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‘The People Under the Stairs’ Is Craven’s Most Original, Deranged, and Off the Wall Film

The People Under the Stairs falls into a category all its own, moving deftly from horror to comedy to social allegory, all wrapped in a wonderfully lunatic package.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1, Episode 6 - “The Good Man”

Fear the Walking Dead’s first season finale finally proves we haven't been waiting in vain.

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The New ‘Poltergeist’ Is Stylish and Only Slightly Stupid

“Isn’t it like, you know, very uncool to move all those bodies and…” “Well, it’s not like it was an ancient tribal burial

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‘The Sender’ Delivers Psychic Horror

The Sender is a phantasmagorical film of deadly, surreal dreams delivered with subtlety and nuance.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season One, Episode Five - “Cobalt”

Is the new character Strand a sign Fear the Walking Dead has a new direction, or only that it’s still searching for one?

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‘The Sentinel’: Of Pre-Internet Feline Birthday Parties and Masturbating Specters

In 1977 film critics couldn't write, "LOL, wut?" and pass it off as a legitimate review. (Because no Internet!) And we can't, either -- but that doesn't mean we won't try.

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Metal and Mayhem: Presenting ‘Deathgasm’

Jason Lei Howden's delightfully macabre Deathgasm does an excellent job at reviving the corpse of splatter-comedy.

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Eli Roth’s ‘Green Inferno’ Can’t Compare to ‘Cannibal Holocaust’

By mocking his characters instead of having his audience invested in them, the director turns his terror into something trying.

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“Such a Perfect Day”: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ - Episode Four

Could Fear the Walking Dead become the commentary for a post-Ferguson world that Battlestar Galactica was for a post-9/11 world?

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Double Double, Toil and Trouble: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Episode 3

In episode three, the show continues to build up narrative parallels and cross-overs with both real-life conflict and The Walking Dead, but is this enough to keep our interest?

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‘Goodnight Mommy’ Messes With Our Minds Using Nightmares, Twins—and a Single Mom

Austria's 2016 entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, directed by Severin Fialo and Veronika Franz, makes effective use of a Scary Children plotline.

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M. Night Shyamalan Returns to Pennsylvania for ‘The Visit’

Grandpa and Grandma's nuttiness is captured on camera by their ambitious -- and terrified -- grandchildren in Shyamalan's latest.

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‘Monster Mash’ Is a Veritable Catalogue of the Damned

Nearly every consumer good sold in America from 1957-1972 had some kind of monster on it at some point.

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“This Is My Design”: How Hannibal Turned Into a Modern Television Classic

"Hannibal's not God. He wouldn't have any fun being God. Defying God, that's his idea of a good time." With Hannibal taking its final bow, a bloody good time was had by all.

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‘Eyes Without a Face’ Is Full of Fairy Tale Aesthetics

In Eyes Without a Face, French director Georges Franju lifts a fairly standard horror film narrative into the realms of poetic fable.

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The Ghosts of Lucio Fulci and H.P. Lovecraft Haunt ‘We Are Still Here’

We Are Still Here mixes modern horror aesthetics and '80s shlock sensibility.

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It’s the Special Features That Shine in ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000: Vol. XXXIII’

The featurettes here are extremely respectful and well-made, detailing the oft-forgotten studio systems in place that made cheap B-movies thrive in the '50s and '60s.

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Some Memories Just Won’t Be Released in ‘Unfriended’

Unfriended successfully updates horror movie conventions for a social media savvy audience.

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‘The Crimson Cult’ with Demented Dreams

When Boris Met Christopher, and Barbara Got Green.

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Franco Shadows Franco in These Two Strange Films

The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus and The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein illustrate what bad things can happen when you have too much time on your hands.

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Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

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"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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