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John Krasinski Tries Out Horror with ‘A Quiet Place’

John Krasinski Tries Out Horror with ‘A Quiet Place’

By Zuleyma Sanchez, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

After tackling comedy, action, and independent films, John Krasinski is shedding new light on his creative ability and the importance of genre films.

‘Hereditary’ Scares On Two Levels at SXSW

‘Hereditary’ Scares On Two Levels at SXSW

By Natalie Whalen, Film Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

A24's newest horror film “Hereditary” ditches jump scares for deeper, psychological anxieties that work together to recreate what nightmares are made of.

‘Leatherface’ Leaves Audience Dumbstruck, Not Horrified

‘Leatherface’ Leaves Audience Dumbstruck, Not Horrified

By Woojung Kim, Contributing Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

"Leatherface" marks the eighth sequel of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."

Tribeca 2017: ‘Psychopaths’ Doesn’t Craze Any New Ideas

Tribeca 2017: ‘Psychopaths’ Doesn’t Craze Any New Ideas

By Matthew Holman, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

Playing at the Tribeca Film Festival, "Psychopaths" tells a horror story steeped in the genre's history, yet ultimately fails thanks to an utter lack of subtlety.

‘Life’ Makes for Lifeless Horror

‘Life’ Makes for Lifeless Horror

By Sydney Rappis, Staff Writer

March 27, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

It's easy to get excited about the latest alien-horror film, especially when it features Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal, but don't get too invested — it's nothing you haven't seen before.

‘Raw’ Gnaws Through Expectations of Female Sexuality

‘Raw’ Gnaws Through Expectations of Female Sexuality

By Sydney Rappis, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Finally, a movie about cannibalism and freshmen hazing that is about neither of those things — "Raw" brings female desire to the forefront of the conversation in the most exaggerated way possible, so even the most reticent will catch the hints.

Dinner Date Horrors

Dinner Date Horrors

By Drew Lederman, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2017


Filed under Dining, Features, Top Stories

The worst dinner dates can become the best inside jokes and conversation pieces. Here's a list of dinner date horrors that will have you cracking a smile.

Drew Barrymore and Cast Carry Netflix Original

Drew Barrymore and Cast Carry Netflix Original

By Julian Wright, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Netflix's new series has the makings for a great appetizer, but perhaps not enough meat to be a main course.

Alum’s Film Induces Anxiety From Start to Finish

Alum’s Film Induces Anxiety From Start to Finish

By Thomas Price, Deputy Opinion Editor

December 1, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

"The Eyes of My Mother" is what horror movie fans have been waiting for — a breath of fresh fear in a tepid genre lost to jump-scares.

Scary Movies Too Boring? Try A Horror Game Instead

Scary Movies Too Boring? Try A Horror Game Instead

By Jack Campbell, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

There are already a vast number of underappreciated horror games that are potentially more fun and scary to experience than horror films, so just give them a chance.

Anthology Archives Celebrates Halloween in the Age of Technology

Anthology Archives Celebrates Halloween in the Age of Technology

By Thomas Price, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

Topical both for the Halloween season and the concerns emerging over media's role in our daily lives, the latest Film Anthology Archives brings out media-centered horror films for its "The Medium is the Massacre" series.

Anthology to Showcase Master of Gore Lucio Fulci

Anthology to Showcase Master of Gore Lucio Fulci

By Zuzia Czemier-Wolonciej, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

Just in time for Halloween, the Film Anthology Archives are hosting a retrospective on Lucio Fulci's — aka the master of Gore — films.

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