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DVDanger: Monsterland
Creature feature anthology, plus The Funhouse Massacre
"...Horror anthology Monsterland opens with a fine visual gag: a..."

June 18, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Krampus
This horror-comedy brings a demon to the holiday gathering
"...in New Zealand (doubling for Anytown, USA), this seasonal horror-comedy starts off as something of a riff on National..."

Dec. 11, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Final Girls
Smart homage to the cheesy campsite horror films of the Eighties
"...a surprisingly touching movie-within-a-movie homage to the cheesy campsite horror film of the Eighties. You know the formula: A..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Bloodsucking Bastards
Cubicle horrors: Vampires bloody the workplace
"...Repopulating the cubicle horrors of cult favorite Office Space with actual corporate vampires..."

Sept. 4, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Robert Kurtzman Invades Garth Manor
FX legend talks Evil Dead 2
"...Eighties horror cinema was best when served with a thick layer..."

July 30, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Call Girl of Cthulhu Comes Knocking
Director Chris LaMartina on puns and Lovecraft
"...In the history of indie horror-comedy, the name Call Girl of Cthulhu is up there..."

April 16, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Digging Up the Marrow
Adam Green on the long and very personal path of his new feature
"...If indie horror was Game of Thrones, Adam Green makes as strong..."

March 28, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Playback: Fan Fest Upgrades
Fan Fest finally books locally; Housecore Horror co-founder Corey Mitchell dies
"...F1 fans coming from all around the word." Housecore Horror Fest Founder Dies..."

Oct. 31, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Housebound
This New Zealand horror/comedy nimbly jumps through the tropes, and inventively subverts them along the way.
"...A good horror/comedy film is a delicate thing to pull off. It’s..."

Oct. 17, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Guest
With their follow-up to You're Next, filmmakers Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett prove the new kings of indie horror movies.
"...only adds to their reputation as masters of gallows-humor horror shows. With performances that are uniformly excellent across the..."

Sept. 26, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

DVDanger: Joe Swanberg's Horrible Times
Parental perils in Proxy and The Sacrament
"...Horror movies, says Joe Swanberg, are "definitely not the kind..."

Aug. 23, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Last Housecore on the Left
Horror film fest's extreme metal soundtrack
"...If Phil Anselmo knows two things, it's metal and horror...."

Oct. 25, 2013 Music Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Man Behind the Leatherface Mask
Gunnar Hansen signing "Chain Saw Confidential" at Bookpeople Sunday
"...when UT student Gunnar Hansen joined a little independent horror film called The Texas Chain Saw Massacre as the..."

Sept. 28, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

John Dies at the End
Together, Bubba Ho-Tep director Don Coscarelli and Cracked.com editor David Wong created this horror-comedy jumble that's customed-tooled for the midnight hour.
"...John Dies at the End is a collaboration between horror auteur Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, Bubba Ho-Tep) and Cracked.com editor..."

Feb. 22, 2013 Movie Review by Leah Churner

The Possession
A divorced couple reunite in their efforts to save their daughter from an evil spirit.
"...The Possession brings something new to a horror subgenre pretty much mired in rampant predictability. It's not..."

Sept. 7, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Revenant
This horror comedy follows the the walking-dead path of an undeceased Iraq War vet and his stoner best friend.
"...film, at least in the canon of the modern horror comedy, is the concept of the “revenant." Neither zombie..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Nate Southard's 'Down' Shows Up Like A New Tattoo
… on the arm of something that might just kill you.
"...He's a horror writer, this Southard...."

July 18, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

'Leslie Vernon' Needs You
Director Scott Glosserman talks sequels and theatrical on demand
"...gets a special sixth anniversary screening of SXSW 2006 horror smash Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon...."

April 23, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

You're Going to Get Red On You...
Blood Over Texas holds debut meet up
"...Before SXSW engulfs and devours us all, horror hounds and goregasm gals can derive sticky crimson sustenance..."

Feb. 22, 2012 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

FF2011: Getting 'Rabies' in Israel
Tel-Aviv finally gets bitten by the horror bug
"...destination for nations to show off their first ever horror film. Not only did Cuba draw first blood with..."

Oct. 3, 2011 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Black Swan
Darren Aronofsky and Natalie Portman whip things into a baroque frenzy in this crazed hybrid of drama and horror set amid a ballet corps.
"...of sorts in the deliciously wackadoodle Black Swan. This drama-horror hybrid, set within a New York ballet company, strikes..."

Dec. 10, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
Coprophiliacs looking for a movie that really rings their chimes will be positively tintinnabulating from this arthouse horror number.
"...their chimes will be positively tintinnabulating from this arthouse horror number. The rest of us, well, the rest of..."

May 7, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Crazies
A mysterious pollutant in their water supply is making the residents of a small Iowa town insane in this remake of George Romero's topical horror tale.
"...to survive. To call The Crazies the most original horror film in a long while only serves to point..."

March 5, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Halloween II
Rob Zombie's sequel to his 2007 remake of the original Halloween features Michael Myers coming back to town to wrap up some family business.
"...an audience that was ready, finally, to put the horrors of the decade-old Tet Offensive and My Lai well..."

Sept. 4, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Not Going to Use 'Time Warp' in the Headline ... Oops, Too Late
Austin Rocky Horror group celebrates birthday
"...of the first Austin cast performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. In 1976, Austin became the second U.S...."

May 18, 2007 Screens Feature by John H. Razook

Pulse
Pulse, the American remake of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's 2001 horror film Kairo, is the McDonald's Unhappy Meal to the original's elegantly obtuse sashimi o' sorrow.
"...Tucker, Samm Levine and Octavia Spencer. Kiyoshi Kurosawa's 2001 horror film, Kairo, is an unnerving riff on modern Japan's..."

Aug. 18, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

It's Alive!
Texas (finally) gets a horror-film convention to call its own
"...For years, Texas horror-movie fans have been left out in the cold and..."

Feb. 3, 2006 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Saw
Saw is indeed a horror movie, but not necessarily in the manner the filmmakers intended.
"...realization of just how undeserved that buzz actually is. Horror aficionados have been hearing for so long now about..."

Oct. 29, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Jeepers Creepers 2
This horror sequel is more snooze than nightmare.
"...scripting, Jeepers Creepers 2 is the kind of limp horror retread whose only saving grace may be that it..."

Aug. 29, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dreamcatcher
"...Donnie Wahlberg. Dreamcatcher, an adaptation of Stephen King’s unwieldy horror/sci-fi novel of the same name, is either a canny..."

March 21, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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