May 1, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
Drugged out horror has a small, if not interesting, history in horror. Golden Era slashers played out like conservative wish fulfilment where young people having sex and doing drugs met awful fates. But drug-infused horror has more often allowed directors to unleash a surreal psychedelic nightmare world on audiences. Gaspar Noé’s Climax was a hallucinatory-trip […]
April 23, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
While big-title horror releases continue to succeed at the box office in 2023, more experimental genre efforts are quietly finding a niche for themselves. Ari Aster’s (Hereditary, Midsommar) latest Beau Is Afraid challenges the traditional boundaries of what constitutes horror. Earlier this year, Skinamarink and The Outwaters challenged the notions of storytelling and narrative. Now […]
February 3, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
Just one month into 2023 and horror’s success at the post-pandemic box office continues. Though it’s not a box office hit along the lines of M3gan, Canadian DIY horror Skinamarink has generated the kind of buzz most movies will never enjoy. It’s about as barebones as it gets. First, writer and director Kyle Edward Ball […]