Horror Thriller – Horror Fanatics http://horror-fanatics.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 13:35:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://horror-fanatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/horror-fanatics-icon-150x150.jpg Horror Thriller – Horror Fanatics http://horror-fanatics.com/ 32 32 10 Most Memorable First Kills In Horror Movie History https://horror-fanatics.com/10-most-memorable-first-kills-in-horror-movie-history/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 13:35:00 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/10-most-memorable-first-kills-in-horror-movie-history/ Every horror movie needs a thrilling opening to lure audiences to the edge of their seat. From pitchfork to projectionist pearl penny in the eye of Keith David in Nope to the horrible whim in the middle of Barbaric2022 has been a great year for the first memorable murders in horror movies. Since the skinny […]]]>

Every horror movie needs a thrilling opening to lure audiences to the edge of their seat. From pitchfork to projectionist pearl penny in the eye of Keith David in Nope to the horrible whim in the middle of Barbaric2022 has been a great year for the first memorable murders in horror movies.


Since the skinny shark attack at the beginning of Jaws to the ugly Chestburster in the middle of Extraterrestrialthere are many unforgettable opening movies in horror movie history.

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10/10 Casey Becker in The Scream

Drew Barrymore on the phone in Scream

The opening scene of Wes Craven’s conscious slasher satire Scream sees Drew Barrymore, who was then one of the biggest stars in the world, erected as the main protagonist, only to be killed moments later. This opening also establishes the material’s meta approach as Ghostface asks, “Do you like horror movies?”

After Scream killed off such an important star in such a gruesome way, audiences don’t know what to expect for the rest of the run. After the title card, Neve Campbell succeeded Barrymore as leader.

9/10 Johnny in Night of the Living Dead

Johnny teases Barbra in Night of the Living Dead

George A. Romero’s breathtaking directorial debut night of the living dead created an entire horror subgenre with its story of survivors banding together to fight the zombie apocalypse. In the opening scene, Johnny teases his frightened sister Barbra in a graveyard: “They’re coming for you, Barbra!”

Moments later, the smile is wiped from Johnny’s face as he is attacked and killed by a stumbling, bloodthirsty monster in a tattered suit. This scene gave the audience a terrifying introduction to the modern zombie.

8/10 Chrissie Watkins in Jaws

Chrissie is eaten in Jaws

Steven Spielberg wastes no time in the opening scene of Jaws, presenting the 25-foot shark right away. When Chrissie Watkins dives skinny into the ocean in the middle of the night, she is dragged and promptly killed by a monster lurking beneath the surface of the water.

In this captivating opening scene, Spielberg doesn’t need to show the shark to scare his audience. It shoots from the shark’s perspective and uses Chrissie’s screams and John Williams’ tense score (followed by an eerie silence) to build suspense.

7/10 Keith Toshko in The Barbarian

Keith opens the door in Barbarian

The first act of Barbaric sets up an entirely different horror movie. At first, when Tess arrives at her Airbnb in Detroit, she finds it’s been double-booked and a stranger named Keith is already living there. The film’s opening scenes suggest that Keith cannot be trusted and that there is a dark twist to come.

Ultimately, there’s a dark twist to come – but Keith is totally trustworthy. He and Tess discover a network of tunnels under the property, where Keith is beaten to death by a feral creature that lives there. This scene brings brilliantly an hour of suspense.

6/10 Kirk and Pam in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Pam arrives at Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Recently described by Quentin Tarantino as a perfect movie in his book Cinema Speculationby Tobe Hooper The Texas Chainsaw Massacre does not lose a second of its execution time. Leatherface’s threat is set up nicely and succinctly when Kirk and Pam wander off and stumble into his house.

Leatherface bludgeons Kirk with a hammer, then hooks Pam to a meat hook to watch him butcher her boyfriend. These opening murders set the bar high for the film’s macabre terror.

5/10 Kane in the Extraterrestrial

Kane collapses on the table in Alien

After Kane was attacked by a facehugger in the first half of Extraterrestrial and as the astronauts return to the ship in one piece, they throw a small party to celebrate Kane’s survival. And then the egg that the facehugger laid inside him hatches and a tiny alien shoots out of his chest.

Not only is it a gruesome and unforgettable death; it also comes at the most unexpected moment, when the crew of the Nostromo and the audience both think they got away with it unscathed.

4/10 Marion Crane in Psycho

Marion Crane in the shower in Psycho

In his first half, Alfred Hitchcock psychology is just a standard film noir about embezzlement. It becomes a horror movie when Marion Crane runs off with the embezzled money, stays at the Bates Motel, and gets stabbed to death in the shower.

After the iconic shower murder, cut with expert precision and set to Bernard Herrmann’s sinister score, the camera scrambles to find a new focus. Contemporary audiences were stunned when Janet Leigh, a major movie star at the time, was killed long before the closing credits.

3/10 Georgie Denbrough inside

Georgie bends over a storm drain in It

Highest-Grossing Horror Movie Ever Made, Andy Muschietti This, opens with Georgie Denbrough going out in the pouring rain to test out her little handmade paper boat. When his boat slips into a storm drain, Georgie meets Pennywise, a supernatural clown hiding in the sewers.

