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For the first time, I’ve been granted press accreditation for the Milano Film Festival – which is becoming one of the most prestigious European film festivals. With a selection of 27 feature-length films and over 41 short movies, the main theme of this year’s MFF is “coming-of-age” stories, told in every kind of genre you can think of: on this website, you’ll find reviews of every horror-related film at the festival, plus a few articles on other movies that you’ll find in the Beyond Horror section of the website. This is my review of A Certain Kind of Silence (Michael Hogenauer, Czech Republic/Netherlands/Latvia, drama/horror).

For the first time I’ve been granted press accreditation for the Toronto International Film Festival®, recognised as one of the largest and most prestigious film festivals in the world. So, I had the opportunity to watch and review a bunch of movies. This article features three short reviews of Hearts and Bones (Australia, Ben Lawrence, drama/thriller), Saint Maud (Rose Glass, United Kingdom, horror), Saturday Fiction (Lou Ye, China, drama/history).

Derelict is the passion project of Cristian and James Broadhurst, two brother who directed the movie together, with Cristian writing the script and James acting in it. The two of them put together some 150.000 Australian dollars – yes, the movie comes from Down Under – to make this slasher flick where a group of three friends end up in an abandoned building, finding themselves trapped and stalked by a masked assailant.