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When a queer horror short makes me a size queen that wants it longer

Innocent Boy is a strikingly sleek, disturbing yet tantalizing short film that runs just about 11 minutes long—and I imagine you’ll walk away from this one wanting more. The characters and the concepts presented are such a tease, because they’re … Continue reading

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STREAM QUEEN: there are boys and bears, but are these horror comedies funny?

They all have some man meat and at least a couple of laughs, but three of these horror comedies dragged on with plodding dialogue, while the fourth one was nonstop action and humor. Let’s take a look. CORPSE (2019) Based … Continue reading

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SHUDDER & SHRIEK: four sleek and stylized slashers

From throwbacks to thought-provoking, this Shudder selection hit my watchlist just when I was really in need of a good slasher fix. So which ones did the trick? PARTY HARD, DIE YOUNG (2020) This German language film is available in … Continue reading

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PRIME TIME: hitting the road for some camping and killing

This foursome of road trip/backwoods flix is a mixed bag. Let’s take brief looks at The Cool Kids, Restricted Area, Animal Among Us, and Darkslide. THE COOL KIDS (2016) The title of this 62-minute movie speaks volumes, because the first … Continue reading

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PRIME TIME: a quick foursome in a variety of subgenres

Since there’s no lost gem to celebrate here, I’ll make this quick as I look at four films I’ve watched recently: a dark comedy, a vampire film, a slashers, and a found footage backwoods horror. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES (2019) Watching the … Continue reading

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PRIME TIME: taking a break from the fun for a serious triple feature

I’ve suddenly noticed my Prime watchlist is filling up with darker selections, so I took a break from the good time horror for a change to go a little deeper—as much as I could take without letting it get me … Continue reading

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PRIME TIME: a slasher, the occult, werewolves, a home invasion, and ghosts

I can always count on Prime to for indie flix I’ve heard nothing about, and this time a total of five movies offered me a whole load of subgenres. So here goes. BLACK HOLLER (2017) This supernatural slasher comedy is … Continue reading

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STREAM QUEEN: a home invasion, ghosts, and a backwoods slasher with back door boys

My latest selections come from Hulu, Netflix, and Prime respectively, definitely making for a better triple feature than my last one. And there’s even a gay couple as a major focus in one of the films. TRESPASSERS (2018) Tightly made … Continue reading

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STREAM QUEEN: creatures, backwoods freaks, slashers, demons, and Thanksgiving fun

It’s not often that five films in a row keep me fairly entertained, but this batch mostly worked for me—especially an all-in-one good Thanksgiving flick and memorable Into the Dark installment. PILGRIM (2019) The director of The Collector films delivers … Continue reading

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Time for some masked killer action

This threesome includes a slasher comedy short, a slasher comedy long, and good old backwoods slaughterhouse horror. REVENGE OF THE SLASHER (2018) The speed-slasher that opens this short film definitely sets a tone, but that tone quickly shifts into totally … Continue reading

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