Month: January 2020

Films That Fell Through the Cracks: “Aaltra” (2004)

“Aaltra” (Film Movement Series; Delépine et K/Vern) Some films have the ability to leave you in awe while others are in possession of something capable of driving you mad. Delépine and Kervern’s directorial debut, the nebulously titled Aaltra, is in full possession of both. Described as a darkly comic road movie, this French-Belgium co-production came

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What a Bunch of Assholes: The Scatalogical Satire of Peter Vack

(Breaking Glass Pictures) dir. Peter Vack “I’m not fucking a fucking sober bitch pussy, and I’m not having sex like a..no…nobody else would have sex with me because how are they gonna do it? This day and age, all y—, the only way you fuck is if you go for a drink with someone.” This

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Watching Kwaidan in 2020

No genre ages on the screen quite like horror. CGI certainly comes in handy when you deal in realistic depictions of human injury and supernatural intercessions into the everyday world. This is particularly true when the success of these elements relies on a strong sense of visual atmosphere. A big studio budget doesn’t exactly hurt.

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Kindle Kult: Nightscape Press, Laird Barron, Tim Waggoner, and More

Yes, Ashes and Entropy, everyone’s favorite anthology of recent years from Nightscape Press, is on sale for only $0.99 right now! Featuring a host of weird fiction’s heroes, including, Laird Barron, Jon Padgett, Kristi DeMeester, John Langan, and so many more, this is undoubtedly a must have. And while we’re talking great anthologies, why not pick up Nox Paredolia? Sure, we’ve

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Pistachio Kid – Sweet Remedies: The SMM Review

Here at SMM, we like the unique, the lone ranger, the poor bastards clawing and crawling to make their mark in the world. You may not guess it at first glance, but this doesn’t just include the bizarre, horrific and weird. It includes all of those less heard and known. Before this review, I had

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Feedback – Movie Review

(Breaking Glass Pictures) Dir. Pedro C. Alonso Review by Zakary McGaha Feedback is a thriller that was quite fun, but providing feedback on it is…difficult. It’s not that I didn’t understand its more political aspirations; they’re pretty simple. However, the messages seemed mixed. Discerning exactly what the filmmakers were aiming for is difficult. The themes

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Kindle Kult: Stephen Graham Jones, Jonathan Raab, Ottessa Moshfegh, and More

“The Last Final Girl is like Quentin Tarantino’s take on The Cabin in the Woods. Bloody, absurd, and smart. Plus, there’s a killer in a Michael Jackson mask.” – Carlton Mellick III, author of Apeshit. It’s also going for a nice $4.95 right now. Grab it while you can! My god, this looks like a romp. Just look

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Kindle Kult: Christopher Slatsky, Cody Goodfellow, Brian Hodge and more!

With the highly-anticipated release of The Immeasurable Corpse of Nature looming in the near horizon, now would be a great time to check out the book that put Christopher Slatsky on the map. Even better, Alectryomancer and Other Weird Tales  is only $2.99 on Kindle. What else could you possibly want? In case you missed it,

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Chad Ferrin, Genre Auteur Goes Deep in New Cult Horror Film

Chad Ferrin has made seven feature films over the last two decades, each of them a celebration of the Grotesque. All of these movies shared a certain DIY ingenuity along with an obvious obsession with the limits of sanity. Despite their collective preoccupations, no two of Ferrin’s flicks were alike. The director brazenly leaped from

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