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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

'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

Mama
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

Baghead
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.
"...one. 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
"...watch 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
"...is it about the fact that Rob Zombie makes horror movies that drives so many people crazy?..."

Sept. 8, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

V/H/S/2
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

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