The Long Walk movie poster showing a young boy running across a dirt road

Combining elements of half a dozen genres, The Long Walk is a surprisingly cohesive supernatural time travel drama from Laos, the most recent Southeast Asian country to break onto the horror scene. Laos’ first and only female film director, and the country’s first horror film director at all, the award-winning Mattie Do’s third film with

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Poster for The Legend of La Llorona showing a ghostly figure walking across a misty hill with a house in the background

Trigger warnings for child loss, miscarriage, infanticide and drowning The Legend of La Llorona is a horror story about a woman haunted – not by a ghost, but by her insufferable idiot of a husband. Okay fine, it’s about the trauma of losing a child, as you’d expect given the source material. But he’s also

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Store employees gather together with weapons to fight off zombie shoppers in Black Friday

In the anti-consumerist horror comedy Black Friday, a ragtag group of toy store employees try to fight off an infectious horde of customers during the worst day of the year to work in retail. Oh, and Bruce Campbell is their boss. Our story takes place in the We Love Toys megastore, where employees are working

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A long-haired man in linen feeds a sacrament to a kneeling young man

Warning to those with mycophobia – this is not the film for you. Gaia is a South African ecological horror film, full of mushroom monsters, skin-crawling body horror and raving sermons about the demise of mankind. Switching seamlessly between English and Afrikaans, this is no humorous splatterfest but a dark, sumptuous dive into the horrors

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Censor Movie 2021

Censor is an innovative psychological horror based in the UK in the 80s, with a story that both discusses and becomes the worst of video nasties – a melding of violent horror and reality to the point where it becomes impossible to tell the difference. Warning: spoilers ahead in this deep dive analysis! Enid is

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Lovesickness review Junji Ito

Junji Ito’s at it again with the suicide-filled creepfest that is the Lovesickness collection, and like all of his work, it is worthy of a manga review. Taking its name from the story told in the first half of the book (printed elsewhere as The Boy At The Crossroads and The Lovesick Dead), the first

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