The Projection of ‘Men’ May Lead to the Projecting of Men

I don’t doubt that when Alex Garland began work on his latest project, Men, that he suspected it would release at such a relevant time. Civil unrest is at an all-time high for a number of reasons — one of which involves a large percentage of the population daring to ask for basic rights over themselves — really any time since the founding of this great nation could be considered a relevant time. But it’s true, Men was already shaping up to be quite the controversial movie before the general audience got a chance to see it.

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‘Resident Evil’ Trailer Breakdown, Analysis, and Easter Eggs

The first trailer for Netflix’s new Resident Evil trailer released this morning. Although it did give us our first glimpse at the story, characters, and settings of this new take on the canon, it didn’t reveal much else. At least, not directly. Like the games that inspired it, Resident Evil hid quite a few details in the background of its teaser. Details that could lead to the mystery behind this new iteration’s virus outbreak. And wouldn’t ya know it, the Umbrella Corporation is most definitely involved.

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The First Trailer for Netflix’s Live Action ‘Resident Evil’ is Here

The world of Resident Evil has grown exponentially, hasn’t it? The games have gone from zombies to mutated tentacle monsters to immortal sludge monsters masquerading as a serial killer family. The most recent entry in the main game line introduced actual werewolves and vampire queens into the mix!

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New Trailer for ‘The Black Phone’ Dials Up the Scares

Today, Universal released the latest trailer for Scott Derrickson’s latest horror thriller, The Black Phone. The new film features a shockingly unsettling performance from Ethan Hawke as “the year of villain Hawke” continues (witness his terrific performance as Arthur Harrow in Moon Knight for more)! Click here for more.

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‘The Midnight Swim’ Dives Deep into Grief and Depression

The journey through grief, loss, and depression can often be a solitary one. A moment in time where a world full of the diversity of life, people, animals, and color, is swept to the sea and you are left with an isolating void of muted memories and half remembered thoughts. The Midnight Swim — a 2015 film recently made available on home video and streaming — written and directed by Sarah Adina Smith, dives deep into the nuance of these feelings through poetic and graceful filmmaking.

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The Middle Geeks Episode 35: ‘Archive 81’ Review

We discuss Netflix’s new horror series Archive 81, which headlines two SWANA stars with Mamoudou Athie and Dina Shihabi! What did we enjoy about this creepy series? Would it have been better if Mamoudou and Dina’s characters were SWANA coded? What do we want from a Season 2?

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‘Nope’ Trailer Teases Jordan Peele’s Latest Scares from Above the Clouds

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for Jordan Peele’s Nope. Peele promises to bring a new kind of pop nightmare to the expansive horror genre for his third directorial effort. Though the trailer doesn’t reveal too much about the plot, we can only assume that the kite string attached to the dark cloud that hovers above the dusty California gulch means doom for all those underneath it.

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Watch the New Trailer for Universal Pictures’ ‘Firestarter’

The trailer for a new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic thriller Firestarter has been released! The cast includes Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Sydney Lemmon, Kurtwood Smith, John Beasley, Michael Greyeyes, and Gloria Reuben. The film, which is directed by Keith Thomas and comes from the producers of The Invisible Man, will premiere in theaters and be available to stream on Peacock starting May 13.

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NOC Review: ‘Scream’ is a Worthy Return to Woodsboro

Radio Silence (Ready or Not) delivers an earnest homage to Wes Craven with Scream while reinventing its meta core for a new generation. The story from writers James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick reconnects the past with the present seamlessly, creating real reasons for the legacy cast members to return to shepherd a new core group of friends living a requel of the Woodsboro tragedy. Yes, a requel (reboot+sequel) which the film pokes fun at itself with true to the franchise’s signature smarts and proving that it’s smarter than ever. 

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Prepare Yourself For ‘Repossession’

For all you horror lovers out there, there is a fantastic horror film created by Asians and starring Asians that is worthy of your attention and that’s Ming Siu Goh and Scott C. Hillyard’s horror thriller Repossession. Before I go more into it, the film is now available across digital platforms, courtesy of Gravitas Ventures.

