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Monday, March 28, 2016

Shudder curator Colin Geddes on BASKIN, now in theaters and on demand






WARNING: These new films are for extreme fans only
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Go to hell with BASKIN


BASKIN is in select theaters and video on demand now.

Starting off as a buddy cop film that leaps into the Twilight Zone and takes a detour to hell, BASKIN is visceral and profoundly disturbing. Grotesque images are half-glimpsed in the shadows as a group of cops enter a building in the desolate countryside and find themselves in the middle of a ritual celebrating the dark arts. While he draws inspiration from a diverse range of films including Quest for Fire, Apocalypse Now, and Hellraiser, the touchstones for Evrenol's visions also come from the art world, from pagan art to Caravaggio, Bosch and Giger.

I love watching international horror films to experience what makes people scream in different parts of the world. The output and availability of horror films from Turkey is particularly sparse, which makes what Evrenol pulls off with BASKIN even more rare and special.

If you enjoy BASKIN, check out some other surreal shockers from around the world on Shudder like ANGST (Austria), THE BEYOND (Italy), AUDITION (Japan), BEDEVILLED (South Korea) and LEFT BANK (Belgium).

- Colin Geddes, Shudder curator

More on Baskin here

Shudder's surreal shockers

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Angst

When a psychopath is released from prison, he hunts for fresh victims to torture and kill. When he enters a secluded house where an elderly woman lives with her two adult children, his evil work begins.

Workin' for the weekend
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The Beyond

In this gore classic, a woman inherits a hotel built over an entrance to Hell. But when she starts to renovate, the gates get opened, bringing forth enough demons, killer spiders, ghosts, and evil zombies to make a grand reopening highly unlikely.

Plan your visit
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Audition

In AUDITION, Widower Aoyama falls for the radiant and mysterious Asami. But as he delves into her past, he learns her former acquaintances have either gone missing - or have missing limbs. Will he be next?

Yes, he will
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Bedevilled

Selfish clerk Hae-won agrees to visit an old friend, Bok-nam, on a remote island, where she discovers that Bok-nam serves as a slave to the other residents. But after tragedy strikes, Bok-nam seeks vengeance against all of her oppressors.

Sounds justified
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Left Bank

When Marie, an introverted young athlete, collapses and is forced to rest, she decides to move in with her new boyfriend in his flat in Left Bank. Their passionate relationship seems to be really helping her, until she discovers that the previous tenant of the flat mysteriously disappeared. Marie begins to doubt whether she can really trust her boyfriend. Life in Left Bank, once envisaged as a dream town, starts to become an alienating nightmare. Slowly, she loses grip on reality.

left bank, right now
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This week on Shudder.TV Premium: Spring has sprung


The Vernal Equinox is upon us. Spring has sprung and it's time to join hands and gather in hope of giving soil and fertile wombs.

Among Shudder.TV Premium'ss offerings are nightmarish visions of sacrifice, community, birth and rebirth. High-rise neighbors have malicious intent in PENUMBRA and LEFT BANK. You won't fare much better in the open countryside congregations of CHILDREN OF THE CORN, THE SHRINE and DEADLY BLESSING. And you can expect the worst from expecting terrors GRACE, PUFFBALL and COFFIN ROCK. Flowers, babies and evil blooms on Shudder.TV Premium.

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

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!! New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of March 11, 2016





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New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of March 11, 2016

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The Brothers Grimsby

Review by Glenn Kenny

As if the ethos of "Pink Flamingos" was filtered through a bad jag on crystal meth, with a lot of visual effects money thrown after it.
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10 Cloverfield Lane

Review by Brian Tallerico

A tight, tense thriller carried by excellent performances from John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
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Eye in the Sky

Review by Godfrey Cheshire

Eye in the Sky proves to be a polished, often riveting thriller about an important topical issue, it also bears the inherent frustrations of any drama that devolves on characters not acting.
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Lolo

Review by Glenn Kenny

There's a lot in this picture that's kind of interesting if not entirely effective.
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River of Grass

Review by Brian Tallerico

There are enough times when Reichardt's wit and skill comes through to make it worth a look in its restored version, but it's almost too ethereal, it slips through your fingers when you try to grab it.
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The Perfect Match

Review by Sheila O'Malley

Charlie has issues, that's for sure, and they're presented in pretty obvious strokes, but at least his issues have more depth than most other films of this nature allow.
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Creative Control

Review by Odie Henderson

Your tolerance for Creative Control will depend on your feelings toward these unlikable characters and the day-to-day things that irk them.
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City of Gold

Review by Godfrey Cheshire

City of Gold only offers vicarious pleasures during in flattering portrait of food critic Jonathan Gold.
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Marguerite

Review by Sheila O'Malley

Marguerite is not afraid to laugh at its delusional title character, but it does not ask the audience to sneer at her.
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Hello, My Name Is Doris

Review by Susan Wloszczyna

Hello, My Name is Doris has a welcome rawness that partly derives from making do with fewer resources.
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Backgammon

Review by Odie Henderson

If you came looking for the psychological sexing, or even just regular, good old fashioned erotic screwing, you'll find it only if you've brought it to the theater yourself.
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Me Him Her

Review by Nick Allen

Me Him Her might look cool on the outside, but it's a vapid mess.
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Boom Bust Boom

Review by Matt Fagerholm

The most easily digestible educational video about the financial crisis I've seen.
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The Other Side of the Door

Review by Christy Lemire

A big bag of tried-and-true, haunted-house movie tricks.
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Zootopia

Review by Matt Zoller Seitz

A good-hearted, handsomely executed movie that doesn't add up in the way it wants to.
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