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Horror Review

[Fantasia 2020] Bloody vengeance spirals out of control in ‘For the Sake of Vicious’
7.3
3 weeks ago

[Fantasia 2020] Bloody vengeance spirals out of control in ‘For the Sake of Vicious’

It’s Halloween night. Nurse and single mother Romina is finishing up her shift at the hospital and trying to get home to take her son trick-or-treating. Unbeknownst to her, Romina …
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‘Z’ is the last imaginary friend you want your child to have
6.8
3 weeks ago

‘Z’ is the last imaginary friend you want your child to have

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Brandon Christensen’s sophomore effort, simply titled Z, doubles down on parental nightmares. His first film, Still/Born, dealt with the horrors of postpartum depression and grief. Now he turns his attention to …
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‘The Hunt’ Is A Relentless, Gratuitous, Ultra-Violent Killing Spree
6.3
6 months ago

‘The Hunt’ Is A Relentless, Gratuitous, Ultra-Violent Killing Spree

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If you’ve ever wanted to see a screenplay with the energy of Saving Private Ryan play out in a horror context, the latest Blumhouse film has you covered. Once The …
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‘Freaks’ Exposes Social Stigmas With Special Abilities and Few Flaws [Review]
8
1 year ago

‘Freaks’ Exposes Social Stigmas With Special Abilities and Few Flaws [Review]

Freak. It’s a strange word, adaptable to the context in which it is used. Some take it as an offensive term while others find it to be a label of …
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Popcorn Frights 2019: ‘Z’ Creates A Uniquely Terrifying Bond With The Imaginary Friend Formula [Review]
8.5
1 year ago

Popcorn Frights 2019: ‘Z’ Creates A Uniquely Terrifying Bond With The Imaginary Friend Formula [Review]

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When it comes to the formula of disturbed child films of the horror genre, the moving parts are not always the most inventive. So many filmmakers have been discouraged to …
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‘Darlin’’ Deliciously Combats Conversion, Conspiracy, and Contempt [Review]
8.8
2 years ago

‘Darlin’’ Deliciously Combats Conversion, Conspiracy, and Contempt [Review]

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Darlin’, darlin’, darlin’… Just the word alone can summon the thoughts of saccharine femininity doused with a reminiscent 60’s tune. However, Blondie’s song, cooed by punk dessert bombshell Debby Harry, …
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‘Piercing’ Sticks Sharp Style Into A Brilliant Portrait of Abuse and Control [Review]
9
2 years ago

‘Piercing’ Sticks Sharp Style Into A Brilliant Portrait of Abuse and Control [Review]

“You have to believe that it won’t hurt” is the uncommon practice of releasing the body from pain by simply using one’s mind. Internalizing the pain without allowing your major …
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‘Blue My Mind’ Director Lisa Brühlmann Discusses Body Image, Film Inspiration, and Fairy Tales [Interview]
2 years ago

‘Blue My Mind’ Director Lisa Brühlmann Discusses Body Image, Film Inspiration, and Fairy Tales [Interview]

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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‘Blue My Mind’ Blossoms Into A Terrifying Tale of Female Adolescence [Review]
8.6
2 years ago

‘Blue My Mind’ Blossoms Into A Terrifying Tale of Female Adolescence [Review]

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Themes of transformation and puberty are prominent components of of the horror genre, engaging the audiences with a subject they can relate to while introducing more sinister plot factors. Adolescence …
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‘Terrified’ is an Unexpected & Unsettling Nightmare [Review]
8.5
2 years ago

‘Terrified’ is an Unexpected & Unsettling Nightmare [Review]

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As a horror fan, I’m always looking for the next scare. With the recent surge in streaming, I’m able to chase that feeling almost weekly; however, the release of something …
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