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SHOCK VALUE Review, Shorts Compilation, Nightstream 2020

Shock Value Review As described in the brochure: “In a fascinating feature-length horror anthology, ‘Shock Value: The Movie—How Dan O’Bannon and Some USC Outsiders Helped Invent Modern Horror,’ archivist Dino Everett proves that USC students O’Bannon, John Carpenter and others began redefining the horror genre while at the School of Cinematic Arts in the 1970s.”

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DARLIN’ (2019) Movie Review, Fantasia 2019

Darlin’ Movie Review Overview: A feral teenage girl is taken into strict Catholic church care and prepared for her First Holy Communion.Director: Pollyanna McIntoshProducer: Andrew van den HoutenStarring: Lauryn Canny, Bryan Batt, Nora-Jane Noone Gavin’s Review The path to this film is long and winding through multiple mediums going back almost forty years. In summary,

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DEODATO HOLOCAUST (2019) Movie Review, Fantaspoa 2019

Deodato Holocaust (2019) From the makers of “FantastiCozzi”, a new documentary about the life and career of controversial Italian director Ruggero Deodato. Director: Felipe M. GuerraStarring: Ruggero Deodato, Willie Aames, Luca BarbareschiGenre: Documentary Movie Review Some directors are demanding. Others are difficult. But only one was accused of killing his actors. “Deodato Holocaust” tells the

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