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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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Whatever You Think It Is, It’s ‘Something Else’ [Tribeca Review]
7.3
3 years ago

Whatever You Think It Is, It’s ‘Something Else’ [Tribeca Review]

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Something Else begins with the slowly building sound of radio static, and the image of Abby (Brea Grant) walking through a field. She looks somewhat worried, but is soon joined …
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‘I Trapped the Devil’ Marks the Debut of a Director to Watch [Review]
7.3
3 years ago

‘I Trapped the Devil’ Marks the Debut of a Director to Watch [Review]

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I Trapped the Devil is the feature debut of Josh Lobo, who also wrote, produced, and edited the film. Had I not known going into the film that this was …
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Blood Beats: Murder by Death
3 years ago

Blood Beats: Murder by Death

Blood Beats is a new series examining the intersection of music and horror. Different authors take a closer look at artists, albums, and songs taking inspiration from the genre we …
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On the ‘Level’ – A Conversation With Danishka Esterhazy [Interview]
3 years ago

On the ‘Level’ – A Conversation With Danishka Esterhazy [Interview]

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One of my top films from last year’s Fantastic Fest was Danishka Esterhazy’s Level 16 (see my review of the film here). I had a chance to speak with the …
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Gather ‘Round – the ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Trailer has Arrived!
3 years ago

Gather ‘Round – the ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Trailer has Arrived!

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Like many of you, Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books were an indelible part of my childhood. Stephen Gammell’s illustrations were note-perfect nightmare fuel to accompany …
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‘Why Don’t You Just Die!’ Covers Bloody, if Somewhat Familiar, Territory [Review]
6.5
3 years ago

‘Why Don’t You Just Die!’ Covers Bloody, if Somewhat Familiar, Territory [Review]

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Shotgun blasts to multiple bodies. A distraught parent attempting suicide in the family home. Torture by way of drill bit. Plentiful freshets of gore. Why Don’t You Just Die! isn’t …
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‘Level 16’ Offers Up Dystopian Horrors and Plenty of Food for Thought [Review]
8
3 years ago

‘Level 16’ Offers Up Dystopian Horrors and Plenty of Food for Thought [Review]

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“Obedience. Cleanliness. Patience. Humility. No questions, and no complaining.”

Level 16 opens in a drab, nondescript building. A legend painted on the wall denotes this as being Level 10. Groups …
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Darkly Comic Thriller ‘Villains’ Isn’t Shooting Blanks [SXSW Review]
6.8
3 years ago

Darkly Comic Thriller ‘Villains’ Isn’t Shooting Blanks [SXSW Review]

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When Villains opens, a pair of animal-masked criminals is struggling to successfully rob a convenience store. This may not be their first heist, but Mickey and Jules (Bill Skarsgård and …
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Brace Yourself for the Surreal, Absurd Dark Comedy ‘Greener Grass’ [SXSW Review]
7.3
3 years ago

Brace Yourself for the Surreal, Absurd Dark Comedy ‘Greener Grass’ [SXSW Review]

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The world of Greener Grass, from writers, directors, and co-stars Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe, is similar to our own; it’s just slightly off-kilter. Similar to some dreams, you find …
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Chasing the clues to ‘Climax’
3 years ago

Chasing the clues to ‘Climax’

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In discussing his new film, Gaspar Noé has likened the dizzying, dazzling Climax to films in the giallo genre. What Climax lacks in stalking, black-gloved killers, it more than makes …
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