When a colleague forwarded me the trailer for Night’s End with the note “I think this is up your alley,” he couldn’t have been more right…. by the trailer at least. As someone who suffers from insomnia, a hybrid insomnia spiral and ghost story has a lot of appeal. The framing of the trailer poses the

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Broadcast Signal INtrusion

There are very few horror movies that linger in the brain well after viewing, like fine wine on the tongue, dragging your thoughts back over and over to replay it with perplexing clarity. My favorite type of horror movies of this nature are the ones that either require acute focus to unravel “what is happening,”

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As a young girl who grew up stuffing my barbies into a toy replica of the monster truck Big Foot, Monster Man screamed out to me. What’s not to love about a couple of dudes getting chased down the highway by a giant monster truck with a coffin-shaped cab that feels straight out of Mad Max? After

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Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched (2021) cover

Explore the rural roots, occult creeds and cultural lore that continue to shape international cinema. The folk horror genre is as diverse as the countries, cultures, and eras in which is is or has been created, and continues to evolve today. However, there are key fundamentals of folk horror that translate no matter where or

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Poison Flowers & Pandemonium Cover

As comic fans know, Fantagraphics has always been the go-to for something delightfully different, and Poison Flowers & Pandemonium is no different. This behemoth of a comic tome, ringing in at over 300 pages, compiles four new stories ranging in style and subject matter by the late and great Richard Sala. However, all of four

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The first comic, titled The Last Night of Carnival, of this five part series shows Dracula chasing down a smiling buxom maiden only to be confronted by… a Superman knock-off. Dracula finds himself out-matched and left literally fangless, thus beginning a series of stories exploring an aging monster in an increasingly dangerous world. The series

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I had the great fortune of viewing the documentary Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist (2021) at this years’ Nightstream horror film festival. As a longtime fan of his work it turned out to be an emotional journey that affirmed of my love of animation and felt like a visit with some of my favorite creators. The surprising

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vStanleyville film review

Stanleyville has a simple premise: five contestants compete in a contest to win a brand new habanero-orange compact SUV. Maria joins hoping for a chance at transcendence, but the other four really really want that car. How those players choose to interpret the games is where it all jumps off the rails in this wild

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 A lonely and awkward teen joins a viral internet fad called The World’s Fair Challenge, said to potentially change you mentally and physically. After taking the challenge she begins to post videos of what she is experiencing, catching the attention of a mysterious figure on the internet.  We’re All Going to the World’s Fair is

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Landlocked 2021 film review

LandLocked kicks off with a video recording of a father telling his son that one week after he passes the house will be torn down and everything thrown out. He warns that if there is anything worth keeping it better be out by then. When Mason heeds the call and comes home he finds an

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