

THE WITCH IN THE WINDOW (2018) Round Table Movie Review

THE WITCH IN THE WINDOW (2018) d. Andy Mitton

Join AC and his awesome panel of guests (S.A. Bradley, Gert Verbeeck, Stephany Perez) for a fantastic and phantastic discussion about writer/director Mitton's (Yellowbrickroad, We Go On) 2018 haunted house venture that sees a father and son bonding through the renovation of an old house with a dark past. What could have been a standard and effective chiller about things that go bump in the night becomes something much richer come the final credits crawl.

Friday, October 20, 2023

SKINAMARINK (2022) Round Table Movie Review

SKINAMARINK (2022) d. Kyle Edward Ball

Join AC and his awesome panel of guests (Josh Zagoren, Dominic Conti, Adam Witt, Anna Maurya, Jess Ader) as they barrel into the divisive and fascinating microbudget sensation that is Skinamarink. The online description of "Two children wake up in the middle of the night to find their father is missing, and all the windows and doors in their home have vanished." doesn't even begin to hint at the weirdness on display in this defiantly unconventional approach to filmmaking. It's a great discussion, and we welcome your opinions as well!

Thursday, October 19, 2023

INFINITY POOL (2023) Round Table Movie Review

INFINITY POOL (2023) d. Brandon Cronenberg

Join AC and his awesome panel of guests (Mackenzie Parker, Jess Ader, Dodd Alley) as they contemplate a vacationland where morality and humanity are called into question, or simply not called at all. Alexander Skarsgard and Mia Goth star in this brain-melting, soul-searing descent into decay from Canadian director Brandon Cronenberg.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

SPEAK NO EVIL (2022) Round Table Movie Review

SPEAK NO EVIL (2022) d. Christian Tafdrup

Join AC and his awesome panel of guests (Dodd Alley, Stephany Perez, Vanessa Morgan) as they take a trip into the horrors of "being polite." When a Danish couple, Bjorn and Louise, agree to stay with a Dutch couple, Patrick and Karin, after meeting on vacation in Tuscany, what was intended to be an idyllic weekend slowly starts unraveling as the Danes find their boundaries pushed to the breaking point. Red flags abound!

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

RENFIELD (2023) Round Table Movie Review

RENFIELD (2023) d. Chris Mckay

Join AC and his awesome panel of guests (Kevin Matthews, Eric Fritzius, Eric Anderson, Daniel Millhouse, Mandy Walsh) as they sink their teeth into this hilarious action horror comedy starring Nicolas Cage, Nicholas Hoult, and Awkwafina. What's a vampire's familiar to do when they recognize they are in a toxic relationship? That's the dilemma Robert Renfield (Hoult) has to face in modern-day New Orleans, and it's an utterly delightful love letter to the bloodsucking classics of old and the social politics of now.

Monday, October 16, 2023

WATCHER (2022) Round Table Movie Review

WATCHER (2022) d. Chloe Okuno

Join AC and his awesome panel of guests (Adam Rockoff, Ashley Lamers, Mackenzie Parker, Stephany Perez, Cati Glidewell aka @theblondeinfront) as they discuss this astonishing debut feature from Chloe Okuno which combines Hitchcockian suspense with timely "believe the woman" social commentary. Maika Munroe stars as a young married woman who accompanies her husband to Romania, where she soon comes to suspect she's being targeted by a mysterious figure across the alleyway.

Sunday, October 15, 2023

HELLBENDER (2021) Round Table Movie Review

HELLBENDER (2021) d. John Adams / Zelda Adams / Toby Poser

Join AC and his awesome panel of guests (Jon Kitley, Aaron AuBuchon, Cati Glidewell aka The Blonde in Front) as they get witchy with the Adams Family, the New York-based familial filmmaking collective that gave us 2019's The Deeper You Dig. This time, it's a coming-of-age story of a teenager (Zelda Adams) and her mother (Toby Poser) living in an isolated wooded area where ancient gifts and curses arrive with the changing seasons. Spring eats Winter, Summer eats Spring, and so on....

