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EIFF 2019: The Furies (2019) writer and director: Tony D'Aquino

This Australian horror flick is extremely gory but also stamps its own distinct angle on the Backwoods Brutality sub-genre by working in a voyeuristic aspect. It stars Airlie Dodds, Linda Ngo, Taylor Ferguson and Ebony Vagulans.

The Furies (2019)

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EIFF 2018: Blood Fest (2018) written and directed by Owen Egerton

Robbie Kay, Seychelle Gabriel and Jacob Batalon play wisecracking teen horror buffs who have to use their extensive knowledge of rules and tropes to survive a blood-drenched festival. Okay, so it's nothing particularly new, but it zips by entertainingly with an evident affection for the genre.

Blood Fest (2018) written and directed by Owen Egerton

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The Snowman (2017) starring Michael Fassbender

Review and podcast of Tomas Alfredson's baffling and tensionless mess of an adaptation of Jo Nesbø's novel, featuring the novelty tune Popcorn by Hot Butter of all things.

Michael Fassbender in the Jo Nesbø adaptation The Snowman

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Viewers who like some meat with their blood need to watch this subversively disturbing French-Belgian horror.

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