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Archive for ‘Festivals’

Information about our favorite Film Festivals and the great features and shorts they’re showing.

Eric’s Review: Human Resources (2021): Another Hole in the Head Film Festival

Eric’s Review: Human Resources (2021): Another Hole in the Head Film Festival

★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★

A remarkably nuanced slice of horror at work, from a 19-year-old writer/director that poses the question as to how far would you be willing to go to unearth and expose the dirty secrets at your place of employment. The movie is probably twenty minutes too long, but the plot has a solid mystery backbone to tell a good story, and it is graced with great characters and snappy dialogue.

Mike’s Review: The Whooper Returns (2021) (Another Hole in the Head Film Festival)

Mike’s Review: The Whooper Returns (2021) (Another Hole in the Head Film Festival)

★★★.5 out of ★★★★★

It’s always fascinating to see how something of little-to-no-value can bring out the worst in people as soon as they realize that someone else is interested in the same valueless item. This dynamic is made all the worse when it’s families fighting over the same scrap of trash. Worse yet? When that scrap of trash is the site of a 1979 horror film, the Whooper. 

Eric’s Review: Black Goat Episode 1 – The 6000 Steps (2021) (HPLFF)

Eric’s Review: Black Goat Episode 1 – The 6000 Steps (2021) (HPLFF)

★★★★ out of ★★★★★

Destroy all Media has once again teamed up with The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, and are in the process of developing a television series, Black Goat, for which they debuted the pilot at the H.P Lovecraft Film Festival. The Pilot episode drips with cultish dread and portends apocalyptic omens. The cosmic horror universe is ripe for development, and it will be fascinating to see who picks up the series.

Eric’s Review: The Whisperer in Darkness (2011) (H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival)

Eric’s Review: The Whisperer in Darkness (2011) (H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival)

★★★★ out of ★★★★★

It is wholly appropriate that The Whisperer in the Darkness is an adaptation of an H.P. Lovecraft story. As in Love + Craft. It is a lovingly and well-crafted period piece creation of Cosmic horror. Not only does the film take the look of the era when the story was written, but it also captures the film noir aesthetic in glorious shadowy black and white. If you like Cthulhu and cold walks in the rain, this is a movie for you!