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‘American Horror Story: 1984’ a perfect ode to 80s slasher films

'American Horror Story: 1984' a perfect ode to 80s slasher films

Brian Gilbert, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2019

For those obsessed with the horror genre and the 1980s, season nine of “American Horror Story” (AHS) already perfectly captures the mood, music and atmosphere of the 80s only two episodes in. The last two seasons of “AHS” were both intriguing and bold, commenting on politics and religion, but f...

An enthralling, ultraviolent revival of Nicolas Cage’s career

An enthralling, ultraviolent revival of Nicolas Cage’s career

Daniel Schirmer, Contributing Writer

September 17, 2018

Director Panos Cosmatos’s new action-horror film “Mandy” can be simply described as an LSD-fueled nightmare featuring a Manson-esque cult, motorcycle- riding demons, chainsaw fights and a whole lot of blood. In other words, it’s a horror fan’s dream. The film is set in the year 1983 and...

Krasinski’s new must-see horror film

John Krasinski directs and stars along side his wife Emily Blunt in

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

April 9, 2018

Almost every horror film has a moment where one of the protagonists is trapped in the same room as the monster/psycho and the audience collectively holds its breath, seemingly trying to avoid making any sound that might tip off the on-screen assailant to the hero’s whereabouts. Now imagine that scene, b...

“Thoroughbreds” is this year’s dark horse horror film

Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy appear in Thoroughbred by Cory Finley, an official selection of the NEXT program at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. (Photo courtesy of Sundance Institute)

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

March 23, 2018

Usually, two teenage girls plotting a murder, one a certified sociopath, would be a niche film. Fortunately this film, “Thoroughbreds,” fits into the relatively niche genre of low-budget horror films that has a dedicated following. Even more than that, it stands apart as one of the most uniquely ...

Tales from Tinder

Graphic courtesy of Tinder

Isabella Brock, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2018

Disclaimer: All names have been changed to protect the identities of those who shared their stories. DePaul students may still crack jokes about the desperation of Tinder users even after its mainstream success, but a large majority of students on campus actively use or have used Tinder. With milli...

Review: Horror film ‘Annabelle’ unable to capture terror of predecessor

Theatrical poster for

Adam Bevel

October 9, 2014

If you saw 2013’s excellent The Conjuring" you probably remember the doll that Annabelle is titled from and based around. She was the fairly creepy doll introduced in the first scene of "The Conjuring" that established the real life demon hunting couple Ed and Lorraine Warren. The doll suitably cr...

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