Scanners: David Cronenberg’s Classic Will Still Blow Your Mind

Canadian director David Cronenberg has a diverse filmography. Though his movies cross genres, Cronenberg has largely staked out his fame in horror and science fiction. Today, he is synonymous with ‘body horror’. Academic Philip Brophy coined the term, body horror, in an article entitled Horrality – The Textuality of Contemporary Horror Films. Briefly, it refers […]

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Gehenna: Now Cursing Netflix

Promotional materials matter. For proof look no further than the posters for Gehenna: Where Death Lives. Its promotional posters call to mind some of the worst Grade-Z horror movies you can imagine. But the Chicago Indie Horror Film Festival gave Gehenna some love. So do we have a hidden gem on our hands? Or does Gehenna’s marketing […]

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An American Werewolf in London: Book a Reservation for The Slaughtered Lamb

Werewolves are a staple of the horror genre. Yet unlike other horror monsters, lycanthropes haven’t enjoyed the same resurgence in popularity. In fact, it’s difficult picking out more than a small handful of decent werewolf flicks released in the last 20 years. Perhaps it’s due to the lack of classic literary roots. Or maybe it’s […]

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