Virus:32

“Today is not a day to be scared of madness.”                                                          -Luis Virus-32, an exciting, new entry to the crowded field of zombie movies, has arrived from South America and is currently streaming on Shudder. In this Uruguayan movie, the zombies become catatonic for 32 seconds after a killing, allowing the survivors a brief window to

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Luchador Films

Everything goes in the world of luchador films! Luchador film is a popular genre based on the characters of Mexico’s thriving professional wrestling circuit. Lucha libre (named after the wrestling style used by the wrestlers) films were prevalent from the late 1950s to the 1970s. While these films, with their masked, barrel-chested heroes and lithe

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In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast find themselves fighting for their lives. (SOURCE) The opening shot of writer/director Ti West’s first feature film in six years, X (2022), artfully establishes both the

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Cherry Falls

1996’s Scream was a game-changer for the slasher genre. By playing with well-established conventions, the movie directly engaged the audience in a conversation about what they were watching and toyed with their expectations. This self-aware approach rejuvenated the slasher for critics and public alike, summoning a tidal wave of copycat films. This meta approach became

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Violation (2020)

On the surface, co-writers and directors Madeline Fewer-Sims and Dusty Mancinelli’s 2020 thriller Violation is a story of obsession, jealousy, and reconciliation. It is also a genre defying movie that inverts common tropes to take audiences out of their comfort zones and deep into abject territory. To present this deeply disturbing and ambiguous tale told

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Ad Lib

Why people remain in situations of domestic abuse can be difficult for outsiders to understand. That is because there are unseen, powerful forces that keep victims in dangerous, toxic relationships. Abusers are manipulative and controlling, experts at exploiting their partners’ insecurities to entrap them in an unhealthy relationship. Writer-director Joseph Catté’s short, Ad Lib, illustrates

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Sugar Hill Cover Photo

One purpose of the arts is to help society’s members make sense of the world they live in by holding up a mirror that exposes problematic areas. Two such areas concerning inequality between the races and inequality between genders came to the forefront of the American public’s attention in the 1970s. During the 1950s and

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