Articles tagged horror

‘The Neon Demon’ May Shock, But It Won’t Challenge

Gorgeous and grotesque, The Neon Demon's metaphors of predation may be campy or self-serious, critiques of clichés or just clichés.

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‘The Shallows’ Takes Anthropomorphising Deeper

The camera hovers over the ocean's surface or dips below, forcing you, too, to scan apprehensively through the blue-green waters for this relentless stalker.

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BrainDead: Season 1, Episode 2, “Playing Politics…”

The ants keep coming, the heads keep exploding, and episode two begins the process of a series getting into its groove.

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BrainDead, Season 1, Episode 1, “The Insanity Principle ...”

The Kings don't quite hit it out of the park with their first post-The Good Wife effort, but the pilot makes the series worth coming back to.

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‘Crimson’ Tests Even Those Most Committed to Eurotrash Film

The best thing about the Crimson DVD is the commentary by historian Richard Harland Smith.

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‘The Conjuring 2’ Speculates on How We Believe or Don’t Believe

This movie is what you expect. You don’t have to believe any of it.

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Outcast: Season 1, Episode 1 - “A Darkness Surrounds Him”

Cinemax's new series from Robert Kirkman doubles down on the demonic possessions but does little else.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 23 - “Alpha and Omega”

There were some sparks of life in the season finale, but did anything really happen?

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 7 - “Shiva”

It turns out refuge is not all it's cracked up to be; a massive explosion sends our band of survivors on their own ways.

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Hitchcock’s ‘Suspicion’, ‘I Confess’ and ‘The Wrong Man’ Return in Blu-ray

These three films on DVD from Warner Archives showcase different facets of Alfred Hitchcock's brilliance.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 6 - “Sicut Cervus”

The survivors at last reach a place of relative safety in Mexico; how safe remains an open question.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 22 - “We Happy Few”

The show serves up an Avengers-esque character round-up, but the plot is powerless.

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In ‘Duskers’, Knowledge Is the Most Important Resource of All

There are no good choices in Duskers, as the game constantly forces you to work with limited resources and, more importantly, with limited knowledge.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 2 - “We All Fall Down”

The Clark-Manawas visit a family on shore and face many of their own darkest fears.

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19 May 2016 // 2:30 AM

‘The Walking Dead’: Negan as Sadomasochistic Fantasy

Hot dad and sadistic villain -- why casting Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan works so well.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 21 - “All in the Family”

As the season 11 finale looms, Supernatural seems to be subtextually analyzing its relationship with its fans.

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Independent Film Festival Boston 2016: ‘The Blackcoat’s Daughter’

Taut, brutal, and atmospheric, The Blackcoat's Daughter is a bold but slightly derivative effort from debut director Osgood Perkins.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 20 - “Don’t Call Me Shurley”

"Don't Call Me Shurley" offers significant plot developments coupled with a huge reveal, so why wasn't it a better episode?

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Independent Film Festival Boston 2016: ‘Under the Shadow’

Set in war-torn Iran, Under the Shadow executes satisfying scares against the backdrop of an intelligent social drama.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 19 - “The Chitters”

Another stand-alone episode, but there's still plenty to discuss in the Supernatural world.

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Intimacy with the Devil: Horror and 'the static speaks my name'

// Moving Pixels

"the static speaks my name creates an uncomfortable intimacy between the player and the protagonist.

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