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Bad Hair
Nothing natural about this Black hair riff on J-horror classic Hair Extensions
"...around her. Urban legends are the core of many horror movies but were a particular trend from the Nineties,..."

Oct. 23, 2020 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

Synchronic
Anthony Mackie takes a long, strange trip to find himself
"...road trip The Endless. In between, they melded cosmic horror with vacation romance in Spring, yet throughout there has..."

Oct. 23, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Seven Sinister Austin-Made Movies for Your Halloween Watching
Horror, ATX style
"...The OG Austin horror. Tobe Hooper's psychotronic redneck nightmare took avant-garde psychedelic filmmaking..."

Oct. 23, 2020 Features Feature by Richard Whittaker

Qmmunity: Monsters Among Us
Have yourself a socially distanced Halloween
"...as much as the next queerdo, but I'll confess: Horror movies and TV shows creep this mo' the F..."

Oct. 23, 2020 Column by Beth Sullivan

The Kingcast Finds the Personal Stories of Stephen King Fans
Eric Vespe and Scott Wampler make for the podcast's skeleton crew
"...might expect for the man nicknamed the King of Horror, he's not actually the biggest-selling genre writer of all..."

Oct. 23, 2020 Features Feature by Richard Whittaker

In Horrifying Times, the Haunting Season Is More Important Than Ever
This is Halloween
"...say boo to a fake ghost, then maybe the horrors of the real world are a little bit more..."

Oct. 23, 2020 Features Feature by Richard Whittaker

Ghost Stories Take Flight With The Night Owl
Exploring Austin's dark history with podcaster Stephen Belyeu and his team
"...for as long as he can remember. "I love horror culture, the spooky culture," he said. He grew up..."

Oct. 23, 2020 Features Feature by Naomi Brady

AFI Review: The Boy Behind the Door
Child abduction horror leaves the kids fending for themselves
"...doesn't affect their friendship. In the midst of this horror, of facing seemingly impossible odds, of being betrayed by..."

Oct. 21, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Nightstream Review: Honeydew
Keep an ear open for this new tale of backwoods malice
"...one, retold regularly in the form of the backwoods horror - and now in the unconventional and strange Honeydew...."

Oct. 19, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Nightstream Review: Anything For Jackson
The love of grandparents rips the doors off Hell
"...Balancing supernatural horror with domestic drama, Anything For Jackson is a complete..."

Oct. 17, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Nightstream Review: Survival Skills
Bizarro educational video reframes the policing debate
"...genre event organized by Boston Underground Film Festival, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, North Bend Film Fest, The Overlook Film..."

Oct. 17, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Nightstream Review: Frank & Zed
Horror puppet movie is beautiful, heartbreaking, and gory
"...so unique, paced and shot like a traditional Universal horror film but acted through cotton and thread...."

Oct. 17, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Chaz Bono Is All About That Cult Life in Reboot Camp
Come and join us!
"...to try after doing a dramatic turn in American Horror Story: Cult. His character in AHS (Gary Longstreet) isn't..."

Oct. 16, 2020 Screens Feature by James Scott

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...Four years away and six months into the 2020 horror show, Churchwood returns! Eric Bohlke now pounds skins behind..."

Oct. 16, 2020 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Shock the Vote Says "Don't Forget"
Short films from new ATX community group show the horror of not voting
"...Well, writer/director Chris McInroy and producer Kris Phipps (of horror experts Garth Manor) have their own important message about..."

Oct. 14, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Other Worlds Looks to the Skylin3s
Alien invasion sequel heads up 2020 virtual lineup
"...10 more Other Worlds features, plus the Under Worlds horror programming, four shorts selections and the world premiere of..."

Oct. 12, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest and Fangoria Welcome You to the Blumhouse
Win exclusive Mondo prints for two weekends of watch parties
"...The Austin-based genre fest and OG horror mag Fangoria have teamed up with Get Out and..."

Oct. 8, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Review: The Queen of Black Magic
Indonesian horror is stomach-churning and gut-wrenching
"...If there are two signatures to Indonesian horror, they would be an overwhelming sense of relentless dread,..."

Oct. 2, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Review: Bloodthirsty
Canadian werewolf tale finds the monster within the artist
"...it’s often difficult to tell how much of a horror film’s details are computer generated, or whether your favorite..."

Oct. 2, 2020 Screens Post by Naomi Brady

Fantastic Fest Review: Laughter
Hurt and healing in this French-Canadian post-civil war drama
"...that is in a way more horrifying than any horror movie - the prospect that this kind of senseless..."

Oct. 2, 2020 Screens Post by Naomi Brady

12 Hour Shift
Raucous and wicked organ-theft comedy isn't afraid to get bloody

Oct. 2, 2020 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Possessor Uncut
Identity melts in this psychotropic assassination brainblender
"...2012 debut Antiviral, Possessor (Uncut) seamlessly blends the unsettling body-horror that permeated the elder Cronenberg’s early-to-mid-career work in such..."

Oct. 2, 2020 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fantastic Fest Interview: Jim Cummings Hunts The Wolf of Snow Hollow
The actor and director talks bloody myths and drive-in premieres
"...a cop. For his follow-up, law enforcement versus lycanthrope comedy-horror The Wolf of Snow Hollow, he's back in the..."

Sept. 30, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Shortcut
Mangled Italian creature feature should be even shorter
"...An Italian-lensed horror/monster quickie that most likely found its way into the..."

Sept. 25, 2020 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Push
Documentary exposes how faceless landlords turn homes into assets
"...paycheck to private equity firms. As the film stacks horror story after horror story, we begin to understand just..."

Sept. 25, 2020 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Dead
Comedy about raising the dead doesn't raise too many laughs
"...splattered gray matter in Braindead, "New Zealand cinema" and "horror-comedy" have bordered on synonyms. Yet there's a particular tone,..."

Sept. 25, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Interview: Girl
Writer/director/star Chad Faust heads into the dead heartlands
"...I've always been so fascinated with the beauty and horror of these small American towns. There's a poetry to..."

Sept. 24, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest: The Creatures of the Night Make Beautiful Music in Bloodthirsty
Director Amelia Moses on the allure of the werewolf
"...When it comes to horror films, it's not uncommon for a film to play..."

Sept. 24, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Brea Grant, Modern Scream Queen
The Stylist star, 12 Hour Shift director and UT grad becomes a powerhouse of horror at Fantastic Fest
"...already racked up dozens of roles, many with a horror twist like Christmas chiller All the Creatures Were Stirring,..."

Sept. 25, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Alive
Grisly horror where the doctor is in (and out to lunch)
"...question that might strike you while watching bloody body horror Alive is, what exactly is Angus MacFadyen trying to..."

Sept. 18, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

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