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Honeydew is Stomach Churning Entertainment [Review]

Given the bleak state of affairs going on just about everywhere, a newfound worry of mine is movies that aim to bombard its audience with dread will be overlooked or even ignored in favor of something...

Rose Williams in The Power

Corinna Faith’s The Power is a Stirringly Meditative Ghost Story [Review]

Corinna Faith’s The Power is, on its surface, the kind of rickety old ghost story we’ve seen a million times over. Figures lurk in the darkness and frequently grab at the long-suffering protagonist, w...

Godzilla vs. Kong

Godzilla vs. Kong offers splashy visual excitement with a dose of old school awe [REVIEW]

Godzilla vs. Kong is performing epically, at least in pandemic box office terms, and it’s easy to understand why. The film delivers grand blockbuster entertainment. It’s a slugfest with breathta...

Doppelgänger Stories

Nine Doppelgänger Stories That Will Make You Scared to Look In The Mirror

Much horror literature plays on our fear and fascination with the person we see in the mirror: a fear of what we’re hiding or don’t know about ourselves, a fear of who we’ve been and who we could beco...

Ethan

The Arbors Goes Beyond Creature Feature Basics [Review]

The Arbors is one of the more emotional horror films I’ve experienced this year. At first glance it’s a creature feature, but plays out more as a psychological thriller. Ethan (Drew Matthews) is a rec...

Psycho Goreman

Psycho Goreman is the Heckin’ Best! [Blu-ray Review]

I mourn the dissolution of Astron 6 and I will watch just about anything created by former members of the collective. And on that note, I’m pleased to say that Psycho Goreman feels very much like the ...

Paul Dood Deadly Lunch Break

Paul Dood’s Deadly Lunch Break [SXSW 2021 Review]

Paul Dood is not a great stage name for a U.S. audience, or really any audience to be fair. And yet schlubby momma’s boy Paul (Tom Meeten) is convinced he has what it takes to make it big. The wannabe...

Sound of Violence Is a Stunning Debut [SXSW 2021 Review]

Sound of Violence is an interesting companion piece to Sound of Metal, the Riz Ahmed-starring, Oscar-nominated drama about a drummer who suddenly loses his hearing, and not simply because the two movi...

Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror SXSW Movie Review

‘Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror’ Is A Worthy Documentary Deep Dive [SXSW 2021 Review]

While the term “folk horror” is relatively new, the imagery and concepts are familiar to most horror fans. Isolated communities and dark secrets. Ancient rites and forgotten incantations w...