House of the Devil: Ti West and the Rise of ‘Mumblegore’

Trends come and go in horror, as with other film genres. Slashers dominated the 1980’s, while ‘Torture Porn’ and found-footage took turns in the 2000’s. Over the last few years, critics have coined the term ‘elevated horror’ for movies like Midsommar and The Witch. And since the early 2000’s, genre enthusiasts have found their ’horror-fied’ […]

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I Trapped the Devil: A Devilish Christmas Horror Movie

The Devil has proven to be a reliable go-to villain for horror movies. From the Satanic panic movies of the 1970’s to demonic possession flicks, Satan – whether as a physical entity or a psychological mechanism – is tried and true horror narrative. IFC Midnight release – and one of 2019’s better horror movies – […]

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Bliss a Bloody, Hallucinogenic Descent Into Madness

Apparently, art is a cruel profession. Just in 2019 alone, Velvet Buzzsaw, The Perfection, and Gasper Noe’s Climax have all set their respective horrors in the world of art. Now writer and director Joe Begos’ indie horror movie, Bliss, promises a drug-fueled orgy of blood and sex as a painter descends into madness. To date, […]

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