Art: The Silence of the Lambs by Gabz

The Silence of the Lambs

When we think of horror’s most iconic villains, it’s easy to veer towards the Freddys and Jasons of the genre—their supernatural presence, like demons or beasts, affix themselves to what we think of as monsters. Yet some of cinema’s scariest foes are the ones just like you and me—they’re human. Which is why Jonathan Demme’s somber masterpiece The Silence […]

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Art: The Bride of Frankenstein by Flore Maquin

Very few movies have that one defining moment that everyone recognizes, a single frame destined to never be forgotten—Marion Crane screaming in the shower just moments before she’s stabbed to death by psycho Norman Bates, or Jack Torrence peering through a shattered door with a twisted grin stretching across his face are both examples of the kind […]

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Art: The Witch by Aaron Horkey

Robert Eggers’ brilliant, slow-burning debut The Witch thrived on atmospheric perfection—it’s one of the many elements of the film that truly stands out, allowing the narrative to crawl under the skin and stay there. With a disorienting score blaring in the background, the film finds unnerving horror through subtlety as a constant sense of evil looms in […]

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Art: A Nightmare on Elm Street by Matt Ryan

Freddy Krueger has always been my favorite horror movie monster—his ability to manipulate dreams and stalk the sleeping children of Springwood made him the king of slashers, an unbeatable force that made sleep his deadliest weapon. Before the franchise dipped into the goofier side of horror, Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street was an altogether […]

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Art: The Exorcist by Sam Wolfe Connelly

Horror doesn’t get much better than The Exorcist—it changed the very landscape of the genre, and in December of 1973 it shook the entire world of cinema. At the time of its release it wasn’t just one of the scariest movies ever made, it WAS the scariest movie ever made. No one had ever seen […]

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Art: The Fly by Matt Ryan

Something that often gets overlooked about David Cronenberg’s The Fly also happens to be one of the best things about the classic—it’s a tragic love story. Seth and Veronica’s romance is heart-rending, a love that’s torn apart too soon by a monster. It’s a true classic, a film that that spins a monster story into a multi-layered […]

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