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Film Review: ‘Head Count’

While most horror movies settle for the usual slasher thrills, recent indie breakouts like “It Follows” and “Hereditary” have reminded that there are few things more pleasurably creepy than outré psychological horror in a credibly ordinary setting. Elle Callahan’s directorial debut feature “Head Count” is another intriguing mindbender in which 10 collegiate types find themselves […]

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The Essentials: The Films Of John Carpenter [Full Retrospective]

After the slasher-heavy aughts and the found-footage saturation of the early-2010s, it seems we have finally entered a new era of prestige horror. Between “It Follows,” “The Witch,” “Get Out,” “It,” “Hereditary,” and dozens of others, it’s been proven time and again over the past few years that being a great horror movie and a […]

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Smart Genre, Zombies and Throwbacks: Trends In Genre Cinema

San Sebastian — Smart genre, zombies and throwbacks to the ’70s and ‘80s are some of the current trends in genre cinema, according to some specialists in the field. It’s a cyclical dynamic now offering meaningful box office hits such as Corin Hardy’s “The Nun” or Ari Aster’s “Hereditary.” Genre cinema always attracts the attention […]

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Thriller ‘Goodnight Mommy’ Gets English-Language Redo With ‘It Follows’ Producer Animal Kingdom & Playtime

Animal Kingdom and Playtime have begun packaging the English-language remake of well-received Austrian psychological chiller Goodnight Mommy.Filming is due to begin Q3, 2019, with Matt Sobel, director of 2015 Sundance drama Take Me To The River, attached to direct. Writing is underway with Sobel overseeing a draft by Kyle Warren, based on their shared take […]

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‘Under the Silver Lake’ Review: Andrew Garfield Anchors ‘It Follows’ Director’s Surreal Epic

Director David Robert Mitchell first burst to cinematic prominence with The Myth of the American Sleep Over in 2010. Four years later he took a stylistic 180 degree turn with the art horror film It Follows which has, arguably, influenced every horror film since. Tuesday night his latest creation, Under the Silver Lake, debuted at […]

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‘It’ Star Bill Skarsgard and Maika Monroe to Lead ‘Villains’

“It” star Bill Skarsgard and “It Follows” star Maika Monroe are set to lead the Realm’s “Villians,” which Dan Berk and Robert Olsen will direct.Tim and Trevor White are writing and producing for Star Thrower Entertainment, along with production head Allan Mandelbaum. Garrick Dion is producing for the Realm, a subsidiary of Bron, and Bron’s […]

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