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About Jon Cohorn

Lifelong horror fan, former projectionist & video store clerk. Lover of good beer, bourbon, and horror flicks. Cheddar Goblin is my co-pilot. Show me something really scary.
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There’s something very wrong with ‘The Elderly’ [Fantastic Fest]
5.3
2 months ago

There’s something very wrong with ‘The Elderly’ [Fantastic Fest]

By  •  Reviews

A stifling heatwave has settled over Madrid, Spain, and something is very, very wrong with the city’s elderly inhabitants. It all begins with a personal tragedy. An aged woman, Rosa, …
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Schoolgirls, Spirits, and Slaughter – Simon Barrett’s Twisty ‘Séance’ Shines
7.5
2 years ago

Schoolgirls, Spirits, and Slaughter – Simon Barrett’s Twisty ‘Séance’ Shines

Simon Barrett’s feature directorial debut Séance begins with a peaceful, idyllic nighttime shot of snow falling outside the prestigious Edelvine Academy, an all-girls school. Inside the school’s stone walls, a …
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‘Days Bewitched’: An interview with director Kier-La Janisse [SXSW Online 2021]
2 years ago

‘Days Bewitched’: An interview with director Kier-La Janisse [SXSW Online 2021]

One of the standout films for this year’s SXSW festival for me was director Kier-La Janisse’s expansive folk horror documentary Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror. (Check …
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‘Offseason’ summons Lovecraftian dread by way of ‘Silent Hill’ [SXSW Online 2021 Review]
7.5
2 years ago

‘Offseason’ summons Lovecraftian dread by way of ‘Silent Hill’ [SXSW Online 2021 Review]

By  •  Reviews

As SXSW kicked off this year, I knew almost nothing about Mickey Keating’s new film, aside from the single sentence logline and several members of the cast. That small amount …
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‘Broadcast Signal Intrusion’ gets under your skin with vintage 90s thrills [SXSW Online 2021 Review]
6.8
2 years ago

‘Broadcast Signal Intrusion’ gets under your skin with vintage 90s thrills [SXSW Online 2021 Review]

By  •  Reviews

In Chicago during 1987, there were multiple instances of strange broadcast highjackings affecting different television stations. During these intrusions, a man wearing a Max Headroom mask was seen against a …
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Fall under the spell of ‘Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched’ [SXSW Online 2021 Review]
8.5
2 years ago

Fall under the spell of ‘Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched’ [SXSW Online 2021 Review]

By  •  Reviews

“So what exactly is folk horror?” “Are there any American folk horror films?” “Would you consider (insert horror movie title here) a folk horror movie?” If you and your friends …
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10 new horror films we’re looking forward to at SXSW Online 2021
2 years ago

10 new horror films we’re looking forward to at SXSW Online 2021

SXSW returns this week, albeit in a remote and socially distanced form. This year’s online festival includes a strong slate of films, including the horror and genre focused Midnighters lineup. …
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Summoning ‘SATOR’: An Interview with Jordan Graham
2 years ago

Summoning ‘SATOR’: An Interview with Jordan Graham

It’s been almost two years since I first saw Jordan Graham’s haunting film during Fantasia. Since then, I’ve enthusiastically sung Sator’s praises to anyone and everyone who would listen—despite not …
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‘PG: Psycho Goreman’ delivers a bloody throwback blast that you can’t miss
6.8
2 years ago

‘PG: Psycho Goreman’ delivers a bloody throwback blast that you can’t miss

One of the films I was most looking forward to at last year’s South by Southwest was Astron-6 alum Steven Kostanski’s PG: Psycho Goreman. As we’re all painfully aware, fate …
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Festival Fave ‘SATOR’ Evokes Dread with Haunting New Trailer
2 years ago

Festival Fave ‘SATOR’ Evokes Dread with Haunting New Trailer

By  •  News, Trailer

Do you remember real, in-person film festivals? You know, like in 2019—in the before times… Jordan Graham’s Sator was one of the standout films that I caught during that year’s …
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