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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Portland Horror Film Festival: The Creeping movie review

Jamie Hooper’s directorial debut overcomes its technical shortcomings with heart, outstanding performances, and an elemental understanding of the ghost genre. Ghost stories are some of humanity’s oldest and most familiar. … Continue reading

July 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

BBC Classic Tales Of Horror “The Mezzotint” review

To whet your whistle for Mark Gatiss’ upcoming adaptation of this classic chiller by M.R. James this Christmas, we’ll begin our series of British horror radio with a reading of … Continue reading

December 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

31 Days Of Horror: The 100 Candles Game Telluride Horrorshow Review

The 100 Candles Game is a portmenteau horror seeped in menace and gothic ambiance. It’s pure class, eerier, more unsettling, and higher production values than many more mainstream affairs.  Indie … Continue reading

October 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

31 Days Of Horror: Cold Wind Blowing Salem Horror Festival Review

Dionne Copland’s debut feature is an isolationist horror that uses complex characters and relationships to really cut close to the bone. Here’s our review of Cold Wind Blowing!  Horror movies … Continue reading

October 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

31 Days Of Horror: Black Lake Salem Horror Festival movie review

K/XI’s feature-length debut about a South Asian folktale is a gorgeous, poetic, atmospheric allegory of trauma and revenge. Horror movies have a tendency to tip their hand, letting you know … Continue reading

October 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

31 Days Of Horror: The Witches Of Hollywood Salem Horror Festival movie review

The Witches Of Hollywood is a short but essential documentary on witches in cinema, analyzing 80 years of horror movies through a feminist and psychoanalytic lens! It’s as entertaining as … Continue reading

October 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

31 Days Of Horror: Pumpkinhead (1988) horror movie review

Witchcraft meets folk horror meets creature feature in Pumpkinhead, a frightfully good tale of Appalachian terror that holds up exceedingly well! Witches on film don’t exist solely to bewitch young … Continue reading

October 5, 2020 · Leave a comment

31 Days Of Horror: Witchcraft (1988) horror movie review

With its dollar store costumes and Casio soundtrack, the only horror on this shot-on-video dreck is that it’s spawned FIFTEEN sequels to date! Let’s face it, as horror lovers, we … Continue reading

October 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

31 Days Of Horror: Viy (1967) horror movie review

Russia’s first horror movie, based on a short story by Nikolai Gogol, is an exquisite example of psychotronic Folk Horror! If you’re reading this via some form of digital device, … Continue reading

October 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

31 Days Of Horror: Black Sunday (1960) Horror Movie Review

Mario Bava’s first credited directorial debut is a masterpiece of Gothic horror cinema, illustrating a world in transition. 1960 was a pivotal year in horror history. Horror movies were getting … Continue reading

October 2, 2020 · 1 Comment

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