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Blood Beats: The Devil and Grady Hendrix

By  •  3 days ago

Blood Beats is a new series examining the intersection of music and horror. Different authors take a closer look at authors, artists, albums, and songs taking inspiration from the genre …
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A Little Big Action: An Interview With ‘Molly’ and ‘Kill Mode’ Director Thijs Meuwese

By  •  1 week ago

You may not know how to say his name (and, thanks to an audio glitch in Skype, we don’t either), but keep your eyes fixed on Thijs Meuwese. He’s poised …
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‘The 16th Episode’ Star Rebecca Ramon Discusses Dynamics, Disconnecting, and Going Dark [Interview]

By  •  3 weeks ago

How many views is your life worth? Written and directed by Jérôme Cohen-Olivar, The 16th Episode invites audiences to question their dedication to social media as “Three YouTubers, each with …
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Blood Beats: Casting a Deadly Spell with Harglow

By  •  4 weeks ago

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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Dissecting Charlie Steed’s ‘Winterskin” [Interview]

By  •  2 months ago

One of my favorite films of 2018 was Charlie Steed’s The House of Violent Desire. THOVD was my first foray into Steed’s work and was very impressed by his ability …
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Trapping ‘the Devil’ – An Interview with Josh Lobo

By  •  3 months ago

Check out our review of I Trapped the Devil here.

Josh Lobo’s I Trapped the Devil is a tense, effective movie that takes inspiration from many of the greats of …
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Blood Beats: Murder by Death

By  •  3 months ago

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]

By  •  4 months ago

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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Nicolas Pesce Pushes An Edgy Point Through Horror With Cinema Influence and Modern Creativity in ‘Piercing’ [Interview]

By  •  5 months ago

Style. Inspiration. Ambition. Originality. Relevant. The requirements filmmakers must meet to please even the most amenable of horror genre fans forces stringent measures on the individual rubrics placed on them that …
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Director Rebekah McKendry Gets Candid on Christmas, Creatures, and Creativity [Interview]

By  •  8 months ago

Christmas is that special time of the year where we’re inspired to be a little more merry, give a little more to others, and apply the reason for the season …
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‘Blue My Mind’ Director Lisa Brühlmann Discusses Body Image, Film Inspiration, and Fairy Tales [Interview]

By  •  8 months ago

By the time my first view of the exquisite Blue My Mind ended I had easily recognized the story’s meaning. It’s an emotional piece embarking on the traditional path of …
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A Year in Horror with A.D. Calvo [2018]

By  •  8 months ago

A.D. Calvo is a writer/director/producer whom we profiled recently with a featured post about his film The Melancholy Fantastic. His style displays a deep understanding of Gothic horror/suspense without being …
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A Year in Horror with Nick Antosca [2018]

By  •  8 months ago

Nick Antosca, an award winning novelist, producer and screenwriter, cemented himself as genre savior and gonzo television innovator in 2016 with Channel Zero: Candle Cove. Almost overnight, this swiftly became one …
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Channel Zero: The Dream Door EP3 [RECAP]

By  •  8 months ago

Channel Zero is a horror anthology series exclusively on SYFY; each season is an adaptation of an existing creepypasta story. The Dream Door is the 4th season based on Charlotte Bywater’s …
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A Lost Christmas Masterpiece

By  •  9 months ago

The Melancholy Fantastic (Also known as “Doll In The Dark” and “Mother’s Doll”) is a fantasy horror film written and directed by A.D. Calvo and released in 2011. It …
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Grady Hendrix Burns In Hell [Spotlight]

By  •  10 months ago

Grady Hendrix is an American author, journalist, public speaker, and screenwriter known for his best-selling 2014 novel Horrorstör. Hendrix lives in Manhattan and was one of the founders of the …
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Read More Horror Or Else!

By  •  10 months ago

Established in 1997 Night Shade Books (currently operating under Skyhorse Publishing/Start Publishing) have consistently provided impeccable genre content that evolves as we do. For more than 2 decades they’ve …
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The Catharsis of Creation: An Interview With Eat Me Writer Jacqueline Wright [Part One]

By  •  1 year ago

This interview will be published in two parts, the first of which is presented here and contains no spoilers whatsoever, so please read on without fear. Come back in about …
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The Maestro and The Monsters: Composer Jason Hill talks ‘MINDHUNTER’

By  •  2 years ago

They say that music can soothe the savage beast.

