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Men (Courtesy A24)

Alex Garland’s Folk Horror ‘Men’ Trips in the Woods

By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer June 15, 2022

  Within the opening moments of Alex Garland’s new film “Men,” the main character Harper Marlowe (Jessie Buckley) arrives at the pastoral English countryside cottage at which she will be...

Cast members perform Liminal. (Photo courtesy of Liminal creators)

Meeting in the Middle: The Creators of ‘Liminal’ Discuss Collaboration on the Theatrical Thriller

By Makena Reynolds, Arts Writer May 3, 2022

  As a part of the Department of Theatre’s 2021-22 season, “Liminal” premiered in Studio 115 from Feb. 24-27. With a new script written by Troy Deutsch, an alumni of the Actor Training Program...

A screenshot from the trailer for Scream (Courtesy of Spyglass Media Grouop)

‘Scream’ Delivers the Same Self-Aware Scares as the Original

By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer January 23, 2022

  What sets the "Scream" franchise apart from other slasher flicks is that every character knows they are in a horror movie. It's refreshing and fun to hear the characters point out cliches that...

Regina Hall in a still from Master (Courtesy of Sundance.org)

Sundance: ‘Master’ Premiere Demonstrates the Pitfalls of Elevated Horror

By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer January 22, 2022

  "Master," the feature-length film debut of director and writer Mariama Diallo, has what every distinguished horror movie seems to have nowadays — a sickly pale color correction, trembling discordant...

Last Night in Soho (Courtesy of Focus Features)

Nostalgia Will Kill You in ‘Last Night in Soho’

By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer November 20, 2021

  A pop culture savant, Edgar Wright has littered every single one of his movies with references to older music and movies. Characters in Edgar Wright movies slay zombies and drive getaway cars to...

Screenshot from Candyman. (Courtesy of Monkeypaw Productions)

‘Candyman’ is Summoned, but Drowns in its Ambition

By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer September 7, 2021

  Over the decades, Bernard Rose's 1992 "Candyman" has been acknowledged as a classic of the horror genre. Nia DaCosta’s newly released “spiritual sequel,” also entitled "Candyman," has a...

Screenshot from Fear Street. (Courtesy Netflix)

The ‘Fear Street’ Trilogy Sacrifices Scares for Nostalgia

By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer July 28, 2021

  Netflix’s new teen horror trilogy “Fear Street,” based on the Young Adult book series by R.L. Stine, strives to make what was once old feel new again. Residing somewhere in between film...

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Pop Cultured: Scrutinizing Disability in the Horror Genre

By Abigail Bowe , Arts Writer February 25, 2020

  Without a doubt, one of my favorite fiction genres has to be horror — I just can't get enough of the mystery, twists, balancing between the cursed and sublime and, most especially, the monsters...

Alison Brie appears in Horse Girl by Jeff Baena, an official selection of the Premieres program at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

‘Horse Girl’ Fuels the Imagination with Whimsy and Nightmares

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer February 1, 2020

  Some of the greatest mind-bending films ask us questions about how to differentiate between the real and the unreal, from "Inception" to "The Truman Show" to "The Matrix." How often, however,...

Pop Cultured: Stop Marvelling the Redundant Marvel Movies

Pop Cultured: Stop Marvelling the Redundant Marvel Movies

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer January 14, 2020

  Look, I love Marvel. I draw superheroes, read the comics and sell themed jewelry at craft fairs. I go to see the movies when they come out at the theater, while I'll admit that I quite like Disney...