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ANTEBELLUM

I’m not sure how (or why) they did it, but writers and directors Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz have somehow created a film that’s both impossible to talk about without spoiling, and super easy to figure out while you’re watching the film. The first 40 minutes of ANTEBELLUM is just exploitative slavery torture porn. Set […]

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IT Chapter Two

It Chapter Two

While I had a great time watching It (Chapter One? I guess?) and reveling in its sweet, sweet 80s nostalgia, It Chapter Two did not fill me with the same splattery glee. Two jumps forward 27 years to 2015 to show us The Losers as adults, all of whom have no memory of their time growing […]

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Tigers Are Not Afraid

Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven)

YES, writer and director Issa López’s first venture into horror is just as good as you’ve been hearing. Tigers Are Not Afraid is a fantastic dark fairy tale that blends the horror of real life with the supernatural for an unforgettable watch. Shine (Juan Ramón López), and Estrella (Paola Lara) are two victims of the […]

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MIDSOMMAR

Midsommar

Midsommar, aka, I took a trip to a remote Swedish village with my shitty boyfriend and his self-centered friends and all I got was a bad mushroom trip and this lousy flower crown. JK I actually LOVED this movie! Ari Aster’s follow-up to Hereditary is everything I want in a fucked-up, fantastical, creepy cult horror […]

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Barbara Crampton and Imaginary Amie at Crypticon 2018

10 Reasons to Come to Crypticon {May 3-5}

Hi imaginaries! It’s me again, your horror film-loving friend and I’m here to tell you all about Crypticon and why it’s so awesome. ICYMI: Crypticon is the largest gathering of fans of the macabre in the Pacific NW, with a focus on HORROR and all the related spooky things. Here are 10 reasons why you shouldn’t miss […]

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Clockwise, Top Left: Amy Seimetz as Rachel, Jason Clarke as Louis, Hugo Lavoie as Gage, and Jeté Laurence as Ellie in PET SEMATARY, from Paramount Pictures.

Pet Sematary (2019)

It’s always tough for Directors to take on a remake, especially when the original has established itself as a campy classic within the giant catalog of available Stephen King adaptations. But while I’m sympathetic to the challenges Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer faced, I feel like their version of Pet Sematary just did NOT work. […]

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Jordan Peele's Us

Us

Jordan Peele is back with his second horror film, and ohmygod it is a RIDE. Us starts off in 1986, with a tiny television airing a commercial for Hands Across America – the controversial fundraising effort that spurred protests and didn’t really deliver on its lofty promises of helping the homeless (put a pin in […]

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The Nun

The Nun

Whelp, the folks that dreamed up The Conjuring universe have FINALLY made a movie that I like. Actually, not just liked: LOVED. The Nun is dripping with Gothic Horror goodness, doesn’t take itself too seriously, and watching it feels *almost* like you’re watching a classic Hammer Horror flick. The action takes place inside a giant, […]

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SIFF Take: Good Manners

I’ll admit I wasn’t sure what I was in for with Good Manners. Rich society girl Ana is expecting, and hires Clara, a struggling nurse, to help her with housework until the baby comes and then fill in as the child’s nanny. Ana and Clara hit it off almost immediately, and a relationship blooms — […]

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SIFF Take: Ruin Me

So Ruin Me is basically my worst nightmare, and the reason you’ll NEVER, ever, ever find me signing up for one of those haunted house/campouts that take place in a remote area. This clever horror flick finds recovering addict Alexandra headed to Slasher Sleepout with her horror movie-obsessed boyfriend, Nathan, in which they are “kidnapped” […]

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