horror

Since its premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, critics can’t stop raving about Ari Aster’s debut film, “Hereditary.” They describe it as “The Exorcist” for a new generation. Part of a new breed of contemplative horror (in line with ...

Cinema is a story told through images. The medium itself was born in the nitrate fire of silence, defined by visual storytelling. With the advent of sound, the audible side of filmmaking became a complement to the visual. Thus, films ...

The archetype of the final girl is one as old as slasher film history. Mostly young, virginal women, they are the sharp protagonists that avoid a killer’s blade until the bitter end. However, most horror films don’t take the time ...

“Stranger Things,” Netflix’s dramatic sci-fi/horror sleeper hit, turned the world upside down when it premiered July 2016. The Netflix original series has received both critical and commercial acclaim, garnering 18 Emmy nominations and winning the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award ...

The horror movie scene just isn’t as much fun these days. Sure, viewers get a “Tucker and Dale vs. Evil” or “The Final Girls” every now and then, but films like those are few and far between. Even though the ...

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. ...