As humans, we are all individuals striking out in our own directions, but deep down, we all have the same basic needs for survival. Abraham Maslow defined these things as the hierarchy of needs, and when things steer us away from our chosen destination, this hierarchy has a tendency to […]

FANTASIA FILM FEST REVIEW: SEQUENCE BREAK



Since starting Film Classics Virgin, I’ve searched high and low through Virgin Territory of classic films, as well as having many Premature Evaluations of movies that could turn out to be classics. I’ve pondered if I’d ever find a newer film that stopped me in my tracks the same way […]

VIRGIN TERRITORY: LOST IN PARIS 2016 dir. Dominique Abel, Fiona ...



Cataclysms come in many forms, and affect the population differently. In science fiction with a horror slant, we’ve seen several stories about the possibility of humans negatively impacted by an audible frequency. In cinema alone, we have THE SIGNAL (2007), PULSE (2006), and CELL (2016), but we’ve yet to see […]

GOT TIME FOR A QUICKIE?: DAWN OF THE DEAF 2016 ...


It’s festival season once again! And with that comes announcements of line-ups, debuts, and special showings. One of my favorite festivals to cover is Fantasia, and this year’s lineup is pretty incredible. Wishing I was up there to cover it in person to take in all the amazing sights as […]

PRESS IN CLOSER: Fantasia 2017 announces its first wave!




One theme that I keep seeing pop up throughout media is a person having to make a choice that is antithetical to their core beliefs in order to help out or even save a loved one. We see this in dramas on television such as Breaking Bad, even comedies like […]

PREMATURE EVALUATIONS: AARON’S BLOOD 2017 dir. Tommy Stovall


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The day to day life of a barista is a pain in the ass as it is. Throw in a cheating boyfriend, a female stalker, and a growing pile of bodies somehow all attached to you, things look a little dire. That’s just the case for poor Iris in Derek […]

PREMATURE EVALUATIONS: DARK IRIS 2017 dir. Derek Talib


Zygosity is the science of determining the difference between identical and fraternal twins or other multiple births. ZYGOSITY also happens to be a Canadian neo-giallo that is the feature film debut of director Graham M. Sheppard, about a twin trying to find out the truth behind her identical sister’s murder.

PREMATURE EVALUATIONS: ZYGOSITY 2017 dir. Graham M. Sheppard



What is the first thing you think of when you think of a convent full of nuns? Are you thinking possessions, deadly murders, and aborted diabolic love children? If so, then Bruno Mattei and Claudio Fragasso’s THE OTHER HELL is your perfect cup of Pennyroyal tea. And thanks to Severin […]

VIRGIN TERRITORY: THE OTHER HELL 1981 dir. Bruno Mattei