If 2020 Was a Horror Movie…

Editor’s note: We need your help! Support content like this by becoming a Reader member here. If there’s one thing we could all use right now, it’s more worry about death and an increased fear of other people, right? Writer/director Amy Seimetz didn’t create COVID-19. Probably… But her new film, She Dies Tomorrow, is so impossibly well-timed […]

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Who Dares to Rent the Rental?

Editor’s note: We need your help! Support content like this by becoming a Reader member here. When I heard that Dave Franco directed an Airbnb-based horror movie, I got all twitterpated! Doesn’t that just sound, like, extra-special-super bad?! What if I also told you that this was the lesser Franco’s directorial debut and that it tries to […]

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Going Clear

Somehow, Elisabeth Moss just seems uniquely prepared for a role that involves believing in the existence of a powerful being that nobody can see but should still totally believe is there. Hand to Xenu, it sure feels she’s trying to tell us something by choosing roles like the ones in Invisible Man, Us, Top of […]

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Eating Off the Kids Menu

Gretel & Hansel is basically what you’d get if the Brothers Grimm were more interested in superheroes than in wolves doing grandma cosplay. Cloaked in all the kiddie cannibalism and witchy wickedness that you’d expect from the Gothic fairy tale, director Osgood Perkins’s take is visually spectacular, if a bit narratively superficial. Honestly, the biggest […]

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Frankenstein’s Hipster

Who doesn’t love a good ole fashioned modern spin on a horror classic? IFC Midnight presents Depraved, an update of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein that reimagines the tale of a grave-robbing mad scientist as the most terrifying monster of all: a Brooklyn hipster. Writer/director/editor Larry Fessenden uses every visual effect leftover from the 90s to modernize […]

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Once Bitten, Twice Why?

The original Zombieland, which accounts for 67% of TNT’s daily programming, was a breezy romp elevated by oddly dynamic chemistry and nuggets of cleverness. The odds against replicating said chemistry-enhanced breeziness and clever nuggs kept them from attempting a follow-up for around a decade. But the bible says even Jesus will one day get a […]

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Exhausting Piece of It

Starting with a wholly unnecessary hate crime sequence, It: Chapter Two is the worst clown-infused sequel since the birth of John Wayne Gacy Jr. Almost entirely plot-free, the film is frequently cheap-looking, unintentionally silly, and a total CWBH, which stands for “complete waste of Bill Hader.” That probably didn’t need an acronym, but after 170 […]

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