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Movie Review- Scream (2022)

Eleven years after the last installment was released, the self-referential slasher franchise returned with its latest outing, simply titled Scream in January and earlier on this week, saw its DVD release. Over two decades after Ghostface’s massacre, the chalk-faced killer once again returns to Woodsboro to enact horror-movie inspired slayings. Sam (Melissa Barrera) is drawnContinue reading “Movie Review- Scream (2022)”

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First Look- Nope (2022)

In such a short period of time, Jordan Peele has established himself as a new master of horror, releasing films like the cerebral, racially charged Get Out (2017) and the doppelgänger home invasion psychological thriller Us (2019). Now, his newest and most mind-bending new film looms on the horizon, simply titled ‘Nope’. From what canContinue reading “First Look- Nope (2022)”

Movie Review- Murder Death Koreatown (2020)- Ghouls on Film

The first found-footage horror film is widely considered to be Ruggero Deodato’s 1980 controversial gore-fest Cannibal Holocaust, which presents itself as the lost final footage of a group of doomed documentarians. The effects were considered so realistic that the director was accused of making a snuff film by Italian authorities and had produce his actorsContinue reading “Movie Review- Murder Death Koreatown (2020)- Ghouls on Film”

Movie Review- Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)- A Cut Above the Rest

Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and Leatherface- they are the modern day boogeyman, whose names have been cemented in popular culture as sentinels of fear. But some legends’ beginnings are more humble than others. This film, though seldom known outside select circles, is the smartest skewering of the horror film genre since Wes Craven’sContinue reading “Movie Review- Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)- A Cut Above the Rest”

Movie Review- Ghost Stories (2017)- A Phantasmagorical Mind Game

“The brain sees what it wants to see.” And with those defining words, begins Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s Ghost Stories (2017), adapted from their equally mind-bending 2010 stage play. Unlike most other ghost-related horror movies, which favour cheap jump scares over plot, this film interrogates the psychological mindset behind paranormal sightings and our ultimateContinue reading “Movie Review- Ghost Stories (2017)- A Phantasmagorical Mind Game”

Movie Review- Willy’s Wonderland (2021)- Blood, Sex and Circuits

The ‘uncanny valley’, a term coined by Professor Masahiro Mori in 1970, refers to the phenomenon of encountering an entity, usually artificially created, that straddles the boundaries of humanity, and the subsequent unease it induces. The colorful animatronic antagonists of Willy’s Wonderland (2021), directed by Kevin Lewis, are already horrifying by principle alone- and that’sContinue reading “Movie Review- Willy’s Wonderland (2021)- Blood, Sex and Circuits”