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Netflix Unveils Glorious ALIEN-Inspired STRANGER THINGS Poster

If you know the show, you know the references… from the awesome Comic-Con trailer (which we’ve re-posted below) to the online promotional artwork, the homages to late ‘70s and early ‘80s horror cinema are just… well, everywhere. It should come as little surprise, then, that STRANGER THINGS Season 2 poster art — which hit social […]

Films 

Slashback! THE DUMB WAITER Packs a Feature’s Worth of Suspense Into 16 Minutes

I’m going to try something a little different for this week’s column, and bring your attention to an almost-forgotten 1979 short film from UK writer-director Robert Bierman. I’m going to argue that this short sums up everything that works in slasher cinema — without resorting to attention-grabbing techniques like graphic violence, sleazy exploitation or a short-attention-span […]

Films 

Slashback! Is ALIEN Actually a Slasher Movie in Space?

Okay, before you start sharpening your knives over that headline, be sure to actually read the article first. You’ll see that this is more of a thought experiment in honor of LV-426, a.k.a. “ALIEN Day,” than a slasher-skewed review of a film which I’m betting you already love every bit as much as I do. […]