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‘The Advent Calendar’ Proves to be Fun Holiday Horror

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. It’s a moment to reflect on one’s life for the past 12 months with the family and friends you cherish, and celebrate another year together. Patrick Ridremont’s new film, The Advent Calendar, however, delivers a deliciously macabre statement that rejects the Yuletide sentiments for horror and gore sensibilities wrapped lovingly in beautiful cinematography and terrible people. This French film gifts the audience with an Advent calendar of terror, each scene opening up to reveal heightening anxious dread, that will leave horror fans happy this holiday season.

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Spending ‘Last Night in Soho’ with Edgar Wright and Krysty Wilson-Cairns

If you have not seen Edgar Wright and Krysty Wilson-Cairns’ Last Night in Soho yet, don’t sleep on it! It is a profound, and beautifully constructed indictment of toxic masculinity that features fantastic performances, and stunning imagery and music. Recently, we were given the opportunity to attend a roundtable with the duo behind the film, along with other members of the press as well.

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A Talk With ‘Midnight Mass’ Star Crystal Balint, Crockett Island’s First Lady

Mysterious new pastors, a series of disappearances, apocalyptic signs of biblical scale; what’s a loving mother, and wife of a cursed town’s mayor supposed to do? I sat down with Crystal Balint in the virtual sense to find the answer.

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‘Madres’ Star Ariana Guerra on How Film Can Tell Stories to Inspire Change

Madres is a bit of an enigma as a film. Billed as a horror movie about a Mexican American couple in 1970 who move to California for better opportunities as the due date for their first born approaches, the film takes inspiration from a very real historical tragedy. In the years post WWII, California farm workers were subjected to hazardous working conditions which poisoned them with the deadly pesticides that were being sprayed over the crops. Madres aims to bring awareness to a forgotten disaster and Ariana Guerra wanted to make sure she was apart of this important story when she accepted the role of the film’s protagonist, Diana. 

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‘The Manor’ Director Axelle Carolyn Wants to Know Why Everyone is So Afraid to Grow Old

Axelle Carolyn has been a lover of the horror genre from the beginning of her career. Ever since her jump from sitting in front of the screen to being behind the camera as a director, Carolyn has honed her craft to tell human stories through the genre that scares us most. For her new movie, The Manor, premiering on Amazon Prime Video as a part of “Welcome to the Blumhouse,” we were able to sit down and talk with Carolyn about life, death, and the fear of growing old.

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Gigi Saul Guerrero on Campy Horror and Respecting Your Elders in ‘Bingo Hell’

In Bingo Hell, co-writer and director Gigi Saul Guerrero creates a world of horror that harkens to the campiness of early ’80s schlock with a tale that feels as old as time itself. But it’s also a labor of love and reverence for the people in our lives that came before but are often never the protagonist of our stories — our elders. 

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‘Ouija Japan’ Summons Greatness but is Cursed with Being Decent

Something that has always fascinated me in horror movies is that through the sheer bombastic embrace of all things repulsive in society, it can often be the best mirror image society has of itself. Whether it be through nightmare dream logic, campy visual stylization, or an over abundance of gore, when you strip the horror genre to its core there is a meaning behind the madness.

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Natalie Malaika and Keenan Tracey of SYFY’s ‘Day of the Dead’

On October 15, SYFY will be resurrecting the spirit of George A. Romero! Day of the Dead, the new series, inspired by the classic third part of the Night of the Living Dead trilogy, will be invading your living rooms as part of SYFY Halloween! And if Romero were alive today, I can honestly say he’d be absolutely proud!

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The Haunting History of Vampires and Blackness is Captured in ‘Black as Night’

In the film Black as Night, screenwriter Sherman Payne pens a haunting and alluring tale of vampires and their victims through a lens not much often looked through. Crafting a story that centers Shawna, a 15-year-old African American woman, as she battles vampires in a modern day New Orleans against a backdrop of not only the history of Hurricane Katrina but also the generational and systemic trauma of being Black in America. 

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Sydney Park Discusses Her New Film, ‘There’s Someone Inside Your House’

Sydney Park stars as Makani Young in Netflix’s There’s Someone Inside Your House. The new horror film is based on Stephanie Perkins’ New York Times best-selling novel of the same name. There’s Someone Inside Your House began streaming on October 6, so this interview will contain spoilers for the film.

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