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Films 

The Not-So-Secret Vampirism of THE NEON DEMON

There has been a lot of conversation surrounding THE NEON DEMON, the latest (and characteristically polarizing) movie from director Nicolas Winding Refn. It’s gorgeous. It’s shallow. It’s haunting. It’s empty. Neither side is “right” – subjectivity is what makes movies work – but despite the frequent reading of THE NEON DEMON as arthouse horror, I’ve […]

Films 

Fame is a Bitch From Hell: A Horror Fan’s Perspective on NEON DEMON, STARRY EYES & MULHOLLAND DRIVE

[Note: Mild spoilers and NSFW images ahead] What film buffs term “Hollywood Noir” or “Hollywood Gothic” is certainly not a new genre in itself; the concept of Tinseltown as a soulless, ravenous beast devouring the hopes and dreams of the innocent — especially young women with visions of stardom — is prime material for gothic […]

Films TV 

ALIEN: COVENANT, PREACHER and Stephen King – This Week’s Horror News Rundown

It’s a really fun week for news so we’re just going to dive in quickly. On the latest Horror News Rundown you’re going to get a glimpse at ALIEN: COVENANT, go behind the scenes of PREACHER, delve into the history of THE X-FILES, and find out how you can help one of the creepiest filmmakers […]

Films 

Feast Your Eyes On The Trailer To Nicolas Winding Refn’s THE NEON DEMON

Just ahead of its upcoming Cannes Film Festival debut, a new trailer has just emerged for Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest flick, THE NEON DEMON. It defies explanation, just watch it below. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (DRIVE, ONLY GOD FORGIVES) and co-written by Mary Laws and Refn, THE NEON DEMON stars Elle Fanning, Jenna Malone, Keanu Reeves, […]

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FANTASTIC FEST 2015: WRAP-UP

For my final Fantastic Fest recap, I figured I’d fit the rest of the week’s standout films/events into one piece. Days 4-8 were filled with some off the wall films, intense parties and a vibe in the air that gave off a feeling that we were all there to have fun and treat everyone as […]

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FANTASTIC FEST 2015 RECAP: DAY TWO

With this year’s Fantastic Fest film festival well underway, and after having such a great opening night of programming and events, one would think that perhaps the second day might be a tad bit slower and a relaxing day of film and event programming. Well, day two of the long running Austin, TX staple of […]