[TIFF Review] ‘Encounter’ Surprises With Genre-Bending Alien Invasion Paranoid Thriller

Director Michael Pearce demonstrated a keen ability to play in multiple genre sandboxes simultaneously with his feature debut, Beast, which kept audiences guessing right up until its conclusion. His awaited follow-up, Encounter, continues his streak for wildly imaginative and engaging character-driven work through a genre-bending filter. Only this time, it’s run through the setup of a paranoid alien invasion-style […]

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[TIFF Review] Edgar Wright’s ‘Last Night in Soho’ Is a Stylish, but Repetitive Thriller

There’s an infectious energy in the early parts of Edgar Wright’s new film, Last Night in Soho. The film opens with a dance number as aspiring fashion designer Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie) lip-synchs to one of her many records in her grandmother (Rita Tushingham)’s country house and this effusive excitement permeates the screen. Eloise is an […]

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[Trailer] New Overview Trailer For ‘Metroid Dread’ Covers New Abilities, Weapons And Danger

Metroid fans will finally see the return of Samus next month when developer MercurySteam’s Metroid Dread arrives on the Switch. To keep the hype going, Nintendo has released a new overview trailer, which according to Nintendo, “provides a nice overview of the game—and the series in general—while also offering some exhilarating footage of the game […]

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[TIFF Review] Screenlife Horror ‘DASHCAM’ Aims for Manic Splatstick Chaos

Director Rob Savage captured that trapped feeling of lockdown with last summer’s buzziest horror movie, Host, a Zoom séance gone wrong. It established Savage as a filmmaker who wears his horror influences on his sleeves. His latest, filmed during the second lockdown, demonstrates that once again. Savage’s follow-up feature, DASHCAM, aims to achieve Sam Raimi levels of splatstick […]

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[Trailer] Horror Fighter ‘Omen of Sorrow’ Hits Xbox One on September 15; PC Version Coming Soon

After announcing that they had narrowed down its release to this month, developer AOne Games has finally given horror-inclined fighting game fans a definitive answer. Gematsu reports that Omen of Sorrow will hit the Xbox One on September 15 for $19.99. It will be available at a 20% discount for the first two weeks of […]

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