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Robert Eggers The Lighthouse

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Eggers explains why he decided to follow-up his breakout success with a strange and "extremely heavy-handed" horror movie instead of a franchise film Read more

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Indigenous horror roundtable

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With Jeff Barnaby’s zombie flick Blood Quantum debuting at Midnight Madness, we assembled a roundtable to explore the ways genre storytelling can unearth hard truths Read more

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Blumhouse's slasher sequel finds a very clever way back into the time loop, and gives Jessica Rothe the showcase she deserves Read more

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From the blackface characters in The Birth Of A Nation to the role-reversing tropes in Get Out, this doc sheds lots of light on genre and race Read more

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The annual Canadian horror fest has expanded. Here are seven standout films playing this year Read more

Film Fests & Special Screenings

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The latest entry in the horror franchise is being hailed as a slasher movie for the #MeToo era, but an earlier sequel essentially told the same story Read more

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Low-budget Canadian genre film set during World War One offers up gore, clever twists and interesting performances Read more

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To steel yourself for this week's The Meg, in which Jason Statham fights the largest shark ever, here's a look at its predatory precedessors Read more

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Geoff Redknap’s first feature is a gripping drama with horror elements about a man who is literally vanishing Read more

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The filmmaker wants to confront the audience with upsetting ideas and images, just like the ones that scared him as a kid Read more

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Ari Aster’s film about a family coming apart is terrifying even without the supernatural elements, but it settles into a conventional groove near the end Read more

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Suzanne Clément and Allan Hawco are excellent as an expectant couple spending a really bad weekend in a haunted inn Read more

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John Krasinski’s film about a family that tries to be as quiet as possible to avoid being eaten by hearing-sensitive creatures is obvious but effective Read more

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But look for an eerily effective scene set at a mobile home park swimming pool Read more

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Carolyn Saunders’s film wants to examine anorexia and also be a creepy horror movie, but the two pieces don’t fit together effectively Read more

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Rob Grant’s film, which starts out as a meta-horror exercise, goes to some dark and disturbing places that shouldn’t be spoiled Read more

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Finn Wolfhard: “Before Stranger Things came out, every single thing featured the kid as the bait and that was kind of it.” Read more

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Toronto-born host David Cummings is bringing the hugely popular horror anthology's live show to the Great Hall Read more

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Horror film draws from other, better movies but still delivers some decent jolts Read more

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Jonathan Goldsbie

It will get weirder and it will get worse. Read more

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