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‘Shirley’ is a Brilliant Meditation on the Madness of the Creative Process
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1 year ago

‘Shirley’ is a Brilliant Meditation on the Madness of the Creative Process

Those who pen horror stories are often well-adjusted, personal people who just happen to enjoy crossing over into the darkness.

Shirley Jackson always seemed…different. Her fiction seems a bit too
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[CFF 2020] ‘Killer Queen’ Channels the Grindhouse Era Through Lo-Fi Sensibilities
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1 year ago

[CFF 2020] ‘Killer Queen’ Channels the Grindhouse Era Through Lo-Fi Sensibilities

It would be easy to dismiss Killer Queen as a gimmick of sorts. The film premiered in 2019, but it looks like it would’ve been screened in grindhouse theaters 45 …
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[CFF 2020] ‘The Pandemic Anthology’ Showcases Impressive Low-Budget Creativity From Across the Globe
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1 year ago

[CFF 2020] ‘The Pandemic Anthology’ Showcases Impressive Low-Budget Creativity From Across the Globe

We knew the coronavirus films were coming. In fact, at least one was already here.

And now, thanks to the Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival in Brazil, we’ve got a …
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[CFF 2020] ‘The Yellow Night’ is an Eerie Head Trip Across a Deserted Brazilian Island
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1 year ago

[CFF 2020] ‘The Yellow Night’ is an Eerie Head Trip Across a Deserted Brazilian Island

Low-budget horror films aren’t the type that usually have an accompanying single.

The Yellow Night has one. Sort of. It’s an upbeat, old-school punk song by Metá Metá called “Me …
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[CFF 2020] ‘Climate of the Hunter’ is a Trippy Retro Conversation Piece on Mental Illness
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1 year ago

[CFF 2020] ‘Climate of the Hunter’ is a Trippy Retro Conversation Piece on Mental Illness

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Mental illness on film is a tricky thing.

When it’s told in a straight-forward linear manner, it can feel hollow or disingenuous (looking at you, Ron Howard). But if it …
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‘Shirley’ Trailer Promises a Glimpse Into the Mind of a Legendary Horror Author
1 year ago

‘Shirley’ Trailer Promises a Glimpse Into the Mind of a Legendary Horror Author

Shirley Jackson has been overdue for the biopic treatment.

Perhaps the most impactful voice in 19th century gothic horror, Jackson’s influence has hovered over the genre like a …
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Chattanooga Film Festival Teams with Microsoft to Go Virtual This May
1 year ago

Chattanooga Film Festival Teams with Microsoft to Go Virtual This May

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For years, the Chattanooga Film Festival has been one of the most horror-friendly non-genre-specific film festivals in the country. And the 2020 edition was supposed to happen a week …
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Shudder’s ‘Cursed Films’ Series Exhibits the Power of Persuasion in Film Marketing
1 year ago

Shudder’s ‘Cursed Films’ Series Exhibits the Power of Persuasion in Film Marketing

Horror has always been a genre that lends itself to superlatives.

Every year, a handful of movies comes around claiming to be the “scariest” or “bloodiest” or “craziest” thing since …
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‘Tone-Deaf’ is the Boomers vs. Millennials Thriller You’ve Been Waiting For [Review]
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‘Tone-Deaf’ is the Boomers vs. Millennials Thriller You’ve Been Waiting For [Review]

The era of Trump-inspired horror films is officially here.

Yes, Get Out kicked off the cinematic parallels of the Donald Trump presidency in grand fashion, and others not too far …
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‘Gwen’ Blends Standout Cinematography and Engaging Performances to Conjure a Dark Folk Tale [Review]
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2 years ago

‘Gwen’ Blends Standout Cinematography and Engaging Performances to Conjure a Dark Folk Tale [Review]

The utility of a period piece varies from filmmaker to filmmaker. Some may see it as a more romanticized setting, some are drawn to the societal paradigms to work within, …
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