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psychological horror

Something Spooky is Brewing in The Terror: Infamy

In Japanese literature, kaidan are ghost tales which may include spirits with strong desires. And according to Wikipedia, these folk tales feature supernatural elements that “bring an old-fashioned air into the story.” That’s a pretty basic description of The Terror:… 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 →

Midsommar Proves Horror Works, Even on Vacation

Spring and summertime bring lots of adventures. Many readers of this review probably take time off to attend festivals for concerts or films around the world. Even others travel to countries to attend cultural festivals that celebrate the heritage of… Continue Reading →

The Frist Gets Surreal With Monsters & Myths

Per Matt What is a monster? How does our culture define a monster? Monsters have come in all shapes and sizes throughout history, usually acting as something beyond our control and appearing in disguise. Opening today, the Frist Art Museum… Continue Reading →

Ma Gets Creepy, But Offers Little Horror

Per Matt Fans of the horror genre have been patient. There have been movies released throughout the year featuring the action, comedy, Gothic, invasion, psychological, science-fiction, slasher and survival subgenres that have boasted a big box office, but during the… Continue Reading →

Cam is an Existential Cyber Horror that Tackles Identity Theft

I was hesitant to review Cam because it didn’t really seem like a horror film to me. Quite honestly, I’d deem it more of a thriller than a horror film, but that’s just me. It’s a cyber cautionary tale that… Continue Reading →

 Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria is a Bloody Mess

Suspiria is one of the most atmospheric movies you can ever watch. The original film isn’t told so much in words, but in the emotions that the lighting and camera convey. The story does not necessarily make much sense, if… Continue Reading →

Michael Myers Medley

The Michael Myers series of horror movies began in the 1970s. For horror buffs, we were in heaven. Slashing and stabbing became an art. Now we have a resurrection of the Michael Myers franchise, because after all, you could put… Continue Reading →

Nashville’s Indie Horrors: Guilt/Girl and Inside the House

Behind the neon lights and cowboy hats, far away from the glittering cheapness of Broadway and its myriad honky tonks, something dark is crawling its way out of Music City. While Nashville is known far and wide for its devotion… Continue Reading →

Traumatic Horror Hits Home in Hereditary

Hereditary is disgusting, exploitative and far from the subtle blend of psychological and visual horror we’ve come to expect from A24. With scenes of brutality and gut-wrenching emotional trauma unlike anything the company has produced before, the film is a… Continue Reading →

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