[Fantasia 2019] RIOT GIRLS Capsule Review: Pure, Post-Apocalyptic Joy

By: Emily von Seele

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I won’t be writing a full review until the film’s official release later this fall, but in the meantime, add Riot Girls to your “must see” list for 2019. It’s a post-apocalyptic tale of friendship, love, and all around badassery. Jovanka Vuckovic (XX) delivers a story that is crazy fun but will also pull on all of your heartstrings and make your clap and cheer.

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Dead Ringers Episode 31: THE WICKER MAN (1973) + KILL LIST

Nolan is joined by Thomas Foster, Kat Adams, Emily von Seele, and Ben McBride to discuss Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man (1973) and Ben Wheatley’s Kill List (2011). The crew catches up on new discoveries and rewatches, as well as recent horror releases — including reviews of Child’s Play (2019), Annabelle Comes Home, and Ari Aster’s Midsommar (**Spoilers from 58:40 – 1:21:40**) — before they are manipulated and controlled in a sinister game with a twisted cult.Read More »

Dead Ringers Episode 30: GODZILLA (1954) + SHIN GODZILLA

Nolan is joined by Philip Yount and Thomas Foster — as well as special guests Ben Christian and Zach Kindron (from the Silver Screen Breakdown podcast) — to discuss Ishirô Honda’s Godzilla (1954) and Hideaki Anno & Shinji Higuchi’s Shin Godzilla (2016). The crew digs into new discoveries and rewatches, as well as recent horror releases — including a review of Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King Of The Monsters (2019) — before literal embodiments of nuclear proliferation and radioactive contamination rise out of the sea to deliver their wrath upon the land.Read More »

Dead Ringers Episode 27: PET SEMATARY (1989) + WAKE WOOD

Nolan is joined by Emily von Seele — as well as special guests Stephanie Crawford from The ScreamCast & Dread Central and Michele Eggen from Wicked Horror & Ghastly Grinning — to discuss Mary Lambert’s Pet Sematary (1989) and David Keating’s Wake Wood (2011). The crew catch up on recent horror releases, new discoveries, and rewatches before a monkey’s paw grants them the power to bring their loved ones back from the dead, as well as bringing about their own demise.

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Dead Ringers Episode 26: THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL + THE INVITATION

Nolan is joined by Kat Adams, Ben McBride, Paul Farrell, and Thomas Foster to discuss Ti West’s The House Of The Devil (2009) and Karyn Kusama’s The Invitation (2016). The crew share their thoughts on recent horror releases, new discoveries, and rewatches before being summoned by a sinister cult to spend a single night in an unsettling house under false pretenses.

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