If only that were the case for the depraved serial murderers featured in Director David Fincher’s new series for Netflix, MINDHUNTER. …
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Q&A: Director Guy Shelmerdine Talks ‘Night Night’ and Dark Corner Studios

By  •  2 years ago

Last week we teased the latest experience to come from director Guy Shelmerdine’s twisted mind, a descent into clown terror that spawned from recurring nightmares from Shelmerdine’s youth. If you …
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Q&A: Writer/Director Coralie Fargeat Talks ‘Revenge’

By  •  2 years ago

In the days leading up to Fantastic Fest, the normally jovial atmosphere was marred with scandal. The full scope of which can be read here, but in summation, there were …
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Q&A: Writer/Director Byung-gil Jung Talks ‘The Villainess’

By  •  2 years ago

This Friday marks the New York and Los Angeles theatrical release of high-octane revenge actioner The Villainess, with nationwide rollout to follow in September. The South Korean film was met …
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Q&A: Writer/Director Trey Edward Shults talks ‘It Comes at Night’

By  •  2 years ago

After surviving a night in the woods for an experiential screening (event recap, review) of Trey Edward Shults’ sophomore feature It Comes at Night, we sat down with him to …
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Q&A: Amanda Gardner talks ‘Perception’

By  •  2 years ago

Perception is a game that’s been on my radar since it wrapped up its successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015. I always found the concept of having a blind protagonist intriguing. The …
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Take a Trip to ‘Jordskott’: Interview with Showrunner Henrik Björn

By  •  2 years ago

The recent influx of Nordic films into the genre landscape has resulted in some of the most unique, disturbing, frightening, and unforgettable movies of the last couple of decades. Movies …
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Q&A: Actress Ashleigh Cummings Talks ‘Hounds of Love’

By  •  2 years ago

After an extremely successful festival run that wowed both critics and audiences alike, including us (review), writer/director Ben Young’s feature debut releases today. A tough, but profoundly powerful watch, Hounds of …
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SXSW Q&A: Director Joe Lynch talks ‘Mayhem’

By  •  2 years ago

A passionate genre fan himself, director Joe Lynch has given fans films like Wrong Turn 2: Dead End, Everly, and Knights of Badassdom. He’s also one half of the duo …
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Prilly Latuconsina Talks Ghost Friends and ‘Danur’ [Exclusive]

By  •  2 years ago

Over the last several years, Indonesian horror has been on the rise, but later this month, local moviegoers will be able to see a film with particularly high promise. DANUR, …
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Debut ‘Get My Gun’ Teaser Will Blow You Away

By  •  2 years ago

I’ve been cyber-stalking the team behind GET MY GUN for several months now, but information has been hard to come by. Luckily, that all changed this morning when we snatched up …
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SXSW Q&A: Director Karen Skloss talks ‘The Honor Farm’

By  •  2 years ago

A perennial favorite at the annual SXSW Film Festival, the Midnighters section is reserved for the weird, provocative, horror, thrillers, and slashers for the night owls.  It’s typically an all-boys …
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Alicia Faucher and Larissa Thomas Talk ‘Allie And Lara Make A Horror Movie’

By  •  2 years ago

“A feminist screenwriting duo take the leap to directing on their first epic creature feature. Can they defeat the naysayers, nemeses, and night stalkers without the help of Satan? No. …
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Awi Suryadi Dishes Details on ‘Danur’ [Exclusive]

By  •  2 years ago

While Awi Suryadi probably isn’t a name that North American horror fans immediately recognize, it’s a name that you should remember. Suryadi impressed with his debut horror film, BADOET [Reivew], …
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Alt-Horror: Deep Dark Fears: A Webcomic

By  •  3 years ago

While our primary focus is on horror movies, there are times when something spooky gets our attention from less conventional spaces. One such place is Deep Dark Fears; a webcomic series …
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Q&A: Actress Kika Magalhaes talks ‘The Eyes of My Mother’

By  •  3 years ago

Nicolas Pesce’s The Eyes of My Mother is one of the most visually stunning and unsettling films in recent memory (review).  A lot of that deep, disturbing sense of dread …
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FF Q&A: Actress Elizabeth De Razzo talks ‘The Greasy Strangler’

