Art: Poltergeist by Jérémy Pailler

There’s not much I can say about Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist that hasn’t been said already—it’s a giant in the haunted house genre (especially during the time it was made), because Hooper perfectly captures that paralyzing sense of terror when your own home turns on you. Our home is the place we’re supposed to feel safest, […]

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Art: Crimson Peak by Daniel Danger

You just don’t see movies like Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak anymore. It’s purely a treat to fans of cinema, a multi-layered monster that masterfully blends the age old Gothic romance with a traditional ghost story. It’s a heartbreaking love story with ghosts and murder, and a haunted house tale that has a creeping mystery […]

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Art: IT by Jérémy Pailler

It’s surprising to think about the popularity of Pennywise, who is among the very best monsters in horror, when he has only appeared in a single book and just one mediocre TV adaptation. Most genre icons have an entire franchise backing them up with years to develop their iconic horror status. There’s just something about […]

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Art: Halloween by Jock

Although it can be traced all the way back to the early ’60s, it was films like Mario Bava’s gruesome Bay of Blood (1971), Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), and Bob Clark’s holiday classic Black Christmas (1974) that mapped the very future of the slasher. In 1978, however, it was John Carpenter’s Halloween that defined the genre—the film left a footprint on horror unlike any […]

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Art: Psycho by Aleksander Walijewski

What is there left to say about Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece Psycho, the 1960 classic that changed an entire genre? The film—shot in black and white due to budget concerns—was so ahead of its time that audiences had no idea what hit them until it was too late; seeing the film’s main character killed off so […]

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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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