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Shudder Gives New Life to Mute Witness Nearly Three Decades Later

In the realm of horror cinema, 1995 was a remarkable year. Se7en, starring Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt, captivated audiences with its dark tone and macabre subject matter. Director Roger Donaldson’s Species followed a team of scientists attempting to thwart… Continue Reading →

Easter Bloody Easter Carves Its Own Path in Holiday Horror

The horror genre’s fascination with holidays extends beyond mere scares; it’s a reflection of cultural significance, symbolism and the inherent themes ripe for exploration within each celebration. Halloween, with its association with the supernatural and fear, stands as the undisputed… Continue Reading →

Stopmotion is the Horror Masterpiece That Fans Have Long Awaited

The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline and Frankenweenie share more than just Tim Burton’s directorial touch. These films are united by their use of stop-motion animation, a meticulous and time-consuming process. Despite the challenges, these movies, alongside many others, have earned their… Continue Reading →

From Fear to Rustin: Colman Domingo’s Elite Awards Season

Per Matt Ever since I was young, whenever an actor made a strong contribution to my favorite genres — science fiction and horror — I’d actively follow him or her into just about every new project they’d consequentially take on… Continue Reading →

Dirty Money, Blackmail and Murder Sustain Film Masters’ Swiss Conspiracy

Per Matt Five secret bank account holders face off with unknown terrorists and the deadly consequences they bring in Film Masters’ The Swiss Conspiracy Special Edition. It’s mo’ money, mo’ problems, as the collector’s edition Blu-ray and DVD will be… Continue Reading →

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 →

The Awards Season Deserves The Holdovers!

Per Matt Alexander Payne is a filmmaker who just gets it. He seemingly understands every element of the industry (or at least he has the self-awareness to hire the very best employees to make up the difference). That’s high praise… Continue Reading →

What Happens When The Devil’s Partner Meets the Creature from the Haunted Sea?

Per Matt Comparing a demonic, small-town shapeshifter to a team of seafaring monsters of different varieties on a deadly treasure hunt probably doesn’t sound like two similar movies, but all of the aforementioned characters are definitely bloodthirsty. Murder knows no… Continue Reading →

The Boy and the Heron Flies High for Studio Ghibli

Per Matt Despite its worldwide success throughout the years, Studio Ghibli still feels like it’s got an unknown presence stateside. But not to anime fans! Merely mention Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle or Princess Mononoke and you’re likely to get… Continue Reading →

The Iron Claw Delivers a Heavy Punch to the Gut

In the rich tapestry of professional wrestling’s history, numerous renowned families have played pivotal roles. The Hart family, hailing from Canada, stands out as a powerhouse, producing iconic wrestlers such as Bret “The Hitman” Hart, his younger brother, Owen, and… Continue Reading →

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