‘Grand Piano’ is a symphony for the eyes and ears.

‘Grand Piano’ is a symphony for the eyes and ears.

Not every film has to be gory to put your nerves on edge. Grand Piano is a beautiful nod to the masters of suspense. Elijah Wood and John Cusack stretch their acting chops in two very different ways in this elegant thriller, now available on Netflix.

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“Nothing Bad Can Happen” is a film that haunts me still.

“Nothing Bad Can Happen” is a film that haunts me still.

Certain films, regardless of genre, have a hold on you. They can effect the way to think, react, and process moments going forward. Nothing Bad Can Happen is one such feature. A chilling selection from Cannes in 2014, this German film has stuck with me in both a positive filmmaking way and a negative “there truly is evil in the world” sort of way.

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Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson try to stay alive in COOTIES trailer

Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson try to stay alive in COOTIES trailer

Teaching is scary. Children are frightening. Cooties are real. In September, just in time for the new school year, a new film puts fear back into the classroom… Circle. Circle. Dot. Dot. Did you have your cootie shot?! I hope so.

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Crimson Peak gets a new trailer.

Crimson Peak gets a new trailer.

Crimson Peak might just be one of this year’s most anticipated releases. Gothic horror director extraordinaire, Guillermo del Toro, brings us yet another beautifully lush film that is certain to send shivers up your spine. Here is the film’s latest trailer.

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Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) is almost here. Is anyone excited?

Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) is almost here. Is anyone excited?

Writer/Director Tom Six has given us two films that made us sick to our stomachs. The third and final film is getting ready for release. Is anyone truly ready for this last installment? There’s a lot of Human Centipede 3 pre-release hype that’s preparing us to puke again…

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Tribeca Film Festival Review: Scherzo Diabolico

Tribeca Film Festival Review: Scherzo Diabolico

So many films, so little time! This year’s Tribeca Film Festival gave us some truly frightening new films. From Backtrack to Stung, today, we’ll discuss a premeire out of Mexico from writer/director Adrián García Bogliano. One never can tell what goes on inside the mind of a quiet man. Scherzo Diabolico explores this very notion.

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Tribeca Film Festival is coming!!

Tribeca Film Festival is coming!!

During the Tribeca Film Festival each year, the films are broken down into categories. One of my favorites, for obvious reasons, is “Midnight”. This year, there are quite a few films in the section. We’ll delve into the descriptions before we see any of them. Tonight we introduce our first. Tribeca Film Festival begins next week!

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Gone Girl: The art of selling scary in a digital age.

Gone Girl: The art of selling scary in a digital age.

A film’s ad campaign can make or break a theatrical run. Oftentimes, the entire plot of a film is laid out in a trailer. If the film is a comedy, forget it. All the best jokes are already available in a 2:30 minute television spot. Horror, on the other hand, must be carefully edited so as not to give away too much of the story. We hope for a plot twist, but also keep our fingers crossed that the trailer itself doesn’t already give it away. Ad campaigns are seemingly straight forward with very few exceptions. One recent film went above and beyond in Selling Scary. Today we take a look at GONE GIRL.

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Sharks, and Humans, and Bears! Oh My!

Sharks, and Humans, and Bears! Oh My!

In the wild, should be be more afraid of a Shark attacking us or a Bear? Backcountry is really selling scary. Check out the new posters promoting the new film that makes camping seem like the worst idea ever.

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Sunday Bloody Sunday: The ABC’s Of Death 2

Sunday Bloody Sunday: The ABC’s Of Death 2

On this weekend’sedition of Sunday Bloody Sunday we’ll be reviewing THE ABC’s OF DEATH now streaming on Netflix. 26 directors give us 26 tales of terror.

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Sunday, Bloody Sunday: THE RETURNED takes a geopolitical stance.

Sunday, Bloody Sunday: THE RETURNED takes a geopolitical stance.

Sunday, Blood Sunday: Each weekend, we’ll be discussing little known horror flicks that are available to stream on Netflix. This week, we talk about the political zombie film THE RETURNED. It’s not your typical genre gore fest.

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IT FOLLOWS: An unexpected path.

IT FOLLOWS: An unexpected path.

It Follows is an extraordinary film that begs the question; How do you run from something only you can see? And how long can you run on your own? Sometimes the perfect cast, crew, and director come together to scare the pants off an audience. We’ll delve into what makes this particular movie so unique.

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POLTERGEIST: Then and Now, with Dueling Trailers

POLTERGEIST: Then and Now, with Dueling Trailers

1982 and 2015. Poltergeist is the movie that traumatized me at the inappropriate age of two, and subsequently launched me head first and full throttle into horror genre fandom. Comparing poster art and trailers for the then and now versions of this classic fright fan favorite yields quick and fun insights into how horror filmmakers assure that once a scare is always a scare. Take a look with me…

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Wearing Your Heart On Your Sleeve, Literally.

Wearing Your Heart On Your Sleeve, Literally.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, let’s talk about the couples that are meant to be and the couples that are meant to bleed.

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