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It's like Ring, but with an app instead of a ghost in a well
"...For those who survived the desert of Hollywood horror in the 1990s and 2000s, there’s a certain stigma..."

Nov. 1, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

The Scare Game
Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon on what went wrong with horror and where to go from here
"...Drew Goddard via phone. "I think we just love horror."..."

March 9, 2012 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Black Christmas
Redo of horror classic rejects subtext for political message
"...tricky film for some to read. The history of horror can also be seen as the history of subversion;..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Greta
Chloë Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert play cat-and-mouse in this glorious potboiler
"...thought underpinning the film’s outrageous acts. Like a B horror movie in which we know the group shouldn’t drive..."

March 1, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Boy Erased
Joel Edgerton goes to gay conversion therapy's heart of darkness
"...on contemporary social issues, often in the form or horror films. The Purge movies and Get Out are two..."

Nov. 9, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

It Came From Beyond
"I saw my first cadaver when I was about five years old. I saw my first rotting corpse at 10." Now, at 35, Guillermo del Toro is probably the world's most promising horror film director.
"...Guillermo del Toro is probably the world's most promising horror film director. His award-winning 1993 feature debut Cronos, an..."

July 21, 2000 Screens Feature by Cary L. Roberts

The Grudge
A new haunting from the J-horror franchise
"...you’re looking for the dead bodies of abandoned studio horrors, January is the ultimate dumping ground. The last few..."

Jan. 10, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

God Help Us
Austinite Stephen Romano's psychotic collaboration with Don Coscarelli launches Showtime's 'Masters of Horror' series
"...own accord, breeze or no. Inside, it's wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling horror-movie madness: one-sheets, stickers, props, vertiginous stacks of dusty VHS..."

Oct. 28, 2005 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

May
"...mayhem takes over, May is a spunky little low-budget horror movie that knows its antecedents and conventions and tries..."

Feb. 7, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Urban Legends: Final Cut
"...was perhaps not the world's biggest fan of the horror film genre, based on my less-than-rapturous review of The..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Blood Fest
Comedy-horror provides plenty of GIF-able gags
"...Blood Fest is the name of a Renaissance-faire-style horror festival – a secluded, outdoor gathering for the world’s..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

The Cabin in the Woods
Cabin in the Woods is the most intoxicating morsel to hit the horror circuit since Scream or, at least, Paranormal Activity.
"...who hail it as the second coming of the horror picture, and scale it up from the opinions of..."

April 13, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror
Tracing horror's evolution from the camp-serious bastions of Roger Corman to the post-countercultural killing fields of The Last House on the Left and on
"...Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horrorby Jason Zinoman Penguin, 272 pp., $25.95..."

July 15, 2011 Screens Review by Marc Savlov

The Ruins
Four friends on a Mexican vacation discover something evil among the Mayan ruins.
"...Machen's theosophistic bent with his own brand of cosmic horror, ran with it, all the way to the Arkham..."

April 11, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

When a Stranger Calls
Simon West’s do-over of Fred Walton’s 1979 creepfest – in which babysitter Belle menaced by a stranger with a phone who probably isn’t that guy from Verizon – is a hollow, shallow, and just plain boring exercise in snooziness.
"...masturbatory tedium. I’d have given up entirely on American horror as a viable genre years ago if it weren’t..."

Feb. 10, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A History of Violence
Cronenberg's new horror film implicitly tackles the old question of nature vs. nurture: What are we born with and what do we acquire from our environment?
"...Holmes. Throughout his career as a director of high-minded horror films, David Cronenberg has focused on the linkage between..."

Sept. 30, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

They See Dead People, Too
The story of a young blind woman who undergoes a corneal transplant and begins to see visions of the dead, The Eye may sound familiar to fans of The Sixth Sense, but the Pangs' film is a far more creepy affair than M. Night Shyamalan's crowd-pleaser.
"...finally begin catching up on all the import Asian horror films that Pedazo Chunk video specializes in, something I'd..."

June 27, 2003 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Slender Man
Creepypasta's most iconic creature hits the big screen
"...Slender Man. The defining monster of the online story-swapping horror phenomenon Creepypasta, he's the child-snatching shadow in the corner,..."

Aug. 10, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: The Hallow
There’s something evil in the woods
"...deep, but they are far from lovely. In Irish horror The Hallow, they are the wild places, the ancient..."

April 9, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Things That Go Bump
Ghosts, nightmares, and flashlights in this horror roundup
"...of the miserable weather to look through some recent horror releases...."

May 16, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Devil Inside
A woman tries to determine whether her incarcerated mother is criminally insane or demonically possessed.
"...like this one. It's not just a dull, witless, horror film, it's also an incredibly lazy one, the kind..."

Jan. 13, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Slither
Writer-director James Gunn knows what makes horror fans howl, and is one heck of a writer to boot.
"...Henry and Tanya Saulnier. James Gunn knows what makes horror fans howl – both in delighted repulsion and, just..."

April 7, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Tale of Two Sisters
Dread and mystery are the hallmarks of this South Korean psychological thriller.
"...South Korean psychological thriller than in all the American horror films of the past 10 years. Let’s face it,..."

March 11, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Curse of La Llorona
Latest Conjuring spin-off is a pale imitation of James Wan's original
"...other genre that pushes producers over directors more than horror?..."

April 19, 2019 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

Escape Room
Six actors in search of an exit
"...months go, January is not particularly kind to studio horror films. Insidious: The Last Key underwhelmed in 2018, as..."

Jan. 11, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Ghost Stories
Three very British tales of terror.
"...It seems like every time two or three horror anthology films are released within the same year, it..."

May 4, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Tragedy Girls
Serial killer high-school girls in the social media age
"...Stealing two X-Men franchise players, director Tyler MacIntyre’s horror-comedy isn’t afraid to sharpen knives or nails. McKayla (Shipp,..."

Oct. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

No Escape From Island Zero
Rizzolli & Isles creator on her creature feature
"...Orbiter program tonight with a little taste of aquatic horror, as it moors up at Island Zero. But the..."

Sept. 20, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The House of the Devil
This retro horror film is the freakiest and most unnerving shocker in theatres this season.
"...if it's half as good as the slow-burning Eighties horror homage that The House of the Devil is, then..."

Oct. 30, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Pulse
The ghost is literally in the machine in this prototypical Japanese horror film that works primarily with dread and inexplicable phenomena rather than blood and guts.
"...has literally gotten into the machine in this Japanese horror film that works primarily with dread and inexplicable phenomena..."

Jan. 6, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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