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Review: Color Out of Space

Richard Stanley's 1990 cult hit Hardware and follow-up Dust Devil have careful threads that artistically weave pulp, world-building, and theme together. Hardware is at once a grimy hard rock music video of a killer robot movie and a trippy,...

 
 
 
 
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Review: VHYes

It's been an unseasonably warm winter in my corner of the world (the only one that matters), temperatures climbing to the sixties with long days of humid rain feeling more like April than January. Every once in a while I'll stop and ponder ...

 
 
 
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Saint Maud loves god like hell in official trailer

Horror, though often hated by puritans, sometimes gets knocked as puritanical itself. Teens getting funky in the back of a van? Stab 'em. Drinking and doing drugs? Stab 'em. Virginal bookworm? Nope. Stop. Put down that knife. This is a no ...

 
 
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VHYES trailer is a retro absurdist delight

The VHS format means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For me it meant the static beauty of green-and-purple tracking errors and the crushing reality that we were too poor to afford DVD--or to afford cable most months...

 
 
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VFW trailer sets up one bloody barroom brawl

We have one stylish 80's throwback, looking to be brutal in all the right ways, with the above trailer for VFW. The setup sees a group of Vietnam vets hanging at their local VFW bar celebrating a birthday when a girl storms inside with a b...

 
 
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Review: Daniel Isn't Real

A meditation on the familial nature of mental illness and the steady unwinding of a young man's psyche as he deals with an unstable mother and a broken home life, Daniel Isn't Real draws clear parallels with last year's sweaty screamathon, ...

 
 
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Top 5 movies to look forward to at Sundance 2020

Every January Park City, Utah becomes the Mecca of film. Thanks to Robert Redford and the incredible reputation and success stories of the past, the Sundance Film Festival is truly the place to be to witness what may truly be the next best ...

 
 
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Review: Away

While the definition of film will vary from person to person, no one can deny it is a visual medium. Despite featuring stories with spoken dialogue, it's entirely possible to convey emotion and drama through visuals alone. This was accompli...

 
 
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Embrace the demon in Killer Therapy trailer

I think one thing on which we can all agree is that once a teenage boy starts doing his face like The Crow it's time to give him a wide berth. In the case of the young man leading Killer Therapy, that distance might just save your life.

 
 
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Review: The Shed

As someone who has had cats, squirrels, and even a groundhog trapped inside my family shed growing up, there's a strange intimacy to that moment when you hear an inhuman sound bubble from what ought to be a closed and predictable space. It'...

 
 
 
 
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Kids are still the worst in trailer for This Is Our Home

If a horror movie has a child, then chances are that child is the entire reason the horror movie exists. Imagine if the couple in Pet Sematary just had the cat and no kids? They would've been fine. Imagine Rosemary's Baby but without the b...

 
 
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Review: Red Letter Day

Red Letter Day sets its stage like a Hallmark Original horror movie. We meet the Edwards family, a three-piece unit with dorky brother Timothy (Kaeleb Zain Gartner), goth sister Madison (Hailey Foss), and divorced mom Melanie (Dawn Van de S...

 
 
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Review: The Lighthouse

While the two-man story is almost commonplace on the stage, it's rare to see something similar come to the big screen. It's not all that shocking as there's a lot more to work with in the medium of film and therefore the more subdued story...

 
 
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IUD? More like RIP! in trailer for Marla

Sometimes protection kills (!) in this trailer for Marla, a female written/directed/led horror about an IUD gone horribly wrong. IUDs can be painful, and it's certainly more than a little eerie to have something like that installed into su...

 
 
 
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Booze and gun violence always mix in trailer for Bloody Marie

There are all sorts of ways to overcome an alcohol dependency--self-help books, therapy, Alcoholics Anonymous. One method covered much too rarely, however, is vigilante violence. Sometimes all you have to do is shoot a gangster with a flar...

 
 
 
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Review: Killer Sofa

Let's get this controversy out of the way right now: The piece of demonic furniture in Killer Sofa is (big gasp)... not actually a sofa. It's a recliner. It's a chair. As Oxford describes it, a sofa is "a long upholstered seat with a back a...

 
 
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Review: Koko-di Koko-da

A married couple attempts a camping trip, the first vacation they've had since an outing to celebrate their daughter's birthday. There is no child, now. They're alone, despondent, and aggravated as they twist through backroads before stoppi...

