Don’t Turn Out The Lights: Lights Out (2016) Makes the Most of Its Simple Premise

Several years ago, in 2013, director David F. Sandberg released a short horror film on YouTube called Lights Out. The film had a simple yet brilliant horror premise – a shadowy monster that only appeared when the lights went out. A viral success, Sandberg’s little short film opened doors for him. With his first feature […]

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The ‘Rural Other’ in Backwoods Horror

John Boorman’s 1972 film Deliverance is considered a landmark achievement in cinema. Its story of four ‘big city’ friends stalked and assaulted by backwoods locals on a wilderness canoe trip earned multiple Golden Globe and Oscar nominations. While not a horror film, Deliverance played a significant role in popularizing one of horror’s most popular subgenres […]

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