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'Eggshells' Is an Austin Time Capsule
Tobe Hooper presents 'Eggshells' on Tuesday night with Louis Black
"...would would break through with his 1974 landmark, filmed-around-Austin, horror epic, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre). First came Eggshells, which..."

July 7, 2014 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Jessica Chastain stars in this spook tale that's rife with unsettling atmosphere.
"...Haunting and extremely atmospheric, Mama is a horror film imbued with an unsettling and affecting power. Having..."

Jan. 18, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

FF2012: 'Here Comes the Devil'
Fantastic Fest fave Bogliano delivers demon family dynamics
"...Rule number one of demonology – and demon-fueled horror – is 'Never let the devil over the threshold.'..."

Oct. 2, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Midnight Meat Train
This horror film, based on a Clive Barker short story, details the nightly exploits of a butcher who plies his trade nightly on human subway riders.
"...Last week, on Aug. 1, distributor Lionsgate dumped the horror movie, which is based on a Clive Barker short..."

Aug. 8, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Kind of funny and kind of scary, the lo-fi Baghead is not so much a horror movie as a four-character study of relationships and the drive to find meaningful work.
"...Kind of funny and kind of scary, Baghead's central horror motif is merely a structure on which to hang..."

June 13, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dead Silence
A supernatural thriller about a ventriloquist who goes mad, from the team that brought us Saw.
"...American Grand Guignol. All three directors are such patent horror geeks that if it weren't for timeless popularity of..."

March 23, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Shaun of the Dead
This "romantic comedy … with zombies" has a note-perfect mix of humor, horror, love, and death.
" Shaun of the Dead’s grue-laden take on the horror genre (and in particular Romero’s Dawn of the Dead,..."

Sept. 24, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

House of the Dead
Students are stranded on an island of zombies; viewers are stranded by the filmmakers.
"...Dutch-American suckfest. It’s been ages since I’ve seen a horror film that was genuinely entertaining by dint of sheer..."

Oct. 17, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cabin Fever
A festival breakout shocker that twists genre conventions into a jarring battery of scares.
"...that point, no one was sure if this debut horror yarn from first-timer Roth would pick up a distribution..."

Sept. 12, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Jeepers Creepers
"...Jeepers Creepers may not be the most technically accomplished horror film I've seen -- some of the night sequences,..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tales From the Hood
"...Wings Hauser and Clarence Williams III. A deft, well-directed horror anthology film from the makers of last year's hilarious..."

June 2, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dr. Giggles
"...Richard Bradford. Who would have thought that a formula horror film about a deranged M.D.'s son with an outlandish..."

Oct. 30, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Now Streaming in Austin: Scare Package
Join us for our live tweet-a-long of the horror-comedy tonight
" while self-quarantining. Comedy is better with a crowd, horror-comedy doubly so. And since we're all still sensibly staying..."

June 18, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Friend Request
A curse follows a woman on social media
"...Horror films have always used technology as a catalyst for..."

Sept. 29, 2017 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Tobe Hooper, R.I.P.
Remembering The Texas Chain Saw Massacre director
"...with The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: not just for horror, but for independent moviemaking as a whole...."

Aug. 28, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Visit
M. Night Shyamalan blends comedy and horror in his latest offering
"...viewed as Shyamalan’s snarky deconstruction of the ongoing found-footage horror movie overkill. But its more comical moments generally stem..."

Sept. 11, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Insidious: Chapter 3
The original screenwriter of the horror franchise assumes the direction of this supernatural prequel
"...This third entry in James Wan’s horror franchise is a prequel rather than a sequel, and..."

June 12, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

DVDanger: Alexandra Essoe Gazes Through Starry Eyes
Horror star talks body image, body horror, and audition angst
"...Take away the blood, murder, and Satanists from Hollywood horror story Starry Eyes, and what you're left with is..."

Feb. 7, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Larry Fessenden Goes 'Beneath'
Horror auteur talks giant fish and the state of indie terror
"...If there's a dark patron saint of modern indie horror, it's probably director, producer, actor and writer Larry Fessenden...."

March 29, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Thanatomorphose and Dead Weight
Two indie horrors tackle how the living contend with death
"...For every restriction that comes with indie horror film making – budgets, scale, resources – there's one..."

Jan. 25, 2014 Screens Post

DVDanger: 'The Lords of Salem'
Or, in defense of Rob Zombie as a filmmaker
" it about the fact that Rob Zombie makes horror movies that drives so many people crazy?..."

Sept. 8, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Horror anthology scares up few thrills.
"...This horror-anthology sequel might be scary or disturbing if we were..."

July 26, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

American Mary
The plastic surgery performed in this horror film gives real meaning to going under the knife.
"...a slasher movie, and it barely qualifies as a horror film, which may explain why the filmmakers settled on..."

May 31, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Making Bedfellows of Metal and Bloody Movie Mayhem
Phil Anselmo and Corey Mitchell unleash the Housecore Horror Film Festival in 2013
"...break them down, there's nothing that caters solely to horror." So next October they'll open the crypt for the..."

Dec. 28, 2012 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Mix a doomed house with found footage and supernatural explanations and you have a horror movie that borrows smartly and has a strong lead in Ethan Hawke as a conflicted true-crime writer.
"...Only in the world of horror movies do people knowingly move into houses where the..."

Oct. 12, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

How classic horror movies made misfits out of these rockers
"...tribute outfit Children in Heat is teaming up with horror-movie-influenced, femme-fatale cabaret/performance troupe Dolls From the Crypt (just don't..."

Oct. 29, 2010 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Strangers
First-time writer/director Bertino, a UT alum, scares up a solid horror-film success with this debut outing.
"...success with this debut outing. The Strangers covers familiar horror turf with its story about an inexplicable home invasion..."

May 30, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Shutter is a shabby American remake of a Thai movie about a couple who sees mysterious images in photographs.
"...Hollywood has recently found staples in remaking the Asian horror films of Takashi Shimizu (Ju-on: The Grudge), Hideo Nakata..."

March 28, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Black Sheep
It's smart; it's silly; it's shear terror, as the ruminants develop a taste for human flesh.
" the prospect of New Zealander King's splendidly disgusting horror comedy in which the titular cuddly fluff-balls (genetically mutated,..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Even though 1408 is one of the best Stephen King adaptations ever, this movie belongs to star John Cusack and director Mikael Håfström all the way.
"...appeared just a few years ago in Identity, another horror hotel movie, raised fears that the actor might have..."

June 22, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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