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Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Watch the Creepy Original Short That Inspired EXCISION

In our previous article on underrated horror films from the current decade, one of the most perplexing, disturbing, humorous and heartbreaking titles to make the cut (no pun intended) is Richard Bates, Jr.’s feature debut EXCISION — which also quite rightly made several horror sites’ Top 10 lists during its release year of 2012. Though […]

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10 Underrated Horror Movies of the 2010s (So Far)

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: We’re living in a new Golden Age of horror. Our beloved genre is riding a creative and critical wave unseen since the slasher movie heydays of the 1980s. Propelled by advancements in filmmaking technologies, alternatives to standard distribution methods, and the rise of crowdfunding as a […]

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The Suburban Nightmares of Todd Solondz

Todd Solondz is largely considered an infamous and controversial filmmaker. During his career, the writer-director has enjoyed pulling back the twitching curtain on the quintessential suburban facade, revealing a gallery of the grotesque hidden behind the pristine picket fences, innocuous bake sales, pleasant PTA meetings and seemingly well-adjusted American families. The director has delved into […]

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Puberty, Possession And The Phobia Of Female Bodies

Puberty is a terrifying time for everyone, but puberty for girls is like something out of a Cronenbergian nightmare. In what feels like an instant – our bodies begin to mutate into unfamiliar forms we can’t control, chemicals rushing through our veins begin to send signals to places we never thought to explore, and we […]

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We Chat With NINA FOREVER Directors The Blaine Brothers

Picture this: You’re finally getting over the tragic death of your girlfriend, moving on with your life and dating a wonderful young woman who thinks you’re fabulous. The time has come to seal the deal, but as the clothes come off and the coitus commences, you’re interrupted by the bloody and broken corpse of your […]