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The Redeeming

The Redeeming is a horror/suspense/psychological thriller that is the feature-length directorial debut from director Brian Barnes. The film was written by Roger Thomas, and Barnes and Thomas had previously also worked together on a TV series called Persona as writer and director. They did a great job combining their efforts for this film. The film starts off with a woman named Joyce (Tracey Ann Wood) looking out at the ocean. She then returns home, and after losing her electricity has a visitor knocking at the door (Ryan Wichert) who says he is injured and needs help. She reluctantly lets him inside. Joyce decides to take a look at her visitor's arm and reveals to him that she used to work with nurses. As there is a terrible storm outside, she invites him to stay for the evening so that he can keep out of the storm and his arm can heal. He later tells her his name is John. The characters are complex and have an element of mystery about them right from the beginning. S...

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Spidarlings

Spidarlings is a surrealistic musical/horror film recently acquired by and distributed by Lloyd Kaufman and the team over at Troma. Written and directed by Salem Kapsaski, this film is about Eden (Sophia Disgrace) and Matilda (Rahel Kapsaski), a couple who are just trying to get by. They are living in squalor in a small, trashy house. Matilda works at a swanky bar called "Juicy Girls" but isn't making much money, and Eden is unemployed waiting for her disability money to come in. Their landlord stops by and puts them on notice and they have to scramble to come up with two years of owed rent. They meet a strange shop-owner named Mr. Banner who is played by Lloyd Kaufman himself, who shows them a spider, and Eden decides to buy it. Matilda isn't happy about it, but they take it home. Matilda goes to work, and after falling asleep the spider does some interesting things to Eden while Matilda is away. This begins a strange transformation and even stranger events to follo...

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The Child Remains

Inspired by events surrounding the infamous true story of the “Butterbox Babies", The Child Remains is easily one of the best indie horror films we have had the pleasure of watching. Written and directed by Michael Melski, The Child Remains is an atmospheric paranormal horror/thriller that has a lot of depth, and a really great story that isn't common in most horror films. The story starts in 1973 at a home for unwed mothers called "Mercy". Some pretty bad things happened there, and the house has some interesting history to say the least. It picks back up in present day where a husband and wife Rae (Suzanne Clément), and Liam (Allan Hawco) show up to a now Bed and Breakfast inn called "Mersey" so that they can celebrate Rae's Birthday. When they get there they find that they are in for much more than the relaxing birthday weekend they had in mind when the dark past of the house begins to reveal itself. When they arrive, they find Monica (Shel...

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