QUARRIES

In hopes of beginning her own journey to recovery and self-worth, “Kat” (Nicole Marie Johnson) leaves her abusive boyfriend and joins a hiking expedition, made up of other disparaged women, for a several-day long hike. Unfortunately, Kat gets much more than she bargained for, and so does the rest of the group when they realize…

ALWAYS SHINE

Takals’s film Always Shine successfully utilizes the best elements of several genres, excellent sound design, to produce a final product that is all at once horrifying and beautiful. The story is simple: two young actresses whose friendship has been tainted by one woman’s success and the other’s lack of success. But the film is incredibly…

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VIRAL

Directed by Henry Just and Ariel Schulman and written by Christopher Landon and Barbara Marshall, Viral’s horror plays on the very real paranoia that sets in when discussion of new infectious diseases take over the news. When a parasitic infection takes over the United States, causing apocalyptic chaos, “Emma” (Sofia Black-D’Elia) and her sister “Stacey”…

THE BOY

Screenwriter Stacey Menear draws viewers into an eerie mansion as American nanny “Greta,” (Lauren Cohan) babysits an eight-year-old, life-sized doll. The unpredictable and peculiar plot engages viewers for the majority of the film, making them wonder if young “Brahms” is a real boy, haunting his new housekeeper. (BKP: 3.5/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K.…

GOODNIGHT MOMMY

Writers Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz conjure up a terrifying psychological thriller about twin boys and their unrecognizable mother. A beautifully-shot, disturbing take on family drama. (BKP: 3.5/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky Unlike the abundant, low-budget flicks in American cinemas, Goodnight Mommy (aka Ich seh, Ich seh) is an Austria-based thriller teetering…