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Horror Short Brings Supernatural Rage to Slavery's Story
Capital City Black Film Festival's "Swing Low"
" with nothing left to lose." Those words open supernatural slavery horror "Swing Low," a story that came to..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Screens Feature by Charlie Neddo

Santana live at the Moody Theater
"...“Smooth” LP mates from Santana’s commercial comeback, 1999’s nine-Grammy-winning Supernatural. “Corazon Espinado” (thorny heart), originally cut with Mexican sauvecitos..."

Sept. 13, 2011 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Roadside Playboys and Texana Dames
The Hancock Family's long, strange, supernatural musical journey
" more precious, more alive and grateful for the Supernatural Family Band than here, under balloons and crepe paper..."

Dec. 31, 2004 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

The Covenant
The Covenant is a sleek yet empty picture about four handsome high school seniors who possess supernatural powers and impossibly chiseled stomachs.
"...picture about four handsome high school seniors who possess supernatural powers and impossibly chiseled stomachs. These aspiring Calvin Klein..."

Sept. 15, 2006 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

TV Review: 'Orphan Black'
BBC America's Supernatural Saturday a marketing fumble, but a DVR must
"...BBC America has thrown considerable marketing muscle behind Supernatural Saturday, its signature weekend bloc. But that name marks..."

March 29, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Beautiful Creatures
She's a witch, he's a mortal, and they both read Charles Bukowski: Some teens will never make it to heaven.
"...the same time. Its blend of Southern Gothic and supernatural teen love story makes the movie a strange creature,..."

Feb. 15, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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.
"...are not always discernible from each other, and, eventually, supernatural occurrences take over the screen. It’s with supernatural explanations..."

Oct. 12, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Stir of Echoes
"...remarkable acting chops as it is a tale of supernatural bugaboos. Matheson, who came to prominence in the Fifties..."

Sept. 10, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

DVDanger: 'Haunter' / 'Hellbenders'
A supernatural weekend in home releases
"...there's no science fiction maguffin in place, but something supernatural...."

Feb. 22, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Darkest Minds
Earth's last children hunted by their parents
"...All across the world, adolescents have begun to demonstrate supernatural powers; in response, the government rounds up children and..."

Aug. 10, 2018 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Slender Man
Creepypasta's most iconic creature hits the big screen
"...than "four teen girls invoke the wrath of a supernatural force." Considering that the whole point of the Slender..."

Aug. 10, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Friend Request
A curse follows a woman on social media
"...which causes her soul to be reconstituted into a supernatural being who begins to kill Laura’s friends, the whole..."

Sept. 29, 2017 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Fantastic Fest Review: Thelma
Grappling with faith, sexuality, and powers in Norway
"...and disturbing Thelma, Cannes-lauded filmmaker Joachim Trier adapts to supernatural-tinged horror with almost disturbing ease...."

Sept. 22, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Don't Knock Twice
Home release horror, plus J-horror streaming news and more
"...Do not confuse improv dramedy Don’t Think Twice with supernatural shocker Don't Knock Twice. That said, the indie horror's..."

July 9, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
The Once and Future King gets a reboot
"...amusing (if never truly witty) punch lines and heavy supernatural elements, but utterly fail at conveying … well, the..."

May 12, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Japanese horror franchise reboot falls flat
"...pigs in a frankly baffling attempt to prove the supernatural exists. Or something along those lines. The theory that..."

Feb. 10, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Other Worlds Austin Review: The Axe Murders of Villisca
Austin's Owen Egerton embraces the horror
"...underlying tension of The Axe Murders of Villisca, a supernatural creeper with a surprising dramatic edge...."

Dec. 7, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Witch
Madness, mayhem, and witchcraft beset a family in 1630s New England
"...the wilderness (both geographic and spiritual), but an apparent supernatural threat. Eldest daughter Thomasin (Taylor-Joy) is watching her infant..."

Feb. 19, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Forest
Supernatural thriller is set in Japan's Aokigahara Forest
" scary as it gets in The Forest, a supernatural horror movie afraid of its own shadow. That’s too..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Crimson Peak
Guillermo del Toro goes Gothic, but falls short
"...Allerdale Hall holds a cackling clawful of ghastly secrets. Supernatural melodramatics, and Wasikowska’s seemingly endless blond coif, prevail...."

Oct. 16, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

As Above/So Below
There are things in the catacombs beneath Paris that should remain underground.
"...blends the subterranean torment of The Descent with the supernatural guilt-trip of Event Horizon, with characters meeting their own..."

Sept. 5, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

Playback: Smiling Your Way to Heaven
Supernatural advice by West Texas sage Tommy Hancock, tears from Billy Gibbons, and Casual Strangers coupling
"...dangerously witty and casually enlightened 85-year-old patriarch of the Supernatural Family Band. He hit the V.A. hospital, fielded another..."

July 18, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

The Rest in Peace Department of undead police officers is joined by a recently slain cop.
"...series), so marked are the onscreen similarities in these supernatural buddy-cop movies...."

July 26, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Conjuring
This supernatural thriller from the director of Saw could be mistaken for The Amityville Exorcist.
"...demonic cackling, levitating chairs. The seen-it-all-before elements of this supernatural thriller directed by the filmmaker who gave us Saw,..."

July 19, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Dark Shadows
Sometimes it might be best to let sleeping vampires lie.
" not an out-and-out comedy, nor is it a supernatural spooker: It can’t out-camp the original and it doesn’t..."

May 11, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Beneath the Darkness
This thriller starring Dennis Quaid was filmed in Smithville and Bastrop.
"...his friend and confidante. Despite the intimations of the supernatural (the kids declare the mortuary "haunted" as they voyeuristically..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Paranormal Activity 3
Turns out that the third time is the charm: This one delivers the jolts with subtlety and brio.
" This third outing in the faux documentary/found footage, supernatural shocker series finally gets things right by smoothing out..."

Oct. 21, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Change-Up
In this body-switcheroo movie, Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman star as pals each a little envious of the other's life.
"'s best not to linger too long on the supernatural hoo-ha required in a body-swap movie to get two..."

Aug. 5, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Insidious, from the original Saw team, lacks thrills and originality.
"...that has lured young son Dalton (Simpkins) into a supernatural coma. Insidious is littered with elements of genre classics..."

April 1, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Drive Angry
Nicolas Cage plays a parent on a mission to avenge the murder of his daughter and granddaughter.
"...character that doesn't drive angry? Yeesh. This is a supernatural chase film in which Cage's John Milton and (arrgh!)..."

March 4, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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