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Screener Squad: Portals

Portals Movie Review


There’s a lot of horror anthologies out there but it’s 2019’s Portals that actually tries something I’ve not seen before: tying all the segments together into one story. It’s not exactly a COHESIVE story but points nonetheless, I suppose. The concept is after a world-wide blackout strange 2001-ish black monoliths start appearing all over the place. They appear, for some, to be a portal to…somewhere. Others become possessed by messages being sent telepathically through them and try to push those who appear to be chosen(?) through. Meanwhile, the one guy who actually went there and back has got a whole new set of problems. Brought to you by some pretty heavy-hitter genre directors like Eduardo Sánchez (The Blair Witch Project), Timo Tjahjanto (The Night Comes For Us), and Liam O’Donnell (Beyond Skyline), we went into this with our ears pricked up ready for a game-changer. Buuuut….listen to Chris, Baz, and Alan try to make sense of this one.


DIRECTED BY: Gregg Hale, Liam O’Donnell, Eduardo Sanchez, Timo Tjahjanto

STARRING: Deanna Russo, Ptolemy Slocum, Neil Hopkins, Salvita Decorte, Gretchen Lodge, Natasha Gott, Clint Jung, Keith Hudson, Danielle Lewis, Georgina Blackledge, Paul McCarthy-Boyington, Phet Mahathongdy, Shellye Broughton

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