horror

Words do not seem like the appropriate means with which to describe the film “Mother!”. Director Darren Aronofsky (“Requiem for a Dream,” “Black Swan”) defies typical genre tropes and swings for the fences with this spellbinding cinematic experience. The film ...

After 27 years of hibernation, Pennywise the Dancing Clown (Bill Skarsgard) is back — hungrier, creepier and more disturbing than ever. Director Andy Muschietti (best known for “Mama”) brings his take on author Stephen King’s classic horror story to a ...

Sometimes a film comes along that turns our cinematic world upside down, plucking us from reality and taking us on a wild journey before dropping us back into our seat as the credits roll. My first viewing of “Suspiria” completely ...

Politically charged horror films are a tricky balancing act: if you focus too heavily on the horror elements, you’ll lose the subtext you’re trying to project. Conversely, prioritizing politics can lead to a preachy film devoid of anything remotely terrifying. ...

Like this film’s iconic curse, the inevitable plague of January horror films finally captured my attention. Bluntly, Rings is a terrible movie: it’s predictably plotted, blandly shot and boring. Whereas the previous holder of the January 2017 crown for Worst ...

January is generally a wasteland for new movies, especially horror films. While the cream of the creepy crop receive top billing in October, most cash-grab remakes and dismal sequels are dumped in January as studios quietly abandon their generic jump-scare ...

It’s October, and you know what that means: horror movies. Whether it’s the chill creeping into the air or nights getting longer, something about this time of the year just makes horror movies feel right. While I would contend that ...

  I have nobody but myself to blame for paying to sit in a nearly empty theater on a Monday night to see the dull disappointment of a film that is The Darkness. Despite the fact that The Darkness is ...

Most people expect to be frightened by horror films. Anybody who embraces this expectation will inevitably pay close attention to how horror films employ traditional scare tactics, such as making the familiar into the alien or vilifying the innocent in order ...