Art: Black Swan by Jack Hughes

When it comes to psychological horror, Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan has to be up there with the very best. Its themes about perfection, adulthood, and inner demons just barely scratch at the surface of Aronofsky’s cerebral monster because much like the protagonist Nina, his film wears many faces. And although that complexity unravels like a […]

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Art: Annihilation by Rory Kurtz

Alex Garland’s Annihilation is the kind of movie that begs to be explored—it’s a multi-layered masterpiece with themes that run much deeper than what we see on the surface. And within Garland’s beautiful and haunting world is a story about destruction, whether it’s to ourselves or an unavoidable fate that in the end gets us all. […]

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Art: Night of the Living Dead by Sara Deck

What is there even left to say about George Romero’s legendary film? 50 years later, Night of the Living Dead is still influencing the genre it started back in 1968—a movie that instrumental surely needs no introduction. Not only was there nothing like it when it released, but it was a massive achievement in low-budget […]

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Art: 28 Days Later by Mike Saputo

No one really knew what they were getting into when Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later first hit screens in 2002. Teaming with Alex Garland—who has since made quite a name for himself—they created a monsterpiece that forever turned the zombie genre on its head. Twenty-eight days after the infection, Jim awakens from a coma only to […]

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Art: Let the Right One In by Matt Ryan

There’s hardly anything I could say to sum up the near perfection of Let the Right One In—few films blend the horrific with the romantic so seamlessly, yet Tomas Alfredson does it masterfully here. Its story, while simple, is an enthralling coming-of-age shocker that spins the age-old tale of love in a direction that’s every bit […]

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Art: The Invisible Man by Jonathan Burton

Cinema and horror especially owe a lot to Universal’s monsters—they paved a legendary path through film, leaving an undeniably influential print on the genre starting way back in the early 1920’s. Universal went on a monster movie tear that lasted 30 years, spawning many of the genre’s most iconic movie monsters: The Phantom of the Opera, […]

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