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Final Girls Ep 209: ‘The Video Dead’ & ‘Witchboard’ with Special Guest Keith Cooper!
2 weeks ago

Final Girls Ep 209: ‘The Video Dead’ & ‘Witchboard’ with Special Guest Keith Cooper!

Hey there Lovelies and welcome back for the 209th episode of Final Girls Horrorcast! This week, ‘Anything for Jackson’ writer, Keith Cooper joins the Final Girls as they close out …
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New trailer for ‘The Banishing’ gives us a peek at the most haunted house in England
3 weeks ago

New trailer for ‘The Banishing’ gives us a peek at the most haunted house in England

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Coming to Shudder in April, The Banishing is the latest film from director Chris Smith (Triangle, Creep). After watching the chilling new trailer, it looks like we’ll be getting a beautiful …
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Jakob’s Wife is a silly and heartfelt tale full of blood, guts, and unholy matrimony [SXSW Online 2021 Review]
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3 weeks ago

Jakob’s Wife is a silly and heartfelt tale full of blood, guts, and unholy matrimony [SXSW Online 2021 Review]

I’ve never been one for organized religion. Growing up in rural Tennessee provided me with multiple opportunities to discover that the Christian way of life simply isn’t for me. Before …
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‘Offseason’ summons Lovecraftian dread by way of ‘Silent Hill’ [SXSW Online 2021 Review]
7.5
3 weeks ago

‘Offseason’ summons Lovecraftian dread by way of ‘Silent Hill’ [SXSW Online 2021 Review]

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As SXSW kicked off this year, I knew almost nothing about Mickey Keating’s new film, aside from the single sentence logline and several members of the cast. That small amount …
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‘Broadcast Signal Intrusion’ gets under your skin with vintage 90s thrills [SXSW Online 2021 Review]
6.8
3 weeks ago

‘Broadcast Signal Intrusion’ gets under your skin with vintage 90s thrills [SXSW Online 2021 Review]

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In Chicago during 1987, there were multiple instances of strange broadcast highjackings affecting different television stations. During these intrusions, a man wearing a Max Headroom mask was seen against a …
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‘The Sound of Violence’ produces sharp kills with absurd violence [SXSW Online 2021]
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‘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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Final Girls Ep 208: ‘Slumber Party Massacre’ and ‘Slumber Party Massacre 2’
3 weeks ago

Final Girls Ep 208: ‘Slumber Party Massacre’ and ‘Slumber Party Massacre 2’

Hey there Lovelies and welcome back for the 208th episode of Final Girls Horrorcast! On this episode The Girls are discussing ‘Slumber Party Massacre’ and ’Slumber Party Massacre 2’ (both …
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‘Gaia’ is a masterfully shot creature feature full of fungus and frights [SXSW Online 2021]
6.8
3 weeks 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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‘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
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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
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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
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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
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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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