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Review: Slice

From the opening animated sequence of ghoulish color and synth rhythm to the closing pizza commercial, Slice wears its 80's inspirations emblazoned on the back of its red delivery jacket. It's self-aware and unafraid to be ridiculous, and b...

 
 
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Review: Mandy

With a trailer that promised surreal, neon-lit landscapes as a backdrop to an unhinged spree of violent revenge, I marked Mandy as the one movie I needed to experience no matter what this year. I had seen Beyond the Black Rainbow almost a d...

 
 
 
 
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Review: The Dawnseeker

The worst kind of low-budget genre film is the type that fails to try anything new, that lacks any sort of creative hook or artistic flair. In an age where the cheapest of streaming services overflow with high-quality work, being nothing mo...

 
 
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See The Nun early and free

This whole Conjuring universe is getting a little out of control, but I suppose if they keep on making money why not keep on making them. They're also all relatively good in quality (relative to the vast majority of bad horror films ou...

 
 
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Review: Let the Corpses Tan

From its eye-catching classic poster, to its high-noon soundtrack and a sweeping vista, Let the Corpses Tan gives the impression of a modern twist to the spaghetti western. Though this French interpretation of an Italian interpretation of a...

 
 
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Review: Apocalypse Rising

Apocalypse Rising is such a banal, generic title. It’s a word combination that filters straight to the back of your mind. It sounds so tedious and lackluster that you would wonder why anyone made it and if anyone would be dumb enough ...

 
 
 
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Official Suspiria trailer conjures witches

A new trailer for Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria remake sets to detail the witches that bring pain and torment through the world, known as the Three Mothers. As the Mother of Sighs, Suspiriorum, Tilda Swinton exudes a sort of dangerous mystici...

 
 
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Official Slice trailer delivers pizza and also a werewolf

When it comes to horror, the 80's are becoming as popular as pizza. Since around 2010, works inspired by the lighting, music, atmosphere, and tone of genre films of that decade have been churned out at a near constant rate. We got You're N...

 
 
 
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Review: Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich

The Puppet Master series has been consistently running for almost 30 years. With The Littlest Reich, there are now 12 films to the slasher franchise. And with that many sequels comes a precipitous drop in quality and budget down to one film...

 
 
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Thankfully the MGM Child's Play reboot is happening

It's very possible that you hadn't heard -- considering that Chucky isn't on very many people's daily radar and it's been delayed years -- that MGM is planning to reboot the Chucky franchise without creator Don Mancini and pr...

 
 
 
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Review: Slender Man

Slender Man hasn't been relevant in internet culture for years. Remember how back in 2012 Slender Man was all of the rage? Youtubers were going nuts over Slender: The Eight Pages, there were a bunch of fan games, an...

 
 
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Evil Dead: Virtual Nightmare had better be good, damn it

Evil Dead (2013) is one of my favorite movies. Like, seriously, top-three material. The visuals are gruesome and stunning, the performances are strong and unhinged, and it does exactly what a remake should do by honoring the original w...

 
 
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Fantasia 2018 Review: Tigers Are Not Afraid

A mythic force is spiriting people away in a rundown Mexican town, leaving droves of abandoned children to cluster together and wander the streets themselves. This force is responsible for the disappearance of 10-year-old Estrella's (Paola ...

 
 
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Fantasia 2018 Review: Tokyo Vampire Hotel

Tokyo Vampire Hotel has a scene in which a legless Geisha vampire who feeds people to the hotel through her vagina laughs maniacally as a fountain of blood streams from an open wound into her mouth and heavy metal music pulses and pounds in...

 
 
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Fantasia 2018 Review: Rokuroku: The Promise of the Witch

Let's get this out of the way right now: If you're a little girl alone in a creepy hotel at night, whatever you do, don't enter room 666. Age shouldn't even matter. Just don't do it. Parents need to teach their children some common sense. I...

 
 
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Review: Unfriended: Dark Web

(This review was originally published as part of Flixist SXSW 2018 coverage.) Blumhouse is on a roll right now. They're making some of the biggest hits in horror, and, of course just pulled in an Academy Award nomination for Get Out.&n...

