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Horrorville Holidays

Halloween has come and gone, but, if you’re like us, that doesn’t mean we stop watching horror films. Put those costumes away (until next year) and join us for the first Horrorville Holidays!

Spooky Movies That Made Me, a story by Josh Ruben

I’ve signal boosted Stephen King’s CAT’S EYE (“Josh, I get it, you love the troll!”) and pedestalled ARACHNOPHOBIA (“I get it! Jeff Daniels plays terror for real! It makes the comedy work! Shush!”). But, when Brett at Letterboxd asked for an article comprised of horror flicks that inspired me, rather than barfing a list of the comic genre staples of my formative years, as Halloween approaches (and whilst not on the set of a secret thriller I’m in as the…

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Nightbreed

Nightbreed

★★★★½

Clive Barker’s world of gods and monsters. 

I’ll come right out and say it, I love this movie. It’s a story I’ve always been able to connect with over the years, no matter what my age is or whatever is going on in my life. 

Nightbreed was always in steady rotation during my vhs days, appealing to younger me with not only horror, fantasy, and cool monsters, but with life messages along the way about acceptance and a sense of…

What do we owe our loved ones?

What sacrifices are we obligated to make for those we take care of?

These are questions Jonathan Cuartas' sublime debut feature asks, using the vampire sub-genre to tell a beautiful, understated tale of familiar love and duty.

My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To centers on two adult siblings, Dwight and Jessie, played with stunning emotion by Patrick Fugit and Ingrid Sophie Schram, tasked with the duty of caring for their…

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Titane

Titane

★★★★

It’s rare that a film seen at an AMC multiplex at Universal City Walk actively challenges my cinema senses the way TITANE did last night, so much so that I don’t know what to really say at the moment but dammit if I can’t wait to see it again ASAP. 

This is real deal transgressive cinema provocation we need more ASAP.

Elle Callahan's script for WITCH HUNT is incredibly clever as an allegory & a modern witchcraft tale. It's the type of writing that you can imagine on HBO, or some other prestige genre television show -- big ideas and world building conveyed economically because of how simple and effective they are.

She also does a great job behind the camera as well --- getting strong performances from her young cast, and some real showmanship from both her bad guy and the…

I just hope it made some horror folks smile and they had a fun and absurd escape. It's entirely why we made it.

Thanks for checking it out.

The Similars

The Similars

★★★★½

"all innocents should be arrested."

you won't even know what hit you;
I promise that you aren't prepared
(miraculously available on Netflix).

Jakob's Wife

Jakob's Wife

★★★★★

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

ok, this movie was WAY more fun than it had any right to be! first off, lots of homages to other classic horror films. and i mean LOTS. you could really feel the respectful nods.

it had a fantastic performance from Barbara Crampton. her transformation from timid to tyrant was a joy to watch, and complimenting this well, Larry Fessenden perfectly galumphed his way around her in the typical oblivious husbandy way. their spousal dynamic was fantastic, and by the…