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‘Freaky’: an homage to the teen slasher genre

Danielle Kessler, A/E Editor // December 1, 2020

“Happy Death Day” (2017) director, Christopher Langdon brings a fresh take on a beloved teen horror genre with his newest film, “Freaky.” Structurally presenting something that breaks conventional...

Willem Dafoe (left) and Robert Pattinson (right) star as Thomas Wake and Ephrain Winslow, two lighthouse keepers stuck on an island for four weeks off the coast of New England, in

‘The Lighthouse’ is beautiful yet upsetting

Angel Ortega and Melissa Herrera // November 5, 2019

With its standout performances and unique approach to cinematic horror, “The Lighthouse” is one of the best horror films of the decade. "The Lighthouse" is the newest film from director Robert...

Bill Skarsgård plays as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, a cosmic evil entity that terrorizes and hunts the children of Derry, Maine.

‘IT: Chapter Two’ flawed, but entertaining

Angel Ortega // September 10, 2019

Though it may not have been as captivating as the first film, “IT: Chapter Two” brings a lot to the table, both in visual aesthetics and in narrative. The film begins 27 years after the events...

Lupita Nyong'o stars as Adelaide Wilson, a mother who's family is terrorized by their evil doppelgangers. 
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Jordan Peele delivers another instant-classic horror film

Angel Ortega // March 24, 2019

Although it’s not a perfect horror film, Jordan Peele's “Us” is an outstanding film layered with social commentary and symbolism. Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) and her husband,...

I'm sure he's just there to trim the hedges or something. Image from imdb.

‘Halloween’ is back but not better than ever

Ulises Duenas // October 23, 2018

Why did they have to call this movie "Halloween?" Put some subtitle after it so people don't get confused. For the purpose of this review I'll refer to the new "Halloween" as "THIS" and the original as...

John Krasinski and Noah Jupe star as Lee and Marcus Abbott in

‘A Quiet Place’ is a decent thriller, but still falls short from being ‘great’

Angel Ortega // April 22, 2018

“A Quiet Place” had the potential to become a great horror film, but its flaws and shortcomings leave something to be desired. Though “A Quiet Place” is far from perfect, John Krasinski...

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