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First Look: Attack of the Demons
Austin animator Eric Power debuts latest at Cinepocalypse today
"...premiere of Attack of the Demons, the latest animated horror from Austin animator Eric Power - and we've got..."

June 16, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Ones Who Will Take Your Dead
Director's real life experiences with gang members inspire horror
"...movie that we just made." They'd made a body horror (Bite), an occult thriller (The Heretics) and a possession..."

June 15, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Penfold Theatre's Henry V
This production in the park makes Shakespeare’s epic history into a satisfying show for a summer evening
"...the French perspective is present in the ambassador's visible horror as the numbers are recited. The stark patriotism is..."

June 14, 2019 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

ATX Fest Recap: How Archer Made it Into Space
Getting galactic with FXX's animated comedy at ATX TV Fest
"...that 15 is legal in Germany, he asked in horror whether it's the Alabama of Europe: or rather, he..."

June 8, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Terror Fest Review: Church of Misery, Primitive Man, Unearthly Trance, Terminator 2
Indoors at ATF proves horror as sound and sound as feeling
"...activated the highest somatic pleasure, offering the unknown as horrorhorror as sound, and sound as feeling. Via..."

June 8, 2019 Music Post by Rick Weaver

Terror Fest Review: Integrity, Pig Destroyer
First night of ATF opens the pit and nods to Roky Erickson
"...forthcoming Relapse release. Paying tribute to Austin’s godfather of horror rock, the recently departed Roky Erickson, Integrity closed with..."

June 8, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

ATX Fest Recap: Indie Film Studio Blumhouse Is Taking Over TV on Its Own Terms
The House That Horror Built – Inside Blumhouse Television
"...Oscars for Whiplash prove), Blumhouse has become synonymous with horror. However, for Wiseman, it's projects like horror-tinged crime drama..."

June 8, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Secret Life of Pets 2
The cute critters return, but breaking the pack up means no one has as much fun
"...his best known stand-up routines is about the existential horror of being a dog owner in New York, he..."

June 7, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Reliving Roky Erickson: July 15, 1947-May 31, 2019
Creature with the Atom Brain
"...UT's West Campus to Congress Avenue, then later founded horror rock with 1975's "Red Temple Prayer (Two Headed Dog)."..."

June 7, 2019 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Queer Film Theory 101 Unearths Not-So-Straight Movies
Alamo Drafthouse offers more heartfelt LGBTQ perspectives
"...themes. “We knew we wanted to have a Queer Horror theme for October and a Yuletide Gay theme for..."

June 4, 2019 Qmmunity Post by James Scott

Roky Erickson Ascends to the 13th Floor (1947-2019)
Psychedelic pioneer clocked 71 Earth years
"...Erickson, Austin's homegrown pioneer of psychedelia, garage, punk, and horror rock, has died in his hometown at the age..."

May 31, 2019 Music Post by Tim Stegall

Other Worlds Film Festival Comes Back Home
SF extravaganza gets a new name and an old home
"...Battle Beyond the Stars. It also added a dedicated horror-tinged substrand in the Underworld programming, which gave Austin audiences..."

May 31, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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Octavia Spencer subverts expectations and racist tropes in this fun horror
"...In 2017, Blumhouse Productions changed the contemporary horror industry with the release and success of Jordan Peele’s..."

May 31, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Nosferatu Festival Celebrates the Original Cinematic Vampire
Get in on the nights of the living dead
"...otherwise at Austin's inaugural Nosferatu Festival: A Weekend of Horror, Bat City's newest and potentially most monomaniacal entry into..."

May 31, 2019 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

RTX Orders a Stuber
Rooster Teeth snags special screening of the SXSW favorite
"...deckbuilding game, and the unexpected cult status of retro-cartoon horror Bendy and the Ink Machine, Vicious Circle is a..."

May 23, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

First Look at Lucky McKee's Kindred Spirits
Austin filmmaker's latest to debut at Cinepocalypse next month
"...With his deft and unrelenting spin on crime and horror, filmmaker Lucky McKee spent much of the last decade..."

May 21, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Doom Rockers Duel Conjure a Masterwork of Otherworldly Omnipresence
Locals work their black magic on new album Valley of Shadows
"...musket-blast riffage commingling into a cranium-cracking maelstrom of warped horror noir. While Valley of Shadows continues to trek down..."

May 17, 2019 Music Feature by Alejandra Ramirez

Qmmunity: Road Trippin’ to Texas Queer Bars
Not to mention, Sir Rat's store opening and I'm From Driftwood's Austin show
"...Masc 4 Masquerade Ball Horror, glam, and leather. Fri., May 17, 11pm. Bout Time..."

May 17, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Terminator: The Musical at Fallout Theater
This is exactly the sort of loving parody of nuclear apocalypse and time-traveling AI everyone should experience at least once
"...versa, is nothing new. Just look at The Rocky Horror (Picture) Show, Mamma Mia!, and Hairspray, the last of..."

May 17, 2019 Arts Review by M. Brianna Stallings

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

ATX Film News: What Kat Candler Did Next
Fear the Walking Dead returns, The Son sets, and more
"...direct supernatural drama Splitfoot. The script (originally written by horror specialist J.T. Petty, with a rewrite by The Sinner..."

May 10, 2019 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

Now Streaming in Austin: Master of Dark Shadows
New documentary bites into the legacy of the Gothic soap
"...Depending on your point of view, 1960s horror-soap Dark Shadows was either the nadir of cheapo TV,..."

May 10, 2019 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

Riding With Joe Carnahan and Latinx Superhero El Chicano
The action innovator on film, politics, the Coens, Blumhouse and more
"...drama with her mother." We're gonna stick to action, horror, comedy. The Raid is certainly part of that, and..."

May 4, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Intruder
Is going Full-On Quaid a thing? Maybe so, as the veteran goes bugnuts melodrama in the "crazy neighbor" thriller
"...its head in more traditional genres – such as horror or tragedies – audiences can be slow to take..."

May 3, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

One in a Crowd: "The Rink"
Get groovy on wheels by crowdfunding this horror short
"...Horror short "The Rink"..."

May 3, 2019 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

AFS Doc Days Gets Cool With Miles Davis
Three day celebration of true tales returns for second year
"...D: Julien Elie, Canada/Mexico 152 min. A mystery, a horror story and a vital, comprehensively-researched epic, Dark Suns chronicles..."

April 26, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Curse of La Llorona
Latest Conjuring spin-off is a pale imitation of James Wan's original
"...other genre that pushes producers over directors more than horror?..."

April 19, 2019 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

Starfish
The end of the world becomes a powerful, music-driven metaphor for grief, loss, and healing
"...of humanity's inhumanity, it would be Starfish. There are horror elements, yes, and monsters, and grisly fates that didn't..."

April 19, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Hagazussa
Witchcraft and oppression in late-medieval Austria
"...A chilling period supernatural horror, Hagazussa takes its name from the old High German..."

April 19, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

One Day at a Time Comes to ATX Television Festival
Fest adds Veronica Mars, Letterkenny, and more
"...another world premiere for the Blumhouse-produced Into the Dark horror anthology: Last month, it was I’m Just F*cking With..."

April 14, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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