Men is Alex Garland’s Most Thematically Dense Movie To Date

British writer and filmmaker Alex Garland has put together an impressive résumé. In addition to penning the 1990s novel, The Beach, Garland has written screenplays for 28 Days Later, Dredd, and Sunshine. His directorial debut was the critically-lauded Ex Machina and his follow-up, Annihilation, was criminally underseen. His latest movie, Men, marks his third collaboration […]

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Titane a Disturbingly Bizarre, If Not Incomprehensible, Body Horror Thriller

Four years ago Julia Ducournau blew critics and audiences away with the controversial and visceral Raw. Early comparisons made connections between Ducournau and legendary Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg. Not bad company to share for a young filmmaker. And if anyone was worried that Ducournau might hit a sophomore slump they can be rest assured that […]

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Midnight Mass Delivers a Horrifying Sermon to Horror Fans

Over the last decade, Mike Flanagan has assembled an impressive horror résumé. Alongside James Wan (Malignant, Saw), he’ll likely find his name mentioned next to all-time greats like Carpenter and Craven. He’s moved from small thrillers (Oculus, Hush) to big-screen scares (Ouija: Origin of Evil) to marque Stephen King adaptations (Doctor Sleep). Both his Netflix […]

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Gaia a Psychologically Unsettling Eco-Horror Movie

As 2021 strides into its latter half, South African eco-horror Gaia makes it way onto VOD platforms. Neither the country nor the director, Jaco Bouwer, have much horror experience under their belts. But critics have been impressed with Gaia’s story of a park ranger running afoul of survivalists and something else in the woods. Similar […]

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Bloodthirsty Warns of THe Dangers of The Hunger For Fame

Could werewolves be primed for a comeback? One of the perennial horror movie monsters, werewolves haven’t enjoyed the recent surges in popularity as either vampires or zombies. Hollywood has almost bludgeoned horror fans with zombie movies and television series over the last decade or so. And vampires always seem to be just on the fringes. […]

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Sea Fever: Parasitic Terror Just Beneath The Sea’s Surface

Early in 2020, before theaters closed, Kristen Stewart’s Underwater re-introduced us to aquatic horror. Too bad critics and fans gave it a soggy response. On a side note, Underwater was actually quite good. Yet somewhere below the radar another aquatic horror movie fared better on video on demand (VOD). After a 2019 debut at the […]

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1BR – Psychological Thriller Sublets Some UnnervinG Horror

Horror is often most potent when it touches a nerve. Yes, jolts and jumps make for good popcorn horror. But when a movie pulls back the curtain on social anxiety or ill, it has the power to disturb. By now most of us have heard somewhere that millennials will be the first generation to fare […]

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