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Daniel Gillies is the Villain of the Year in the Brutal, Bleak ‘Coming Home in the Dark’ [CFF 2021]
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4 months ago

Daniel Gillies is the Villain of the Year in the Brutal, Bleak ‘Coming Home in the Dark’ [CFF 2021]

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Art tends to imitate life when it comes to violence in horror films. In most cases, there’s a reason for it—a monstrous creature acting out of instinct, a self-perceived …
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‘My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To’ Shows the Heavier Side of Vampirism [CFF 2021]
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4 months ago

‘My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To’ Shows the Heavier Side of Vampirism [CFF 2021]

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Arguably the most legendary of all the horror monsters, vampires are typically shown one of two ways in film and literature.

The more popular and entertaining approach is …
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‘Teddy’ is a French Character Study in Wolf’s Clothing [CFF 2021]
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4 months ago

‘Teddy’ is a French Character Study in Wolf’s Clothing [CFF 2021]

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Teddy is the sort of horror film that has come about at the right time.

On the surface, it’ll fit in nicely with the current minor werewolf renaissance …
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6 New Horror Flicks We’re Excited to Watch at the 2021 Chattanooga Film Festival
4 months ago

6 New Horror Flicks We’re Excited to Watch at the 2021 Chattanooga Film Festival

Though their name isn’t very spooky, the Chattanooga Film Festival has established itself as one of the premiere genre-friendly film festivals in the country. Beyond an always impressive slate …
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Romero’s long-lost ‘The Amusement Park’ turns elder abuse into a living nightmare
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5 months ago

Romero’s long-lost ‘The Amusement Park’ turns elder abuse into a living nightmare

As one of the most influential horror filmmakers of the 20th century, George A. Romero was many things. “Subtle” was usually not one of them.

It’s a testament …
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‘Saint Maud’ Filters Psychological Horror Through a Religious Lens
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9 months ago

‘Saint Maud’ Filters Psychological Horror Through a Religious Lens

One of William Blake’s core principles—and perhaps one of his more controversial in its day—was a formal rejection of organized religion. He believed it was more of a social …
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[Nightstream 2020] ‘Boys From County Hell’ Brings Vampire Lore Home to Ireland
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1 year ago

[Nightstream 2020] ‘Boys From County Hell’ Brings Vampire Lore Home to Ireland

When it comes to the origins of vampire lore, the rest of Europe always gets all the credit.

Dracula and Nosferatu, both based on Bram Stoker’s original character, …
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[Nightstream 2020] ‘Reunion’ Blends Family Drama and Haunted House Horror
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1 year ago

[Nightstream 2020] ‘Reunion’ Blends Family Drama and Haunted House Horror

Jake Mahaffy is leaning into a handful of horror tropes with Reunion.

There’s a young woman in distress. There’s a family that was fractured by a tragic event …
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‘Possessor’ Proves Brandon Cronenberg is No Novelty Novice
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1 year ago

‘Possessor’ Proves Brandon Cronenberg is No Novelty Novice

To review a Brandon Cronenberg film without mentioning his father is a near-impossible task. At least, it probably felt that way in 2012.

When the son of the …
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It’s Time to Stop Villainizing the Little Boy from ‘The Babadook’
1 year ago

It’s Time to Stop Villainizing the Little Boy from ‘The Babadook’

By  •  Opinion

Yesterday, the IFC Midnight Twitter account cashed in on a popular meme about movie villains by referencing one of its most popular acquisitions to date: The Babadook. There was one …
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