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After garnering rave reviews - and quite a bit of notoriety - when it premiered at Fantasia Fest last summer, Rob Jabbaz’s feature debut, The Sadness, is set to premiere on the Shudder streaming service on May 12, and I can tell you without a hint of hyperbole that it really is one of the most twisted, shocking, depraved films ever made.
The story follows a young couple, played by Regina Lei (76 Horror Bookstore) and Berant Zhu (We Are…
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness begins with an intense chase scene, as a Strange Variant (Benedict Cumberbatch) and new MCU hero America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) attempt to escape the clutches of a demonic creature. Just a few minutes later, we find ourselves in another set piece involving Gargantos, and from there, we're a hop, skip and a jump away from am all-out assault on Kamar-Taj.
It's... a lot. All of these sequences are exciting and well-crafted on their…
When it comes to cinema, "scary" tends to be just as subjective as funny, sad, elated, or any of the other emotions movies strive to make us feel - it really does mean different things to different people. For some, a few well-timed jump scares do the trick, others are all about the gore and the kill-count.
But to truly unsettle and get under the skin to create a sense of genuine unease is a rare thing in modern horror,…
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While watching The Amazing Spider-Man 2 I was stuck by how unlike director Marc Webb's 500 days Of Summer it was..and how that was most definitely not a good thing. Whereas that movie told a subtle, affecting "boy meets girl" story with some inspired musical accompaniment, his Spidey sequel is borderline ham-fisted in its attempts to show us just how in love Peter and Gwen are, and the resulting schmaltz is not helped by some truly bizarre song choices. Webb…