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  • Winchester

    Winchester

    "Winchester is the house that ghosts built. Despite dropping that latter half from its title near the end of its marketing campaign – don’t worry, the film won’t let you forget. A series of plot-less sound bites and jumbled jump scares, you’ll wonder if the team behind Winchester have ever studied gothic horror. When I anticipate a haunted romp through a turn of the century mansion, with all its crooks, crannies, corners, and looming shadows – I want pacing. I…

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★★★

    "I regard Guillermo del Toro as one of the most (if not the) most esteemed genre filmmakers of the 21st century. His ability to tell enrapturing tales about life, love, and loss through fantastical and sometimes frightening vehicles, is unparalleled. Whether motivated by ghoulish red ghosts in Crimson Peak, a frightening Faun in Pans Labyrinth, or a sighing spectre in The Devil’s Backbone, del Toro has always been able to find humanity in the darkest of places. And as inevitable…

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  • The Ritual

    The Ritual

    ★★★★½

    "Not since 2005’s The Descent have we seen a film successfully pair the very real and scary elements of being lost in the wilderness with the threat of something paranormal. THE RITUAL develops a sense of dread and consistently ups the ante, dragging us through the woods towards a climax that is both unexpected and riveting."

    Full review at nofspodcast.com/tiff-review-the-ritual-horror/

  • The Endless

    The Endless

    ★★★★

    "Moorhead and Benson’s rapport shines on the screen in The Endless. Despite being either filmmakers first starring role, they are surprisingly quick, comedic, and well timed. Their brotherly banter is honest. We are glued to them and their journey even when the mystery is at its thickest. We don’t have all of the pieces, we’re not sure where this will go, but they keep us concerned as to how it all plays out in the end.

    Because of the powerful…