Thelma director interview

Thelma is the story of a girl who moves away from home for the first time to attend college. And then she falls in love with another girl. And then she realizes that she has horrifying supernatural powers. And then things really go off the rails.

Norway’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film at next year’s Academy awards is many things: a gripping horror story, a queer romance, and a personal drama about realizing that your parents aren’t always right. Director Joachim Trier balances all of these plates, crafting one of 2017’s best movies.

I spoke with Trier over the phone about finding the humanity in a horror story, crafting memorable “bad” parents, and knowing how big is too big with a horror setpiece.

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Dark review

Kids on bikes. A small town with a dark secret. An underbelly of supernatural forces threatening the town at large. A government building conducting experiments that will lead to further problems. No, it’s not Stranger Things, it’s Netflix’s first German-language original series Dark.

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cheech and chong vs jason

Forget about Freddy vs. Jason – how about Cheech and Chong vs. Jason instead? In a new interview, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives director Tom McLoughlin revealed that he pitched a Friday the 13th sequel that would have seen the stoner comedy duo coming up against everyone’s favorite hockey mask wearing murderer. Get the details about Cheech and Chong in Friday the 13th below.

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American Werewolf in London sequel

An American Werewolf in London, one of the best horror-comedies ever made, was cursed with an abysmal sequel in 1997 with An American Werewolf in Paris. Original American Werewolf director John Landis wasn’t involved with that follow-up, but the filmmaker has recently revealed he originally scripted his own sequel to his 1981 classic. In a new interview, Landis reveals the unused details for his potential An American Werewolf in London sequel.

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X-Files season 11

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Divorce season 2 has a trailer.
  • Difficult People has been cancelled.
  • The X-Files season 11 has a premiere date, and so does 9-1-1.
  • Garret Dillahunt and Jenna Elfman join Fear the Walking Dead.
  • You’re the Worst renewed for a final season.
  • StartUp renewed by Crackle.
  • Shoot the Messenger has a premiere date and trailer.
  • Say goodbye to Chiller Network.
  • An artist laid-of from Louis C.K.‘s animated series The Cops penned an open letter.

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Get Out Golden Globes

What began as an amusing piece of awards season news has blown into a much larger conversation. Jordan Peele‘s Get Out, one of the best and most financially successful movies of 2017, has been categorized as a comedy by Hollywood Foreign Press Association. That means that it will qualify in the “Best Comedy or Musical” category at next year’s Golden Globes, should it earn the nomination. That’s a weird fit for a horror movie, albeit a horror movie with plenty of comic relief.

Naturally, the internet had a lot of say about this, and now Peele himself has joined the conversation.

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The best Movies Streaming November

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) 

Break out the cranberry sauce: it’s almost time for Thanksgiving. Soon you’ll be forced to sit at a table with your family and have a conversation. How terrifying! My advice: skip all that and stream some movies. If your family complains, advise them to sit down and stream the movies along with you. It’s win-win! Also, bring beer.

You don’t have to force a conversation with movies; you just have to watch them. Isn’t that glorious? Of course, with the ever-growing list of streaming services out there, it can be hard to pick a specific film to watch for your own specific needs. But since I’m such a nice guy, and it is the season of giving, I went ahead and assembled a cornucopia of great films for you to stream in the next few days. There’s stuff(ing) here from David Lynch, Guillermo del Toro, Ryan Coogler, and more! We’ve got horror, family films, fantasy, romance, action – you name it! So get ready to binge on these films, but make sure you save room for leftovers. Here are the best movies streaming right now! So let’s get streaming.

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A QUIET PLACE trailer

John Krasinski made his directorial debut with the little-seen 2009 comedy Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, but it looks like he’s making the pivot to horror in the nearly silent upcoming film A Quiet Place.

Starring Krasinski himself, his wife Emily Blunt, and Wonderstruck breakout star Millicent Simmonds, A Quiet Place seems to follow the footsteps of fellow abstract horror film It Comes At Night, in which an unseen force terrorizes the inhabitants of an isolated house. The teaser trailer hints at a similar narrative but with a twist: the unseen monsters can only find you if you make a noise.

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the strangers prey at night trailer

Hey, remember The Strangers? The 2008 home invasion horror movie received mixed reviews from critics, but it was a financial success, grossing $52 million at the domestic box office against a $9 million budget. The rules of the horror genre suggested that a sequel should have followed in 2009 and that we’d be on the direct-to-VOD The Strangers Part 8 by now. That’s how this is supposed to work.

Instead, the sequel is finally arriving next year, a decade after the first movie hit theaters. The first The Strangers: Prey at Night trailer is here, but is it too late?

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american horror story cult great again

(Every week, we’re going to get the discussion going about American Horror Story: Cult by answering one important question: who is the main villain of the episode?)

American Horror Story: Cult has reached its end. Honestly, the seventh installment of Ryan Murphy’s horror hit was indeed a challenge to get through at times. But Tuesday’s episode, titled “Great Again,” provided a worthwhile finale to the polarizing season.

If you stand it side-by-side with September’s premiere, the book-ended nature of the story being told offers a full-circle look at a conflict with no clear-cut solution. It was a story inspired by the political fallout from 2016’s Trump/Clinton election debacle and it got stuck in the muck for a while in the middle of the season. With the loose-ends getting tied up (mostly), Cult ended on a high note. A rather nasty high note, at that.

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