Film Review: We Are What We Are (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The Parkers, a reclusive family who follow ancient customs, find their secret existence threatened as a torrential downpour moves into their area, forcing daughters Iris and Rose to assume responsibilities beyond those of a typical family REVIEW: Jim Mickle impresses more with each cinematic endeavor.  His first feature as a writer/director, “Mulberry Street,” made its debut in the 2007 After Dark Horrorfest lineup.  A tense and character-driven take on the standard zombie plague template, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Innkeepers (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A horror-thriller centered on the last two employees at a haunted hotel that’s going out of business. REVIEW: This was showing as part of the Incredibly Strange film festival (incrediblystrange.co.nz), which is an offshoot of the main New Zealand Film Festival. I noticed it was scheduled for a 10.45pm showing, in one of the smaller, quieter and artier cinemas. A perfect setting in which to get back to basics and enjoy a good old-fashioned … Continue reading

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