Set amidst the beautifully desolate scenery of the Joshua Tree desert, Head Count is a suspenseful slow burn that delves into folklore and urban legends through a threatening presence that hints toward the uncanny valley. Elle Callahan is able to create a meticulous feeling of impending dread in her debut full-length feature film, which

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Usually the domain of fantasy, fairy folklore becomes pretty dark when you dig down into the pre-Disney origins, especially when we consider Grimm fairytale literature as an early inspiration to such a cinema scene; some horror movies will run with that macabre genesis! Here are 5 films you can watch that embrace the nasty side

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The Ritual Analysis

Until c.1080 CE, the Temple of Uppsala stood tall and proud outside Gamla Uppsala, Sweden. The temple served as a place of worship and community dedicated to pagan deities such as Thor, Odin, and Freyr. By the eleventh century, however, religious civil war had pitted Christians against pagans with Christianity emerging as the victor. Christian

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Mandrake film review

“Probation officer Cathy Madden is given the task of rehabilitating notorious killer ‘Bloody’ Mary Laidlaw back into society after she was imprisoned 20 years earlier for butchering her husband with an axe. Cathy has always believed that every client deserves a shot at redemption, but her beliefs are firmly tested when two children disappear near

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We all love a good horror anthology, don’t we? From Creepshow (1982), Trick ‘r Treat (2007), The ABCs of Death (2012) to V/H/S (2012), horror anthologies have been a favorite in the horror genre, thanks to their multiple stories and enduring entertainment value. And aside from these examples, the Philippines turns out to be the home

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Thirty Souls Featured Image

Co-Author Lisa Lebel Diana Toucedo’s Thirty Souls casts a gaze on an isolated, slowly dissolving community in Galicia where “life doesn’t end, but rather becomes something else.” This is due in part to possible supernatural forces at work and also because the dead really seem to share the same space as the living – memory

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Sitting at the southeastern corner of Asia lies the Philippines, which like any other Asian countries such as Japan or Thailand, has its own fair share of cinematic horrors. Filipino or “Pinoy” horror is mostly rooted in local folklore and religion, a result of the country’s beliefs and culture before and after it has been invaded

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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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She Will Film Review

Veteran actress Veronica (Alice Krige) has just undergone a double mastectomy and has decided to go to a secluded retreat with her nurse in order to heal both physically and mentally from her recent trauma. Upon her arrival, she is met with the unwelcome surprise that her getaway is being shared by a group of

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Candyman Film Review 2021

Director Nia DaCosta’s kind of mostly sequel to the 1992 original revives the Candyman. Say his name five times in the mirror if you dare, as Cabrini Green has dark secrets which are dangerous to uncover. This is an incredibly slick production, which shouldn’t be a surprise from Monkey Paw Studios. There’s some incredible cinematography

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