October 11, 2022.Reading time 7 minutes.
As the COVID-19 pandemic ebbs and flows, the box office occasionally shows signs of life. Some recent misses, however, likely have studio executives re-thinking release strategies. Outside of Top Gun: Maverick, horror has enjoyed an extremely good year with box office hits like The Black Phone and Smile. While studios figure out what will lure […]
June 28, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
There’s a good reason why he was recognized as the ‘Master of Suspense’. Years after his death, Alfred Hitchcock’s influence on thriller and horror genres hasn’t waned. Identifying the most influential movie from his filmography is pretty daunting stuff. But Rear Window has inspired countless thrillers (and horror movies) from Fright Night to Disturbia. Following […]
October 9, 2018.Reading time 8 minutes.
You can find good horror films from any era. But it would be hard to argue that the last several years have not witnessed the release of some remarkable genre films. Written and directed by David Robert Mitchell, It Follows was a 2015 breakthrough indie hit that generated considerable buzz. Like several recent horror films, […]
July 8, 2018.Reading time 6 minutes.
Science fiction and horror films have a long tradition of exploiting our fears about technology. In spite of our use and reliance on technology, we have such little understanding of how it works. With Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home, we’ve witnessed significant advancements in Artificial Intelligence. We’re not quite at Skynet yet, but I still […]