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Quibi to launch with 50 series lineup

The upcoming streaming platform, Quibi has confounded me for some time. Selling itself on short-form content that it bills as being like chapters from a Dan Brown novel, the service will operate only through cell phones and tablets and will...

 
 
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Chilling trailer for The Other Lamb is cult horror done right

IFC Midnight is giving A24 a run for its money with this downright chilling trailer for The Other Lamb. It pushes a feminist cultist tone similar to Midsommar with cinematography and costuming evocative of The Nightingale. The trailer alon...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: The Dark Red

Sybil Warren (April Billingsley) is a young woman with issues. She's a schizophrenic in a mental ward trying to explain to a no-nonsense doctor that she actually can read minds, and her baby was kidnapped by a cult so they could steal its s...

 
 
 
 
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Escape Room 2 gets shoved to end of December

Escape Room was not a very good movie and doesn't deserve to be a franchise. It was a banal and by-the-numbers slog of predictable peril that didn't even give us the basic escape room fun of trying to solve the puzzle with the characters. A...

 
 
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Porno trailer unleashes a sex demon

Porno, a movie Matt reviewed and didn't like very much, is coming out soon. I am not Matt and haven't seen the movie, and so I'm inclined to think it looks like a very good time indeed.

 
 
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Shudder drops ultra-violent trailer for Blood Quantum

Bleary-eyed but wired on caffeine at a 12-hour horror movie marathon last October, around two in the morning I saw a film that wasn't playing anywhere else in the state. We were just a few hours following its world premier. It was called B...

 
 
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Day of the Dead series ordered at Syfy

When there are no ideas left in humanity's skulls, the dead ones shall walk our screens. So we continue our existence in this cultural hell with yet another reanimated franchise shocked into rotting half-existence by the powers that be. The...

 
 
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Review: The Invisible Man

Remember Universal's Dark Universe? Remember how it was supposed to take classic Universal monster movies and adapt them into a modern cinematic universe featuring major celebrities like Tom Cruise, Javier Bardem, and Russell Crowe just to ...

 
 
 
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Review: Disappearance at Clifton Hill

Plenty of indie films aim to be something Lynchian--a mix often combining surreal horror, melodrama, noir, and dashes of absurd comedy--by striking an odd mood or by adding splashes of the unexplainable to their own works. Often these attem...

 
 
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The first trailer for Jordan Peele's Candyman has appeared

The original Candyman, from 1992, is one of my favorite horror films. As much a social commentary as it is a chilling, just-violent-enough urban legend, it's stood the test of time in my mind amidst its genre brethren of shlock and awe. An...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Verotika

Making a film so terrible that it somehow twists around on itself to become a work of art often takes an outsider's total lack of skill, inability to direct actors, and brazenly bizarre decisions in the editing room and morphs them into a w...

 
 
 
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See The Invisible Man early and free

Ready to see a classic horror movie monster actually adapted into a scary movie? It looks like The Invisible Man might be the one that does it. Taking the concept of the Universal movie monster and turning it into a metaphor for the al...

 
 
 
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Weird Fiction trailer offers horror anthology throwback

The low budget horror of the 70's and 80's host some of the most formative movies of my young life. Whether it be Girly, The Baby, or the assorted works of Jean Rollin, I've been transfixed by these grungy works of the explicit and bizarre...

 
 
 
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Megan Fox to be handcuffed to dead husband in Till Death

Jennifer's Body was an all right movie. It got a lot of hate when it first landed, probably because horror/comedies are usually written off as dumb by people who just wanted a straight horror flick. Others have since tried to rehabilitate i...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Come to Daddy

As the credits roll for Come to Daddy the first thing that comes on screen is a "Based on an idea" credit for director Ant Timpson. Those usually roll by when a screenplay is developed by a writer based on some story idea that came up ...

 
 
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Come see this guy get shot in trailer for Dead Sound

Not since Jurassic Games have I been so amused by one slim fragment of a trailer. This time it's not a man's dinosaur-kicking action, but rather a teen getting shot in the chest. Doesn't sound nearly as interesting typed out, and yet here ...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Cupid

We all know the story of Cupid, the mythological deity of Greek--er Roman? Okay, actually I don't anything about him. Thankfully, the opening five minutes of Cupid the horror movie retell his tale in what I'm sure is a faithful yarn. A book...

 
 
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The 2019 Golden Cages: Best Horror Movie

Another year of cinema has passed, which means it's time for our second annual Golden Cages awards, the only end-of-the-year awards program featuring everyone's favorite actor as a screaming statuette! Over the next two weeks leading...

 
 
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Review: Gretel & Hansel

You can come at the idea of a horror film from so many angles, but the way it boils down for a lot of people can be surmised as "does it creep or does it pounce?" Are we slowly submitted to a dreadful atmosphere, haunted from the corners of...

 
 
 




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Blood Quantum"Blood, gore, zombies... social commentary"

 

Capone"The Fonz freaks out"

 

Tribeca Asia"Boring me to death"

 

Tribeca Banksy Most Wanted"The real invisible man"

 

Tribeca 12 Hour Shift"A real night shift from hell"

 

Tribeca Ainu Mosir"Kuma killer"

 

The Willoughbys"Of mustaches and murder"

 

Extraction"It's all we got"

 

The Midnight Gospel"Duuuuuuuuuuuude"

 

Agent Toby Barks"That's the ticket"

 

For Madmen Only: The Stories of Del Close"A look behind the comedy curtain"

 

Trolls World Tour"Sing it again, Sam... but not as good"

 

Tigertail"A stroll down memory lane"

 

Butt Boy"Solid"

 

We Summon the Darkness"Attack of the evil church girls"

 

Why Don't You Just Die!"Drain-licking good"

 

Coffee & Kareem"No thank you, I'll have tea"

 

Tiger King"Quarantine with Joe Exotic"

 

Slay the Dragon"A powerful piece on political activism and the impact an individual can have"

 

The Platform"As above, so below"

 

SXSW Critical Thinking"What's your next move?"

 

Bloodshot"A bloody mess (not the good kind)"

 

SXSW Drunk Bus"Going round in circles"

 
 
 
 
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