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Nightlight DVD Review

Nightlight DVD Review

Found footage style films have become some of my least favorite type of films and despite the horror genre’s saturation with them, they do not seem to be going anywhere soon.  When done right, they can definitely add atmosphere.  Unfortunately too many of these are like NIGHTLIGHT, which relies solely on the gimmick to add [...]

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 5:1.1

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 5:1.1

Thyurl Varpenshield shouldered the mighty broadsword, NapeSplitter, and double-checked his provisions bag. “Old man!” he cried good-naturedly into the depths of the household.
From out of the kitchen, a gnarled, ancient figure emerged, wiping his hands on a dish towel. “What be on with ye now, yon whippersnapper?” he snarled cantankerously.
“Father, I am off!”
“Good with ye, [...]

V/H/S review

V/H/S review

This low-budget 2012 horror film seeks to squeeze a few more pixels out of the “found footage” style by combining it with the anthology format. The result is consistently intense but inconsistently satisfying: the film-making is impressive, even innovative in its attempt to pack relentlessly downbeat horror into 20-minute packages, but the consequence is a narrative [...]

V/H/S/ on demand 8/30, in theatres 10/5

V/H/S/ on demand 8/30, in theatres 10/5

Magnolia Pictures releases this independent horror film via VOD on August 30, before beginning it’s theatrical roll-out on October 5. V/H/S generated interest at the Sundance Film Festival, where critics proclaimed that V/H/S/ breathed new life into the moribund “found footage” genre. The anthology format has a group of misfits hired by a mysterious client [...]