Indie Horror-thon

Indie Horror-thon: The House of the Devil (2009)

Ah, the 1980s-- what a time to be a fan of horror movies-- the grainy cinematography, the sudden camera zooms, the exploitation of occult...

Indie Horror-thon: I Saw The Devil (2010)

The distinction between good and evil blur in the 2010 South Korean psychological horror thriller I Saw the Devil, which follows National Intelligence Service agent Soo-hyun on an...

Indie Horror-thon: We Are What We Are (2013)

English-language remakes of foreign films rarely bring a fresh perspective to their source material-- especially when they're released just three years after the original....

Indie Horror-thon: Funny Games (2007)

Sadism is the name of the titular "game" in Michael Haneke's Funny Games, a shot-for-shot remake of an Austrian film of the same name,...

Indie Horror-thon: The Orphanage (2007)

If ever there were a film that all horror films should strive to live up to, it's the Spanish masterpiece The Orphanage, which premiered at the...

Indie Horror-thon: The Sacrament (2013)

It's difficult to review one of Ti West's films without seeming hyperbolic in my praise for the young filmmaker, who over the years has...

Indie Horror-thon: The Bay (2012)

If Steven Spielberg's Jaws didn't scare you out of the water, The Bay should do the trick. In the opening sequence, the film explains the footage...

Indie Horror-thon: Bad Milo! (2013)

Embrace your inner demon, reads the tagline of last year's Bad Milo, which takes a more literal interpretation of the expression. The film's co-writers Benjamin...

Indie Horror-thon: Oculus (2013)

A haunted antique mirror is killing people. On the surface, Oculus looks like a horror movie cliche stretched into a feature film. Fortunately though,...

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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...