OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting.
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The Block Island Sound
- Excerpt: The Block Island Sound explores the horrors of the unknown with a very unique perspective.
The Dark and the Wicked
- Excerpt: Bertino’s film depicts a grim vision of evil that offers no hope, not a single glimmer of light at the end of its dark tunnel. Deliciously horrific.
Fantasia 2020 – Short Films: Dibbuk, Laura Hasn’t Slept & Smiley Death Face
- Excerpt: In these three short films from Fantasia we get a group of Jewish Ghostbusters, a terrifying therapy session, and the funniest, most dangerous text message conversation you’re ever likely to see.
Fantasia 2020 – Short Films: F for Freaks, Diabla & Narrow
- Excerpt: Three short films playing at Fantasia which depict an authoritarian dystopian world, a witch taking revenge for her assault, and a woman doing her best to walk a dangerous narrow path.
Fantasia 2020 – Short Films: Nightingale, Mr. Thisforthat & Milk Teeth
- Excerpt: These three terrifying shorts will each shatter some of your most preciously held illusions about life, from our faith in medical professionals to our visions of childhood.
Fantasia 2020 – Short Films: Progeny & Who Goes There?
- Excerpt: Men and parasites are a common theme in these two different yet equally terrifying short films.
For the Sake of Vicious
- Excerpt: Beneath the film’s ultra-violence are issues of class and justice that emerge with every bloody slice of a knife or crushing blow of a hammer.
- Excerpt: Fried Barry is at once hilarious and serious, using humour to keep things slightly foolish while the chaotic plot simultaneously digs into important issues about addiction in Cape Town.
- Excerpt: Kriya explores the disturbing horrors of patriarchy via Hinduism
- Excerpt: Something about Shakespeare inspires Kaufman and his Troma team to heights of lunacy even beyond their usual excesses. Sh*tstorm may not be quite as surreal as ‘Tromeo & Juliet,’ but it represents a capstone of their transgressive punk aesthetic.
- Excerpt: Unearth explores the terrifying consequences of fracking in this desperate ecological warning of a horror film.
You Cannot Kill David Arquette
- Excerpt: The resulting film is a powerful tale of redemption, self-acceptance, and the supportive people we all need to occasionally lift us up when we’re too weak to carry ourselves.
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The Pale Door
- Excerpt: Although The Pale Door stumbles a good bit it does offer a horrific look at misogyny, patriarchy, and the enduring Puritanism of America.