Review: Hereditary, family is forever

No matter how you look at it, this is one of the year’s very best horror films. It’s a stunningly bleak exploration of a family dealing with loss, and the way Ari Aster navigates his story of a deteriorating family like an absolute madman makes it hard to believe that this is his first feature […]

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Review: What Keeps You Alive, there’s a monster in us all

Colin Minihan (Grave Encounters, It Stains the Sands Red) has hit just about every corner of the horror genre after his latest film What Keeps You Alive explores the monster in us all: love. Minihan has been on quite the run over the years, and although his films don’t always work (looking at you, Extraterrestrial), I do appreciate […]

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Fantasia Review: Hurt, only death is real

Anguish and Family Blood director Sonny Mallhi leans into more familiar territory with his true life slasher Hurt, a film that digs into real-life drama with a cold, bloody knife. Soaking up the dark, cool atmosphere of a Halloween night, Hurt has all the pieces of a great slasher flick, but does it ever put them […]

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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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