horror

The latest entry in the growing “Conjuring” franchise, “The Curse of La Llorona,” directed by Michael Chaves, proves that spin-off films of this universe simply try to sell themselves off franchise fame, rather than quality of content. The film follows ...

Horror novelist extraordinaire Stephen King’s popularity has resurged these last few years following several high-profile movie adaptations of his most famous novels. Andy Muschietti’s “It” and Mike Flanagan’s “Gerald’s Game” both received critical acclaim, with the former becoming the highest-grossing ...

Bridging dance, desire, death and demons, Gaspar Noe’s newest French horror film, “Climax,” takes audiences on a dance team’s descent into an LSD-induced hell. The dancers, coaxed into an old boarding school during a snowstorm, suddenly face a chilling, drug-induced ...

“Happy Death Day 2U” is an archetypal horror movie sequel: it doesn’t offer anything new to the series, but recombines familiar elements in an exciting enough way to justify its existence. What it lacks in creativity, “Happy Death Day 2U” ...

Modern horror is often full of bland jumpscares, bloated set pieces and jump cuts that either shy away from a PG-13 rating or use an R-rating simply to attract audiences and modern action. In contrast, Julius Avery’s “Overlord” is what ...

The most deceptive film of 2018 has arrived. At first glance, Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria” seems to be a complex, spine-chilling remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 cult-classic horror film. However, it is neither of those things. “Suspiria” delivers neither the scares ...

In 1978, writer-producer Debra Hill and director John Carpenter put their heads together to give horror a new name. That name was Michael Myers, the most terrifying slasher villain since “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre”’s Leatherface. Grossing an adjusted $46 ...

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 ...