‘The Menu’ Director and Stars Dish All About This Delectable Delight

Searchlight Pictures’ The Menu is getting served up to theaters this week. And we can’t wait for audiences to witness this delightfully devious horror comedy satire. To commemorate its release, The Nerds of Color was invited to attend the press conference for the film, alongside its stars and director. Click here to see what they had to say about the film.

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NOC Review: ‘The Menu’ is a Delightfully Devilish Delicacy

Elitism is a disease for which there is no cure. Despite the need for people to work towards the collective good of supporting one another, society has a tendency to try and hold rankings and create conflict out of those rankings based on wealth, power, and opportunity, resulting in humanity immersing itself into the throes of these ridiculous constructs of social hierarchy that elevate one individual over another. It’s a disease that also impacts how we view art, lifestyle, business, and politics, contributing to increased levels of human arrogance and self-satisfying entitlement. Which is why I’m grateful for a movie like The Menu that attacks this problem head on.

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‘The Midnight Club’ Stars on the Horror Genre and the Show’s Important Themes

All episodes of The Midnight Club season 1 are currently streaming on Netflix. At New York Comic-Con, I had the opportunity to interview Iman Benson, Igby Rigney, Adia, Aya Furukawa, Sauriyan Sapkota, Annarah Cymone, Chris Sumpter, and Ruth Codd!

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Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy Talk Netflix’s ‘The Midnight Club’ at NYCC

Mike Flanagan serves as co-creator, writer, director, and executive producer with Trevor Macy also executive producing The Midnight Club. All episodes of season 1 are currently streaming on Netflix. At New York Comic Con, I had the opportunity to speak with the talented creatives!

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Blumhouse Mastermind Jason Blum on His New Masterpiece, ‘The Black Phone’

There’s no argument that the Blumhouse of Horrors (aka Blumhouse Productions) has made as profound an impact on the horror genre as Marvel Studios has on comic book films. With just a few low-budget hits, Jason Blum put his stamp, not just on horror, but the entire film industry as a whole. We had a chance to sit with the head of Blumhouse, himself, to talk about his latest upcoming masterpiece, The Black Phone. Check out our interview here!

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Mason Thames and Madeline McGraw Answer the Call of ‘The Black Phone’

The best ghost story to hit the big screen since The Sixth Sense is calling this week. And to commemorate the release of one of the best films this year, we had the chance to talk about The Black Phone with the stars of the film, Mason Thames and Madeline McGraw. To see what these rising stars had to say about the thrills, chills, and spills of the new movie, check out our interview here.

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Ethan Hawke on Creating a New Horror Icon in ‘The Black Phone’

Four-time Academy Award nominated actor, Ethan Hawke, is no stranger to the horror game. In fact, some of his most memorable turns came from two of the biggest hits Blumhouse has ever seen: The Purge and Sinister. Nearly a decade since both, and Hawke is back in the genre, teaming up with the mega-horror studio again. However, this time, things are different. Because unlike his previous horror works, in The Black Phone, Hawke is the horror!

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NOC Review: ‘The Black Phone’ is the Best Modern Ghost Story Since ‘The Sixth Sense’

This will be a weird way to start a review, but there’s a part of me that’s mixed on how I feel about Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill departing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. On one hand, though I enjoyed the Marvel Studios romp, I can’t help but wonder how much better it would have been if they had stayed on board to write and direct. On the other, and most importantly, I’m glad they were able to leave, because it meant that we got The Black Phone — honestly one of my favorite movies this year so far!

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Joe Keery, Natalia Dyer, Maya Hawke, and Joseph Quinn on ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4

Volume 1 of Stranger Things season 4 is almost here, and I had the chance to speak with stars Joe Keery, Natalia Dyer, Maya Hawke, and Joseph Quinn all about the beloved series! Volume 2 is set to premiere on July 1, exclusively on Netflix. It has also been announced that season 5 will serve as the show’s final season.

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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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Watch the Official Trailer for ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 

Netflix has just shared the highly anticipated trailer for the fourth season of Stranger Things and it looks absolutely epic! The hit series stars Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, Winona Ryder, and David Harbour. Volume 1 of season 4 will be released on May 27.

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Iris K. Shim and Fivel Stewart Discuss Bringing Asian American Horror Stories in ‘Umma’

The new horror film Umma releases in theaters today. The film, which stars Sandra Oh and Fivel Stewart, as a mother (Amanda) and daughter (Chrissy) living off the grid in rural America.

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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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SYFY Launches Insider Program

Today, SYFY is officially launching its first-ever, members-only club for sci-fi superfans: SYFY Insider. The network, known for some of the most quirky, and fan-loved genre shows, like Resident Alien, Chucky, and Wynonna Earp has decided to reward its most loyal fans with an all-new destination that offers exclusive, premium content to all Insiders.

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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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NOC Interview: Kate Siegel Talks ‘Hypnotic’ and ‘Midnight Mass’

Kate Siegel will next star as Jenn in Netflix’s new film, Hypnotic. The psychological thriller premieres on October 27. The actress can also be seen portraying Erin Greene in Midnight Mass. All seven episodes of the series are currently streaming on Netflix.

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