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‘The Sound of Violence’ produces sharp kills with absurd violence [SXSW Online 2021]
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6 months ago

‘The Sound of Violence’ produces sharp kills with absurd violence [SXSW Online 2021]

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On paper, The Sound of Violence is almost everything I’ve ever wanted in a horror film. As a musician and sound recordist, the concept of obsessing over the never-ending quest …
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‘Gaia’ is a masterfully shot creature feature full of fungus and frights [SXSW Online 2021]
6.8
6 months ago

‘Gaia’ is a masterfully shot creature feature full of fungus and frights [SXSW Online 2021]

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I’m not a religious person, but I believe finding faith in Mother Nature is a solid concept. After all, as the debut trailer for Jaco Bouwer’s Gaia states in a tense and timely monologue: “she was here long before apes began dreaming of gods.” But what if you knew God was real? What if you knew where she lived? Would you live your life differently? For Barend and his son, Stefan, the answer is a resounding “yes.” 
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Fall under the spell of ‘Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched’ [SXSW Online 2021 Review]
8.5
6 months 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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‘Wrong Turn’ 2021 is an epic reimagining of the franchise
7.8
7 months ago

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

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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
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7 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
7 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
8 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
8 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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