Black Cats and Monster Masks: The Other Side of Horror in ‘Onibaba’ (1964) and ‘Kuroneko’ (1968)

Onibaba and Kuroneko do not seek to instil fear through a series of frights and scares. Instead, they plunge their hands into the horror of reality and prove that humanity already has plenty of things to be scared of.

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REVIEW: Jim Cummings is Back With a Bite in ‘The Wolf of Snow Hollow’ (2020)

The tightly-wound, violent energy and the spiralling personal drama coexist in ways I’ve not experienced outside of Cummings’ oeuvre.

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31 Days of Horror: Week Four Roundup

Four weeks down, one to go! In the penultimate week of the 31 Days of Horror challenge, I decided to focus on films that have been sitting in my watchlist for far too long. Though I found some films to be disappointing, there were some gems hidden in the pile, making for a great week of horror films.

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The Seven Resurrections of ‘The Walking Dead’

For its 10th anniversary, here are the seven resurrections of The Walking Dead, the bloodiest, emotional, and most resurgent episodes that kept the show alive for a weary fan.

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LFF REVIEW: ‘New Order’ (2020) is a Chaotic, Ultra-Violent Dystopian Warning

A fierce, uncompromising nightmare from Franco, meant to scream like a vision of a future that’s already revealing itself in the present.

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Now That’s What I Call Kino #13 – The Significance of ‘Night of the Living Dead’

Few films have impacted the horror genre like Night of the Living Dead (1968). As George A Romero’s debut, this b-movie would end up becoming a cult classic that would inspire and create a whole new genre of film. It’s no secret that Romero gained his nickname ‘the King of the Zombies’ for Living Dead…

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Between the Lines: How David Robert Mitchell Writes Horror in the ‘It Follows’ (2014) Screenplay

The surprise horror hit of 2014 is a truly terrifying film thanks to its central premise.

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31 Days of Horror Challenge: Week Three

To celebrate Halloween, I’m participating in the 31 Days of Horror challenge. The third week of the challenge coincided with my birthday, so I picked a batch of films that I’ve always wanted to watch, along with an old favorite to watch on my actual birthday.

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LFF REVIEW: ‘The Intruder’ (2020) is a Dull, Ineffective Paranormal Thriller

All of the ingredients are there, but they’ve been swished into a diluted, forgettable cocktail that’s more of a nightcap than a rush to the head.

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LFF REVIEW: ‘Rose: A Love Story’ (2020) is a Vampire Film For Our Times

An efficiently crafted piece of work shrouded in dread and frozen to last.

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