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“Starfish” Blends Grief With Lovecraft In Unexpected Ways

“Starfish” is a dreamy, atmospheric film that blends a young woman’s grief over the death of her best friend—and guilt over an unrelated infidelity—with a sudden apocalyptic event similar to the premise of the 2013 movie “Banshee Chapter,” which in … Continue reading

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‘A Quiet Place’ – If They Hear You, You Will Most Definitely Die

‘A Quiet Place,’ directed by John Krasinski, who also wrote the script along with Bryan Woods and Scott Beck, is one of the most terrifying and original horror films I’ve ever seen. Imagine giving birth without making a sound. Imagine … Continue reading

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Photos: Guillermo del Toro’s “At Home With Monsters”

“At Home With Monsters,” the Guillermo del Toro exhibit currently at LACMA, can’t be more highly recommended. Culled from the director/writer’s Bleak House – his personal collection of horror, scifi and fantasy-related art and props – it is a fascinating … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Monstrous Bodies”

“Monstrous Bodies,” subtitled “Feminine Power in Young Adult Horror Fiction”, is an academic work by June Pulliam, published by McFarland. When I first saw the cover, I immediately thought of the “Ginger Snaps” movie trilogy, because the first movie, especially, is … Continue reading

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