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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

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

Sinister
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

Hellraisers
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
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.
"...at 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

1408
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

The Grudge 2
Japanese director Shimizu may be the only director in history to have helmed a pair of Hollywood remakes of his two biggest hit films and managed to screw up both of them.
"...my theory that big-budget, studio-commissioned remakes of contemporary Japanese horror films lose something in the cultural translation and end..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Darna Zaroori Hai
Unusual Bollywood film is an anthology horror film with segments directed by seven different directors.
"...industries, India's all-singing, all-dancing Bollywood isn't known for its horror output. That didn't stop director Ram Gopal Varma from..."

May 12, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Exorcist: The Beginning
Help us, Lucifer. This prequel is cursed.
"...yourself, "Gosh, where on earth can I find a horror movie that features dead maggot babies and poorly executed..."

Aug. 27, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Order
Mysterious doings in a Catholic sect, on the whole more silly than scary.
"...Which makes the plodding, moribund scares of his Catholic horror film, The Order, all the more dismaying. Helgeland’s previous..."

Sept. 12, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Scary Movie Two
"...along those lines. Goofing on other movies -- especially horror movies -- is what the whole Scary Movie juggernaut..."

July 6, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

What Lies Beneath
"...as one of the guiding forces behind HBO's fine horror anthology series Tales From the Crypt. Zemeckis also had..."

July 21, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

For Love of the Game
"...A Simple Plan, Sam Raimi would have kissed the horror films (his former stock in trade) good-bye and stepped..."

Sept. 17, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

An American Werewolf in Paris
"...Scott, Julie Delpy, Phil Buckman and Vince Vieluf. In horror terms, 16 years is a dang nigh unprecedented span..."

Dec. 26, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

From Dusk Till Dawn
Vampires, whiskey, sex, and Hayek's famous snake dancing color this film.
"...Dusk Till Dawn harkens back to the wonderful, awful horror movies of days gone by, throws in a criminals-on-the-lam..."

Jan. 19, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Pet Sematary
Latest Stephen King adaptation is a pretty good horror film, but nothing more
"...2014's Starry Eyes, Kölsch and Widmyer’s roots as independent horror filmmakers shine throughout the movie – for a big-budget..."

April 5, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Pet Sematary Remake to Close SXSW Film
Midnighters, Festival Favorites, plus shorts all announced
"...Horror at the beginning, horror at the end: After SXSW..."

Feb. 6, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Suspiria
Giallo remake uses dark magic to give women their voices
"...monsters. In Luca Guadagnino’s remake of the essential giallo horror film, bones crack and urine squirts as girls fling..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

Owen Egerton’s Bloody Good Time
Writer/director’s distinctly Austin horror-comedy returns for RTX Austin
"...a film like Blood Fest. After all, comedy and horror are a perfect fusion, because the best responses are..."

Aug. 3, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

They're Here! Fantastic Fest Wave One Arrives
Overlord, Apostle headline fest opening salvo
"...guns, with the announcement of the world premiere of action-horror Overlord...."

July 31, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Unfriended: Dark Web
Back to the laptop in this surprisingly scary sequel to the surprise hit
"...of the past few years remains Unfriended, the 2014 horror movie that takes place entirely on a computer screen...."

July 20, 2018 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Cracking Open The Devil's Doorway
Horror director Aislinn Clarke on Ireland's dirty secret
"...Many horror films are drawn from personal nightmares. For Aislinn Clarke,..."

July 14, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Endless
Sibling banter and cosmic terror means observational comedy horror.
"...There's no more abused term in horror fiction than Lovecraftian. It was misapplied to Justin Benson..."

April 20, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Horrors of SXSW Can’t Touch Nate Southard
Local screamworthy scribe is sitting, we reckon, on a killer property
"...Of course there’s a plethora of horror-genre stuff going on at SXSW. Because the festival boasts..."

March 9, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Living Among Us
Bloodless vampire found footage should stay in the shadows
"...Jordan Hinson. Contrary to the lazy trope, found footage horror is not dead. While it’s the perfect entry point..."

Feb. 2, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

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