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On July 30, my favorite Blu-ray label, Scream Factory, released the 1971 Hammer Film Productions movie Lust for a Vampire. The weakest and shlockiest entry in the Karnstein Trilogy, Lust for a Vampire is still good fun. ⤇
With The Father’s Shadow, Fantasia hit me with the first real slow-burner of the festival. The Brazilian export from writer/director Gabriela Amaral Almeida is a dark, conceptual horror film, with pitch-perfect performances and a lot to offer. ⤇
While there’s all the exposed skin that you would expect from a film titled “Porno,” director Keola Racela never uses it as a crutch, instead allowing the refreshingly funny writing and nauseating practical effects plenty of room to shine. ⤇
Directed by Bobby Miller from a script by Scott Lobdell Critters Attack! is an almost pitch-perfect throwback to the vibe of the original film, balancing bloody attack sequences and black comedy with lovingly crafted puppetry and practical effects. ⤇
Crawl is a perfect change of pace from the slow-burn arthouse movies and explosive blockbusters we’ve seen hit theaters recently. It’s quiet, yet thrilling; action packed, yet small. Just like a gator, Crawl sinks its teeth in and doesn’t let go. ⤇
Fresh off of its world premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival, Jade’s Asylum is an intentionally disjointed fever dream, filled with entitled douchebags, verbally abusive ghosts, and beautifully disturbing forest demons. ⤇