When Americans tell stories of the Old West, there’s typically a common thread running through them and it’s very white and heroic. With films like 3:10 to Yuma (1957) or True Grit (1969), The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly… Read More ›
Over time, the meanings of things often change. This can be a product of shifting social mores, alterations in language, or incidental innocuous moments which lead to global change. One of them is the idea of chivalry as being strictly… Read More ›
The Boogeyman. The Shape. Michael Myers. Whatever name you call him, wherever he goes, death follows. Just as simple as that. But what’s left in his wake besides dead bodies? In Halloween (2018), director/writer David Gordon Green and cowriters Jeff… Read More ›
Nightstream returns in its second year with a lineup of films from all around the world, each vying for a different part of your imagination. Whether they titillate or terrify has more to do with the audience than the material… Read More ›
The unique atmosphere of video game adaptation “Detention (返校)” evokes that helpless feeling of a good survival horror game.
When you think of a movie based on a video game, do pleasant thoughts come to mind? Despite some genuinely great films based on video games (Silent Hill’s 32% on Rotten Tomatoes is a homophobic microaggression; Silent Hill: Revelation’s 6%… Read More ›
Mistakes and bad decisions are simply a part of human nature. We are flawed, imperfect beings, and it is up to each of us, on an individual level, to learn from our errors and make the most of the positive… Read More ›
The things that we love as children don’t always age well. It could be the jokes, the narrative approach, or even the blending of CG: any or all of these things may not gracefully leave your youth or adolescence as… Read More ›
Writer/director M. Night Shyamalan adapted Pierre Oscar Lévy and Frederik Peeters’s graphic novel Sandcastle, creating his latest film: Old. It first hit theaters in July and is now currently available for purchase digitally with a physical release coming later in October…. Read More ›
“Night of the Animated Dead” offers little new in its adaptation of the zombie classic beyond blood and gore.
**Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Post. The opinions I share are my own.** Horror changed in 1968 when a small indie picture directed by George A. Romero from… Read More ›
EoM contributor Thomas Manning recently had the opportunity to interview Oscar-nominated actress Barbara Hershey about her role in the new film The Manor, a Blumhouse production distributed through Amazon Studios. Throughout their conversation, Hershey discusses her experiences working with director… Read More ›
They’re creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky, and are back for a second animated film from returning directors Greg Tiernan (Sausage Party) and Conrad Vernon (Monsters vs. Aliens). Where the first film explored assimilation versus individuality, the second outing is more interested… Read More ›
In this conversation, EoM contributor Thomas Manning speaks with cinematographer Paula Huidobro about her work on the film CODA, which is currently streaming on Apple TV+. Throughout the discussion, Huidobro speaks about the unique experiences of crafting a film focused… Read More ›
Despite being smart and compelling on its own merits, there’s little original within “No One Gets Out Alive.”
As a writer, you have to have some insane measure of confidence to title a horror novel No One Gets Out Alive and still purport to have something up your sleeve as a storyteller. Adam Nevill’s 2014 novel seemingly did… Read More ›
In this interview, EoM contributor Thomas Manning speaks with director Ryan Kruger about his new psychological horror film Fried Barry. Over the course of their conversation, Kruger talks about the journey of this film from its origins as 3-minute-short to… Read More ›
In this conversation, EoM contributor Thomas Manning speaks with director Gigi Saul Guerreo about her new horror film Bingo Hell, a Blumhouse production distributed through Amazon Studios. Over the course of their discussion, Guerrero speaks about her creative partnership with… Read More ›
“Lady of the Manor” possesses the potential for a high-spirited comedy but tumbles in the execution.
Comedy is one of the most subjective forms of art. What one viewer finds to be right up their alley might completely turn another viewer off. When a film plays around with a blend of comedy subgenres, it is even… Read More ›
After a great deal of delay, the expected final theatrical outing for Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff, Black Widow, hit theaters and Disney+’s Premium Access tier July of 2021. Some found it arriving too late to be impactful, some found it… Read More ›
Reactions to trauma are specific to each person and situation. No two people respond to a harrowing event in the exact same fashion because the human experience and each person’s perception of the world around them is so unique. When… Read More ›