Reviews

Indie Horror-thon: Paranormal Activity (2007)

Few movies have polarized horror movie fans as much as Paranormal Activity. In addition to the found footage format, Paranormal Activity spawned numerous sequels...

Indie Horror-thon: The Devil’s Backbone (2001)

Set at a small, run-down orphanage towards the final days of the Spanish Civil War, The Devil's Backbone is a potent showcase of everything...

Indie Horror-thon: The Descent (2005)

The 2005 release of this nightmare-inducing gem marked one of the most finely-crafted horror movies of recent years. The Descent utilized strong performances and...

Indie Horror-thon: V/H/S (2012)

Structured as an anthology of found footage films strewn together by a mostly-unnecessary narrative, V/H/S (and its sequels) is a at times sloppy, but...

Indie Horror-thon: Sinister (2012)

With Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) directing, Jason Blum producing and Ethan Hawke in the lead role, Sinister seemed like a safe formula for...

Indie Horror-thon: The Evil Dead (1981)

In 1981, The Evil Dead gave audiences a taste of what has now become known and cherished as Sam Raimi's masterful blend of campy, dark...

Indie Horror-thon: The Innkeepers (2011)

Following a slew of horror movie remakes and sequels in 2011, a demand for original horror films had been on the rise. And writers and directors...

Indie Horror Marathon: Trollhunter (2011)

When critics say that few new installments in the jaded found-footage format are properly made or worthwhile, movies like Trollhunters are the ones they're...

Latest articles

Green Room (2015): The Festering Ultra-Violent Rage of ‘Angry White Males’ in Pre-Tr*mp America

It probably is not a coincidence that, in 2016, A24 released their horror-thriller masterpiece Green Room the same month that Republican presidential...

The Invitation (2015): The Spiritual Philosophy of Bereavement and the Cult of Social Civility

Tonight is the night our faith becomes real, reads the tagline for The Invitation, the psychological horror thriller that chronicles the dinner...

We Are Still Here (2015): The Supernatural Dread of Denial, Grief, and Rural Isolationism

There’s a reason why haunted-house films are such a welcomed mainstay in the horror genre. The house as a safe space and...

The Witch (2015): The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Puritan Moral Panic and Patriarchal Family Dynamics

The 2010s marked a notable resurgence of religious themes and imagery in horror film. Perhaps most faithful to theological folklore was 2015’s...