[Fantasia Fest 2021] AGNES Review: Mickey Reece Delivers a Beautiful Tale About Questioning Faith

By: Emily von Seele


There is something truly fascinating about Mickey Reece’s brand of storytelling. Much like Climate Of The Hunter, Agnes is a film that doesn’t broadcast where it is headed and takes the audience on a fascinating and unexpected journey. It’s supernatural in ways, yet very grounded in others. It’s a quiet story, populated by characters who are struggling with uncertainty and questions of faith.

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Dead Ringers Episode 43: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 + THE BURNING

Nolan is joined by Paul Farrell, Thomas Foster, and Philip Yount — as well as special guest Scott Drebit from Daily Dead — to discuss Steve Miner’s Friday The 13th Part 2 (1981) and Tony Maylam’s The Burning (1981). The crew catch up on the Fear Street trilogy before being stalked and slashed by campfire tales-come-to-life from a previous generation.

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Nolan is joined by Paul Farrell — as well as special guest Daniel Epler from the Cobwebs podcast — to discuss Terence Fisher’s The Curse Of Frankenstein (1957) and Jimmy Sangster’s The Horror Of Frankenstein (1970). The crew digs into new discoveries, rewatches, and recent releases — including a review of Simon McQuoid’s Mortal Kombat (2021) — before trying to make life out of nothing at all (besides some spare parts from the nearby graveyard).

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Dead Ringers Off-Topic: The MORTAL KOMBAT Essential Kinematik Kurrikulum

On this Off-Topic episode, Nolan is joined by Philip Yount and Thomas Foster — as well as special guests Mike Scott from the Adkins Undisputed podcast and Bryan Christopher from Daily Dead/Rue Morgue — to discuss Mortal Kombat and its cinematic inspirations and contemporaries. The crew recount their personal histories with the bloody video game series and talk about some of their favorite movies that share its violent and over-the-top proclivities.

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Dead Ringers Episode 39: TREMORS + GRABBERS

Nolan is joined by Thomas Foster and Philip Yount — as well as special guest Jeff Ewing from the Humanoids From The Deep Dive podcast — to discuss Ron Underwood’s Tremors (1990) and Jon Wright’s Grabbers (2012). The crew digs into new discoveries, rewatches, and recent horror releases — including a review of Adam Wingard’s Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) — before getting drunk while playing a deadly game of floor-is-lava in order to fend off big monsters with one big weakness.

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Nolan is joined by Emily von Seele and Philip Yount to discuss Andrew Fleming’s The Craft (1996) and Lucky McKee & Chris Sivertson’s All Cheerleaders Die (2014). The crew share their thoughts on recent horror releases, new discoveries, and rewatches before trying to enlist another witch to help call the corners and enact their plans for vengeance against the football players that wronged them.

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