Review: Alien: Covenant, paradise found

Even after five years, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is just as polarizing as it ever was—it took the Alien franchise that Scott started back in 1979 and spun it in an entirely new direction, asking some big questions along the way: who created us and why? While I have always been a big supporter of Scott’s […]

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Review: Hounds of Love, the real monsters

Ben Young’s Hounds of Love is nothing new—rape and torture and murder have all been extensively challenged with horror for decades—so his film, while seemingly familiar, is so viciously told and beautifully shot that it actually feels like a refreshing (and totally twisted take) on the genre even if it isn’t. In it, Vicki is randomly […]

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Review: Dead Awake, laid to rest

Sleep paralysis has become a very popular storytelling device because the real-life phenomenon is so frightening that it practically writes itself—the feeling of being conscious but unable to move while having horrifying hallucinations is some scary stuff. So what better home than horror to tell that story, right? Phillip Guzman’s Dead Awake is about exactly that (sleep paralysis), only […]

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A24’s latest haunter Woodshock gets a mystifying first trailer

A24 continues to roll out some of the genre’s best and most interesting projects, this time spearheading the feature film debut of visionary fashion designers Kate and Laura Mulleavey. Woodshock is a hypnotic exploration of isolation, paranoia, and grief that exists in a dream-world all its own. Starring Kirsten Dunst, the first trailer is a hypnotic […]

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Art: New Nightmare by Mike Saputo

Ten years after creating A Nightmare on Elm Street, Wes Craven would return behind the camera for New Nightmare, and bringing with him was a new Freddy Krueger that completely turned the franchise on its head. Craven not only took a gamble by abandoning the franchise’s continuity, he also leaned into a more menacing Krueger (how he always […]

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Men become monsters in full trailer for It Comes at Night

It will surprise no one to hear that A24 has yet another hit on their hands with the Trey Edward Shults-directed It Comes at Night, which stunned critics at a secret screening at the famed Timberline Lodge this past weekend. Back in February we first caught wind of A24’s latest horror-thriller with a fantastic teaser trailer […]

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