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Predator Gets a Prequel in Prey

I loved the original Predator film. While the sequels of the monster movie franchise did not really work for me, the original was the kind of action/horror film that I absolutely loved. You have this alien killing machine, complete with… Continue Reading →

Jordan Peele’s a Fan of the Paranormal? Well… Nope!

Per Matt As soon as the end credits faded away at a recent Nope screening, I tried pondering what the award-winning filmmaker was aiming for with his latest release. I was reminded of race relations as a horror film in… Continue Reading →

Nashville Filmmakers Focus on The Anarchists

Per Matt If I told you there were Americans who renounced their U.S. citizenship in order to live a better life in Mexico, would you believe it? It just so happens to be true, as the new HBO documentary series,… Continue Reading →

Slapface is the Most Important Horror Film of the Year!

Bullying is a systemic problem. When I was young, I was teased and bullied by several people. They thought I dressed funny, combed my hair differently and was a “rich, snobbish kid.” I used to dread going to lunch sometimes,… Continue Reading →

From Finale Gets Weird… Even for EPIX

Per Matt Whenever a storyline gets weird… I dig it. And should that story straddle multiple genres, I enjoy it all the more. If it somehow ventures into the gross-out category (such as body horror), I tend to shy away…. Continue Reading →

American Werewolves Poses the Question: Do Werewolves Exist?

Werewolves have always fascinated me. When I was in my pre-teens, I remember finding a book at my school’s book fair called, Meet the Werewolf. This book explained the ins and outs of lycanthropy, the condition that turns humans into… Continue Reading →

The Jurassic Franchise Finds a Way With Dominion

Per Matt Life may have found a way to survive Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, but the world’s fascination with dinosaurs living among humans in a new millennium will surely fascinate millions more as the end of the franchise’s second trilogy… Continue Reading →

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 →

I Was Not Prepared for Shudder’s The Sadness

Very few movies that I have ever seen have shocked me. And I watch a lot of films. I have seen blood, mayhem and carnage play out on the silver screen, much like the rest of you. For a while,… Continue Reading →

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