Short Round: Night of the Slasher, luring a killer


There’s an amazing scene in The Final Girls where Angela Trimbur’s character dances half-naked to lure out a killer—it’s a play on a classic trope in which horror’s monsters prey on the scantily clad. Shant Hamassian’s award winning short takes that same cliche-fueled narrative one step further in Night of the Slasher, a viciously entertaining thriller about a girl who commits horror […]

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I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House gets a haunting trailer


Netflix recently picked up the sophomore effort from Osgood Perkins, who quickly made a name for himself in the genre with his supposedly fantastic feature film debut The Blackcoat’s Daughter—I say supposedly because that movie, originally titled February, has been struck with delay after delay, so no one has actually seen the damn thing outside of the […]

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Mackenzie Davis loses it in the trailer for Always Shine


I, like most people, instantly fell in love with Mackenzie Davis when she broke out in AMC’s fantastic series Halt and Catch Fire (a show you should be watching), and since then she has  been popping up all over the place (Davis was just cast in Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner sequel!). So, naturally, I was excited […]

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Short Round: A Film by Vera Vaughn, who’s there?


Sorrel Brae’s atmospheric creeper A Film by Vera Vaughn has spent the last year making the festival rounds and now it’s finally available online for all to see—it’s this wonderful psycho-haunter that delves into a trippy, almost Twilight Zone-esque, realm of horror. I love what Brae has done here, stirring his ghost story with slow-burning […]

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Art: A Nightmare on Elm Street by Matt Ryan


Freddy Krueger has always been my favorite horror movie monster—his ability to manipulate dreams and stalk the sleeping children of Springwood made him the king of slashers, an unbeatable force that made sleep his deadliest weapon. Before the franchise dipped into the goofier side of horror, Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street was an altogether […]

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It’s alive in the haunting trailer for The Autopsy of Jane Doe


One of the biggest surprises to hit the genre this year comes from André Øvredal’s (Troll Hunter) The Autopsy of Jane Doe, a film that centers on two coroners—a father and son—who receive a mysterious homicide victim with no apparent cause of death. The film recently screen at this year’s Fantastic Fest, leaving those who have seen […]

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