Men is Alex Garland’s Most Thematically Dense Movie To Date

British writer and filmmaker Alex Garland has put together an impressive résumé. In addition to penning the 1990s novel, The Beach, Garland has written screenplays for 28 Days Later, Dredd, and Sunshine. His directorial debut was the critically-lauded Ex Machina and his follow-up, Annihilation, was criminally underseen. His latest movie, Men, marks his third collaboration […]

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X Checks Off All the Right Boxes For Horror Classic Status

Among the most anticipated horror movies of 2022, Ti West’s collaboration with A24, X, sits near the top of the list. For the last several years, A24 has established itself as the production studio for elevated horror (Midsommar, The Witch, Saint Maud). Though it’s been a while since he made an outright horror movie, West […]

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The Green Knight: A Darkly Ambiguous Take on an Old Myth

As theaters have slowly re-opened in 2021, The Green Knight has stood out as one of the anticipated movies of the summer. Based on the anonymous 14th Century poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the movie promises a unique blend of styles. In addition, The Green Knight boasts an impressive collection of talent behind […]

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Saint Maud Marks Another Disturbing Horror Entry for A24

Contrary to the idea of ‘elevated horror‘, genre movies focused on atmosphere and psychological themes are not new. Not too long ago an Esquire article boldly claimed that the 2010s was the decade that “horror got smart”. But the author glosses over decades of clever, unnerving horror. In the late 1960s, George A Romero re-imagined […]

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Cult of Personality: 10 Horror Movies About Cults

When police arrested Charles Manson and his “Family” members for the Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969, it triggered a public fascination with cults that has endured. Never a genre to miss an opportunity, cult-themed horror movies began popping up almost immediately in the early 1970s. One of the 2019’s worst movies, The Haunting of Sharon Tate, […]

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A Cut Above the Rest: The 10 Best Horror Movies of 2019

Happy New Year! We’ve reached the end of 2019. Things started off quickly with a surprisingly good January effort. Along the way, a few anticipated movies faltered. Two Stephen King adaptations – Pet Sematary and In The Tall Grass – disappointed. Remakes of Child’s Play and Black Christmas were good, but proved to be divisive. […]

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Midsommar: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Director Ari Aster broke out last year with his critically-acclaimed debut, Hereditary. Alongside Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us), Aster positioned himself as a filmmaker to watch. Earlier this year, A24 Films released Aster’s follow-up project, Midsommar. A slice of folk horror in the vein of The Wicker Man, Midsommar once again divided critics and audiences. […]

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Hereditary (2018) Promises Chilling Scares

If the  next installment of the Halloween franchise is the most anticipated horror film of 2018 then Hereditary is a close second. The buzz for Ari Aster’s supernatural chiller has been building slowly but steadily since its debut earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival’s Midnight Section. Scheduled for a June 8th release this […]

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