Film

Buried Alive 2017: THE JERRY SHOW and ROSALITA, Two More of the Fest’s 50+ Great Short Films

The Jerry Show, written and directed by Stephen Stull, works better if viewed as a comedy than as a horror film. I’m a fan of the classic horror movie Basket Case, about the guy who carries his demonic, previously-conjoined twin around in a basket. The Jerry Show is like Basket Case meets Nazi gay porn.…

The YULETIDE TERROR Fireside Chats – Amanda Reyes

Here at The Farsighted, we have been lucky enough to catch up with a few of the authors for the upcoming Spectacular Optical jawn, Yuletide Terror. We love horror and we love Christmas, so we’re pretty damn excited about this one. We’re calling these interview “The Yuletide Terror Fireside Chats” and today we begin with…

Halloween Hangover, Day 1: Justin and Blaine on Something Weird/AGFA’s THE ZODIAC KILLER

Leave it to Something Weird Video and AGFA to dig up an oddity like The Zodiac Killer. This is a bizarre film who’s own tale of production is 10x more interesting than the film itself. Tom Hanson was a San Francisco small business owner who was running into some money problems. He hatched a scheme…

31 Days, Day 27: THIS IS NOT A REVIEW – Adam Loves OLDBOY

I need to post about Oldboy. It’s an amazing movie. My friend introduced me to it 15ish years ago. Part of the Trilogy. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy, and Lady Vengeance. I recommend watching them all. I don’t remember Mr. Vengeance and only remember a beautiful snow scene in Lady Vengeance. Oldboy is a tragic…

BHFF 2017: HAGAZUSSA is a Deep, Contemplative, and Confidently Executed Nightmare (31 Days, Day 18)

It has been a while since I sat down and watched a true-blue art film. When I picked out Hagazussa – A Heathen’s Curse I assumed it was just another horror movie and was shocked by what I found. Instead of shrills and thrills, I got a nearly silent period piece about psychosis and medieval…

BHFF 2017: It Sure Ain’t The Newlywed Game – GAME OF DEATH (31 Days, Day 17)

Foreign directors Sébastien Landry and Laurence Morais-lagacé break into the American film scene with their new horror film, Game of Death. With a slew of “written by” and “adapted by” credits, the story seems to have been a true joint effort. Under the direction of Landry and Morais-lagacé, this story takes shape through the pair’s…

BHFF 2017: Rachael Travels TO HELL AND BACK with Kane Hodder (31 Days, Day 15)

Being a horror fan, you know of the major horror icons. Though this man did not star in the first Friday the 13th, when someone says “Jason” in regards to that series, many minds think of Kane Hodder. He’s iconic. His posture, boldness he brought to the character, and one of the most famous and…

PUFF 2017: The Final Review Pits Iceland Against Mondo… and Iceland Wins with RIFT (31 Days, Day 4)

[Editor’s Note: Blaine is currently serving as the Feature Film Programmer for Atlanta’s Buried Alive Film Festival. He was excited… giddy even… at the chance to review Rift as part of PUFF coverage, as he’d become a big fan since screening it for Buried Alive. You’ll see that he’s quite the cheerleader for this film.…

PUFF 2017: Day 4 Focuses on the Local and the Exceptionally Weird (31 Days, Day 2)

[Editor’s Note: Garrett’s PUFF Day 4 and Best of the Fest posts (today and tomorrow) are also running as part of out 31 Days of Halloween, because there is sufficient Halloweenyness in PUFF to genuinely make it appropriate. Thanks to the folks from PUFF for letting us participate in said Halloweenyness for a second straight…

PUFF 2017: RUIN ME – A Modern Slasher Commentary on Addiction, Trust, and Patriarchy (31 Days, Day 1)

In this review, we celebrate both the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival and the kickoff of The Farsighted’s second annual 31 Days of Halloween. Like many others, we celebrate all month long, but rather than the standard “31 Days of Horror” we cover all types of Halloween goodness, from the goofy family fun of movies like…

PUFF 2017: Highlights from This Year’s Short Film Crop

Signal to Noise (2017) Dir. Jarret Blinkhorn Signal to Noise feels very much like a proof-of-concept short version of a potential splatter feature in the vein of Joe Begos (who director Jarret Blinkhorn has worked with previously and gets a special thanks in the closing credits). Following a radio broadcast from the president, massive numbers…