Art: Mother! by James Fenwick

Three years later and I’m still in complete awe of Darren Aronofsky’s Mother!, a film that set the genre on fire and was legitimately shocking in many ways — how did he get a studio to back this movie? The insanity. I had a hard time back in 2017 formulating any kind of writing that […]

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Art: A Quiet Place by Mike Saputo

I’ve featured Mike Saputo’s work on TMR a couple of times (here and here) because his stuff is so damn good. This piece he did for A Quiet Place is just… holy shit. The art plays right into the film’s theme of silence and the peacefulness that comes along with it — a peacefulness that […]

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Art: Hereditary by Dani Hliva

So much of Ari Aster’s Hereditary relies on its terrifying imagery — much of the film’s scariest moments are in its stillness and its ability to create dread out of it — and perhaps the scariest image of them all comes in the film’s final moments (you know the one). That final, maddening ascent into […]

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Art: The Lighthouse by Dakota Randall

Endlessly quotable, brain-melting visuals, and unforgettably weird is really the only way that I know how to describe Robert Eggers’ somber masterpiece The Lighthouse. A gull-smashing period piece wrapped in stormy terror and deranged banter between two cracked lighthouse keepers is extremely my shit, so I’m excited to share with you some wonderful art by […]

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Art: Midsommar by Greg Ruth

Now with two films to his name, I think it’s safe to say that Ari Aster is currently one of the most exciting directors in the horror genre. Whether you liked Hereditary and Midsommar or not, you must admit that is a hell of a one-two punch to start a filmmaking career. There’s a lot […]

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Art: Silent Night Deadly Night by Paige Reynolds

The Missing Reel old-schoolers know that I have a very special place in my heart for the 1984 holiday slasher Silent Night Deadly Night (some background). The film is very much a product of its time, where slashers in particular were ruling the genre. It’s not exactly a good film, at least when you compare […]

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