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    25 Best Horror Films of 2014 (Part 1)

    We here at Sound On Sight believe horror transcends explicit gore, jump scares or supernatural content, which is why you’ll soon notice our list ranges from independent art films to psychological thrillers to parodies, satire and more. Surprisingly, vampires lead the pack this year, along with found footage flicks, but there are a few comedies, one […] More

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    ‘The Guest’ is an absolute blast of genre-blending cinema

    As soon as the title card interrupts an otherwise calm beginning, it’s clear that this film is going to be absolutely bonkers. More importantly, it’s going to be so much fun to watch. It delivers on that first impression and more, never letting up in its sense of genre-bending glee and always doubling down on its extremes while maintaining a level head aesthetic tension. This is a film that puts a wicked grin on the audience, similar to the wicked grin its mysterious central character sports. More

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    SXSW 2014: ‘The Guest’ delights with thrills, violence, and a charming sociopath

    The Guest Written by Simon Barrett Directed by Adam Wingard USA, 2014 From the writer and director of sleeper hit, You’re Next, Simon Barrett  and Adam Wingard bring another energetic crowd pleaser. The Guest makes for a great midnight movie, playing like an old-fashioned action/slasher thriller that features a twisted, creepy, but incredibly likable killer. […] More

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    South by Southwest Unveils 2014 Midnight Lineup

      South by Southwest has unveiled 10 titles for its Midnighters lineup, including the world premiere of the Bigfoot found-footage film Exists, directed by Eduardo Sanchez – his first foray into found footage since 1999′s monster hit Blair Witch Project. The lineup also includes the U.S. premiere of Oculus, directed by Mike Flanagan, which topped […] More

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    15 Best Horror Movies of 2013 (Top 10)

    Special Mention: Sightseers Directed by Ben Wheatley Written by Steve Oram and Alice Lowe UK, 2012 This bloody, satirical road trip comedy is by no means as great as Terrence Mallick’s Badlands, but it is truly unique, strange, disquieting, and uncomfortably funny. Ben Wheatley is one of the most exciting genre filmmakers working in the […] More

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    Toronto After Dark Pre-Festival Spotlight: ‘V/H/S/2’ Review

    V/H/S/2 Written by Brad Miska, Simon Barrett, John Davies, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Jamie Nash, Eduardo Sánchez and Timo Tjahjanto Directed by Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sánchez, Timo Tjahjanto and Adam Wingard USA/Canada/Indonesia, 2013 What can be said about V/H/S/2 that hasn’t already been said about its predecessor? As it […] More

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    ‘You’re Next’ – Sordid Cinema Podcast #64

    On the latest episode of the Sordid Cinema podcast, Ricky, Edgar and Simon sit down to discuss director Adam Wingard’s home invasion thriller You’re Next, along with the micro-budget, homespun geeksploitation comedy Zero Charisma; the coming of age Saudi Arabia drama Wadjda, and the new FX hit TV series The Bridge. [powerpress] Playlist: Dwight Twilley […] More

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    Film4 Frightfest Preview

    This bank holiday weekend, Empire Leicester Square is once again haunted by the annual Film4 Frightfest. Five days, three screens and a few dozen premieres, debuts, sequels and rereleases – there should be plenty to keep horror aficionados safe from the holiday sunshine. It all kicks off with Thursday night’s premiere of The Dead 2: […] More

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    Fantasia Film Festival 2013: ‘You’re Next’ is as terrifying as a house full of booby traps

    Filmmaking functions heavily in accordance with associations. When things go well on projects certain cliques form. For example, in comedy there is the Apatow gang, featuring writer-director Judd Apatow and such actors as Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd just to name a few. In the American independent horror film genre, there is the group comprised of writer-director Adam Wingard, writer-director-actor Joe Swanberg, actors A.J. Bowen, Amy Seimetz as well as arguably the most notable name of the bunch, writer-director-actor Ti West. Fans are in luck because the entire gang is back with the home invasion film You’re Next, the wait for which has been mind-numbingly long since it’s premier at TIFF…in 2011. More

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    ‘V/H/S’ and ‘V/H/S 2’: Sordid Cinema Podcast #60

      The horror anthology has a long history, if not necessarily the greatest track record of success. So it’s with a mixture of trepidation and excitement that Sordid Cinema tackles V/H/S and V/H/S/2, both of which tackle the anthology concept through the specific stylistic prism of another troubled subgenre: found footage. Ricky, Edgar and Simon tackle all of […] More

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