Bodies Bodies Bodies a Sharp, Sardonic Mix of Slasher and Dark Comedy

When it was released in 1996, Scream was a game-changer that reinvigorated the slasher and horror generally. While slasher-comedy Bodies Bodies Bodies isn’t in the same position to have that impact, it certainly shares some DNA with Wes Craven’s classic. Based on a story of the same name by Kristen Roupenian, director Halina Reijn and […]

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Tusk: ‘I Am The Walrus’ Horror Comedy A Tough Sell

In the 1990s, Kevin Smith was among several directors responsible for the resurgence of indie filmmaking. Most film buffs know the story of how Smith maxed out credit cards to finance his feature debut, Clerks. Between 1995 and 1999, Smith wrote and directed Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and Dogma – all of which achieved some level […]

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Piercing: The Best Laid Plans Make For a Solid Thriller

Director Nicolas Pesce follows up his on fantastic directorial debut, The Eyes of My Mother, with Piercing. For his sophomore effort, Pesce plays with genres, mixing some old-school Giallo thriller with dark comedy. Though he debuted Piercing at Sundance over a year ago, it’s taken this long for Pesce’s latest movie to hit most VOD-streaming […]

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Velvet Buzzsaw Paints a Dark Mix of Comedy and Horror

Fans of dark crime-thriller Nightcrawler rejoice! Writer and director Dan Gilroy has reunited with Jake Gyllenhaal for a new Netflix original movie. Velvet Buzzsaw promises a sardonic mix of dark humour and horror set in the shallow world of the Los Angeles art community. Gilroy’s latest movie debuted earlier in 2019 at Sundance. Netflix released […]

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