Fear Street Part 1: 1994

If you grew up in the ‘90s, or were a weird kid growing up in the 2000s like me, you’re probably familiar with R. L. Stine. A children’s author who put out books faster than Stephen King does these days, Stine is well known all across America for introducing the horror genre to young readers.…

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No Sudden Move

Steven Soderbergh is back, baby.  Well, he’s been back for quite a while, but let me explain. After a brief hiatus that he called a retirement in 2013 following the release of Behind the Candelabra, Soderbergh quickly made his return with Logan Lucky (Ocean’s Seven-Eleven if you’re nasty), a return to the heist genre that…

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Zola

Two new friends set out on an adventure sharing one similar interest but when that fairy tale turned into a nightmare, it sparked a viral 148-tweet thread about a mission gone south, literally. What happened, whether true or not, would be worthy of a big-screen adaptation because of just how buckwild it was, right? What…

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Gaia

A newcomer to the scene, South African director Jaco Bouwer‘s feature directorial debut Gaia will instantly bring to mind a handful of recent eco-horror staples. Filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic and originally making its global debut at SXSW back in March, Gaia takes a high concept approach along the lines of Annihilation. Two unsuspecting park…

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Censor

As video equipment became more available to consumers throughout the 1970s, more and more films were being made independently by up and coming directors and producers. There was a surge in this decade of low budget horror films with more gore than ever before. Maestros of the genre like Herschell Gordon Lewis were able to…

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Best Picture #79: The Departed

Each week this column will highlight one winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, progressing chronologically until all winners have been discussed. There will be a brief discussion of the film itself followed by a mention of what we wish won from the nominees in the given year (though in many cases there were…

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Best Picture #78: Crash

Each week this column will highlight one winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, progressing chronologically until all winners have been discussed. There will be a brief discussion of the film itself followed by a mention of what we wish won from the nominees in the given year (though in many cases there were…

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