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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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‘A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life’ Leaves a Trail of Bodies and Gallows Humor
6
2 years ago

‘A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life’ Leaves a Trail of Bodies and Gallows Humor

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A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life is bookended by brief platitudes from fictional motivational speaker Chuck Knoah. Writer and director Staten Cousins Roe sets the stage for his feature debut …
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Six 2019 Horror Festival Favorites to Watch in 2020
3 years ago

Six 2019 Horror Festival Favorites to Watch in 2020

By  •  Lists, News

If you’ve read our wrap-up of my favorite horror movies from 2019, you’re aware that there were a number of top-tier films making the rounds on the festival circuit that …
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The Top Ten Horror Films of 2019: Jon’s Totally Subjective List
3 years ago

The Top Ten Horror Films of 2019: Jon’s Totally Subjective List

By  •  Featured, Lists

As 2019 winds down, it’s hard not to feel like we had a bumper year for good film, regardless of genre. As I started crystallizing my thoughts around which ones …
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Despite gruesome special effects, the Rabid remake ultimately disappoints
4.3
3 years ago

Despite gruesome special effects, the Rabid remake ultimately disappoints

At the best of times, the topic of remakes is a highly-charged one amongst horror fans. For every one that is highly lauded or successful, there are a dozen more …
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A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life takes horror on holiday in debut trailer
3 years ago

A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life takes horror on holiday in debut trailer

By  •  News, Trailer

Fresh off its premiere at FrightFest 2019, our friends at Arrow Films are bringing A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life to iTunes and Digital HD in the US and Canada …
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Daniel Isn’t Real sets another dark gem in SpectreVision’s crown
7.3
3 years ago

Daniel Isn’t Real sets another dark gem in SpectreVision’s crown

Daniel Isn’t Real marks the second feature collaboration between writer/director Adam Egypt Mortimer and his co-writer Brian DeLeeuw. Like much of SpectreVision’s recent output, Daniel is a disturbing and psychedelic …
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Urban Legends Come to Life in ‘The Curse of Buckout Road’ [Review]
6.8
3 years ago

Urban Legends Come to Life in ‘The Curse of Buckout Road’ [Review]

By  •  News, Reviews

Early in Matthew Currie Holmes’s new film The Curse of Buckout Road, a college professor discusses the creation and destruction of modern myths. Members of this class are assigned a …
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Fantastic Fest 2019: Maritime Madness of ‘The Lighthouse’ Anchored by Powerhouse Performances [Review]
8.5
3 years ago

Fantastic Fest 2019: Maritime Madness of ‘The Lighthouse’ Anchored by Powerhouse Performances [Review]

Robert Eggers’s much anticipated return, The Lighthouse, featured as one of the secret screenings at this year’s Fantastic Fest. Much like The Witch before it, Eggers’s sophomore effort is certain …
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Fantastic Fest 2019: Johannes Nyholm’s Forest of Dark Dreams
3 years ago

Fantastic Fest 2019: Johannes Nyholm’s Forest of Dark Dreams

By  •  Interviews, News

On the eve of Fantastic Fest, I had the opportunity to discuss Koko-di Koko-da (see our review of the film here) with director Johannes Nyholm. Our conversation touches on the …
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Fantastic Fest 2019: ‘The Lodge’ Chills to the Bone with its Bleak, Twisting Mystery [Review]
7.5
3 years ago

Fantastic Fest 2019: ‘The Lodge’ Chills to the Bone with its Bleak, Twisting Mystery [Review]

By  •  Reviews

The Lodge is the sophomore narrative feature from directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (Goodnight Mommy). The film’s journey to screens has been lengthy. It’s recently been delayed again from …
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