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Cinema’s greatest creepy kids
Most kids are harmless. But, as films have taught us, some of them can’t be trusted.
In an era of sloppy legacy sequels, the new Chucky series does it right
Arguably the best horror TV series since Hannibal, it’s also probably the goriest.
Spotlight on Alex Garland: sci-fi’s consistently brilliant ideas man
The UK writer-director keeps his horror human, whether he’s speeding up zombies or letting the Sunshine in.
Retrospective: Sam Raimi’s playful, nasty, uncompromising horror Drag Me to Hell
There’s a sense that Raimi’s satisfying himself first, and the film is all the more awesome for it.
The new Doctor Strange is a fun Sam Raimi movie but a weak MCU film
This is the worst example yet of an MCU film requiring you to have a lot of prior knowledge to understand what’s going on in it.
Spotlight on Toni Collette: a rare talent with a knack for playing mothers
Whatever the role, whatever the accent, you can bet Toni Collette will be terrific.
Shining Girls’ supernatural elements tussle with the show’s taut, sinister tone
Don’t Google what happens in this serial killer thriller with a hearty dollop of horror.
Spotlight on Elisabeth Moss: the ferocious face of peak TV for a reason
The Mad Men actress brings a sense of modernity to any time period in which she appears.
Retrospective: Bram Stoker’s Dracula still pierces the heart, gothic in every sense
On its 30th anniversary, Francis Ford Coppola’s transcendent romantic horror remains an immortal love story.
The top 20 horror movies on Netflix to watch right now
Our freshly updated guide to the best sinister, supernatural, or simply shocking Netflix horror.
Satisfying NZ-shot skin flick X is full of morbid money shots
It’s horror director Ti West’s best film yet, with stirring themes of beauty, sex, and the ravages of time.
5 Marvel horror comics we want to see adapted into movies
Spooky heroes Morbius and Moon Knight are getting adapted, so here’s our picks for other fearsome MCU wannabes.
A history of racism in academia provides the horror in Master
Horror-tinged depiction of institutional and societal racism proves chilling, if uneven.
Macabre satire Shining Vale juggles horror references and gleefully off-colour gags
Courteney Cox stars in Shining Vale, a horror-comedy about family, depression, sex, and demonic possession.
Third-date thriller Fresh won’t sate your appetite for scares or laughs
Daisy Edgar-Jones and Sebastian Stan never cut deep enough into their blackly comedic characters.
It’s hipsters vs hicks again in the underwhelming Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot
The villain’s famous fashion sense invites a different perspective on the red carpet question “who are you wearing?”
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre timeline is a bloody mess – but it’s all part of the fun
Never, not once, has a TCM sequel lived up to the original…but Netflix is stepping up to try anyways.
The 50 biggest new movies arriving in 2022
Bookmark our monster list of the year’s most exciting releases: it’s gonna be a big one.
Happy anniversary! 10 important movies celebrating big milestones in 2022
Let’s shout out some cinematic birthdays—including one century-old horror classic.
All of Us Are Dead is packed to the gills with full-blown zombie mayhem
You know the drill: the running, the screaming, the biting, everybody falling over each other.
The Notorious GDT: we ranked every gloriously dark Guillermo del Toro film
From Hellboy and Pacific Rim to his Best Picture winner The Shape of Water: we can’t get enough del Toro.
Antlers proves really, really scary with top-notch chills and nightmarish images
Low on jump scares, high on clinical presentation of human bodies torn asunder.