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REVIEW: Searching

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Aneesh Chaganty’s ‘Searching’ isn’t your traditional scary movie, with a masked killer roaming around on a rampage, but it’s mystery is plenty scary and invokes some solid emotions as a father tries to locate his missing daughter.

According to the synopsis:

“David Kim becomes desperate when his 16-year-old daughter Margot disappears and an immediate police investigation leads nowhere. He soon decides to search the one place that no one else has — Margot’s laptop. Hoping to trace her digital footprints, David contacts her friends and looks at photos and videos for any possible clues to her whereabouts”

John Cho plays David Kim, a father who is still grieving the loss of his wife to cancer and trying to forge a connection with his daughter, Margot (Alex Jayne Go), whose secrets come to the surface as Kim conducts his own investigation to try and track her down.

Kim’s relationship with lead detective Rosemary Vick (Debra Messing) is a nice compliment that helps add another arc to the characters as the movie progresses.

Armed with plenty of solid twists, a fresh new approach, solid acting, and plenty of dips and crests during it’s emotional roller coaster, Searching may be the best thriller/mystery of 2018.

Kudos to Chaganty, who took a new approach, really introduced something different (while many other films promote taking a “fresh” approach, only to offer more of the same), and brilliantly weaved the audience through a gripping story that never loses interest.

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Armed with plenty of solid twists, a fresh new approach, solid acting, and plenty of dips and crests during it's emotional roller coaster, Searching may be the best thriller/mystery of 2018
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New ‘All the Creatures Were Stirring’ Trailer Arrives

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RLJE Films has dropped a new trailer for the upcoming Christmas-themed horror flick ‘All the Creatures Were Stirring’ which is set to arrive just in time for Santa, on December 4th, 2018.

According to the synopsis:

“When an awkward date on Christmas Eve leads a couple into a strange theater, they’re treated to a bizarre and frightening collection of Christmas stories, featuring a wide ensemble of characters doing their best to avoid the horrors of the holidays. From boring office parties and last-minute shopping, to vengeful stalkers and immortal demons, there’s plenty out there to fear this holiday season.”

 

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‘Krampus Origins’ Drops New Trailer Highlighting Backstory

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The Christmas Beast is making his return, and a new trailer for ‘Krampus Origins’ sheds a light on the backstory of Krampus.

According to the synopsis:

“The first World War rages on when a group of American soldiers find a mysterious artifact that can summon the ancient evil of the Krampus.  After the men are killed in action, the artifact is sent to the commanding officers widow who is a teacher at a small-town orphanage.  The orphans accidentally summon the Krampus and the teacher, and her pupils are forced to battle this ancient evil.”

Krampus Origins arrives on November 6th, courtesy of Uncork’d Entertainment.

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New Suspiria Clip Shows Susie’s Impressive Dancing

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A new clip has arrived for Luca Guadagnino’s highly-anticipated Suspiria remake, and in the clip Susie (Dakota Johnson) impresses her artistic director (Tilda Swinton).

You can see the new clip here.

Per the synopsis:

“A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe’s artistic director (Swinton), an ambitious young dancer (Johnson), and a grieving psychotherapist (Ebersdorf). Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.”

Suspiria arrives on November 2nd.

 

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