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Recently debuting at the Fantasia Film Fest, Black Mountain Side is a Canadian horror/thriller film written and directed by Nicholas Alexander Szostaskiwskyi. Following a group of archaeologists who uncover an unusual structure in Northern Canada, they lose communication with the outside world and the isolation begins to set in. Their discovery dates back ten thousand years and may, or may not, contribute to the downward spiral of the group.

I don't know about you, but this sounds really, really familiar to me. No, this is not a remake, a reboot or an homage. It is just a film about a group of scientists in a remote location who find something mysterious. The fact that the screenplay was awarded "Best Screenplay" at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, Oregon definitely puts a positive light on the undeniable similarities to another movie that has already been made three times.

Has the recent onslaught of reboots and remakes simply made me too cynical or do you also feel that this movie looks and feels familiar? Does your answer to that question directly affect your decision to see, or skip, the movie?



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