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Archive for ‘Festivals’

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

Mike’s Review: The Last Matinee (Popcorn Frights 2021)

Mike’s Review: The Last Matinee (Popcorn Frights 2021)

★★★★ out of ★★★★★

The Last Matinee is a loving homage to film. More to the point it’s a loving homage and exploration of Argento, Fulchi, grindhouse cinema, slashers, grimy movie theaters, and quite possibly the great Lamberto Bava film Demons. Don’t be fooled though. While The Last Matinee pulls from many of the classics, it’s got its own unique style and flavor, and it’s cram-packed with EYEBALLS. 

Mike’s Portland Horror Film Festival Review: Red River Road (2020)

Mike’s Portland Horror Film Festival Review: Red River Road (2020)

★★★★ out of ★★★★★

It’s fair to say that we might not know the full impact of the global pandemic tragedy for years or even decades. Some have been tragically impacted by the pandemic, some have wandered in a face-covered fog, and others have irresponsibly stuck their heads in the sand. Everyone has had choices to make during the pandemic and those choices have manifested in the horrible, but they’ve also been used for creativity and good. 

A Half-Dozen Horrors We Can’t Wait to See at Fantasia

A Half-Dozen Horrors We Can’t Wait to See at Fantasia

Every year, Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival serves up North America’s largest selection of genre-film goodness, and this year’s 25th edition running August 5–25 is no exception. Along with science fiction, thriller, dark comedy, action, animation, and other exciting genres, horror has always been a big part of Fantasia. Here are six of Fantasia’s exciting fear-fare feature offerings on tap this year.

The 2021 Portland Horror Film Festival Movie Announces its Film Slate! (And for a short time you can still get a Patron of Horror Pass)

The 2021 Portland Horror Film Festival Movie Announces its Film Slate! (And for a short time you can still get a Patron of Horror Pass)

Our beloved local Portland Horror Film Festival has announced its feature film roster for 2021. And for ONE MORE DAY, you can get the Patron of Horror Pass that gets you all of the fantastic swag that PHFF is famous for! The festival is doing a hybrid streaming and theatrical event this year, and you can pick and choose how you want to see the movies.