 
 
 
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Fantasia 2018 Review: Chained for Life

Chained for Life wastes no time introducing its main topic. A quote crawls the screen expressing that actors have to be beautiful, because being beautiful allows them to play anything. Soon, we see our beautiful actress, Mabel (Jess Weixler...

 
 
 
 
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Review: The First Purge

Of all the contrived horror franchises, The Purge series of films is the most perplexing to me. Series like Insidious or Saw are for the most part, poorly written excuses for a nightmare to emerge onscreen. These films don’t always ...

 
 
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Review: Sunset Society

There's a moment in Sunset Society in which a vampire is about to have sex with a girl. The second he opens his jeans fog rolls out. At first you think it's his own personal penis fog, but soon the dude turns completely into fog, and thi...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Robert Zemeckis is going to direct a remake to The Witches

Warner Bros. and Robert Zemeckis are in final negotiations for him to direct a remake of Roald Dhal's The Witches. This is meant to be a more direct adaptation of the book in which a boy returns to England with his grandmother, an ex witcho...

 
 
 
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Review: Jurassic Games

From looking at Jurassic Games, you might assume that this is just some knockoff of another Jurassic film franchise meant to profit off confusion and association without any regard for being a good movie in any way shape or form. You'll tur...

 
 
 
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Review: Hereditary

Hereditary had so much buzz coming out of festival season that I was chomping at my horror bit to get into theaters and see it. I'm not sure I was more excited to see a single film at SXSW this year (until the surprise announcement of&...

 
 
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New Suspiria trailer keeps in step with the original

Amazon Studios has just released the first official trailer for Luca Guadagnino's upcoming Suspiria remake, and it actually looks pretty good! Suspiria, as a classic of supernatural horror, has few equals in the genre. It made Dario Argent...

 
 
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Review: The Night of the Virgin

I love gross movies. There's something about watching a weird monster with a tree dick chase a noble woman through a forest while spilling an endless stream of sperm or a grease-covered sociopath squeezing the eyeballs out of a man's head t...

 
 
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Paramount Players bought the film rights for Creepy Crawlers

Creepy Crawlers are the reason I didn't learn to cook until I was in my mid-twenties. The anti-Easy-Bake Oven left a deep impression in me that anything I cooked should spurt neon green guts when I smashed it under my fist, or it wasn't wor...

 
 
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Locke and Key reportedly coming to Netflix

Locke and Key is one of the darlings of the comic horror scene, for as long as I have been into comics people have always suggested that I read it because it's so well written. Unfortunately, I am poor and can't afford every book and my lib...

 
 




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Backtrace"Spinning in the mud"

 

Mowgli"Uncanny jungle valley"

 

Anna and the Apocalypse"We've reached uber niche!"

 

The Favourite"Probably not a pun, but it should be--it's my favorite"

 

Ralph Breaks the Internet"The deepest piece of media that also has the floss dance"

 

Creed II"Creed : Creed II :: Rocky : Rocky II"

 

Robin Hood"For the last time, arrows are not bullets"

 

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald "Doesn't break the mold, just dusts it off for more"

 

Instant Family"I'm not crying! You're crying!"

 

Widows"Viola Davis = fire"

 

They Shall Not Grow Old"Every bit as remarkable as expected"

 

The Long Dumb Road"Not quite long and only a little dumb"

 

Overlord"Cloverlord"

 

The Girl in the Spider's Web"Great 'Girl,' lame 'Spider's Web'"

 

The Grinch"Stink, Stank, Stunk"

 

The Other Side of the Wind"Orson Welles' "final" film is an angry, sloppy, salvaged ego trip"

 

Bohemian Rhapsody"Traveling at the speed of light"

 

The Great Buster"Proof that silent movies never get old"

 

Monster Party"Cause the party don't stop until -- wait, it does stop."

 

Mid90s"A pretty good coming-of-age movie that you've probably seen before"

 

Castlevania (Season 2)"Let us go out this night for exposition"

 

Johnny English Strikes Again"Atkinson is a load-bearing actor"

 

All Creatures Here Below" And the Most Disturbing Movie goes to..."

 

Suspiria"An arthouse overhaul of Dario Argento's 1977 classic that will enrage and alienate audiences (but I liked it... I think?)"

 
 
 
 
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