Art: Child’s Play by Jérémy Pailler

One of the very few iconic horror franchises still going strong today is Don Mancini’s Child’s Play. This is by no means a slight against the film itself, but I doubt anyone ever expected this silly slasher to go on a 30-year run (and still counting). That’s impressive no matter how you look at it, which is […]

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Short Round: Special Day, fate approaching

Turning eighteen in Emily’s house is kind of a big deal. Sure, it’s a big deal for most of us—you’ve officially become an adult—but I think it’s safe to say that most of our birthdays don’t revolve around a horrifying family secret. Directed by Teal Greyhavens, his short film Special Day has an atmospheric weight behind it […]

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The Month in Horror Releases: December

It’s the last month of the year (and what a year it has been), so December brings with it some heavy-hitters with the release of one of the year’s most anticipated holiday horror films, Netflix’s answer to A Quiet Place and one of the most polarizing genre films of the year from Lars von Trier. […]

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Review: The Clovehitch Killer, family secrets

Duncan Skiles’ suburban thriller The Clovehitch Killer is an intimate examination of the monsters that hide in plain sight, and while it’s a poignant example of how a dark secret can tear a family apart, it struggles to put any power behind the story it’s trying to tell. In this one, a picture-perfect family is shattered […]

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Art: The Shining by Laurent Durieux

Nearly every frame of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is full of iconic imagery—it’s how you know the film’s a masterpiece—but if I had to pick just a single moment that stands out to me the most, it’s Danny Torrance riding his tricycle through the empty halls of the Overlook. Danny running into the twins is one […]

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Short Round: Hands, death has a grip

Written and directed by Larry Alan, his appropriately titled Hands is a wonderful short that has some fun with the notion that there might be a monster hiding under our beds. The story is simple as Crystal’s typical drunken night turns into something much more hands-y. With very little dialog, what’s really bringing it to life […]

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