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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Suspiria Remake Casts Its Own Dark Spell

Dario Argento’s Suspiria is a horror masterpiece. Critics and fans alike hold it as a classic of the genre. To date, Bravo still lists Suspiria as one of the 100 scariest movies ever made. Certainly, Argento’s tale of a dance school concealing a coven of witches wasn’t begging for a remake. Regardless of the necessity, […]

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Bloody Ballet: A Bloody Mess Of Storytelling

Aside from camp counsellors, does anyone have it harder in horror than professional dancers? Ballet is an apparently brutal profession. And we’ve probably all heard that performers suffer for their craft. The latest straight-to-video psychological horror outing, Bloody Ballet, looks to tread some familiar ground. One part Black Swan, one part Suspiria, Bloody Ballet, or Fantasma, looks […]

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A Bay of Blood: Grandfather of The Modern Slasher

Acclaimed Italian horror director Mario Bava, along with Dario Argento, is often credited with giving birth to the American slasher film. His 1971 giallo thriller, A Bay of Blood, alternately known as Twitch of the Death Nerve or Carnage, is frequently cited as directly influencing Friday the 13th. Boasting a total of 13 death scenes, […]

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Friday the 13th: Examining the Legacy of a Classic

It’s hard to believe that the original Friday the 13th was released nearly 28 years ago. Hitting theatres on May 9th, 1980, Friday the 13th would go on to earn just north of $39 million. Over the last three decades, this small film would lead to nine sequels, a crossover film, and a remake. It […]

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