Vikrant Nallaparaju

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 ...

With September just around the corner, the summer blockbuster season is drawing to a close. It’s as good a time as any to take stock of the year in cinema so far. Here are a few of the highlights.   ...

  In this era of expanded and shared cinematic universes, I’m genuinely surprised that it’s taken the Universal Monsters franchise this long to return to the spotlight. (After all, films like Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man and House of Frankenstein ...

“The real horror was on the street and not up on the screen.” — Sara Karloff on horror classic Targets (1968)   Horror filmmaking has always served as a powerful vehicle for social commentary and exploration of humanity. It’s no surprise ...

The summer blockbuster season creeps ever closer with the start of April. There are plenty of films to be excited about this year, as all the major studios have at least one horse in the race. With so many interesting ...

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. ...

What’s most remarkable about the Wolverine series is just how far it’s come since the first film. To say that X-Men Origins: Wolverine was disappointing would be a gross understatement, but The Wolverine was an improvement, transporting Wolverine to Japan ...

The spectre of the “overseas market” has loomed over Hollywood the past decade like an ominous ghoul, but has never been so apparent as in the last few years. From beating dead-horse action franchises like The Terminator or Die Hard ...

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 ...