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Showing posts from May, 2017

#SciFiSunday: Real Artists (2017) Predicts The Future Of Filmmaking

There are many young adults now in the thicket of an extremely competitive job market. An equally intense test of endurance and persistence comes from those on the hunt in the creative industry. When you're a creator, you look to build sustainable projects because who amongst us wants to sit at a desk for 8+ hours with little to no room nor control? I hear it all the time. Day job vs. passion. Sometimes it feels impractical, silly, but yet it actually is attainable. What happens when the two merge? It almost seems magical. And maybe it is. Sophia Baker is at that majestic precipice in a new, independent science fiction short film, Real Artists .

Blaxploitation and Gothic Horror in The House on Skull Mountain

By Eden Royce  ( @EdenRoyce ) For many lovers of horror, the Gothic and by extension, the Southern Gothic, is the redheaded stepchild of the genre. Few modern and recent converts to horror appreciate what is lovingly called “quiet horror” by its enthusiasts. Too slow, too dull, too unexciting. Not enough real scares to be even considered horror. But to those of us who love and appreciate the tenets of Gothic, Southern and traditional, there are few things that can compete with it’s creeping subtleties; its moody lingering nuance, and its introspective terrors that come from knowing more is out there. The same can be said for Blaxploitation horror. While it has its connoisseurs, and I’d like to include myself among them—Blaxploitation horror has an inordinate amount of detractors. Poor sound and image quality, lack of big name actors, and newbies to movie making are what critics call out most on these movies. Instead of seeing them for what they were at the time of filming—a

FirstBorn (2016): Movie Review

When a young couple brings their baby home, disturbing supernatural occurrences lead them to confront their struggle to be parents and unlocks family secrets. Written by Sean Hogan and Nirpal Bhogal Directed by Nirpal Bhogal When discussing family dynamics in horror, I tend to read from the perspective of the child. The horror movies with the relatively good kid who's a little weird, experiencing some paranormal circumstances that are unforgiving, or just out of place in contrast to their peers has been a diverse viewing experience that has come with some cool turns. Orphan (2009), Poltergeist (1982), Before I Wake (2016), and Child's Play (1988) are some of my favorite examples I can think of right now that fall somewhere within these descriptions. We all know what it was like to be a kid, but not all of us will experience parenthood. I like talking to parents, a lot. There's a deeply honest approach to the way in which they discuss how being a parent becomes a