[Nightstream] Short Films: COIL / THE NURTURING

Another couple Nightstream shorts dealing with anxiety and monsters under the bed.

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[Brooklyn Horror Film Festival] Structures of Misogyny in GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR

A house is not a home when there’s nothing but pain inside its walls.

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VENOM: Socialism’s Accidental Super-Antihero

Eddie Brock and his new pal Venom aren’t just a Marvel duo, they represent a lot of our (post)modern-day fears.

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UPGRADE: The Abject Anxieties of Bodies + Technology

Leigh Whannell’s UPGRADE is a kick ass horror thrill ride. It’s also a deep, dark rumination on technological singularity.

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FRONTIER(S): Post-WWII Gothic and Political Invasion of the Body

Xavier Gens delivers a political piece of brutal body horror with FRONTIER(S)

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One of Horror’s Most Underappreciated Sequels – AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION

An underrated sequel that rarely gets its due, and tackles some terrifying ideas with its story.

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Cronenberg’s THE FLY Affirms Alexander Pope: A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing

Cronenberg and his body horror transform Vincent Price’s original into remake heaven, as man’s reach exceeds his grasp in this nasty modern classic.

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ANTIBIRTH’s Body Horror Is Gross & Nothing More

One woman’s rough night out becomes a somehow even worse nightmare than just an assault, when she discovers she’s pregnant. With… something.

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THE BAY’s Nightmarish Ecological Horror

A found footage, ecological horror, creature feature mash from Barry Levinson; one of the best of the sub-genre in recent years.

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Suburban Parasitic Anxieties: David Cronenberg’s Shivers

Shivers. 1975. Directed & Written by David Cronenberg. Starring Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry, Allan Kolman, Susan Petrie, Barbara Steele, Ronald Mlodzik, Barry Baldaro, Camil Ducharme, Hanna Poznanska, Wally Martin, Vlasta Vrana, Silvie Debois, Charles Perley, & Al Rochman. Cinépix/DAL Productions/Canadian Film Development Corporation. Rated R. 87 minutes. Horror/Sci-Fi ★★★★ Even if I love Alien toContinue reading “Suburban Parasitic Anxieties: David Cronenberg’s Shivers”

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