The Missing Girl released in 2016 and an official selection of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

Steven Lafferty: What was the best horror film of 2018? The worst?

A.D. Calvo: Suspiria (best). I haven’t seen these, but I’ll guess that the worst was either: Predator or The Meg.

SL: What direction (based on this year’s genre-contributions) do you think horror will be trending in the future.

 AD: An emphasis on atmosphere and dread.

SL: What is 1 song (either the score or a song selected/chosen for the film) that you found yourself listening to rather frequently.

AD: Thom Yorke’s “Suspirium”.

SL: In terms of new actors, who do you feel made a lasting impression with their performance? 

AD: Madeline Brewer for her work in CAM and Nadia Alexander in THE DARK.

Check out our review for CAM here

SL: Do you feel there was a cliche or, intentional or unintentional, a theme that permeated genre films in 2018?

 ADStrong women. e.g., Suspiria, Hereditary.

SL: Do you believe that horror films are proving themselves extremely effective in regards to remakes/re-boots/etc. ?

 AD: Agree. However, I’ve never been a big fan of remakes, but Suspiria raised the bar to a new level.

SL: Favorite kill of 2018?

 AD: Suspiria’s bone-cracking synchronized dance. Not sure about the least fav.

SL: Is there a remake/reboot you are keenly looking forward to in 2019?

 AD:  Pet Sematary

SL: What character would you say has become a bit of a “horror mascot” in 2018?

AD: Michael Myers