Espressivo short film coming from Anthony Raus

Our friend Anthony Raus has another short film, this time it’s Lynchian in his inspiration for the film. They are currently almost finished shooting the short film and currently raising funds for the film.

Espressivo tells the story of a composer attempting to create, but there is no music, only a cacophony of sound flooding his entire existence. He’s about to find out what happens when life (and your own self-loathing) prevent you from doing the thing you love.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11697210/?ref_=nm_knf_i2

https://www.facebook.com/EspressivoMovie/

http://www.espressivomovie.com

Vivarium Review

Ah, 2020 has already been great for a thinking person horror. First with Color Out of Space, Gretel and Hansel, The Lodge, The Invisible Man and now here comes the mind-blowing genre-bending thriller that is a mix of The Prisoner with Alfred Hitchcock themes.

I flat out adored everything about this film starring Imogen Poots(Green Room, Popstar) and Jesse Eisenberg(The Social Network, Zombieland) both give top-notch performances Imogen Poots gives a case that this might be her best work to date. Jesse also continues his hot streak with Zombieland 2: Double Tap and The Art of Self Defense. The acting is superb and brilliant here, it could be used in college courses for future aspiring actors.

The plot is very unique and follows a couple travel to a suburban neighbourhood in which all the houses look identical. But when they try to leave the labyrinth-like development, each road mysteriously takes them back to where they started. It’s a mind-bender of a film that is simply one of the years best science fiction horror thrillers of the year this far. It does have a required taste for its audience if you enjoyed the previous films at the top of the review you should find this a real treat. It’s one of my favorites of the year.

Overall grade:

4.5/5 stars

VFW Fright Fest review

VFW is an ’80s horror fan dream, the new film directed by Joe Begos and starring the great Stephen Lang(Avatar, Don’t Breathe) also features a who-who of stars from ’80s horror cinema. This is easily one of my favorite horror films of 2020 already and we’re not even through with the first quarter of the year.

VFW surprisingly has a heavy heart played by its actors who just dominate their screen time, some of the dialogue in the VFW before things get gory has somewhat of a Kevin Smith sentimental value to it, which is surprising to see and a breath of fresh air.

Stephen Lang delivers such an admirable performance here it’s one a lot of fans of grindhouse movies will appreciate. VFW is a perfect homage to all the great ‘70s and ‘80s grindhouse films we miss seeing today.

Synopsis:

A typical night for veterans at a VFW turns into an all-out battle for survival when a desperate teen runs into the bar with a bag of stolen drugs. When a gang of violent punks come looking for her, the vets use every weapon at their disposal to protect the girl and themselves from an unrelenting attack.

VFW is available on Digital Download now

Overall grade:

5/5 stars

Disappearance at Clifton Hill Review

Disappearance at Clifton Hill is a superb film, directed by Albert Shin. Shin created a great slow-burn mystery. Some of our readers may be turned off by the pacing of the film and with it not being a full-blown horror film like most of our readers want. It’s still an edge of your seat mystery thriller.

Tuppence Middleton really gives a strong performance as Abby, a troubled woman with a checkered past. The film also works out as a fictional true-crime story which is my bread and butter, it works gorgeously here. David Cronenberg also gives a great supporting turn here and should be recognized for his acting in more films, he was really underrated in Clive Barker’s Nightbreed.

The film never struggles with it’s pacing as it knows through and through it’s a slow-burn film. As I previously said if you hate slow-burn films you should stay away but fans of mystery thrillers should have a thrill with this film.

Synopsis:

Following the death of her mother, Abby (Tuppence Middleton), a troubled young woman with a checkered past, returns to her hometown of Niagara Falls and the dilapidated motel her family used to run. While there, she finds herself drawn once again into a mystery that has haunted her since childhood

Overall grade:

3.5/5 stars

Swallow Review

Swallow is a new film by Carlo Mirabella-Davis starring Haley Bennet. For me, it was a little bit of a mixed bag, I really loved Haley Bennet’s performance but I wasn’t totally in love with the movie itself, to me, the pacing was a little slow and the narrative was uneven and I believe that the finished product suffered from that.

Even at a 90-minute run time, the movie felt like it lagged from time to time. Leaving the viewing wondering if it was fully worth the visit. However, Haley did a fantastic carrying the film if it wasn’t for her I don’t think I would have stayed invested in the movie as long as I was.

Knowing that most of the mainstream wants a fast-paced horror film with lots of action, I don’t know how most would react to this one. It was a mixed bag for sure but it had a stellar performance from Haley Bennet.

Synopsis:

A young housewife in a seemingly perfect marriage develops pica, the irresistible urge to ingest inedible objects and material.

Overall grade:

2.5/5 stars

Jurrasic World 3 official title revealed

Jurassic World 3 is now officially titled Jurassic World: Dominion. The new trilogy seems to love it or leave it for the majority of the fans. For me personally, I can leave them but I’m keeping hope for Dominion. The director Colin Trevorrow has shown us a set photo which leads us to believe that dinosaurs will be in the snow in this installment.

Hawaii is usually utilized for the fictional island of Isla Nublar, but thanks to the last movie, we know that Jurassic World 3 will not take place there. We believe that Jurrasic World 3 will be taking place in a lot of various locations.

I’m keeping my optimism high because of Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum are returning. Jurrasic World 3 opens June, 11th 2021.

More news to come.

Written By: Aaron Friar

The Invisible Man Review

The Invisible Man is a stunning film, I had moderate expectations for it. Knowing it was a Blumhouse production and typically he isn’t my cup of tea. However, when being The Invisible Man, it was like a breath of fresh air in the genre that felt dead. Leigh Whannell is primarily known as a co-creator for Saw and Insidious and somewhat of being James Wan’s right-hand man. Now we got a glimpse of what he could do with his previous film Upgrade.

He created the perfect Universal Monster film for the modern age and the #METOO movement, as great friend Adam Marcus told me on my podcasts, what makes horror so great is that you can give people vegetables with their deserts. What he meant by that is that you can still give audiences plenty of scares with a thinkers undertone. Which Leigh did masterfully here.

The Invisible Man is much more than a typical monster movie, which may turn some audience members off. I get that, people see movies to escape from the outside world and don’t want to be reminded of what goes on with domestic disturbance. However, if you like a horror movie with a tad more thinking involved this will be for you. Elisabeth Moss also gives a top-notch, Oscar-caliber performance here. She is much more than just a scream queen and she has the goods that will have her as a breakout star. When she becomes an A-LIST star we will point to this performance on because of why she is.

Overall grade:

5/5

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