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They Look Like People Movie Review

Oct 12, 2017 No Comments by

Have you ever sat down to watch a movie that manages, with creepy accuracy, to push every one of your buttons in such a way that it could only have been made by someone who had read your mind? That was, more or less, my experience with watching They Look Like People, a 2015 indie […]

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Gremlin Movie Review

Jul 24, 2017 No Comments by

Gremlin, written and directed by Ryan Bellgardt, is a creature feature with a twist. Adam Thatcher (played by Adam Hampton) is a disgruntled father of two, suffering in his marriage and struggling to connect with his teenage daughter. Things go from bad to worse for the family when he becomes the recipient of a strange […]

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Horror Short Film Reviews: LUCKY GIRL and WHITE DRIFT

Feb 27, 2017 No Comments by

In my time writing for Ravenous Monster, I’ve watched many screeners for various independent films, but my most recent batch represents my first foray into short films – an art form that perhaps doesn’t receive as much attention as it should. I think there’s a general impression of short films as training wheels for aspiring […]

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She Who Must Burn Movie Review

Jan 03, 2017 No Comments by

Directed by Larry Kent and co-written by Kent and Shane Twerdun, She Who Must Burn is the story of a backwoods mining town run predominately by a fanatically evangelical family, and the people who suffer from it. The opening sequence sets the stage for what you can expect: A man enters a planned parenthood building […]

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Interview with DARK’s Nick Basile and Elias

Aug 10, 2016 No Comments by

Written by Elias and directed by Nick Basile, Dark is a film about madness, fear, and the uncertainty of New York City plunged into darkness during the biggest blackout in history. After I finished Dark, I had some questions. I imagine most people would, but – being in the unique position to ask them – […]

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Dark Movie Review

May 31, 2016 No Comments by

A couple of years ago, I reviewed a movie called Gut by writer/director Elias. The movie’s stuck in my head ever since, and not just because it was the first screener I had the pleasure of reviewing for Ravenous Monster. It was a meaty, thoughtful film, full of ideas and philosophy, and I’ve kept an […]

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You are Not Alone Movie Review

Apr 26, 2016 No Comments by

An interesting trend has been emerging in horror tales of our modern age. One: The most compelling horror narratives are, increasingly, found outside of film. Video games and creepypasta are, in many ways, dominating the modern horror narrative. Two: Some of the most interesting and innovative horror films emerging from indie studios are tapping into […]

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Until Dawn Video Game Review

Apr 14, 2016 No Comments by

There’s an emerging genre of video game that has swiftly become my favorite storytelling medium. They’re calling it the “interactive drama adventure game” – a mouthful that generally refers to a story-based game whose mechanics revolve around making plot-changing decisions. If you remember my review of TellTale’s The Walking Dead, it was one of these. […]

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Taghairm Game Review and Interview with Creator Chandler Groover

Nov 18, 2015 1 Comment by

I will never forget my first Takashi Miike film. It was Ichi The Killer, and I was young – 17 or 18, tops. I watched it with my brother, with whom I share many tastes and who introduced me to many wonderful and terrible things. I remember watching the movie, transfixed, horrified, sickened and teetering […]

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A Plague So Pleasant Movie Review

Oct 13, 2015 No Comments by

I have a confession to make. When A Plague So Pleasant crossed my desk as a potential review item, I chose it for entirely selfish reasons. You see, I am teetering on that uneasy precipice between “completely tired of zombies” and “aching to see something new done with them.” The idea of zombies as a […]

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