Saturday, October 14, 2023

THE OUTWATERS (2022) Round Table Movie Review

THE OUTWATERS (2022) d. Robbie Banfitch

Join AC and Hellbent for Horror's S.A. Bradley as they dive deep into this found-footage mind-bender that is by turns fascinating, frustrating, interminable, and surprisingly thought-provoking. When a group of friends head out into the Mojave Desert to shoot a music video, their world is transformed forever, and with only a few abandoned SD cards to tell the tale.

Friday, October 13, 2023

DEADSTREAM (2022) Round Table Movie Review

DEADSTREAM (2022) d. Joseph Winter / Vanessa Winter

Join AC and his awesome panel of guests (Chris Scales, Kevin Matthews, Robin Graves) as they celebrate this award-winning combo of snickers and shrieks. When online personality Shawn Ruddy (co-writer/co-director Joseph Winter) attempts to win back his fading following by spending the night in a haunted house and capturing the experience via a livestream event, the stage is set for murder, monsters, and mayhem that recalls the early films of Sam Raimi.

Thursday, October 12, 2023

SATOR (2019) Round Table Movie Review

SATOR (2019) d. Jordan Graham

Join AC and his awesome panel of guests (Eric Fritzius, Mandy Walsh) as they celebrate this microbudget slow-burn wonder created by wunderkind Jordan Graham. Set in a isolated backwoods location, a family struggles to understand the mysteries of the titular entity, a malevolent spirit seemingly intent on possessing all of them. With atmosphere to burn and a singular artistic vision, Graham slowly lures us in to deliver a rewarding and haunting experience not to be missed.

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

M3GAN (2022) Round Table Movie Review

M3GAN (2022) d. Gerard Johnstone

Join AC and his awesome panel of guests (Chris Scales, Gert Verbeeck, Bryan Martinez, Dan Kiggins) as they celebrate everyone's new favorite "friend to the end" from director Gerard Johnstone (Housebound) and screenwriter Akela Cooper (Malignant). More than just a twist on Child's Play, this creepy doll movie offers equal dollops of horror, humor, and social commentary, and nails all three.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

THE SADNESS (2021) Movie Review Round Table

THE SADNESS (2021) d. Rob Jabbaz

Join AC and his awesome panel of guests (Derrick Carey, Aaron AuBuchon, Cati Glidewell aka The Blonde in Front, and Stephany Perez) as they tackle one of the most outrageous outings in the "infection" subgenre. The Taiwanese film, The Sadness, winner of Best Picture and Best Director at Fantastic Fest, sees a young couple trying to reunite amid a city ravaged by a plague that turns its victims into deranged, bloodthirsty sadists and sexual deviants. Strap in, folks, it's is going to be a wild one!

Monday, October 9, 2023

HOST (2020) Round Table Movie Review

HOST (2020) d. Rob Savage

Join AC and his awesome panel of guests (Eric Fritzius, Josh Zagoren, Dan Kiggins, and Mackenzie Parker) as they cower in the corners of their boxes, in honor of "the most 2020 horror film ever." When an online séance goes wrong, a group of young English folk find themselves dealing with a supernatural menace that has unleashed itself onto their wavelength.

Sunday, October 8, 2023

SHARKSPLOITATION (2023) Round Table Movie Review

SHARKSPLOITATION (2023) d. Stephen Scarlata

Join AC and his awesome panel of guests (Jon Kitley, Larry Sternshein, Kevin Matthews) as they dish with the fish, discussing this fantastic documentary that chronicles and analyzes filmgoers' fascination with seeing our favorite fin-and-fanged antagonists terrorizing the masses. A wave of talking heads ranging from marine biologists to schlockmeisters dole out the commentary, with an abundance of classic clips and quips. Great fun.

Saturday, October 7, 2023

PEARL (2022) Round Table Movie Review

PEARL (2022) d. Ti West

Join AC and his awesome panel of guests (Nicole Mikuzis, Nile Arena, Dodd Alley, Eric Anderson) as they discuss this Technicolor-hued prequel to the surprise 2022 hit X. Mia Goth returns as Pearl, a young, frustrated, and potentially homicidal Texas farm wife with big dreams and a bigger pitchfork, and director West (who co-wrote the screenplay with Goth) does an excellent job balancing the laughs and the lunacy. One of the best horror efforts of 2022.