Author: Don Anelli

THE LAST LAUGH * USA 2020 Dir: Jeremy Berg. 82 mins Approaching a major gig, comedian Myles (Steve Vanderzee) realizes this is his last shot at the big-time when his agent Nelson (Eric Stone) delivers the news about what he had to do to get the slot. Things aren’t easier when he meets Bethany (Meranda Long) and Andy (Marcus Leopard), workers at the theater who tell him tales about the theaters’ haunted past. It gets even worse when he discovers several dead bodies strewn around the building indicating a serial killer is loose in the building killing everyone one-by-one that…

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THE DEVIL TO PAY **** USA 2019 Dir: Lane Skye, Ruckus Skye. 87 mins Living on a farm in the Appalachian mountains, Lemon (Danielle Deadwyler) and her son Coy (Ezra Haslam) are waiting around for her husband Tarlee to return home from work. After a while she finds herself summoned to the home of Tommy Runion (Catherine Dyer) who runs a family of criminals in the area that controls the illegal operations in the county and told the awful news. It seems her husband was working on an assignment for the family and has suddenly disappeared on them which forces…

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RED LETTERS *** USA 2019 Dir: Jim Klock. 86 mins When a deputy goes missing, PI Jim Knowles (Jim Klock) is called over to investigate when details don’t add up. Unwilling to accept the story of the missing individual faking his own death, Jim calls upon his friend Mike Gaston (Mike Capozzi) who has psychic abilities to look further into the case using their skills to get to the truth. Realizing theirs more to the story the deeper they dig into the mystery, a larger supernatural mystery is soon unraveled that puts his faith into question as he attempts to…

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BEAST WITHIN *** USA/Canada 2019 Dir: Chris Green, Steven Morana. 80 mins Heading out to a mansion party, video-game developers August (Steven Morana), Remy (Ari Millen) and Cheyanne (Holly Deveaux) are overseeing the final preparations for their boss Brian (Art Hindle) to launch his new video game ‘Werewolf Awaken.’ While having to deal with the usual hassles of trying to get the event going without a hitch as well as their own personal issues cropping up from time-to-time, a series of strange deaths and accidents soon befall several of the guests which look to have been done by something inhuman.…

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FRIED BARRY *** South Africa 2020 Dir: Ryan Kruger. 96 mins Waking one morning after a bender, Barry (Gary Green) is quite alarmed at the notion that he can’t remember the night before which his family assumes is nothing out of the ordinary. Still, being plagued by bad dreams and the insistence that something has happened to him soon manifests with the idea that he’s become infected with an alien parasite trying to understand the human and tries to go about understanding the people around him. The more he’s around others, the more he finds his alien-infused powers have a…

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