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The Blair Witch Project‘s Indelible Mark on Folk Horror

Here’s your motivation: You’re lost! You’re angry, wandering through a hellscape of slasher flicks and torture porn and random demons that show up for no reason. Everything seems derivative and repetitive. You’re on a circular path you can’t deviate from. Hungry for originality, hunted by fat, greedy studios who have manipulated you for eons, you…

Gender Bashing: What it Means to Be a Man in DOG SOLDIERS

Dog Soldiers is feminist. Hear me out. In his 2002 horror film, writer-director Neil Marshall (who is currently helming the Hellboy reboot) has men dealing with their identities in the most masculine of realms, the primitive woods. Over the course of the movie’s 105-minute runtime, a ho-hum military exercise turns into a balls-to-the-wall fight wherein…

‘Attack the Block’, A Brief Excavation

Long is the list of science-fiction mediated texts that deals with social issues, especially race. Vic Morrow’s character was forced to confront his bigotry in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) and the shift of social power that was the authority of Black folks as their integrity and compassion was tested for the mercy of whites…

Three More Join Serial Killer Thriller ‘The Silencing,’ Including “Wynonna Earp” Star Melanie Scrofano

Annabelle Wallis (The Mummy) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”) have been set to star in director Robin Pront’s The Silencing, alongside Hero Fiennes-Tiffin. Via Deadline, we’ve learned that “Wynonna Earp” star Melanie Scrofano is also on board, along with Zahn McClarnon (Westworld) and Shaun Smyth (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland). horrorhorror filmshorror moviesthe…