Review: Super Dark Times, what have you done

You’d never know that Super Dark Times is Kevin Phillips’ first feature length film without looking it up. He shows so much elegance behind the camera, framing each shot deliberately and with aplomb—Phillips’ dark tone and atmosphere are on full display here, often using these lingering shots to speak volumes, telling us exactly what his […]

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The Month in Horror Releases: December

And just like that, we’re in our last month of horror for 2017—that shit is crazy. I wish I could say it was going out with a bang, but this month’s genre releases aren’t as strong as we’ve seen in previous months. That being said, there are still a handful of indie films on the […]

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Review: It Comes at Night, boiling panic

Trey Edward Shults may not be a name you’re too familiar with—his first feature film was 2015’s drama Krisha—but with the help of a studio like A24 backing his indie viral-thriller It Comes at Night, it’s not at all surprising to see his second film gain so much traction throughout the genre. Shults’ low budget […]

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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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Review: Gerald’s Game, the past is haunting

Mike Flanagan quickly made a name for himself among the horror genre after turning heads with Abstentia and following it up with the well-received Oculus back in 2013. Flanagan has been busy ever since, quickly turning out four more films—Hush, Before I Wake, Ouija: Origin of Evil, and now his latest with Gerald’s Game. When […]

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Short Round: Born Again, the worst Satanists ever

The only thing wrong with Jason Tostevin’s fantastic short Born Again is that it ends—it’s just so good, effortlessly blending horror and comedy into a story about a few terrible Satanists trying to summon the Devil. By the time this one is over you’ll be begging for so much more. It’s that good. Where Born Again […]

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