Cam (2018) #IthacaFantastik

As a self-proclaimed “media personality”, there is an inherent… strangeness to the whole thing. In a similar sense to the films I review, I’m laying myself bare out here, ready to be picked apart for my opinions, which is often pretty justified. I don’t know you, and you barely know me, even if you’ve been reading my work for a while.

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Johnny Gruesome (2018)

As a kid that wasn’t exactly swimming in popularity growing up, one of my favorite types of horror films has always been the “supernatural revenge” film. Movies like Evilspeak, Carrie, Christine, The Crow, Pumpkinhead, and The Wraith, just to name a very few of many. There’s nothing quite like seeing bullies and assholes get their bloody comeuppance.

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King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen (2017)

Often referred to as “the Cassavetes of exploitation,” filmmaker Larry Cohen was responsible for some of the most engaging and transgressive films of the 70's and 80's. Though arguably more famous as the creative force behind the It’s Alive franchise and the quirky cult film Q, his career began as a prolific television writer for dozens of 60's television productions. His work spans six decades of creative and often challenging material, which would make any attempt at a documentary on his legacy a daunting task.

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Animalistic (2015)

When you sit back and think about it, what are human beings but a bunch of sophisticated animals? Yeah sure, we give ourselves laws, create beautiful art, develop science that does important things like provide ugly face Snapchat filters or allow access to videos of cats jumping into boxes. But take out all the “higher thinking” and pretend morals, and we’re just a bunch of animals working off of primal instincts, the two most basic being sex and survival.

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