In ‘The Hitcher’ (1986), an Act of Kindness Results in a Claustrophobic Highway Nightmare

Derived from an act of kindness, ‘The Hitcher’ is pure chaos unravelling on the American highways as a young man has his life turned into a nightmare by the hitchhiker he was naive enough to pick up.

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In ‘Coming Home in the Dark’ (2021), Revenge Is Nothing More Than a Continuation of Violence

A film less concerned with trying to force viewers to sympathise with its characters than simply presenting them, Coming Home in the Dark is a brutal film about institutional abuse and the part its subsequent lifelong pain plays in the cycle of violence.

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From ‘Bly Manor’ to ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’: The Comfort of Quietly Queer Horror

“Not only are each of these projects situated within specific subgenres of horror, they also feature very queer, very human protagonists. What makes this fact even more notable is the fact that none of them were marketed to audiences on the basis of queer content, instead placing the focus on their genre.”

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‘Revenge of the Cheerleaders’ (1976): Rewinding Back to a Simpler Time

Revenge of the Cheerleaders, filmed in 1974 and released in 1976, is evocative of a time that was considerably looser and freer than today. For one thing, there was far less of a negative stigma against the portrayal of sex/nudity in film. In fact, many popular film genres of that time included such depictions. There was also…

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Final Girls and Talking Killers: Feminist Transgressions in ‘The Slumber Party Massacre’ (1982)

40 years later, ‘The Slumber Party Massacre’ is a still a surprisingly progressive, feminist entry in the slasher genre.

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How ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors’ (1987) Defied the Sequel Curse

Why the third Nightmare on Elm Street film is the best in the franchise

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31 Short Horror Films Available Online Right Now

Even though they can easily be viewed as appetizers, short films are very much the whole meal when executed well. This list containing 31 film titles, all available online, presents various elements of horror to satisfy the entire spectrum of viewers’ appetites.

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TIFF 2022 REVIEW: Mia Goth Catches the Light in ‘Pearl’ (2022)

“An ode to the dawn of cinema and a reminder of the death of the American Dream.” At the height of the Spanish Influenza and the coup de grace of World War I, an isolated farmhouse occupies acres of land in the southern United States. Inside lives Pearl (Mia Goth), a spirited and passionate young…

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REVIEW: ‘Hellbender’ (2021) Bends a Small Budget Into Unique Folk Horror

“In a genre that is built on itself, taking tropes and concepts from other films to create something entirely new, ‘Hellbender’ doesn’t feel like many other horror movies made before.”

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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ (2021) and ‘Scream’ (2022): Fan Service That Matters

Fan service could have been the detriment of both ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ (2021) and ‘Scream’ (2022) but ends up being an advantage.

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