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Fantasia Review: The Block Island Sound
Aquatic horror reaches - and grabs - the stars
"...it is written in the great book of cosmic horror, are two places that humanity has no place, and..."

Sept. 2, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantasia Review: The Dark and the Wicked
Gone to Texas, gone to Hell in this occult horror
"...and flesh-rending into a film that creates its greatest horrors through a pulsating sense of quiet doom. After the..."

Sept. 2, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantasia Review: Detention
Taiwanese video game adaptation is a tale of political redemption
"...are the set dressing of nightmares. But in Taiwanese horror Detention, the real terror is derived from betrayal and..."

Sept. 2, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

QueerTowne Celebrates Milestone Virtual Show Tonight
Why settle for quarantine when you can “Queerantine,” baby?
"...of guests: some fictional; some local qmmunity members like Horror Queers’ podcast co-host Trace Thurman (and Chronicle operations manager!);..."

Aug. 28, 2020 Qmmunity Post by James Scott

The New Mutants
The last of the X-Men finally get to the screen
"...going to break from the superhero norm as a horror flick – like he was making some grand announcement...."

Aug. 28, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Get Duked!
Gloriously idiotic horror-comedy pits Scottish youth against aristocratic killers
"...So even though Get Duked! is a slapstick, rap-fueled horror comedy about a bunch of Scottish inner-city kids being..."

Aug. 28, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Fantasia Review: The Oak Room
Canadian crime labyrinth cuts deep and cold
"...bows to no one when it comes to low-budget horror The Heretics and Bite, but took an interesting turn..."

Aug. 27, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

New Drive-In Cinemas Lighting Up Austin
The movies you want to see with the social distancing you demand
"...a selection of new indie titles and late night horror, but this site will bring more music into the..."

Aug. 28, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Cinema Comes to Pinballz Kingdom
Arcade opening its first drive-in this weekend
"...as well as some dramas, and maybe even some horror titles for late night: "The eighties stuff, that really..."

Aug. 26, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Pale Door
Witches versus cowboys in the weird, weird West
"...Pale Door. In the latest film from Austin indie horror filmmaker Aaron B. Koontz, there is plenty of all..."

Aug. 21, 2020 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Cowboys Versus Witches in The Pale Door
Austinite Aaron B. Koontz's weird, weird West
"...head on the dusty trail to making his period horror The Pale Door. He said, "I said those words..."

Aug. 21, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

We Have an Issue: Happy Trails
In this week’s issue, we look at the logistics, and emotions, behind plotting a cross country road trip mid-pandemic
"...Behind the Scenes of Two New Horror Films: Screens Editor Richard Whittaker speaks with writer/director/star Jay..."

Aug. 21, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

Free Will Astrology
Your weekly horoscope, August 21-27
"...abuse. I suspect our descendants will look back with horror at our barbarism. This problem incurs psychological wounds in..."

Aug. 21, 2020 Column by Rob Brezsny

Committing Random Acts of Violence With Jay Baruchel
Exploring our thirst for horror in his deconstructionist horror
"...In the case of his new meta-horror, it’s easy to trace at least the source. In..."

Aug. 19, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Barge People
British monster schlock isn't good, but it's fun
"...an interesting new location that seems pretty untouched by horror cinema: the network of canals that crisscross the countryside,..."

Aug. 18, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Aliens in Russia: Inside Sputnik
Director Egor Abramenko explores the Soviet myth of heroes
"...the director channeled their impact into his period sci-fi horror, Sputnik...."

Aug. 14, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Sputnik
Russian sci-fi horror is a welcome break from all the '80s throwbacks
"...the forefront of science fiction, so too have modern horror films found their inspiration in the exploration of the..."

Aug. 14, 2020 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Spree
Man Bites Dog hits the influencer generation
"...bad Candy Crush knock-off in Tara Subkoff’s otherwise fascinating #Horror to make it feel unrealistic). Kotlyarenko doesn't make those..."

Aug. 14, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

La llorona
Supernatural horror explores the wailing soul of a nation denied justice
"...hiding anti-government guerrillas. Bustamante grasps that blade of real-life horror unflinchingly: General Enrique Monteverde (Diaz, a dead ringer for..."

Aug. 14, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Texas Book Festival Announces 15 Authors for 2020
Virtual fest hosting Dean Koontz, Julia Alvarez, Kevin Kwan
"...Suspense and horror are well represented between Koontz, whose recent novel Elsewhere..."

Aug. 12, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Black Water: Abyss
Crocs in a cave, what more do you need?
"...Not reviewed at press time. 2008 Ozploitation croc horror Black Water gets a long-delayed sequel that seems oddly..."

Aug. 7, 2020 Movie Review

Now Streaming in Austin: Nothing But The Blood
Austin-made evangelical horror sees the insidious terror of belief
"...beset by religious sects? Daniel Tucker, director of evangelical horror Nothing But The Blood, says it's because America is..."

Aug. 4, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Host
Screenlife horror is more than a ghost in the machine
"...for most tastes), and a slur aimed at low-budget horror - as if creating a narrative using a single..."

July 31, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Rebuilding Paradise
Ron Howard hides an eco-warning in the story of the Camp Fire inferno
"...media coverage and cellphone video footage to visualize the horror of that harrowing experience in the prologue of this..."

July 31, 2020 Movie Review by Steve Davis

We Have an Issue: Guns Among Us
In this week’s issue, we report on a deadly confrontation Downtown, and the newly released footage of the Michael Ramos shooting
"...local Joe O'Connell about his documentary portrait of iconic horror actor Rondo Hatton...."

July 31, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

Now Streaming in Austin: "Butterflies"
Director Ken Brisbois on fetishes and power
"...TV series in the street racing world and a horror script that we would like to shoot in Austin...."

July 29, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

John Mulvany’s “Pattern Days” Is Haunting Your Google Docs
Austin-based painter isn’t letting the pandemic slow him down
"...getting to hang out with their friends. The existential horror of watching the federal government response to the crisis..."

July 29, 2020 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Rondo And Bob Goes to Times Square
Joe O'Connell's documentary gets world famous billboard space
"...is O'Connell's biographic documentary about Rondo Hatton, an iconic horror actor whose life was cut short by the acromegaly..."

July 27, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Dave Franco Picks Up The Keys to The Rental
How scary hotels and Atlanta shaped his horror debut
"...on modern relationships ... and then we sprinkle the horror elements on top to help accentuate the problems that..."

July 24, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Rental
The summer camp slasher brilliantly reinvented for the vacation rental generation
"...straight into the upper echelons of mumblegore, the character-and-relationship-driven horror offspring of mumblecore. It's not just the Swanberg connection..."

July 24, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

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