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The Alliance Lately: Issue No. 16

Matthew with the MNFCA here. Sorry for no post last week, it was a busy one for us newspaper folks.

Halloween is in the rear view and MNFCA members capped it off with a lot of horror pieces. Over the last weekend, several new releases were also reviewed.

Here’s what the Alliance has been up to lately.

Joe Botten

At his site, Botten reviewed “The Dark and the Wicked,” “Triggered” and “Let Him Go.

Botten also capped off his 31 Days to Scare series to close October with reviews of “Drag me to Hell,” “His House,” “Cadaver,” “Come Play” and “I, Madman.”

Brian Eggert

At Deep Focus Review, Eggert reviewed “The Witches,” “On the Rocks” and “Unpregnant.”

Eggert also reviewed 1967’s “The Fearless Vampire Killers,” 1997’s “Eve’s Bayou,” 1973’s “Ganja and Hess,” 1986’s “Night of the Creeps,” 2003’s “The Return” and 2007’s “The Banishment.

Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl

On the Horror Rewind podcast, Florence and Hafdahl discussed “It” and “Silver Bullet.” Both based on Stephen King’s work.

Joseph Froemming

For the Joe-Down, Froemming reviewed the “Carrie” film from the 70s.

Kyle Goethe

To cap off his 31 Days of Horror series, Goethe wrote about “Blair Witch 2,” “Saw II,” “Creepshow,” “Halloween H20” and “Demons 2.

Paul McGuire Grimes

Recently, Grimes has reviewed the new releases “The Life Ahead,” “Come Play” and “Let Him Go.” Grimes was also a guest on the show Twin Cities Live.

Melinda Lavine

At the Duluth News Tribune, Lavine wrote two columns about horror villains, including some underrated ones. Lavine also interviewed Duluth filmmaker Keith Hopkins and reviewed the film “Forty Year Old Version.”

Jeremy Lebens

For his site, Lebens reviewed “The Empty Man,” “Synchronic,” “Come Play” and “Let Him Go.”

Matthew Liedke

At his site, Liedke capped his Adventures in B-Movie Horror series for Halloween.

Ruth Maramis

At FlixChatter, Maramis wrote about 2017’s “The Bookshop,” 2018’s “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” and 2005’s “Pride and Prejudice” for her Thursday Movie Picks series.

Mark McPherson

At Twin Cities Geek, McPherson reviewed the new horror film “Come Play.”

Nicholas Palodichuk

On recent episodes of the St. Paul Filmcast, Palodichuk spoke with actress Clare Umberger and actor/writer Timothy Meinke.

Frank Stanko

At the Pop Culturists, Stanko wrote about 1985 films “Nightmare on Elm Street 2,” “The Official Story,” “That Was Then.. This is Now,” “To Live and Die in L.A.” and “Krush Groove.”


Author: Matthew Liedke

Journalist and film critic in Minnesota. Graduate of Rainy River College and Minnesota State University in Moorhead. Outside of movies I also enjoy sports, craft beers and the occasional video game.

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