Review: Revenge, beauty and beast

Coralie Fargeat swings for the fences with her first feature film Revenge, a brutal shocker that joins a long line of rape-revenge thrillers. Structurally speaking, it’s very familiar to those that came before it—rape and revenge are its main ingredients after all—yet Fargeat’s film feels like something entirely different. Revenge leaves the sleazy exploitative nature of […]

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Review: Ghost Stories, seeing is believing

Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman bring their stage play to the screen with Ghost Stories, an anthology-like tale of the supernatural that stitches three cases of unexplained terror together in a way that’s never flashy or over-the-top. It springs to life in a funhouse of horrors kind of way that leans into some great jump scares […]

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Review: Pyewacket, summoning fate

Pyewacket. That’s not exactly the kind of horror title that instills much confidence into those who come across it. For a film that’s rooted in the occult and about a story of teenage angst that results in a family being torn apart, there had to be a better option on the table. Instead, and unfortunately […]

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Review: The Ritual, stay close

It was only a matter of time before Netflix handed the keys over to a guy like David Bruckner, who is now more than ever one of the most exciting directors in the genre. Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen the steaming outlet take more and more chances on horror filmmakers (Mike Flanagan […]

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Review: Dead Shack, what’s with all the unicorns?

Since Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, humans turned flesh-eating monsters have become a staple in horror and for good reason. They’re inherently terrifying, which lends itself to more serious genre fare, yet we often see them portrayed in horror comedies like Return of the Living Dead, Shaun of the Dead, and Zombieland (just to […]

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Review: Mom and Dad, cut the cord

It’s nearly impossible to ignore the immediate urge to see a movie about Nic Cage desperately wanting to murder his children—I’m pretty sure the audience for a movie like Brian Taylor’s Mom and Dad is literally everyone. Who doesn’t want to see that? The concept of parents turning on their own children really isn’t anything […]

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