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Octavia Spencer Brings the Party in the Delightfully Demented ‘Ma’ [Review]
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2 years ago

Octavia Spencer Brings the Party in the Delightfully Demented ‘Ma’ [Review]

The most talked-about (and perhaps the most frustrating) term in the horror world as of late is “elevated.” Granted, good horror films have always been smart and full of big …
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‘The Dead Center’ is a Fresh Homage to Classic Sci-Fi/Horror [CFF Review]
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2 years ago

‘The Dead Center’ is a Fresh Homage to Classic Sci-Fi/Horror [CFF Review]

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Just about every branch of the horror tree is rooted in a fear of the unknown.

Things that lurk in the shadows, wait for us behind closed doors, shroud themselves …
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‘Body At Brighton Rock’ Blazes a New Trail for Director Roxanne Benjamin [CFF Review]
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2 years ago

‘Body At Brighton Rock’ Blazes a New Trail for Director Roxanne Benjamin [CFF Review]

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Wendy, the junior park ranger protagonist of Body At Brighton Rock, is warned before venturing out into the woods.

She’s cautioned on the standard protocol from her boss, Sandra, like …
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Chattanooga Film Festival Event Recap: Education, Inspiration, and Fellowship for Genre Fans
2 years ago

Chattanooga Film Festival Event Recap: Education, Inspiration, and Fellowship for Genre Fans

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With film festivals in every major city these days, it’s pretty easy to drive an hour or two to see some amazing films–sometimes many months before they hit theaters or …
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‘In Fabric’ Weaves Arthouse, Horror, and Comedy into a Colorful Tale [CFF Review]
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2 years ago

‘In Fabric’ Weaves Arthouse, Horror, and Comedy into a Colorful Tale [CFF Review]

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Consider the dressmaker.

His or her job, if you strip it down to its bare essence, is simple—to clothe. It’s a matter of how to clothe, and with what, that …
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‘Us’ Blends Iconic Imagery with a Classic Horror Formula and Cryptic Commentary [Review]
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3 years ago

‘Us’ Blends Iconic Imagery with a Classic Horror Formula and Cryptic Commentary [Review]

Jordan Peele gave himself one hell of a problem. He shook up the cinematic landscape with his debut feature and enjoyed an impressive award tour as the year wound down. …
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‘Girl On The Third Floor’ Uses Gnarly Effects to Freshen Up an Overcooked Story [SXSW Review]
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3 years ago

‘Girl On The Third Floor’ Uses Gnarly Effects to Freshen Up an Overcooked Story [SXSW Review]

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Horror fans might not have known Travis Stevens’ name before now. But they’re almost certainly familiar with his work.

As the main man behind Snowfort Pictures, he’s damn near a …
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‘Climax’ Creates Visual Mayhem Through Killer Choreography and Drug-Induced Trauma [Review]
7.8
3 years ago

‘Climax’ Creates Visual Mayhem Through Killer Choreography and Drug-Induced Trauma [Review]

There’s a moment halfway through Climax—the turning point of the film, essentially—where a DJ fires up his crew of dancers with a patriotic plea: “This is for France, Guys! Let’s …
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Mask On: Toni Collette’s Oscars Snub and a Recent History of Horror Movies’ Awards Season Disguises
3 years ago

Mask On: Toni Collette’s Oscars Snub and a Recent History of Horror Movies’ Awards Season Disguises

Toni Collette did not receive an Academy Award nomination this year.

Her performance in Hereditary, a movie anchored by its performances, is an all-timer, running the gamut of emotional extremes …
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‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ Throws Bloody Spaghetti at the Wall, and Some of it Sticks [Review]
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3 years ago

‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ Throws Bloody Spaghetti at the Wall, and Some of it Sticks [Review]

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By the nature of its own premise, Velvet Buzzsaw is a challenge.

The concept of a spooky thing that brings death and destruction to all who see it, hear it, …
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