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Coyote (LSD Animal Death Revenge by Lorenz Wunderle)

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Coyote (LSD Animal Death Revenge by Lorenz Wunderle)

  Yeah where to begin with this? I feel like it's the kind of thing from which you draw your own conclusions. Is there a point? I don't care, because Coyote, with its vivid, 90s gross-out style is primarily a hallucinatory splendor for only the hardcore. But like is there a point (asks a provincial)? […]

Daughter (Stab in the Daddy Heart by Daria Kashcheeva)

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Daughter (Stab in the Daddy Heart by Daria Kashcheeva)

  Here's one that stabs deep in the daddy heart. I love Eastern European animation. These days everyone's about anime, and I get it, but before Japan came Eastern Europe. The Czech animation machine was legendary. Old Czech Legends (1953) or Fantastic Planet (1973, lol some people think it's French), being two choice cuts. Since […]

Bone Mother (Baba-Yaga Pronounced Correctly Folk Horror)

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Bone Mother (Baba-Yaga Pronounced Correctly Folk Horror)

  The horror industry should really dig into folklore more, from anywhere, and lose the jumpscares. I don't mean dig in there, steal some stuff, and then claim it as one's own, I mean let it reveal itself. Case in point this recent, animated, true-to-the-original short, Bone Mother, which draws on Russian folklore, in particular […]

Igorrr – Very Noise (Frenetic Flesh Beast War by MEAT DEPT.)

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Igorrr – Very Noise (Frenetic Flesh Beast War by MEAT DEPT.)

  Caught a few words on this one here on the Spinternet, and lol, "insane" and "crazy" were just two of the choice cuts from total fools who obviously have never heard of Igorrr before, duh. It's unlikely you haven't heard of him, but you might be wondering why I'd bother with such a name […]

La Noira (Broken Heart Horror by Carlos Baena)

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La Noira (Broken Heart Horror by Carlos Baena)

  La Noira received tons of praise before I even looked at it, and since my suggested viewing kept bothering me about it I figured "okay, fine." Directed by mainstream (gasp) powerhouse Carlos Baena (ahem Jurassic Park III and Toy Story 3, among many others) La Noira (which translates to "The Ferris Wheel") has been […]

Piercing (Giallo Sadomasochist Thriller)

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Piercing (Giallo Sadomasochist Thriller)

  Piercing is a bizarre psychological thriller from writer-director Nicolas Pesce, which also doubles up as a dark, fucked-up rom-com that spreads giallo everywhere. Two negatives don’t make a positive, but two nuts create a violent and bloody mess, with lots of yellow. Reed is a family man with an awkward, timid nature, who harbors a desire to […]

Seeds (New England Insect Incest)

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Seeds (New England Insect Incest)

  Take a psychological creature-feature thriller and throw in inappropriate sexual desire so that it’s clear keeping it in the family is not always best and you get Seeds, a haunting debut from writer-director Owen Long. When a night of debauchery spirals out of control, a young man named Marcus retreats to the isolation of […]

Empathy, Inc. (Empathetic Exploitation but in Sci-Fi)

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Empathy, Inc. (Empathetic Exploitation but in Sci-Fi)

  Imagine a virtual reality where you can smell and touch. Commit murder without repercussions, indulge in your deepest fantasies without waking up sore, cleaning up the mess or checking for an STD. Empathy, Inc. is the second film from director Yedidya Gorsetman with writer Mark Leidner, a brilliant sci-fi thriller that takes a look at our obsession with […]

MFKZ (GTA San Andreas Goes Sci-Fi)

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MFKZ (GTA San Andreas Goes Sci-Fi)

  MFKZ, co-directed by Guillaume Renard and Shoujirou Nishimi, is a lot of things crammed into 90 minutes of kinetic animated insanity. The nod to anime is rather overt, but there’s also an influence of alien sci-fi, call-outs to the GTA games and various elements of hip hop culture with a dose of the sort […]

Punk Never Ends! (Heroin Crust in Slovakia)

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Punk Never Ends! (Heroin Crust in Slovakia)

  Those who enjoy soap-opera drama of people’s misery should grab a glass of wine and popcorn for the feature debut from director Juro Šlauka, Punk Never Ends! (Punk je hned!), a bleak, realistic look into drug addiction. It’s the perfect film to let kids know the glamorous life they could lead if they became an […]

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