SEANCE MOVIE REVIEW
The writer of “You’re Next” and “The Guest” writes and debuts directorially with “Seance”, a film about the new girl (Suki Waterhouse) at an all-girls boarding school where something appears to be amiss. The previous occupant of her new dorm room was a girl who seems to have been frightened to death after a seance organized by the ‘mean girls’ at school. And she’s not entirely sure that that girl’s spirit isn’t still in her room. Confrontations with the mean girls lead to more seances, more possibly ghostly situations, and surprise: a body count that doesn’t appear to be at apparational hands (unless ghosts use stabbing weapons). Chris, Jordan, and Lewayne got together in hopes that Barrett’s debut visually would match his written output. They have thoughts about that.
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DIRECTED BY: Simon Barrett
STARRING: Suki Waterhouse, Madisen Beaty, Ianna Sarkis, Ella-Rae Smith, Stephanie Sy, Djouliet Amara, Jade Michael, Seamus Patterson, Marina Stephenson Kerr, Megan Best, Cliff Sumter, Colleen Furlan, Leah Mitchell
Christopher 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 Spill.com, 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.
Jordan Cobb (Screener Squad)
Born with a comic book in one hand, a camera in the other, and in front of the television as WrestleMania played out, Jordan Worth Cobb was thus birthed into this crazy world. A Digital Filmmaking major from the University of Central Arkansas, Jordan has done it all in film from directing, writing, editing, and producing in addition to skills involved in film and TV criticism, journalism, and years of podcasting experience. On any given day, her ADHD riddled brain bounces focus from film to pro wrestling to TV to superheroes to noir to video games to espionage and yes, even to sports. She played little league you know. For more of this eccentric nerd, you can follow her on Twitter here and read her original writings on Deepest Corners of My Notebook.
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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