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Shots on Video: Ranking Every Segment of the V/H/S Franchise
2 months ago

Shots on Video: Ranking Every Segment of the V/H/S Franchise

Though it burned brightly for three straight years, it looked like the V/H/S franchise was dead after V/H/S: Viral.

And then a beautiful thing happened: In 2021, the …
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‘Skinamarink’ blazes a terrifying new trail for low-budget horror
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11 months ago

‘Skinamarink’ blazes a terrifying new trail for low-budget horror

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Skinamarink feels like it was inevitable. The horror genre has always been a playground for low-budget, experimental filmmaking, and every decade or so, the stars align to give moviegoers …
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‘The Ones You Didn’t Burn’ illuminates the power of ancestral resentment [CFF 2022]
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1 year ago

‘The Ones You Didn’t Burn’ illuminates the power of ancestral resentment [CFF 2022]

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It probably didn’t take much foresight on her part, but Elise Finnerty’s feature debut embodies a common double-edged sword for the horror genre: It’s “timely.”

In fact, given …
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‘The Creeping’ finds comfort (and terror) in the familiar [CFF 2022]
5.8
1 year ago

‘The Creeping’ finds comfort (and terror) in the familiar [CFF 2022]

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The Creeping begins with a bedtime story. As a father is putting his daughter to bed, he playfully teases her about a haunting presence that stalks her until it …
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‘Landlocked’ proves that sometimes less is more in horror [CFF 2022]
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1 year ago

‘Landlocked’ proves that sometimes less is more in horror [CFF 2022]

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Paul Owens’ narrative feature debut has a couple things going for it in particular.

The first thing is what Paul did. Which is to say, he maximized his …
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Daniel Gillies is the Villain of the Year in the Brutal, Bleak ‘Coming Home in the Dark’ [CFF 2021]
7.3
2 years 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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2 years 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]
6.8
2 years 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
2 years 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
7.3
3 years 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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