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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: 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…

July Reading Assignment: THE GOOD, THE TOUGH, AND THE DEADLY is Your New High Octane Action Guidebook

Yesterday was July 4th and few things scream America’s independence more than a nice action movie or 3. Bombs bursting in air… rockets with their red glare… guns, explosions, blood, guts, boom! It’s hard to think of something more American than blowing shit up, kicking some ass, and taking some motherfucking names! Of course, in…

GBS: Shrader’s Crime Thriller is Okay, But Bousman’s Horror is Haunting

Nothing new to report in regards to the sloppiness tonight. Sour beer, it’s kinda my thing when I drink these days. A few bottles in, I’m still feeling pretty normal. I’ll keep working on that, though. Onto our films, and like last time, we’re getting the lesser entry out of the way first. Dog Eat…

Ithaca Fantastik Fest is Upon Us!

Tomorrow night, on Wednesday the 9th, one day after this shitshow of an election, you can head North from election headquarters in NYC to the home of Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, to catch some great movies and soak in love of film. Hugues Barbier, the head of the Ithaca Fantastik, is excited for the…

Michael Meh-ers: the Myth of HALLOWEEN’s Greatness

Halloween is considered one of the most important horror films of all time. It is said to have spawned the slasher genre, creating and perfecting many of the tropes still present in the subgenre today. Despite this popular opinion, John Carpenter’s 1978 modern horror classic is not actually nearly as important as given credit for.…