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The Last Thing Mary Saw Movie Review Fantasia Fest 2021

The Last Thing Mary Saw Builds Moody Atmosphere, But Not Momentum [Fantasia Fest 2021 Review]

The Last Thing Mary Saw makes its opening statement with a text card John Calvin quote, that “All events whatsoever are governed by the secret counsel of God”. Presented without context, t...

Baby Money Fantasia Fest 2021 Movie Review

Baby Money Fails To Cash In On Its Thriller Premise [Fantasia 2021 Review]

Baby Money proves that having kids changes people in all sorts of ways. Once Minny (Danay Garcia) sees her little girl on the ultrasound screen, she’s fiercely determined to give her child the b...

The Sadness Fantasia Fest 2021 Movie Review

The Sadness Takes Contagion Horror To Splatter Soaked Extremes [Fantasia 2021 Review]

Rob Jabbaz’s The Sadness absolutely earned the trigger warnings that accompanied its screenings at Fantasia Fest 2021. Those who do not wish to contemplate copious gore, cannibalism, sexual abus...

Ultrasound Fantasia Fest 2021 Movie Review

Ultrasound Combines Sharp Sound Design And An Unreliable Narrator Into A Genuinely Surprising Sci-Fi Thriller [Fantasia 2021 Review]

Ultrasound is unafraid to introduce the abstract and off kilter within its first few frames. A wash of inky blue and jet black is shot in wide angle, only recognizable as a car driving down a mountain...

All The Moons Fantasia Fest Movie Review

All The Moons Adds A Stunning Fairy Tale Aesthetic To Familiar Vampire Fare [Fantasia 2021 Review]

All The Moons/Ilargi Guztiak immediately thrusts the audience into the middle of a crisis. Late in 1876, the Third Carlist war’s last gasps are being fought in the Basque region of Spain. The te...

Don't Say Its Name Fantasia Fest 2021 Movie Review

Don’t Say Its Name Struggles To Bring The Scares To Match Its Chilly Atmosphere [Fantasia 2021 Review]

Don’t Say Its Name opens on one of horror’s most classic settings, an isolated country road on a dark and snow-stormy night. A young woman walks alone, trying to call her mother to come pi...

When I Consume You Fantasia Fest 2021 Movie Review

When I Consume You Puts A Fractured Supernatural Spin On Self Actualization [Fantasia 2021 Review]

Some scars never really fade. When I Consume You centers on the Shaw siblings, who escaped their abusive family home for a new life in New York City. The (mostly) unexplained horrors of their upbringi...

The Righteous Fantasia Fest 2021 Movie Review

The Righteous Finds The Religious Horror In Biblical Literalism [Fantasia 2021 Review]

The Righteous has a palpably chilly atmosphere from the opening frames. Lit like a prisoner on trial, a man prays for guidance. A rural church has a funeral for a child. A remote farmhouse sits along ...

Ghosting Gloria Muerto Con Gloria Fantasia Fest 2021 Movie Review

Ghosting Gloria Is A Supernatural Spin On Sex, Romance And The Single Girl [Fantasia 2021 Review]

The titular heroine of Ghosting Gloria/ Muerto Con Gloria’s life certainly isn’t exactly what she expected at thirty years old. Her love of literature has netted her little more than a dem...

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