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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. ⤇