Screener Squad: Aiyai: Wrathful Soul

Aiyai: Wrathful Soul Movie Review


This Australian horror film came preloaded with a bunch of festival wins listed on their IMDB page, an impressive looking trailer and poster, all the markings of a hidden gem. It’s important to emphasize that we picked this one to check out for what seemed to be pretty solid reasons. So how did this ghost-revenge/aggro homeless meth addicts tale go so horribly awry? Our theories are probably wilder and more improbable than the editing continuity of this stinker. And, you know, it’s always fun to hear about our suffering. So listen to Chris, Lewayne, and Santiago tell you their tale of woe. We promise not to come back as vengeful ghosts. I mean, ‘promise’ is probably a strong word. 


DIRECTED BY: Ilanthirayan Alan Arumugam

STARRING: Kabir Singh, Tahlia Jade Holt, Korey Williams, Anthony Miller, Salvatore Merenda, Vinod Mohana Sundaram, Richard Huggett, Marco Sinigaglia, Rhiannon Watson, Pennyanne Lace, Ozzie Devrish, Craig Ingham, Asabi Goodman, Wayne Bassett, Pearl Grantham, Graceyn Arkinstall, William Wensley, Alex Contis, Ged Maybury, Vicky Loughrey, Therese Westbrook, Jack McGuigan, Duzgun Ozturk, Jessica Berry




Photo on 2011-10-02 at 13.02Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)

Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.


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Santiago is a young film watcher from South Texas, currently living in Austin. When he’s not getting raw inspiration piped into his brain with all form of art, movies, and books you can find him attempting to understand the wide world of synthesizers. The rest of his mind is crammed with craft hops and resin but he assures you that it makes for good conversation.



Lewayne White (Screener Squad)

Lewayne’s earliest memories are of watching movies and reading comics, which instilled in him a sense of wonder, a vivid imagination, and unrealistic expectations. It also means he spends a lot of time watching movies, writing scripts for them, and trying to get them made. He lives in the middle of middle America after landing there as a child, and has remained there mainly because he hates packing.



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