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Review: Lost Solace

A swindling con artist starts to gain feelings and begins to question his life choices and actions more than he ever has. Shown in one of the Discovery Screens at this year’s Frightfest, Chris Scheuerman’s intriguing psychological thriller is ambiguous and invigorating. It begins well and has an interesting idea at its core which could…

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Review: The Boy

An American nanny is shocked that her new English family’s boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive. When I first saw the trailer for this I thought this looked like an interesting idea. Take an American nanny…

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Review: Patchwork

A bombastic throw-back horror-comedy that follows three young women who go out partying one night and find themselves Frankensteined together in one body. Now they must put aside their differences so they can find who did this and exact revenge! Oh, hello? Faye’s Childhood? Yeah, Patchwork called and wants to know if you’re interested in…

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Review: Hellions

A teenager must survive a Halloween night from Hell when malevolent trick-or-treaters come knocking at her door. Visuals come before all else in Hellions, a stylish but lightweight effort that owes large debts of influence to films like Inside, The Strangers and Eden Lake, but never threatens to come within shouting distance of matching any…

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Review: Turbo Kid

The future. The year: 1997. In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a comic book fan dons the persona of his favourite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord. Let’s get this out of the way upfront: Turbo Kid is an utter triumph. Bursting with heart, brimming with nostalgia and laced with occasionally jarring…

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Review: American Mary

  Mary Mason a struggling surgical school student stumbles into the world of body modification to make extra money to help fund her degree. When an incident causes her to re-examin her values and use her skills to her advantage to extract revenge. American Mary is a revenge film at its core, but set in the…