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First teaser from Shyamalan’s new thriller ‘Old’ hits hard
4 weeks ago

First teaser from Shyamalan’s new thriller ‘Old’ hits hard

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This past Sunday, Super Bowl commercial appreciators were treated to a quick teaser trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming new thriller, Old. I was immediately intrigued by the 30 second spot, …
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For better or worse, ‘Dreamcatcher’ is the first big slasher of 2021
4 weeks ago

For better or worse, ‘Dreamcatcher’ is the first big slasher of 2021

I’ll be honest: there’s a lot about the trailer for Dreamcatcher that isn’t doing it for me. But if I’m being even more honest, I’ll watch just about anything that appears to be …
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‘Death Trip’ trailer has cozy cottages and killer neighbors
4 weeks ago

‘Death Trip’ trailer has cozy cottages and killer neighbors

I’m a sucker for a good old-fashioned “cabin in the woods” flick, and it looks like Death Trip will be the latest release to scratch my itch. Serving as the feature …
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‘A Nightmare Wakes’ walks the line between Mary Shelley biopic and a gothic opium dream
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4 weeks 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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‘Wrong Turn’ 2020 hits physical and digital platforms later this month
4 weeks ago

‘Wrong Turn’ 2020 hits physical and digital platforms later this month

Were you unable to attend the one-night only theatrical premiere of Mike Nelson’s reimagining of Wrong Turn? No problem! The new film, which is written by original Wrong Turn scribe …
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First look: Charlie’s Farm and BOAR director returns with ‘The Possessed’ starring John Jarratt
4 weeks ago

First look: Charlie’s Farm and BOAR director returns with ‘The Possessed’ starring John Jarratt

Chris Sun has been making gnarly Australian horror movies for the past decade. Indie hits like Daddy’s Little Girl, Charlie’s Farm, and BOAR have all gained praise here at MH and among …
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Dead Girl director returns with a ‘Faceless’ new horror thriller
4 weeks ago

Dead Girl director returns with a ‘Faceless’ new horror thriller

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I remember once seeing a guy on a morning talk show who had had a face transplant and my mind raced with questions about what all that entails. Who donates …
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‘In the Earth’ presents gruesome and intelligent folk horror for the post-pandemic age
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‘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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‘Never Hike in the Snow’ is a bigger, bloodier ‘Friday the 13th’ fan film
6.3
5 months ago

‘Never Hike in the Snow’ is a bigger, bloodier ‘Friday the 13th’ fan film

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Womp Stomp Films’ Never Hike Alone redefined what a fan film can be. After racking up nearly 2 million views on YouTube, premiering at one of the most beloved film …
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[Nightstream 2020] ‘Reunion’ Blends Family Drama and Haunted House Horror
7.5
5 months ago

[Nightstream 2020] ‘Reunion’ Blends Family Drama and Haunted House Horror

Jake Mahaffy is leaning into a handful of horror tropes with Reunion.

There’s a young woman in distress. There’s a family that was fractured by a tragic event …
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[Nightstream 2020] ‘Rose Plays Julie’ is haunting but comes up short
5.8
5 months ago

[Nightstream 2020] ‘Rose Plays Julie’ is haunting but comes up short

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Haunting and atmospheric, Rose Plays Julie slowly pulls us through the journey of a young woman as she seeks out her birth parents and comes to terms with being adopted. …
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[Nightstream 2020] ‘Bloody Hell’ is a clever blood-soaked black comedy
7.5
5 months ago

[Nightstream 2020] ‘Bloody Hell’ is a clever blood-soaked black comedy

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Like The Wizard of Oz going from sepia to technicolor Bloody Hell shifts from a bright fast paced heist movie to a dark and dirty kidnap and torture flick. As …
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Beyond ‘The Pale Door’ lies a bloody standoff of witches vs outlaws
7.3
5 months ago

Beyond ‘The Pale Door’ lies a bloody standoff of witches vs outlaws

The outlaw “Dalton gang” gets more than they bargained for when they try to rob a train in this subversive horror western mash-up. Aaron B. Koontz (Camera ObscuraScare Package) shepherds …
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‘Archons’ is a drug-fueled Lovecraftian nightmare worthy of multiple viewings
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5 months ago

‘Archons’ is a drug-fueled Lovecraftian nightmare worthy of multiple viewings

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Writer/director Nick Szostakiwskyj officially became “one to watch” after exploding onto the scene with 2016’s Black Mountain Side–and that’s not always the easiest position to be in. After all, …
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‘Death of Me’ is reminiscent of classic folk-horror, while not living up to its antecedents
4.3
5 months ago

‘Death of Me’ is reminiscent of classic folk-horror, while not living up to its antecedents

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Director Darren Lynn Bousman’s latest, Death of Me, has at its heart a solid concept: take The Wicker Man, set it on an island off the coast of Thailand, add …
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‘Possessor’ Proves Brandon Cronenberg is No Novelty Novice
8.3
5 months ago

‘Possessor’ Proves Brandon Cronenberg is No Novelty Novice

To review a Brandon Cronenberg film without mentioning his father is a near-impossible task. At least, it probably felt that way in 2012.

When the son of the …
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