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Project Dorothy Fuels the Flames of AI Fears

Horror movies have long been masters at exploiting our deepest fears, but now, a new breed of terror emerges from the intersection of technology and the unknown. As artificial intelligence permeates every aspect of our lives, it inevitably seeps into… Continue Reading →

Beau Is Afraid is a Three-Hour Schizophrenic Episode

Throughout my life, I have seen many films that I thought were disturbing. At the tender age of 15, someone brought a copy of The Exorcist to watch at at my Halloween party. I made it to the crucifix scene,… Continue Reading →

Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror Gets Historically Spooky!

Per Matt Eli Roth isn’t the only filmmaker allowed to explore the history of big-screen horrors. Just in time for the spooky season, EPIX has released a five-part documentary series exploring Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror.

From Porno to Pulp: A24’s X Enjoys Pleasure Before Pain

Per Matt What happens when an aspiring group of entrepreneurs films a pornographic movie on a rural Texas farm without revealing the finer details to the property’s owners? A24 Films’ latest release, X, exposes its true themes as it repositions… Continue Reading →

Blumhouse Brings Big Scares to Fall River Documentary

Per Matt From the introductory warning stating this program includes graphic depictions of rape, torture, murder, abuse, drug use, animal cruelty and offensive language, I immediately knew I was immersing myself with something sinister. To advise viewer discretion is stating… Continue Reading →

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

Per Matt The horror genre, probably more so than all the rest, has long relied on clich├ęs, tropes and stereotypes in depicting stories for the big and small screen. Often used in low-budget releases (but not exclusively), these tired portrayals… Continue Reading →

Experiencing The Other Side of Madness

Per Matt Monsters come in all shapes and sizes. Even the smaller ones can be incredibly ruthless. Such is the case with Charles Manson. As a charismatic master manipulator, he played to people’s weaknesses, eventually leading a pseudo-religious cult. Preaching… Continue Reading →

Eddie Murphy is Dynamite as Dolemite!

Per Matt It has been a long time since I thought, “Eddie Murphy is dynamite in this big-screen role.” Correction. It’s been a VERY long time since I have last imagined that phrase. But here it is, in 2019, and… Continue Reading →

Paperbacks From Hell is a Killer Read

Per Matt Growing up, long before dial-up modems were a thing and the internet was confined to the military’s ARPANET, the only way to access the information superhighway was by visiting the neighborhood drug store, grocery store and bookstore, where… Continue Reading →

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