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Dagon
This H.P. Lovecraft-inspired fish story is so extreme that it borders on camp.
"...and remains to this day a touchstone of modern horror filmmaking for its adroit blend of grotesque imagery and..."

June 28, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Final Destination
"...veteran X-Files writers, this flawed but often entertaining teen horror flick dishes out more of the long-running show's patented..."

March 24, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Scream
"...is the kind of psychological slasher film for which horror fans have been waiting years. The stalk 'n' slash..."

Dec. 20, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Gretel & Hansel
The woods are dark and deep, but far from lovely ...
"...of Osgood Perkins that he is considered one of horror’s most exciting filmmakers. The Blackcoat’s Daughter, Perkins’ debut feature,..."

Feb. 7, 2020 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Underwater
Neo-creature feature is a soggy mess
"...the group finds themselves hunted by a seemingly ancient horror...."

Jan. 17, 2020 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

The Prodigy
Childhood possession horror leaves us in two minds
"...a case for a career as a Radha Mitchell-esque horror icon) gives birth to Miles (Scott), the baby she..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

The Void
A gory serving of cosmic horror
"...hovering above used-car dealerships. The moment hits a half-dozen horror pleasure centers all at once, and it’s just one..."

April 14, 2017 Movie Review by Dan Gentile

DVDanger: Here Be Monsters
Back in the home-release stack after SXSW
"...When it comes to horror in Austin in March, all eyes are on the..."

April 4, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVD Watch: 'Night of the Demons' / 'Witchboard'
Director Kevin S. Tenney talks scream queens and classic posters
"...just have been the best piece of creepy ’80s horror art. So good that, according to director Kevin S...."

Feb. 4, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Drag Me to Hell
Sam Raimi makes a triumphant return to the "splatstick" horror genre he more or less invented with The Evil Dead and its two sequels.
"...waited patiently for Raimi to return to the "splatstick" horror genre he more or less invented with 1981's Evil..."

May 29, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

One Missed Call
This American horror remake of Takashi Miike's eponymous Japanese original is a dud.
"...remake of Takashi Miike's 2003 foray into technophobic Japanese horror – they're avoiding it in droves, and, judging by..."

Jan. 11, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Thr3e
A Christian psychological horror thriller based on a novel by bestselling Christian author Ted Dekker, Thr3e nevertheless adopts the extreme-horror tactics currently in vogue in movies such as the Saw continuum.
"...Here's a conundrum: How does one make a Christian horror movie? Sure, it's possible to eliminate the drugs, nudity,..."

Jan. 5, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

George A. Romero's Land of the Dead
Romero has again crafted a character-driven horror film that doubles as a metaphor for the economic disparity in America and, to a lesser degree, the war on terror.
"...of grim melancholy to it. The iconography of Romero’s worldview-cum-horror show has come a long way in the 37..."

June 24, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

One Missed Call
Takashi Miike's latest is a disappointing, second-rate Japanese horror film.
"...swerves into the already crowded arena of the Japanese horror film. It’s difficult to discern exactly if Miike is..."

April 22, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Resident Evil
"...she squared off against god only knows what awful horror from the pit. Whew. This isn't a movie any..."

March 15, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

American Nightmare
A new documentary on IFC examines seminal horror films of the Sixties and Seventies and persuasively argues that the images and ideology of these groundbreaking films were influenced by the mood of the times.
"...that produced this focused documentary study of the American horror film. It continues to screen on the IFC through..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Scary Movie
Keenan Ivory Wayans' broad spoof of the horror/comedy Scream series.
"...I'd ever seen. Not even the Jon Lovitz/Teri Garr horror show Mom and Dad Save the World could top..."

July 7, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bride of Chucky
"...together they make one of the most original-yet-self-referential comic horror shows since Bride of Re-Animator. This movie begins 10..."

Oct. 23, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Brainscan
"...I suppose, to come up with a genuinely original horror script. I mean, after Freddy I-VII and Jason I-IX,..."

April 22, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The People Under the Stairs
Wes Craven mixes social injustice into urban horror
"...Street, a director who, at his best, uses the horror genre to tap deep into the fissures of the..."

Nov. 8, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Scare Package Heading to Shudder
Austin-made horror anthology acquired by horror streamer
"...Get ready for a bloody surprise! Austin-carved horror anthology Scare Package is coming to horror streaming site..."

May 13, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Child's Play
Everyone's favorite homicidal doll is back
"...There are horror icons. Freddy, Jason, Michael, Norman, Leatherface. The members of..."

June 28, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Brains Behind the Virgin Cheerleaders in Chains
Filmmaker Gary Gannaway on how Seinfeld influenced his metahorror
"...doesn't leave much to the imagination. Yet the Austin-made horror has a lot more devious intentions than the standard..."

May 13, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Hereditary
Toni Collette's burning inferno of a performance illuminates this extraordinary horror
"...There are moments when a horror film perfectly distills all its terrors into a single..."

June 8, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Death By Festival Counts Down to 10/31
New horror/metal fest finalizes films with anthology premiere
"...Halloween is nearly here, and new hybrid heavy metal/horror film gathering Death By Festival is getting in the..."

Oct. 7, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Camera Obscura
Writer/director Aaron B. Koontz on the rise of Austin horror
"...There's a revolution going on in Austin horror, and with his supernatural debut feature, Camera Obscura, writer/director..."

July 28, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Tales From the Hood
In the wake of Get Out, a classic anthology revisited
"...great stories, and a great linking mechanism, chaining the horror together. Tales From the Hood has both, plus one..."

April 25, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Get Out
A stellar racially charged horror comedy
"...makes an auspicious debut as a writer/director with the horror film Get Out. This movie is more of a..."

Feb. 24, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

DVDanger: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
Bill Moseley on being Chop Top, and living as a horror icon
"...Massacre has been called the grandfather of Texas independent horror. Its sequel, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 revived the..."

April 26, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Hellions
We binge-watch this month's horror for you
"...Freddy. Jason. Dracula. The Wolfman. Icons of horror, all. But is there anything truly more terrifying than..."

Feb. 7, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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