Review: It Comes at Night, boiling panic

Trey Edward Shults may not be a name you’re too familiar with—his first feature film was 2015’s drama Krisha—but with the help of a studio like A24 backing his indie viral-thriller It Comes at Night, it’s not at all surprising to see his second film gain so much traction throughout the genre. Shults’ low budget […]

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Review: Gerald’s Game, the past is haunting

Mike Flanagan quickly made a name for himself among the horror genre after turning heads with Abstentia and following it up with the well-received Oculus back in 2013. Flanagan has been busy ever since, quickly turning out four more films—Hush, Before I Wake, Ouija: Origin of Evil, and now his latest with Gerald’s Game. When […]

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Review: IT, you’ll float too

Andy Muschietti was a curious choice for New Line when they first announced that he would be taking over the new adaptation of IT that was once so comfortably in the hands of Cary Fukunaga. At the time the only feature film to Muschietti’s name was Mama, which was a very by-the-numbers supernatural haunter—not exactly the […]

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Fantasia Review: 68 Kill, love is pain

I think it’s safe to say that if you put Matthew Gray Gubler and AnnaLynne McCord in a movie, it will, at the very least, be varying degrees of hilarious and batshit crazy. That, too, happens to be the exact formula for Trent Haaga’s decisively dirty, ultra-violent 68 Kill. In it, what was supposed to […]

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Fantasia Review: Tragedy Girls, friends forever

Imagine how many followers Jason Voorhees would have had on social media. Tyler MacIntyre’s social slasher is as unique as they come, a blood-soaked splatter fest that borrows the kill-count obsessed mentality of the great ’80s slashers while still having a voice of its own. But rather than a masked madman dismembering his way through […]

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Fantasia Review: Better Watch Out, Yuletide terror

There’s a soft spot in my horror-loving heart for genre films that take place during the holidays, especially when they’re set in the cold wintry days of Christmas. Maybe it says something about myself, but it’s hard to resist a little terror during the holidays. Chris Peckover’s aptly titled Better Watch Out may not have any […]

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