The Queue

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The Void

Gazing Into ‘The Void’: Lovecraftian Horror Done Right

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Statistically, you’re more likely to die in a hospital than anywhere else. Especially if there’s an Eldrich abomination in the basement.

Reality Bites

Gen Z Deserves More Slacker Movies

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Here’s a video essay that makes a case for finding the Gen Z equivalent of Richard Linklater.

Godzilla And Mothra The Battle For Earth

How the ‘Mothra’ Trilogy Learned From Its Own Mistakes

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Butterfly in the skyyyyyyyyyy I can go twice as hiiiiiiiiiiigh.

Fantasia

Climate Fictions: How Movies Dream About the Future

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It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel like watching movies.

Ringu Eye

Why the First Act of ‘Ringu’ Should Be Taught in Film Schools

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The “S” in “VHS” stands for slow-burn.

Videodrome Body Horror Themes

The Carnal Catharsis of Body Horror

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We all have bodies and they all do gross stuff. Here’s why that makes the body horror genre so cathartic to watch.

Best Movies Bergman Island

What ‘Bergman Island’ Can Teach Us About Engaging With Legacy

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How do creative folks avoid being buried by the legacy of our forefathers?

Under The Skin Laura

How ‘Under the Skin’ Alienates The World

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Probably a good time to hit play on “I Don’t Feel At Home in this World Anymore.”

The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari

A Cabinet of Curiosities: The Cultural Influence of ‘Dr. Caligari’

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Expressionism’s long, spindly fingers are far-reaching, it turns out.