Bryce Wilson
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Bryce Wilson

Confirmed film geek and literary nerd. Writer for Paracinema and Art Decades Magazine, columnist for the San Luis Obispo New Times and author of Son Of Danse Macabre. Resides in Austin, TX.

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Lately there has been a boom of stories set in the creepy majesty of The Pacific Northwest. Yes between Gravity Falls, Alan Wake, Lairrd Barron, the upcoming Wayward Pines and Twin Peaks revival (please Showtime just pay David Lynch what he wants. PleasepleasepleasePLEASE) the isolated cathedral forests filled with strange

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Breaking up a successful artist and writer partnership is tough. Breaking up a successful artist and writer partnership in the middle of a story arc is tougher. Breaking up a successful artist and writer partnership on a title that has fought tooth and nail for a feminist friendly reputation because

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Less well known than their rivals Hammer, Amicus was the other British studio producing boundary pushing horror films in the 60’s and 70’s. Unlike Hammer who readapted the classical Universal monsters, Amicus devoted itself to original horror. Its specialty being a series of anthology films, today Scream Factory is releasing

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It’s hard to get any traction to write about a film such as The Hundred-Foot Journey, a film which seems as though it were specifically designed not to raise any kind of strong feeling whatsoever. Of course these types of films serve a purpose. Something you can watch with the

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The figures of Burke and Hare loom surprisingly large in the collective conscious for a pair of murderous con men from a foreign country who died nearly two hundred years ago. There have been at least half a dozen film versions, ranging in tone from Val Lewton’s gothic freakshow The

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that creepy Jake Gyllenhaal is the best Jake Gyllenhaal. This really shouldn’t have been all that hard to figure out, considering that Gyllenhaal made his reputation playing a haunted, schizophrenic teen with a skeletal faced bunny as his Jiminy Cricket. Yet too much of

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Courage The Cowardly Dog is about a purple dog owned by a kindly old lady and her hideously bitter husband. They live on an isolated farm in the middle of a desolate landscape that’s constantly under siege by all kinds of monsters, parallel dimensions, robots, and other mid 20th century

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There is something distinctly odd about Matthew Scudder. On the surface it can be hard to say just what. Scudder, created by Lawrence Block, is an ex cop and current unlicensed private eye who lives on the mean streets of New York. He seems to fit neatly into the tradition

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Usually if someone’s made something good it’s not their first time. Usually if someone’s made a few good things there’s something undervalued or underseen in their backlog. That’s where Now See This steps in. Current Creator: Scott Frank, despite his reputation as one of the most dependable screenwriters and script

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This is a movie I’ve been looking forward to since it was going to be directed by Joe Carnahan and star Harrison Ford. A Walk Among The Tombstones is a bleak and angry film. One that I expect will be making people uncomfortable for a long while. The Scudder series

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Every Fantastic Fest finds its own motifs emerging and if there’s one thing that Fantastic Fest didn’t lack this year it was great documentaries about film. Lost Soul, the story of Richard Stanley’s attempt to make The Island Of Doctor Moreau, stands as this year’s Jodorowsky’s Dune, a fascinating act

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It’s always a tricky business offering a look behind the curtain. Even the most revealing documentary is something that is by its very nature edited and shaped out of countless hours of footage. In its own way a look behind a persona by its very nature has to be as

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Joe Lynch’s Everly was the best surprise of the the festival. A mean lean action film with a rocket fueled pace, twisted imagaination and real sense of heart. I hope this film gets the crossover and cult audience it deserves. I had a chance to talk to Lynch about what’s

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Liv Corfixen’s My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn is a remarkably intimate film equally insightful about the making of Only God Forgives and the complicated interplay of marriage. It’s an excellent film and it was my privelege to sit down with the pair and talk to them about it.

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There is something to be said for walking into something without expectations. I wasn’t expecting much from Everly, I had no clear conception of what the film might be. The plot description was vague enough that it could have been about anything. What it was was the most pleasant surprise

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Electric Boogaloo completes Mark Hartley’s trilogy on the secret history of exploitation cinema in fine fashion. Like Not Quite Hollywood and Machete Maidens Unleashed, it’s a talking heads doc that blends limited archival footage, scandalous anecdotes with even more scandalous film clips. By this point you should know whether or

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