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Jay Plainsafe is an amateur filmmaker and critic, dealing primarily in the realm of the absurd. He’s an advocate for the cult film in-theater experience and believes the VOD landscape has allowed incredible distribution to reshape the horror genre. He’s currently working on his first television pilot script and is not on any social media… yet.

The Bag Man (Film Review)

In the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, there was a strange influx of independent films, or studio films in the guise of independent aesthetics, that flooded the market, emulating the dialogue stylings of Quentin Tarantino, while perhaps leaning into stranger ...

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Darkman (US Blu-ray Review)

Even though mainstream audiences know Sam Raimi as the man behind the internationally successful Spider-Man films, genre fans know him as a prolific master of gory, twisted horror, often conceived, and executed with a healthy dose of dark humor. However, ...

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Crave (Film Review)


It’s safe to say that in an age of social media, economic unrest and rampant consumerism, it’s a surprise that deranged loner films are uncommon. Sure, there’s elements of this archetype in most action films (going closer in line to ...

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Body Bags (US Blu-Ray Review)

In a strange, coincidental way, John Carpenter is a filmmaker whose work seems fitting for an anthology. Tight, moody and often times self-contained, his work often never carried Oscar-level drama whilst also providing some of the weightiest and most engrossing ...

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