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[Nightstream 2020] ‘Boys From County Hell’ Brings Vampire Lore Home to Ireland
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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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’
2 years 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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‘Shirley’ is a Brilliant Meditation on the Madness of the Creative Process
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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years ago

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

By  •  Reviews

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
2 years 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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