Tag: Horror

PEARL: MASTERCLASS IN LOW BUDGET HORROR MOVIE MAKINGPEARL: MASTERCLASS IN LOW BUDGET HORROR MOVIE MAKING

Mia Goth is Pearl.

Pearl (subtitled An X-traordinary Origin Story) is a 2022 slasher horror film directed by Ti West, co-written by West and Mia Goth, who reprises her role as the title character, and featuring David Corenswet, Tandi Wright, Matthew Sunderland, and Emma Jenkins-Purro in supporting roles. A prequel to X (2022), and second instalment overall in the X film series, it serves as an origin story for the title villain whose fervent aspiration to become a movie star led her to committing violent acts on her family’s Texas homestead in 1918.

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SMILE: THOUGHT-PROVOKING AND HAUNTINGSMILE: THOUGHT-PROVOKING AND HAUNTING

Smile

Smile is a 2022 American psychological horror film written and directed by Parker Finn in his feature directorial debut, based on his 2020 short film Laura Hasn’t Slept. It stars Sosie Bacon as a therapist named Rose Cotter, who, after witnessing the bizarre suicide of a patient, goes through increasingly disturbing and daunting experiences, leading her to believe what she is experiencing is supernatural. It also stars Jessie T. Usher, Kyle Gallner, Robin Weigert, Kal Penn, and Rob Morgan, as well as Caitlin Stasey playing the same character she played in the short film. (Wikipedia)

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Barbarian

Barbarian is a 2022 American horror-mystery film written and directed by Zach Cregger (in his solo directorial debut). It is produced by Arnon Milchan, Roy Lee, Raphael Margules, and J.D. Lifshitz. The film stars Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgård, and Justin Long. The plot sees a woman find out that the rental house she reserved has been accidentally double-booked with a man, while not knowing of a dark secret within the dwelling. (Wikipedia)

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1899: A MYSTERY BOX THAT WORKS1899: A MYSTERY BOX THAT WORKS

1899

1899 is a German multi-lingual epic period mystery-horror streaming television series created by Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar. As this series was the following project from the creators of the sublime time travel series, Dark, we were greatly anticipating the release of the series by Netflix. Suffice to say that 1899 more than lives up to its promise!

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Interview with the Vampire Season 1

Interview with the Vampire Season 1, is the first season of an American gothic horror and vampire television series created by Rolin Jones, based on the 1976 novel of the same name by Anne Rice. It stars Sam Reid as the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, Jacob Anderson as his lover and protégé Louis de Pointe du Lac, Bailey Bass as teenage vampire Claudia and Eric Bogosian as journalist Daniel Molloy. The series embraces the homosexual elements of Rice’s work, which are only insinuated in 1994 film adaptation of the novel. (Wikipedia)

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GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S CABINET OF CURIOSITIES: A MIXED BAG OF TRICKS AND TREATSGUILLERMO DEL TORO’S CABINET OF CURIOSITIES: A MIXED BAG OF TRICKS AND TREATS

Cabinet of Curiosities

Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities is an American horror anthology streaming television series created by Guillermo del Toro for Netflix. It features eight modern horror stories in the traditions of the Gothic and Grand Guignol genres. Two are co-written by del Toro himself, while the others are written and directed by various filmmakers. (Wikipedia)

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X: LOW-BUDGET HORROR AT ITS VERY BEST!X: LOW-BUDGET HORROR AT ITS VERY BEST!

X

X is a 2022 slasher film written, directed, produced and edited by Ti West. It stars Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Martin Henderson, Brittany Snow, Owen Campbell, Stephen Ure, and Scott Mescudi. The film’s plot is set in 1979 and follows a cast and crew who gather to make a pornographic film on an elderly couple’s rural Texas property, but find themselves threatened by an unlikely killer.

