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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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[Sitges 2020] ‘The Old Ways’ brings something new to folk horror
7.3
2 weeks ago

[Sitges 2020] ‘The Old Ways’ brings something new to folk horror

“The old ways die with her. We have no more moves left…”

In the tropical forests of Veracruz, Mexico, there is a place that blends natural beauty with unnatural and …
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[Fantasia 2020] Bloody vengeance spirals out of control in ‘For the Sake of Vicious’
7.3
2 months ago

[Fantasia 2020] Bloody vengeance spirals out of control in ‘For the Sake of Vicious’

It’s Halloween night. Nurse and single mother Romina is finishing up her shift at the hospital and trying to get home to take her son trick-or-treating. Unbeknownst to her, Romina …
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[Fantasia 2020] Dreamlike ‘Sleep’ evokes a haunting Lynchian mystery
6.8
2 months ago

[Fantasia 2020] Dreamlike ‘Sleep’ evokes a haunting Lynchian mystery

By  •  News, Reviews

A small secluded town in the mountains, populated by an odd cast of characters. A hotel surrounded by a deep forest. Generations’ worth of secrets hidden by the townsfolk. Visitations …
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5 new horror movies at Fantasia 2020 that we can’t wait to see
3 months ago

5 new horror movies at Fantasia 2020 that we can’t wait to see

By  •  Lists, News

We’re just a little over one week from the launch of this year’s edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival. Though the pandemic has moved this year’s festival online, the …
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Fantasia 2019 fave ‘SATOR’ picked up for North American release
3 months ago

Fantasia 2019 fave ‘SATOR’ picked up for North American release

By  •  Featured, News

Longtime readers of the site (along with those who may have talked about movies with me over the last year) are likely already aware of my love for Jordan Graham’s …
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‘Tigers’ By the Tale: An Interview With Issa López
6 months ago

‘Tigers’ By the Tale: An Interview With Issa López

On the eve of the release of Tigers Are Not Afraid on Blu-ray and DVD in the United States, Modern Horrors had the opportunity to chat with director Issa López …
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Issa López’s Brilliant ‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ Arrives on Blu-ray / DVD This Week
6 months ago

Issa López’s Brilliant ‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ Arrives on Blu-ray / DVD This Week

By  •  Media, News

Tigers Are Not Afraid had walked a long road before reaching a wider audience in the United States, courtesy of Shudder. For those who haven’t subscribed to the streaming service …
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‘Koko-Di Koko-Da’ Debuts New Poster and Trailer, Then Postpones Release
7 months ago

‘Koko-Di Koko-Da’ Debuts New Poster and Trailer, Then Postpones Release

By  •  News, Trailer

Johannes Nyholm’s Koko-Di Koko-Da was among the most striking films I saw during last year’s Fantastic Fest. In my review of the film, I called it a “beautiful waking nightmare”—and …
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Grizzled Vets Take on Mutant Drug Punks in Joe Begos’s Deliriously Bloody ‘VFW’
7.3
9 months ago

Grizzled Vets Take on Mutant Drug Punks in Joe Begos’s Deliriously Bloody ‘VFW’

See my interview with director Joe Begos here.

In the near future, society has crumbled. A new drug, known on the streets as Hype, has contributed to this decline and …
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Getting Hyped for VFW: An Interview with Director Joe Begos
9 months ago

Getting Hyped for VFW: An Interview with Director Joe Begos

Fans of modern independent horror should by now be well acquainted with the films of Joe Begos. Across four feature films, the director has carved out his own niche that …
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