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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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‘Days Bewitched’: An interview with director Kier-La Janisse [SXSW Online 2021]
2 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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 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
3 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
4 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
6 months 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
7 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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