By  •  3 years ago

The Greasy Strangler (review) left our jaws on the floor at SXSW Film Festival earlier this year, where we also caught up with writer/director Jim Hosking and lead actors Sky …
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FF Q&A: Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski Talk ‘The Void’

By  •  3 years ago

Making its world premiere at Fantastic Fest on September 22, The Void marked a departure in style for two members of Astron-6, Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski, a group known …
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Q&A: Bruce Campbell Talks Ash and ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’

By  •  3 years ago

Season 2 of the fan favorite horror-comedy series Ash vs Evil Dead premieres this Sunday, October 2, on Starz, and brings with it the return of plucky Ashley J. Williams …
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Q&A: Actress Dana DeLorenzo Talks Kelly and ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’

By  •  3 years ago

Last season on Ash vs Evil Dead, Dana DeLorenzo’s Kelly was put through the ringer.  First she had to watch her dead mother stick a fork in her father’s eye, …
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FF Q&A: Director Nicolas Pesce talks ‘The Eyes of My Mother’

By  •  3 years ago

The Eyes of My Mother marks an impressive feature debut for writer/director Nicolas Pesce.  Both highly psychological and highly visual, Pesce’s self-assured grasp of visual composition and quiet sound designed …
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Q&A: Actor Ray Santiago talks Pablo and ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’

By  •  3 years ago

The inaugural season of the popular Starz show brought the introduction of a couple new characters in to Ash’s typically solitary life. One of which was the lovable, naïve Pablo, …
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Q&A: Actor Josh Stewart talks ‘The Neighbor’

By  •  3 years ago

Actor Josh Stewart captured our horror loving-hearts as the unwitting hero Arkin in both The Collector and The Collection. He teams up again with director Marcus Dunstan for the upcoming …
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Seen ‘Der Bunker’? Listen to our Chat with Writer/Director Nikias Chryssos

By  •  3 years ago

I love weird movies, and it doesn’t get much weirder than Nikias Chryssos’ DER BUNKER [Review]. That’s why I jumped at the chance to have a conversation with him after checking …
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Q&A: ‘Sun Choke’ Director/Writer Ben Cresciman

By  •  3 years ago

Late last year, we had the privilege of reviewing SUN CHOKE, the second feature length film from director/writer Ben Cresciman. After making an impressive run in the festival circuit, SUN CHOKE is …
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Q&A: Joe Begos and Lauren Ashley Carter on Creating ‘The Mind’s Eye’

By  •  3 years ago

We’ve been talking up THE MIND’S EYE since our initial review dropped almost a year ago, but now that it’s available on digital video providers across the country, we thought …
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Q&A: Ashley Bell talks ‘Carnage Park’

By  •  3 years ago

Mickey Keating’s latest feature is one stylish thrill ride, but its success rests largely on the shoulders of its leading lady, Ashley Bell.  As the vulnerable yet tough-as-nails Vivian Fontaine, …
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#E32016: ‘Dead By Daylight’ Creative Director Ash Pannell Talks Future Support, Influences, and More

By  •  3 years ago

On my recent adventures at E3, I had the honor of getting up close and personal with the creative director of DEAD BY DAYLIGHT, Ash Pannell. Here’s what he has …
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Actress Carlson Young Chats with Us About Scream: The TV Series

By  •  3 years ago

I’ve said it several times now, but as a hardcore horror fan, I’m somewhat embarrassed by how much I enjoyed Scream: The TV Series‘ first season. It was appointment viewing …
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Q&A: Director Jeremy Saulnier Talks ‘Green Room’

By  •  3 years ago

GREEN ROOM is one of the best movies I’ve seen this year, so when I was given the opportunity to interview director Jeremy Saulnier I jumped at the chance. Though …
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Q&A: David Chateauneuf Talks Horror, Influences, and Outlast 2

By  •  3 years ago

Two things are true. The original Outlast was a terrifying game, and lead game designer David Chateanuef of Red Barrels is a bona fide horror fan. I recently tracked down David …
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Q&A: Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer, and John Hegeman talk ‘Holidays’

By  •  3 years ago

Anthologies are becoming all the rage in horror.  It’s not without good reason.  The short film is the perfect medium for horror, so it’s nice to be able to view …
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