Author: Becky Belzile

New Body Horror ‘Replace’ Gets Another Gross Trailer

Horror is a freight train in 2017, starting stronger than ever with Jordan Peele’s Get Out and delivering on nearly every promise made so far (check out our recent reviews of A Dark Song, The Devil’s Candy, and The Void, to name a few) Now another body horror film steps into the ring this year with Norbert Kiel’s directorial debut Replace, telling the story of Kira (Rebecca Forsythe) a young woman who discovers a mysterious, rapidly-growing patch of dry, dead skin on her body. Pushed to her emotional limits, when she discovers her skin can be replaced with the...

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is Perfect Women-Centric Horror Delivered at the Perfect Moment

This morning Sophie Gilbert at The Atlantic delivered a fascinating piece on Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale that makes for excellent reading. While acknowledging the relevance of the series today, she also thoroughly delves into the history of Margaret Atwood’s acclaimed novel, enlightening readers of its very real historical roots. Not only that, she explores the feminine horror themes throughout while giving a hawk-eyed review of the TV adaptation. But just as horror stories reflect the distinct anxieties of their eras (zombies stand in for immigration, irradiated beasts for fear of nuclear fallout), the timelessness of Atwood’s story is hard...

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New On Hulu Streaming: Carrie White Burns in Hell: Carrie’s 40th Anniversary

Originally published on October 26, 2016. Carrie is now available on Hulu treaming. Forty years later, Carrie is still one of the most popular horror movies of its time. As is the case with any successful adaptation, it would be a disservice to neglect to consider the source material. 1976: In the middle of one of the hottest decades for horror, Stephen King’s first film adaptation was born. This would spark the beginning of a successful book to film career that took King from a job making $1.60 an hour in a laundry to where he is today as one...

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Jackin’ It: The Sexy, Mysterious Star of ‘Chinatown’

Jack Nicholson celebrates his 80th birthday on April 22. To celebrate, we’ll be discussing our favorite Jack Nicholson performances all week in our Jackin’ It series, a collection of critical love letters penned to Nicholson’s best characters. — Chinatown. Enter Jack Nicholson at his sexiest, playing a role that’s a remnant from the past. Men like Jake Gittes are few and far between in life and film of 1974, and that makes Polanski’s film noir character stand out.  Mr. Gittes is a Private Investigator with a Sam Spade kind of flavour making a name and a comfortable salary for...

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‘Beacon Point’ Succeeds Only in Its Extremes

Overview: Five strangers hike the Appalachian Trail, their stories interweaving as they’re hunted by an unknown force. Uncork’d Entertainment; 2016; Not Rated; 85 minutes. Extreme Beauty: Eric Blue’s Beacon Point opens in a vibrant forest, the kind of place that would be perfectly serene if not for the heavy-duty gun-toting men hunting something unseen. They’re terrified, and we’re meant to believe that there’s something evil hidden amongst the trees. Regardless of what might be hiding therein, the scenery in Beacon Point is breathtaking and that’s its saving grace when the stilted dialogue between its characters falls flat. Lush, green...

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