Seeing Things: Roger Corman and ‘X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes’

When the news of Roger Corman’s passing was announced, the online film community immediately responded with a flood of tributes to a legend. Many began with the multitude of careers he helped launch, the profound influence he had on independent cinema, and even the cameos he made in the films of Corman school “graduates.” Tending […]

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Is Any of This Real? The Unreliable Narrator in ‘Braid’ & ‘mother!’

Perception is everything. Filmmakers often toy with reality by unscrewing the story from the unreliable narrator’s vantage point. In filtering events through a distorted lens, incrementally unraveling the truth, writers and directors keep the viewer tip-toeing through a battlefield littered with dynamite. Darren Aronofsky’s mother! and Mitzi Peirone’s Braid shift reality like tectonic plates. Both […]

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Looking Back on the Two ‘Lost Boys’ Sequels That Time Forgot

The Lost Boys wasn’t just a massive box office success, it was also a game-changer in vampire media, making the undead hip again and convincing a whole generation that they too could become juvenile vampire hunters (though I know a lot of people who wouldn’t mind joining Kiefer Sutherland’s punk-rock group of dreamy Nosferatu). And […]

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‘Reeker’ – Revisting the Forgotten 2005 Slasher Movie and Its Prequel

There is no forgetting the putrid and almost sickly sweet smell of human death once it has become an olfactory memory. Those unfamiliar with this hyper-specific stench should count themselves lucky. However, that odor of mortality is all the characters of Reeker have to keep themselves safe. Danger lurks wherever that fetor goes. Dave Payne’s […]

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‘The Strangers’ Showdown: The Ultimate Comparison of All Three Movies

Warning: The following contains major spoilers for The Strangers, The Strangers: Prey At Night, and The Strangers: Chapter One. Nothing sparks fear in the opening moments of a horror film like the words “based on actual events.” Many horror fans find comfort in reminding ourselves that “it’s just a movie,” but this ominous disclaimer smashes […]

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Not Quite ‘Friday the 13th’: Six Jason Voorhees Knock-Offs in Gaming

The final stage of a great idea has to be when it becomes so ingrained in popular culture that it then belongs to everyone. For example, hardcore horror fans might be aware that the original Frankenstein’s Monster wasn’t green and didn’t have metal bolts sticking out of his neck, but the average person will always […]

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The Power of Believing: Diving into Stephen King’s Fictional Tabloid ‘Inside View’

Stephen King is an interesting follow on the site formerly known as Twitter. When not posting about politics or his latest literary find, he’s ranting about the state of the world and making observations that position him as a sort of elder statesman in the horror community. A recent tweet by the Master of Horror […]

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Exploring the Horror of Dystopian Drugs in ‘A Scanner Darkly’

It’s generally understood that science fiction stories say more about the moment in which they were written than the future that they dare to imagine. That’s why it doesn’t matter that we’re long past the original setting of futuristic classics like Blade Runner or even Back to the Future Part II, as these stories remain […]

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James Gunn’s ‘Slither’ Evolved Its Meteoric Parasite into a Monstrous Gross-Out Horror Comedy

Stunning videos capturing a meteor flashing across Europe went viral over the weekend. Luckily, the European Space Agency concluded that the likelihood of any meteorites being found on Earth was low, which is great news considering that meteorites crash-landing on our planet spells massive trouble when it comes to horror. The Blob, Creepshow, and Night of the Creeps all showcase […]

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‘See No Evil’ – WWE’s First Horror Movie Was This 2006 Slasher Starring Kane

With there being an overlap between wrestling fans and horror fans, it only made sense for WWE Studios to produce See No Evil. And much like The Rock’s Walking Tall and John Cena’s The Marine, this 2006 slasher was designed to jumpstart a popular wrestler’s crossover career; superstar Glenn “Kane” Jacobs stepped out of the […]

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‘Ju-On: The Curse’ – The Original Movies That Spawned ‘The Grudge’ Franchise

In a world where over-polished corporate products dominate the media landscape while the ever-growing threat of AI-generated “art” haunts the horizon, I can’t help but remember a story about how Wes Anderson insisted on using real fur on the stop-motion puppets of his animated opus, Fantastic Mr. Fox. When the animators complained that using fur […]

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How ‘I Saw the TV Glow’ Is the Culmination of Jane Schoenbrun’s “Self-Induced Hallucination” Trilogy

“I know how it’s going to end now. I’m going inside the video, through the computer, into the screen.” – Casey, We’re All Going to the World’s Fair. “What if I really was someone else? Very far away on the other side of the television screen” – Maddy, I Saw the TV Glow. A tulpa […]

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No More Room in Hell: ‘Dawn of the Dead’ Remains a Masterpiece 45 Years Later

Red. Vivid. Shaggy. The image is bright and engaging but suffocating too. The frame is papered with the color and, indeed, foreshadows the bloody palette from which the remainder of the film’s runtime will be painted. Rather than a betrayal of what’s to come, the domineering shade foretells the imminent delivery of a new world, […]

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The Lovecraftian Behemoth in ‘Underwater’ Remains One of the Coolest Modern Monster Reveals

One of the most important elements of delivering a memorable movie monster is the reveal. It’s a pivotal moment that finally sees the threat reveal itself in full to its prey, often heralding the final climactic confrontation, which can make or break a movie monster. It’s not just the creature effects and craftmanship laid bare; a monster’s reveal means the […]

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‘Amityville Thanksgiving’ Fails to Cook Up a Tasty Meal [The Amityville IP]

Twice a month Joe Lipsett will dissect a new Amityville Horror film to explore how the “franchise” has evolved in increasingly ludicrous directions. This is “The Amityville IP.” Co-written and co-directed by Will Collazo Jr and Julie Anne Prescott (who acted in Thomas J. Churchill’s The Amityville Harvest), Amityville Thanksgiving is something of a curiousity. […]

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