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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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‘Project Wolf Hunting’ promises an insanely violent and gore-soaked thrill ride
2 years ago

‘Project Wolf Hunting’ promises an insanely violent and gore-soaked thrill ride

The festival circuit was buzzing this year about the gory and violent action thriller Project Wolf Hunting. In less than two months, Well Go USA will be bringing the genre …
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There’s something very wrong with ‘The Elderly’ [Fantastic Fest]
5.3
2 years ago

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

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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
3 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]
3 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
3 years ago

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

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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 years ago

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

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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
3 years ago

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

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“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
3 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
3 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
3 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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