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La Llorona Screams into the Criterion Collection [Blu-Ray Review]

La Llorona was one of the best films of 2020. Director/co-writer Jayro Bustamante’s story follows the family of General Enrique Monteverde (Julio Diaz). He’s a military leader on trial for...

Eve’s Bayou

Eve’s Bayou Remains Astonishing [Criterion Blu-ray Review]

Eve’s Bayou is just about as good as cinema will ever get. Writer-director Kasi Lemmons’ 1997 debut is a deeply resonant work that marries the possibilities of imagination with the power of reminiscen...

Cure, a bloody X marks the spot

Cure What Ails You [Blu-Ray Review]

Japanese horror boomed in the late `90s and early `00s. Takashi Miike’s profoundly disturbing take on romantic comedies, Audition, came out in 1999 and no one who’s seen it has looked at piano wire th...

Smoke

Looking Back on the Forgotten Zebra Horror Paperback ‘Smoke’

*The following post includes discussion of racism and sexual abuse* Notorious among horror fiction aficionados are the horror novels published by Zebra in the 1980s. Just hearing the name is enough to...

Terrifier 2 Is The Gory Halloween Slasher Everyone Needs To Watch

Three years after the release of Terrifier, written and directed by Damien Leone, Art the Clown is back in Terrifier 2 and he’s doing what he does best–stacking up the bodies and bringing the bl...

To the Moon is a Moody and Inventive Fever Dream of a Movie [Review]

To the Moon looks and feels like the most indie movie ever; from Jason Martin Castillo’s mysterious score to the lush cinematography by Dan Debrey, which captures the surroundings in a way that makes ...

Raven’s Hollow is a Fittingly Chilly Autumnal Horror Story [Review]

The celebrated works of Edgar Allan Poe have long proved fertile ground for horror movies, from The Raven to Sleepy Hollow. But Raven’s Hollow employs a different tack by featuring Poe as a character ...

My Best Friend’s Exorcism is a Fun, Coming of Age Nod to the ’80s

If you’re looking for something a bit more lighthearted in the mix of Halloween season releases, My Best Friend’s Exorcism is worth a watch. Based on the novel by Grady Hendrix, the film portrays the ...

Rob Zombie’s Spin on ‘The Munsters’ is a Stylish but Unfocused Prequel [Blu-ray Review]

Resuscitating classic films and television shows and infusing them with a modern twist can be a tricky task. There have to be enough reverence and callbacks to the original, but enough new material to...