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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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Schoolgirls, Spirits, and Slaughter – Simon Barrett’s Twisty ‘Séance’ Shines
7.5
5 months 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]
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
10 months 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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[Sitges 2020] ‘The Old Ways’ brings something new to folk horror
7.3
1 year 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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