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Wish Upon
A music box leads to deadly wish fulfillment
"...Jiminy Cricket! The dream fulfillments in the wretched horror/comedy Wish Upon come at a bloody price, ripe with..."

July 14, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

DVDanger: Don't Knock Twice
Home release horror, plus J-horror streaming news and more
"...supernatural shocker Don't Knock Twice. That said, the indie horror's gorgeous, flame-wrapped credit sequence makes it clear that, rather..."

July 9, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Monstrous Masterpiece Pig at Midnight
Adam Mason on the brief return of his extreme horror at SXSW
"...Horror fans at SXSW get spoiled this year with three..."

March 10, 2017 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

A Cure for Wellness
Gothic mystery is hard to swallow
"...and froing, alleviated only occasionally by vivid scenes of horror: most notably, the extended death throes of a wounded..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Well-executed horror nightmare features sick torment of a deaf woman
" the effectiveness of this latest release from the horror purveyors at Blumhouse Productions and Intrepid Pictures...."

March 25, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Crimson Peak
Guillermo del Toro goes Gothic, but falls short
"...Toro’s first real foray into the realm of Gothic horror-romance, leavened with a hint of Italian giallo, is a..."

Oct. 16, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tales of Halloween Aims for Spooky Fun
New horror anthology screens this weekend
" one of the 11 directors of new anthology horror Tales of Halloween, she gets to share a small..."

Oct. 16, 2015 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Septic Man
This Canadian horror film wades through a cesspool of human waste and challenges our gag reflexes.
"...Holy merde! The Canadian horror film Septic Man wades through a cesspool of human..."

Aug. 15, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

DVDanger: 'Devil's Pass', 'Die, Monster, Die!', 'The Whip and the Body', 'Birth of the Living Dead'
A modern shocker, two vintage terrors, and a history lesson in zombies
"...magnetic north, is a good old fashioned, clutch-the-sheets, double-check-the-locks horror...."

Jan. 11, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Housecore Headhunter Summons You
Festival boss Corey Mitchell makes his recommendations
"...Mitchell which nation is making the most depraved, disturbing horror movies these days, the answer may surprise you. As..."

Oct. 25, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: What's Your Point of View?
For Halloween, some beastly releases of the haunting month
" the run-up to Halloween. If you're not watching horror movies, you're just not doing it right...."

Oct. 20, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

'Evil Dead' Rises Again
Three originals brought in Fede Alvarez for this horror remake
"...on this one that we were doing a hard-hitting horror film." Of the three, the first has shown the..."

April 5, 2013 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Don't Everybody Freak Out
Dark Matters' horror shows
"...know from past experience that some of the best horror films tend to fall through the cracks of the..."

Oct. 19, 2012 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Paranormal Activity 3
Turns out that the third time is the charm: This one delivers the jolts with subtlety and brio.
" Paranormal 1 and Paranormal 2, respectively) and their horror-prone kinfolk? No matter. This one fucking creeped me out...."

Oct. 21, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
This is the rare horror comedy that near-perfectly balances its blend of grue, guffaws, and gag reflexes.
"...Crystal Lake shedful of rusty remakes and dull, witless horror sequels that have littered the cinema of late, like..."

Sept. 30, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
Our most primal fears about what's lurking in the dark lies at the heart of this Guillermo del Toro-scripted frightmare.
"...unknown," wrote H.P. Lovecraft in his 1927 essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature." To that I'd humbly add: The second..."

Aug. 26, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Lars von Trier lives to affront again. Chaos, indeed, reigns.
"...primeval (or, more accurately, primevil), Antichrist becomes a genuine horror movie. Hieronymus Bosch would be proud. Cinematographer Anthony Dod..."

Nov. 20, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Two crew members wake up aboard a spaceship with no knowledge of their identities or their mission in this horror/science-fiction amalgam.
"...from certain quarters for awarding Paul W.S. Anderson's sci-fi horror show Event Horizon two stars back in 1997, which,..."

Oct. 2, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

In this Christian horror film, a mad killer who claims to have slain God, torments two couples seeking shelter.
"...Davis, Lew Temple and Leslie Easterbrook. Does God hate horror films, secular or otherwise? Certainly, to judge from the..."

Nov. 14, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Standard Operating Procedure
The great documentary filmmaker Errol Morris delves into the notorious photographs taken at Abu Ghraib to discover the "truths" they contain and whatever culpabilities they might reveal.
"...revealed some of the inner workings of a sanctioned horror from the top command down. Before that, it was..."

June 6, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Hills Have Eyes II
This sequel to last year’s remake is as witless and simpleminded as the irradiated humanoids that serve as the franchise’s bad guys.
"...This sequel to last year’s remake of the 1977 horror classic The Hills Have Eyes is as witless and..."

March 30, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

In this horror film, three backpackers check in to the wrong hostel where, unbeknownst to them, very bad things happen from dusk till dawn.
"...has the dubious honor of being the most anticipated horror film of the year – so far – and..."

Jan. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cry Wolf
A tech-centric but bloodless teen horror thriller that works best as a stinging critique of post-adolescent whininess.
"...former boneyard with a more irony-rich brand of comic horror than even Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson could have..."

Sept. 23, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ju-on: The Grudge
Fear of what's lurking just out of sight is at the heart of this Japanese horror film.
"...highest praise I can offer this marvelously outré Japanese horror film is that after viewing it on tape alone..."

Sept. 10, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Village
Shyamalan coasts into this village that is wracked by the wages of fear, manipulation, and forestry.
" detail and the interlocking mechanics of suspense and horror, has served him well. Apparently he’s managed to make..."

Aug. 6, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

King of the Ants
Nifty new thriller from Stuart Gordon, the director of Re-Animator.
"...Mark Smith. The title makes it sound like a horror film, I know. And given that King of the..."

Dec. 12, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Clive Barker's Lord of Illusions
"...say that Lord of Illusions is not a worthy horror movie by any means; it is simply a horrible..."

Aug. 25, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Six 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

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

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

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