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REVIEW: ‘Aftermath’

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I had a chance this week to check out what all the buzz was about regarding Netflix’s new horror film ‘Aftermath’ which was directed by Peter Winther, and is currently available on the streaming platform.

Starring Ashley Greene, Shawn Ashmore, and Sharif Atkins, the based on a true story film tells the story of: “Desperate to save their marriage, a young couple takes a deal and moves into their dream home, but disturbing events reveal the house’s troubled history.”

“A young couple struggling to stay together, when they are offered an amazing deal on a home with a questionable past that would normally be beyond their means. In a final attempt to start fresh as a couple they take the deal.”

The movie starts off with a 911 call from a woman being murdered in her home, and then it cuts to the main characters Nat and Kevin, who are getting settled in the home they now can call theirs.

The film is painfully slow to start, and the slow burn that is in place to build suspense only drags on pointless scenes that fail to really push the story forward, or connect with any emotion of fear or anxiety.

Despite some “going through the motions” acting, the film labors on to a rather interesting pile of twists and turns during it’s conclusion, and it will no doubt have you Googling the real story as soon as the credits roll.

Without providing any real spoilers, if you were a fan of the reveal in ‘The Boy’, then you know what to expect during the climax of this movie. The big difference is, where ‘The Boy’ had some interesting flow, ‘Aftermath’ simply flat lines.

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A very slow and plodding film, based on a really interesting true story, that fails to really portray any scare, horror, or suspense. Long drawn out buildups with lackluster payoffs anchor the film down, despite a solid pace towards conclusion.
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Anthony DiMoro is the leader writer and founder of 'Fright Nerd'. DiMoro has written for popular websites such as Forbes and The Huffington Post. DiMoro cites Friday the 13th, A Nightmare On Elm Street and Halloween among his favorite horror movies of all time.

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Clip Arrives for Taneli Mustonen’s ‘The Twin’

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A brand new clip has dropped for Taneli Mustonen’s new horror ‘The Twin’ which is set to arrive on the Shudder streaming platform, in theaters, on VOD, and on digital next week on May 6th, 2022.

Starring Teresa Palmer, Steven Cree, and Barbara Marten, the film tells the story of: “Following the aftermath of a tragic accident that claimed the life of one of their twins, Rachel (Palmer, “A Discovery of Witches,” Warm Bodies) and husband Anthony (Steven Cree, “A Discovery of Witches,” “Outlander”) relocate to the other side of the world with their surviving son in the hopes of building a new life. What begins as a time of healing in the quiet Scandinavian countryside soon takes an ominous turn when Rachel begins to unravel the torturous truth about her son and confronts the malicious forces attempting to take a hold of him.”

Check out the new clip below, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting:

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‘A Quiet Place: Day One’ Announced As Third Film in Franchise

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‘A Quiet Place: Day One’ has been officially announced as the title of the third entry, and a spinoff, in the popular horror franchise, during Paramount’s presentation at the CinemaCon event taking place this week.

Following a delay, the film is currently scheduled to hit theaters on September 23rd, 2023 and will apparently serve as a prequel to the first two movies.

The third installment will see John Krasinski produce alongside Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller

According to Deadline: “The hope is this film would help set up a potential Quiet Place universe that the studio can build on for years to come. It is also known that, while not out of the question, Emily Blunt and Krasinski likely would not reprise their roles in this installment.”

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Gamactica Announces Partnership with ParaFlixx Paranormal+

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Content Creation social and marketing platform Gamactica and paranormal streaming platform ParaFlixx (aka ParaFlixx paranormal+) that will see the brands collaborate in a number of ways that will include Film SEO, spotlight the horror content creators, movies, and shows on the ParaFlixx platform.

PARAFlixx paranorml+ is a streaming service dedicated to the paranormal, supernatural, universe & beyond and then some” Natalie Jones, President and CEO of Paraflixx said in an exclusive interview with Gamactica .

“Most of our content is exclusive and only available on our website and app on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, RokuTV, Google Play Store, Apple Store and Chromecast. The streaming service is available worldwide and has been referred to as ‘The Netflix of the Paranormal’ by our fans. The journey has been incredible to bring together a united passion for the paranormal which did not previously exist on the market on this scale. The era of television has shifted, and we are a part of a vision to to bring content never seen before to the tv screen and any smart device on-the-go. At PARAFlixx, Inc., we stand for infinite possibilities as a universal platform. ”

“Horror has long been a major point of interest, from a content standpoint, for the Gamactica brand, and partnering with an up-and-coming horror streaming platform such as ParaFlixx allows us to be involved in helping this exciting platform grow” Anthony DiMoro, CEO of Gamactica. “Gamactica is looking forward to working with Natalie, the team at ParaFlixx, and all the shows and creators on the platform, and elevating their brand impact via our award-winning internet marketing and Film SEO.”

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