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Friday, June 27 2014

You Can’t Know the Answer in ‘Enemy’

Director Denis Villeneuve's most successful film to date is a baffling mood piece, a puzzle designed with no solution.


Friday, June 20 2014

‘The Monkey’s Paw’ Is Not a Bad Little Film

This low-budget thriller manages a few creepy moments.


Monday, June 9 2014

Forget Boy Scout; Jack Ryan Is an Eagle Scout to the Extreme

In his latest incarnation, Jack Ryan is always the most observant, most competent, most morally upstanding guy in the room.


Monday, June 2 2014

Hooked on True Detective? Check Out Its Influence, Thomas Ligotti

Thomas Ligotti is an unapologetic, darkly-humored pessimist, and that may be what many have found most disturbing and fascinating about True Detective.


Thursday, May 22 2014

Michael Jackson: Xscape

Michael Jackson's Xscape is free of his dated style and is all the better for it.


Thursday, April 10 2014

Kenneth Calhoun’s ‘Black Moon’ Will Keep You Awake

At first glance, Black Moon might appear to be just another variation of the zombie theme, but it isn't: this novel is written for adults.


Tuesday, February 25 2014

‘Fallen Land’: A Provocative Descent from Ambition to Madness

Unorthodox literary tactics imbue Fallen Land with psychological drama, keen social commentary, and riveting suspense all at once.


Tuesday, October 1 2013

The 10 Most Intriguing Origin Stories in Horror

Every horrific fright fiend or salacious serial killer had to get their start somewhere. Here are our favorite origin stories for some of the greatest ghouls ever to grace a scary movie or TV series.


Friday, September 13 2013

Horror, the James Wan Way

The reason movies like Insidious, The Conjuring, and now Insidious: Chapter 2 function as effective frightmares is because Wan understands what gets under our skin.


Thursday, September 5 2013

Every Era Gets the Monster It Needs, and Ours Is the Era of the Zombie

The images of humans imprisoning themselves in The Walking Dead speak poignantly about a world in which walls seem like an answer to the threat of those masses of bodies on the other side.


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