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    Best Movie Trailers of 2014

    Making a trailer is never an easy feat, regardless of the film being promoted.  Nearly everyone has a story of a flawed trailer that does the opposite of its job, whether it’s by giving away the entire story of the film being promoted, or by poorly using a song. However, a memorable trailer can detach […] More

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    Watch Jennifer Kent’s ‘Monster’, the short film that inspired ‘The Babadook’

    Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent made an astonishing contribution to the horror genre this year with The Babadook, her feature debut that has had critics raving since it first premiere at Sundance back in January. The film is an exceptionally well made psychological thriller about a woman horrified by her impulses to murder her extraordinarily difficult […] More

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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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    Obsessed with Pop Culture: Best of the Week

      Awesome Mix Tape Volume 5: Best Soundtracks & Scores of 2014 Back in August, I released a mix tape consisting of the best tracks, from the best movie soundtracks and best scores of the first half of 2014. This here, is the entire mix consisting of the best songs heard in movies all year long… click […] More

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    Sordid Cinema #87: ‘The Babadook’ and ‘Starry Eyes’

    Writer-director Jennifer Kent makes an important contribution to the horror genre with her feature debut, The Babadook. This week we discuss the psychological horror film about depression, motherhood, grief, and madness as well as the genius of Starry Eyes, the latest film from directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch that melds the abstract Lynchian nightmare […] More

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    Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Babadook’ is a new horror great

    The Babadook contains DNA from such disparate influences as Roman Polanski, Joe Dante, Georges Méliès, German expressionism, and Roald Dahl, but Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent’s very impressive feature debut is an intensely emotional horror film that feels completely unique in the current film landscape. It’s an allegory on grief, love, loss, and maternal trauma, and is as consistently unnerving as many a Polanski movie (and is the scariest thing with Roald Dahl blood since Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). More

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    Fantastic Fest 2014: ‘The Babadook’ is as much an exploration of grief as it is a terrifying horror film

    In the 2010 film Rabbit Hole, a character compares grief to a stone that you carry around in your pocket. There are times when it is easy to forget about this extra weight, but then one day you reach into your jacket and suddenly remember that it’s there. The grief of losing a loved one can never fully vanish. It will always be there in some form, whether it be as a stone in your pocket or as a spindly fingered, top hat-wearing boogeyman. If that latter comparison makes little sense, then you should see Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook. In addition to being a thoroughly satisfying horror film, it is an extraordinary character-driven story about a woman trying to recover from the loss of her husband. More

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    Fantastic Fest 2014: First wave of films announced, including ‘The Babadook’ and ‘ABCs of Death 2’

    Fantastic Fest 2014 is still a little over six weeks away, but the Austin-based festival just released its first wave of films. Some notable selections among this group include The Babadook, a horror film that received critical acclaim at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and The ABC’s of Death 2, a sequel to the divisive […] More

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    Films acquired at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

    Many critically acclaimed films and surprise hits over the years have received their start at the Sundance Film Festival, elevating the prominence of the 10-day event. This has led to the acquisition of films at the festival a prestige on its own, as many studios and filmmakers use the positive word of mouth garnered to […] More