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FEARNET Movie Review: 'Bela Kiss: Prologue'

Not many vampire stories manage to revolve around WWI battlefield atrocities and a modern-day story about bank robbers who hole up in a secret hotel in which everyone assumes an ominous nickname... with a bunch of romantic entanglements, double-crosses, and gruesome murders tossed in to keep things weird.
Scott Weinberg - 01/03/2014 - 5:30pm - 0 comments

FEARNET Movie Review: 'Ritual'

Clearly inspired by low-key indie horror films, Ritual has some decent components in its corner, but its meandering plot, confused narrative structure, and frequently familiar story trappings prevent the "decent components" from gaining much of a foothold.
Scott Weinberg - 01/02/2014 - 3:30pm - 0 comments

FEARNET Movie Review: 'Open Grave'

Fortunately the gritty new indie thriller Open Grave does have some decent payoffs for those who are interested in playing along (and are willing to contend with a few slow spots in the movie's mid-section) will find some novelty here.
Scott Weinberg - 12/27/2013 - 12:30pm - 0 comments

FEARNET Movie Review: 'Ms. 45'

What starts out as a nasty but familiar story (a mute young NYC woman is raped (twice!) in one day and takes revenge on her attackers) slowly evolves into a smart, dark, and strangely upsetting piece of character-based creepiness.
Scott Weinberg - 12/09/2013 - 12:00pm - 0 comments

FEARNET Movie Review: 'Banshee Chapter'

It's the story of a woman who is documenting the mysterious disappearance of an old friend who (very stupidly) decided to sample a dosage of super-secret government-created mind-control serum -- and then vanishes.
Scott Weinberg - 11/26/2013 - 12:30pm - 0 comments

FEARNET Movie Review: 'For Elise'

Lots of horror movies start with a young woman accepting a mysterious offer and living to regret it in seriously unpleasant ways, and here's an interesting new one from Spain known as For Elise
Scott Weinberg - 11/15/2013 - 11:00am - 0 comments

FEARNET Movie Review: 'A Night in the Woods'

Three young (and rather unlikeable) people head into the forest for a camping excursion, one of them refuses to put his camera down, and the viewer is on for a long bout of character development followed by a few short, sharp shocks of legitimate horror.
Scott Weinberg - 11/14/2013 - 4:30pm - 0 comments

FEARNET Movie Review: 'Solo'

Solo is about a young woman who is none too thrilled about heading off to be a counselor at a summer camp, but unhappy Gillian (an excellent Annie Clark) seems resigned to make the best of her hardships.
Scott Weinberg - 11/12/2013 - 11:00am - 0 comments


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