SXSW 2014

FEARNET Movie Review: 'The Mule' [SXSW 2014]

The new Australian film The Mule is not a horror film -- although, yeah, I bet we'd all love to see a flick about a man-eating, rabid mule. Nor is The Mule exactly a suspense movie or a "thriller" in a traditional sense. So why are we reviewing it at FEARNET?
Scott Weinberg - 03/18/2014 - 2:30pm - 0 comments

FEARNET Movie Review: 'What We Do in the Shadows' [SXSW 2014]

It's so simple a comedic concept that many filmmakers would walk past it due to sheer obviousness: a mockumentary about a handful of very old yet very childish vampires who sometimes try to assimilate into the modern world but mostly stay cooped up in their New Zealand estate so they can bicker about each other and bitch about the modern world.
Scott Weinberg - 03/17/2014 - 3:30pm - 0 comments

FEARNET Movie Review: 'Housebound' [SXSW 2014]

"A troubled young woman is convicted of petty felonies and forced to withstand house arrest in the home of her estranged mother, blank slate of a stepfather, and a bunch of evil spirits who make creepy noises..."
Scott Weinberg - 03/14/2014 - 6:30pm - 0 comments

FEARNET Movie Review: 'Among the Living' [SXSW 2014]

Among the Living starts out with a wonderfully disturbing prologue that could easily work as its own short film, but the central story is about three 14-year-old troublemakers who, on the last day of school before summer vacation, decide to skip school, cause trouble for a local farmer, and basically enjoy one of those lazy adolescent afternoons in which three young pals can feel cool, tough, and invincible.
Scott Weinberg - 03/14/2014 - 4:30pm - 0 comments

FEARNET Movie Review: 'The Guest' [SXSW 2014]

The Guest is about a handsome, humble, and very decent man who goes to visit the mother of his deceased army buddy, gets invited to spend a few days at the Peterson household, and ends up... well, let's just say that newcomer David quickly has a resounding impact on the lives of the family.
Scott Weinberg - 03/12/2014 - 3:30pm - 0 comments

FEARNET Movie Review: 'Stage Fright' [SXSW 2014]

Stage Fright is sort of like a cross between Glee and Sleepaway Camp, and while it struggles with a few slow spots and occasionally offers some tonally confused signals, there's certainly enough to please horror buffs, musical geeks, or anyone who has tried to make an indie film or stage musical.
Scott Weinberg - 03/11/2014 - 7:30pm - 0 comments

FEARNET Movie Review: 'At the Devil's Door' (aka Home)

Home is sort of like several horror movies in one. It's a narrative that almost plays like an anthology, and the stories offered here touch on A) haunted houses, B) violent spirits who attack women, C) demonic possession, and D) potentially killer kids.
Scott Weinberg - 03/11/2014 - 6:30pm - 0 comments


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