 
 
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Drugs are bad (but fun!) in first trailer for The Wave

Giving off some serious John Dies at the End vibes, the above trailer for The Wave reminds us that taking drugs from strangers is a terrible idea--that could also give us powers and let us hop through alternate dimensions. So maybe they're...

 
 
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The Furies trailer promises eight times the gore

As a person who pretty well only consumes horror media, I feel like I can safely say from a position of certainty and authority that this trailer for The Furies has a lot of horror in it--like maybe eight times as much as your average horr...

 
 
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Review: One Cut of the Dead

One of my favorite things about low-budget filmmaking is that when you see the strings, when you feel the quirks and inconsistencies that haven't been edited, re-shot, or focus-grouped away you get to see the people within the movie. You se...

 
 
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Review: Satanic Panic

Most horror films try to spread the idea that your average devil worshiper is some basement-dwelling white dude who lives off-the-grid, has no income of his own, and is repellent to anyone with half a brain unfortunate enough to land anywhe...

 
 
 
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Review: Artik

Artik is a film in which a man is hammered in the skull. Another has a fork skewered under his jaw. People are tortured and killed with impunity. Its straight edge hero, however, is forced to face the most damning torture of all: Against hi...

 
 
 
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Review: Clownado

Clownado, a movie entirely based on some lazy wordplay, found the most surefire way to get my undivided attention. What can I say? I'm a man of simple pleasures. This low-budget slice of horror/comedy has the added pleasure of conjuring in ...

 
 
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The Dead Center trailer brings a demon to the psych ward

Arrow Video has released a trailer for its upcoming psychological horror The Dead Center, and it looks sufficiently spooky. The film follows a psychiatrist working in an emergency psychiatric ward when a mystery patient shows up with no me...

 
 
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One Cut of the Dead wants you to skip its own trailer

Doing a movie in a single take is all the rage these days, so we should have all assumed that someone would make a zombie movie using that same hook. And so here we are with One Cut of the Dead, the Birdman of zombie movies--except this lo...

 
 
 
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Review: Long Gone By

In small-town Warsaw, Indiana, mother Ana (Erica Muñoz) and her 17-year-old daughter Izzy (Izzy Hau’ula) are faced with what would have been an unthinkable future of separation just a few years ago. Fighting against strin...

 
 
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Artik trailer sets up a harrowing blood bath

Do comic books turn people into serial killers? The answer is a resounding "yeah, maybe" in this first trailer for Artik. The film follows one heavy-metal looking serial killer who's obsessed with comics--and looks to use illustrations to ...

 
 
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Review: Luz

When a film leans heavily into a retro aesthetic, I sometimes wonder how much is homage and how much of it is an affectation for cachet. Homage I’m fine with, but I have a hard time with filmmakers posturing for cred. I say this becau...

 
 
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Jay and Silent Bob Reboot tokes up its first trailer

The time has finally come. Iconic stoner duo Jay and Silent Bob will be returning to cinema this October in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. A meta-sequel poking fun at the recent trend of Hollywood rebooting everything, this latest installment ...

 
 
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Madness in the Method marks Jason Mewes' directorical debut

Jason Mewes, famous for his role in the Jay and Silent Bob films, will be premiering his directorial debut Madness in the Method next month. Releasing into select theaters and on-demand on August 2, 2019, the film marks a departure from th...

 
 




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Awkwafina is Nora from Queens - Season One"She's still Nora from the block"

 

Color Out of Space"Nicolas Cage milks an alpaca"

 

Bad Boys for Life"Bay to the bone"

 

The Wave"Wave it away"

 

Weathering With You"Raindrops keep falling on my head"

 

VHYes"VHellYeah!"

 

Underwater"Dang, ocean, you scary"

 

Like A Boss"Well, it's watchable"

 

1917"The long (take) and winding road"

 

The Mercenary"God told me to kill"

 

Uncut Gems"Tell 'em Howie Bling sent ya"

 

The Witcher - Season One"Toss a coin to your Witcher"

 

Final Space Season 2"Clash of the titans"

 

Cats"Wow"

 

Bombshell"Dirty bomb"

 

South Park - Season 23"Goin on down to Tegridy Farms"

 

6 Underground"Blood, Babes, and Bay"

 

Black Christmas"Paint it black and SHUT THIS DOWN"

 

Dark Waters"The Incredible Hulk vs Systemic Pollution"

 
 
 
 
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