Posts Tagged ‘Fantastic Fest 2015’

Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: THE WITCH

By Mark Saldana Rating: 4 (Out of 4 Stars) My biggest complaint about horror films is that the filmmakers who make the movies often don’t take the material seriously and resort to hokem and cheap parlor tricks to jolt their audiences.  Loud music, sudden loud noises, and other variations of jump scares might succeed in […]

Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: BONE TOMAHAWK

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) The closing night film for Fantastic Fest 2015 is a genre hybrid flick that starts off as a classic John Wayne Western and then delves into the shock and awe gruesomeness of a horror movie. Kurt Russell stars as Sheriff Franklin Hunt, the chief law officer […]

Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: CRIMSON PEAK

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) This year, Fantastic Fest offered its attendees two secret screenings.  The first one took place on Friday evening with audiences excitedly anticipating their surprise.  As it turned out, the film was Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak and Del Toro and Tim League took the stage to […]

Fantastic Fest 2015 Interview: GRIDLOCKED

By Mark Saldana The day after enjoying the witty comedy and intense, balls-to-the-wall action of Gridlocked, I sat down with writer/director Allan Ungar, writer Rob Robol, and actor Cody Hackman for an awesome and fun interview.  The movie Gridlocked definitely appeals to my nostalgia for fun and action packed movies from the 80s and 90s, […]

Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: IN SEARCH OF THE ULTRA-SEX

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) More like a novelty comedy, In Search Of the Ultra-Sex is a clever film project by French filmmakers Nicolas Charvet and Bruno Lavaine who watched over 2500 porn films to compile scenes for a story of their own. And their story definitely sounds like the plot […]