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‘Wrong Turn’ 2021 is an epic reimagining of the franchise
7.8
2 months ago

‘Wrong Turn’ 2021 is an epic reimagining of the franchise

The hot takes are coming! The hot takes are coming!

Make no mistake, Wrong Turn 2021 is going to piss a lot of people off. Brace yourself, in particular, for the ‘Have …
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‘The Vigil’ is a tense and thought-provoking look at trauma through tradition and superstition
7
2 months ago

‘The Vigil’ is a tense and thought-provoking look at trauma through tradition and superstition

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Horror has long relied on the deeply religious when it comes to groups to haunt and terrorize. I’ll admit to being grateful that I’m not Catholic, as they seem to …
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‘Random Acts of Violence’ is an aggressive and exhilarating slasher adaptation
7
2 months ago

‘Random Acts of Violence’ is an aggressive and exhilarating slasher adaptation

Writer/director Jay Baruchel may not have gained many new fans with his recent comments regarding the horror genre, but one thing is for certain: he practices what he preaches. Regardless …
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‘A Nightmare Wakes’ walks the line between Mary Shelley biopic and a gothic opium dream
4.8
2 months ago

‘A Nightmare Wakes’ walks the line between Mary Shelley biopic and a gothic opium dream

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Over the past decade February has come to be recognized as Women in Horror Month, and there is no better woman in horror to start the month with than Frankenstein …
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‘In the Earth’ presents gruesome and intelligent folk horror for the post-pandemic age
8
2 months ago

‘In the Earth’ presents gruesome and intelligent folk horror for the post-pandemic age

Before the world premiere of In the Earth at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, writer/director Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High Rise) briefly addressed the virtual audience to share some background. While …
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‘The Night’ presents hotel horror that is both terrifying and inescapable
7.8
2 months ago

‘The Night’ presents hotel horror that is both terrifying and inescapable

Directed by Kourosh Ahari, The Night is an Iranian horror/mystery film that skillfully confronts cultural stereotypes while simultaneously subverting the tropes of the often overdone “hotel” horror sub-genre. Aside from …
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‘Saint Maud’ filters psychological horror through a religious lens
8
2 months ago

‘Saint Maud’ filters psychological horror through a religious lens

One of William Blake’s core principles—and perhaps one of his more controversial in its day—was a formal rejection of organized religion. He believed it was more of a social …
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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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