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Hellraiser

Hellraiser is a 2022 American supernatural horror film directed by David Bruckner, with a screenplay by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, from a screen story they co-wrote with David S. Goyer. Despite sharing the title of Clive Barker’s original 1987 film Hellraiser, the film features a new story and is not a direct remake or a new adaptation of his 1986 novella The Hellbound Heart. It is a reboot of the titular franchise and the eleventh installment overall. A co-production between Spyglass Media Group and Phantom Four Films, the film stars Odessa A’zion, Jamie Clayton, Brandon Flynn, Goran Višnjić, Drew Starkey, Adam Faison, Aoife Hinds, Selina Lo and Hiam Abbass. (Wikipedia)

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Werewolf By Night

Werewolf by Night is an American television special directed and composed by Michael Giacchino and written by Heather Quinn and Peter Cameron for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics featuring the character of the same name. It is intended to be the first Marvel Studios Special Presentation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise. The special is produced by Marvel Studios, and follows a secret group of monster hunters as they compete for a powerful relic while going up against a dangerous monster. (Wikipedia)

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DAHMER

Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is an American limited biographical true crime drama series co-created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, premiered on Netflix on September 21, 2022.The series follows the murders of infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, portrayed by Evan Peters, and is told from his victims’ point of view. (Wikipedia)

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NOPE

Nope is an American scifi horror film drama, written and directed by Jordan Peele. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Michael Wincott, and Brandon Perea. The film has been generally well-received and has grossed over $148 million worldwide with a production cost of about $68 million.

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SHINING GIRLS EPISODE 8 (ANALYSIS)SHINING GIRLS EPISODE 8 (ANALYSIS)

Shining Girls Episode 8 is the eighth (and final) instalment of an American thriller streaming television series based on the 2013 novel The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes. Though ostensibly about a serial killer, there are supernatural horror elements in this series that recalls the Stephen King HBO adaptation The Outsider from 2018.

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SHINING GIRLS EPISODE 7 (ANALYSIS)SHINING GIRLS EPISODE 7 (ANALYSIS)

Shining Girls Episode 7 is the seventh (and penultimate) instalment of an American thriller streaming television series based on the 2013 novel The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes. Though ostensibly about a serial killer, there are supernatural horror elements in this series that recalls the Stephen King HBO adaptation The Outsider from 2018.

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SHINING GIRLS EPISODE 5 (ANALYSIS)SHINING GIRLS EPISODE 5 (ANALYSIS)

Shining Girls Episode 5 Analysis

Shining Girls Episode 5 is the fifth instalment of an American thriller streaming television series based on the 2013 novel The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes. Though ostensibly about a serial killer, there are supernatural horror (and possibly scifi) elements in this series that recalls the Stephen King HBO adaptation The Outsider from 2018.

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IS SHINING VALE WORTH BINGE-WATCHING?IS SHINING VALE WORTH BINGE-WATCHING?

Shining Vale

Shining Vale is an American horror comedy television series created by Jeff Astrof and Sharon Horgan. The series stars Courteney Cox, Greg Kinnear, Sherilyn Fenn, Mira Sorvino, Merrin Dungey, and Judith Light. The premise is a little stereotypical though, basically, a family moves to a small town into a house in which terrible atrocities have taken place. But no one seems to notice except for Pat (Cox), who’s convinced she’s either depressed or possessed – which turns out, the symptoms are exactly the same.

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FROM SEASON 1 EPISODE 10 (STORY ANALYSIS)FROM SEASON 1 EPISODE 10 (STORY ANALYSIS)

From Season 1 Episode 10 Story Analysis

From Season 1 Episode 10 is the finale of the first season of an American science fiction-horror television series created and written by John Griffin and executive produced by the Russo brothers. The premise – a seemingly normal middle American town is actually a nightmarish trap which keeps unwilling residents captive. But worse than that, at night murderous monsters roam the town and are only kept at bay if residents stay indoors and are protected by strange artefacts. Staying alive and searching for a way out occupy the minds of these unfortunate victims.

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FROM SEASON 1 EPISODE 9 (STORY ANALYSIS)FROM SEASON 1 EPISODE 9 (STORY ANALYSIS)

From Season 1 Episode 9 Analysis

From Season 1 Episode 9 is the penultimate instalment of the first season of an American science fiction-horror television series created and written by John Griffin and executive produced by the Russo brothers. The premise – a seemingly normal middle American town is actually a nightmarish trap which keeps unwilling residents captive. But worse than that, at night murderous monsters roam the town and are only kept at bay if residents stay indoors and are protected by strange artefacts. Staying alive and searching for a way out occupy the minds of these unfortunate victims.

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