Knocking FIlm Review

From Cannes Palme D’or Winner Frida Kempf, Knocking marks the Swedish Filmmaker’s first foray into horror. Posing a dark tale of madness, the film captures the unease found in the fear of undiscernible noises seeping into our conscience – bumps in the night or strained speech that permeates the walls of busy apartments everywhere. A

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Bleed With Me Film Review

The breakdown of friendships into the realm of horror has always been a theme fascinating me; the amount of paranoia needed to turn an object of comfort into terror being a difficult feat. However, films such as Let’s Scare Jessica to Death and Always Shine have shown that this subject is ripe for horror while appealing

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Till Death is the adaptation of a screenplay written by Jason Carvey and is also the directorial debut for S.K. Dale. Megan Fox plays the role of Emma, a young woman trapped in a loveless marriage to an insane, narcissistic lawyer, Mark (Eoin Macken), in this American horror thriller. In addition to her toxic marriage,

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Imaginary Friend Book Review

I have been working through a full reading of Stephen King’s works for the past year, and took a pause to check out this hidden gem. Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chobsky was a suggested read from Audible based on my listening trends. The title and spooky cover immediately grabbed my attention! Afterwards, I was unexpectedly

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Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is most definitely a landmark of horror history. I’ve personally seen it several times and it’s still effectively atmospheric. However, Stephen King’s book, the source material of Kubrick’s film, has been sitting in my shelf, unread until now. WHAT IS IT? Written by Stephen King, The Shining is about a family

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Cure 1997

 In this short article, I want to write something about Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Cure (1997). Yet, I do not want to present a common review, but I want to offer a somewhat more poetic piece on the rather scandalous truth of Kiyoshi’s mystery-horror masterpiece. Cure follows detective Kenichi Takabe (Koji Yakusho) as he is tasked to

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I am always on the look out for more extreme and challenging horror manga as a fan of work that pushes those boundaries of what is acceptable as entertainment. That said, there is a fine line between shock with substance and pitiful attempts to be edgy in a way to draw anyone in. As a

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MONSTER is the magnum opus of mangaka Naoki Urasawa and a Cold War psychological thriller – it is a seinenmanga manga also adapted into an anime following the whole story exactly. It follows a Japanese neurosurgeon, Dr. Kenzo Tenma, who has residence in Germany to work at Eisler Memorial. Engaged to his boss’ daughter and

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Stoker is one of my favorite films. I’ve watched it over ten times, and insisted that nearly everyone close to me watch it. Immediately upon finishing my first viewing of a library copy, I went online to purchase my own. Directed by Park Chan-wook in his English language debut, Stoker features prolific Hollywood actors such

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I will be exploring the psychological horror of Neon Genesis Evangelion and the trauma that is aptly exhibited in the series. It is an impressive show that doesn’t minimise the impact of being involved with such extreme scenarios; the damage to any ordinary life at school, the disconnect from friends and the trauma overriding any

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