Category: horror

Ari Aster Has a Plan for Your Life

In his first two films, Hereditary (2018) and Midsommar (2019), insidious cults with insidious plots are to Ari Aster as disease is to David Cronenberg and differently horny monsters are to Clive Barker: a mechanic to pry under conventional assumptions and morality to prepare the way for something […]

10 Scary Things I Saw in 2019

Like Comics Editor Carol mentioned in her own year-end list, sometimes you don’t write about the awesome thing because you admire it so much, you don’t really have much to contribute beyond, “WOW, THAT KICKED ASS.” Two years on, this is why I’ve yet to write about Mandy. […]

Something to Sing About

With friends hovering within sight of wrapping up secondary school, leaving home, and heading to university, Anna (Ella Hunt) has decided to let uni wait a year while she backpacks Australia. She is working extra hours at the local bowling alley to pay for the ticket; she has […]

All Hail the Pumpkin King

Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat (2007) is less a movie and more being shoved into a Party City in late September. It is a haunted hayride where you’re not entirely sure all the people on the trail are actors. It is lighting a three-wick candle that has a […]