DEADSTREAM (SXSW 2022) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Horror-comedy films are hardly rare, but considering their ubiquity it’s somewhat daunting to reflect upon the depressing reality that very few are, in fact, both funny and scary. Rarer still are horror-comedies that somehow manage to be funny and scary at the same time. Jordan Peele’s Get Out of course is perhaps the new benchmark for such accomplishments, but sometimes, seemingly from out of nowhere, other masterclasses pop out of the woodwork. While not looking like much out of the ordinary on paper, make no mistake: Deadstream is such a treasure.

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