On Carles Torrens’ Pet (2016)

by Kayann Mitchell  In Carles Torrens second time in the director’s chair he ditches the paranormal for the real life horrors of the psychological thriller in Pet. Written by Jeremy Slater who is currently scaring the shit out of me with his take on The Exorcist tv series. Seems like

On Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas (1990)

by Jennifer Valencia What can I say about Goodfellas (1990) that hasn’t already been said?  Why would I even tackle this film? I made myself a promise (I said I would watch all the AFI 100 Best Films and write about them), and I am going to see this through

On Bo Mikkelsen’s What We Become (2015)

by Kayann Mitchell With Bo Mikkelsen‘s feature film debut we take another journey into the Nordic Twilight,Scandinavia’s emerging genre movement. This time instead of werewolves here we parlay with the shambling undead. The film opens in the picturesque suburb of Sorgenfri where we meet Gustav (Benjamin Engell) and his family

On Bryan Bertino’s The Monster

by Kayann Mitchell With The Monster we have Bryan Bertino‘s third trip to the director’s chair after his debut The Strangers and his sophomore effort Mockingbird. And here he has brought us his first creature feature. As it opens we see a young Lizzy (Ella Ballentine) fending for herself till

Jenn’s Top 10 Scary Movies

by Jennifer Valencia Scary movies are not my area of expertise but I’ve always liked scary movies. When I say scary movies I mean more thrillers. I prefer them to horror films. I don’t like gore, I prefer to be scared off my couch or disturbed. I like thrillers that leave

On Peter Weir’s Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)

by Jacqueline Valencia  I’ve been sitting on this post for a while. I was so deeply impressed when I saw The Wicker Man  (which needs its own Freudian/Jungian analysis somewhere, especially for this scene: https://vimeo.com/87336570) that I had to watch all the folk horror that I could find. This isn’t an

On Jonas Alexander Arnby’s When Animals Dream (2014)

by Kayann Mitchell Part of an emerging Scandinavian genre scene known as Nordic Twilight (Let The Right One In, Troll Hunter, What We Become), When Animals Dream is Jonas Alexander Arnby‘s stunning and moody directorial debut. The film opens with Marie (Sonia Suhl) visiting the local doctor because of a

On David F. Sandberg’s Lights Out (2016)

by Kayann Mitchell With Lights Out  David F. Sandberg brings his creepy acclaimed 3 minute horror short (from 2013) to the big screen as his feature film debut. Could it be as creepy as the original? Opening in a clothing factory we meet Paul (Billy Burke) closing up shop for

On Fede Alvarez’ Don’t Breathe (2016)

by Kayann Mitchell I’ll say it here and now. I ADORED Fede Alvarez‘ Evil Dead remake. It was a blood soaked thrill ride that injected legitimate horror into the legacy of Sam Raimi‘s classic. So I was taken aback when the release of Don’t Breathe snuck up on me. I

On Yeon Sang-ho’s Train To Busan (2016)

by Kayann Mitchell South Korean zombie horror film Train To Busan made its debut at the 2016 Cannes midnight screenings. And was brought to the Toronto After Dark fest as a special screening as part of their zombie night festivities. Which is where I finally had the chance to partake

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