Review

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.…

31 Days, Day 3: ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU (1977)

A beautiful DVD transfer, The Island of Doctor Moreau stars Academy Award winner, Burt Lancaster, (Best Actor, Elmer Gantry – 1961), Michael York (Cabaret; the Austin Powers trilogy) and Barbara Carrera (Never Say Never Again; Dallas). It is technically the fifth film adaptation of H.G. Wells’ classic novel of the same name, but only the…

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…

PUFF 2017: Evil Clown Named Art Makes Pennywise Look Like Krusty in Aptly Named TERRIFIER

Terrfier is the festival’s second movie of opening night at the festival. It starts at 9:30. Get tickets to the film or a full pass at FilmFreeway! Tonight’s opening film, Imitation Girl, is a meditative and beautiful science fiction tome. After a brief reprise and ceremony, the night will continue with something just a bit…

The Kid in Black Recommends: Randy Kaplan’s Latest is For Kids, But Not *Just* For Kids

[Editor’s Note: Just a word from Cash’s dad and editor… he writes these pieces all by himself, at only 8 years old. I simply type them up, edit them, and occasionally embellish or fix a sentence. I don’t really do more than I have with many articles from adults that I edit. With this in…

Terror TWOsdays: AGFA and Film Detective Restorations of EFFECTS and VOODOO BLACK EXORCIST

[Editor’s Note: We have a new graphic header for the column. I hope you like it!] Effects (1980) Some crew members of a company shooting a horror film begin to suspect that the “killings” in the movie are real, and that they are actually making a “snuff” film. Director Dusty Nelson may have gotten his…

TOBE TUESDAY: Tobe Invades Our Imaginations with His 1986 Cannon Remake of the Classic INVADERS FROM MARS

As I sit here watching The Texas Chain Saw Massacre for the first time in my adult life (it’s possible I’ve never seen it 100% through and unedited, to be honest) and I have Eaten Alive queued up, I can’t help but think to myself, “Goddammit, John Carpenter better get to the doctor stat!” We’ve…

Thank God for Harry Guerro: Garagehouse Unearths Mickey Rooney’s Lost Slasher, THE INTRUDER

As a film, The Intruder wasn’t necessarily a favorite I’ve seen this year. In fact, it wasn’t even one I would rank anywhere close to my favorites. However, I am so thankful for it and for its release. Every moment I watched, I felt myself smiling, beaming with pride perhaps, for someone from my hometown…

Terror TWOsdays: Gritty Horror on a Modest Budget

[Editor’s Note: Terror TWOsdays is my latest column, just an excuse to talk about more horror films. Notably, I’ll be hitting up two independent, lesser known, and/or underappreciated horror and horror adjacent movies. And with that, I bring you two films to fear. Stay tuned for the official intro graphic in the coming weeks… but…

ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE, Someone Stole Bruce Willis’s Dog and There Was Hell to Pay

Private Dick, Steve Ford (Bruce Willis) is a payday to payday, making end meet investigator who enjoys the company of beautiful women, is tough as nails, and is a man of his word. His partner, the films’s narrator, is John (Thomas Middleditch), an awkward and young apprentice, who seems to often be more lucky than…

Terror TWOsdays: WTF and HANK BOYD IS DEAD

[Editor’s Note: Terror TWOsdays is my latest column, just an excuse to talk about more horror films. Notably, I’ll be hitting up two independent, lesser known, and/or underappreciated horror and horror adjacent movies. And with that, I bring you two films to fear. Stay tuned for the official intro graphic in the coming weeks… but…

Remembering Romero, Part 1: Friday Frights is Back with TWO EVIL EYES

The loss of George Romero was felt pretty deeply by us here at The Farsighted. He is one of the founding fathers of contemporary horror, and his influence is enormous. And not just in the “Walking-Dead-wouldn’t-exist-without-Romero” kind of way, either. He helped change the look and feel of horror films in very real, tangible ways.…

FANTASIA 2017: Our Very Own Lowlifes Review LOWLIFE, Part 2 – Doug’s Take

A colossal achievement in low-budget ingenuity and skill, Lowlife marks the arrival of a major new filmmaking talent in director Ryan Prows. Despite flashes of pop culture eccentricity and extreme violence, Prows breaks free of his Tarantino-esque trappings to deliver a beautifully structured, wonderfully acted and darkly comic thriller tinged with that most rare of…