After Pennywise bites off a little boy’s arm and quickly kills him, all bets are off on where the rest of the movie will go. It’s clear from the shift that there’s no line this movie won’t cross.

2/10 Judith Myers on Halloween

Six-year-old Michael with a knife on Halloween

John Carpenter’s seminal slasher Halloween opens from the killer’s point of view. Michael Myers hides around his house, grabs a knife, bursts into his teenage sister Judith and stabs her to death.

The POV shooting style of this opening murder evokes Hitchcock classics, but Carpenter puts a new spin on this horror trope when the killer’s mask is removed to reveal he’s only six. years old, dressed in a Halloween costume and holding a blood soaked knife.

1/10 Charlie Graham in Hereditary

Charlie stands in the backyard in Hereditary

All The Masterfully Misleading Trailers For Ari Aster Hereditary gave audiences the impression that young Charlie Graham was central to the film’s narrative. It made the situation even more shocking when Charlie stuck his head out of a car window for air and was decapitated by a telephone pole.

Losing a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. Hereditary realizes this nightmare in the most macabre and gruesome way imaginable.

NEXT: 10 Best Grieving Horror Movies

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Gory Romance, Twisted Horror Tales, an OTT murder mystery and a compelling #MeToo drama https://horror-fanatics.com/gory-romance-twisted-horror-tales-an-ott-murder-mystery-and-a-compelling-metoo-drama/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 05:55:39 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/gory-romance-twisted-horror-tales-an-ott-murder-mystery-and-a-compelling-metoo-drama/ Are you looking for a movie to lose yourself for a few hours? In this month’s roundup of what’s playing on the big and medium screens, there’s starry laughs in the 2019 follow-up Knives out with an impeccably dressed ex-James Bond and a grotesque collective of “disruptors”. There’s a cannibalistic romance with Timothée Chalamet that […]]]>

Are you looking for a movie to lose yourself for a few hours? In this month’s roundup of what’s playing on the big and medium screens, there’s starry laughs in the 2019 follow-up Knives out with an impeccably dressed ex-James Bond and a grotesque collective of “disruptors”. There’s a cannibalistic romance with Timothée Chalamet that sees the ‘art-throb’ join filmmaker Luca Guadagnino for the first time since call me by your name. And the journalism that broke the Harvey Weinstein scandal is getting the narrow Hollywood treatment to pleasant and impactful effect.

Here’s what we’re looking at right now.

For a deliciously dark comedy: The Menu
“We harvest. We ferment. We’re freezing,” says one of the stern-faced employees at Hawthorne’s gourmet restaurant, located on an exclusive island, in Mark Mylod’s comedy macabre. The menu. It’s one of the many moments in the movie where we laugh/cringe at how “foodie” we’ve become lately. The darkly comic story follows chef Julian Slowik (beautifully played by Ralph Fiennes) who invites a party of 12 guests, at $1,250 a head, to dine at Hawthorne for what will be the ultimate tasting of his career. The guest list includes foodie fanboy Tyler (Nicholas Hoult) and his skeptical date Margot (Anya Taylor-Joy), a table of finance bros, a hyper-critical food writer and his editor, a semi-famous actor and his assistant, an older wealthy couple and, inexplicably, the chief’s mother. As each course is served, we learn more about why the diners are here – and their horrific fate. It’s less of a thriller than the trailer suggests, but the satire is as sharp as a chef’s knife. The course introductions in particular are exceptional comic relief. It’s written by Seth Reiss and Will Tracy, who along with director Mylod worked on HBO Succession.

In cinemas from November 24.

For a moving recap of #MeToo: She Said
The 2015 movie Projector is perhaps one of the best representations of the power of investigative journalism, but Maria Schrader’s take on the beginnings of the #MeToo movement – through the Pulitzer Prize winner New York Times story that exposed Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault crimes and Miramax victim payouts — is up there as a compelling tribute to the good that can come from mainstream reporting. Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan portray dedicated reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who knock on the door and cold-call people who have worked with the Hollywood producer, convincing them to tell their stories. The film focuses more on the work of journalists than the disturbing stories that drive them, but when it depicts the horrific experiences women endured at the hands of Weinstein, it does so with sensitivity. It’s a gripping and moving film with a compelling cast, including Patricia Clarkson as New York Times associate editor Rebecca Corbett, Samantha Morton as former Miramax Zelda employee Perkins, and Andre Braugher as editor Dean Baquet. There are also a few people playing themselves – including Ashley Judd – which brings a certain gravity to the film. Brad Pitt, one of the film’s producers, also makes an appearance. Watch it for star performances from Mulligan and Kazan.

In the cinema now.

For a Bloody Romance: Bones and All
We all want to be loved for who we are, right? Luca Guadagnino’s latest film, a romance between two young cannibals, unites Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell in a spellbinding love story that’s not as macabre as its title suggests. This is the first time that Guadagnino and Chalamet have worked together since call me by your name, and it’s hard not to think of that film’s co-star, Armie Hammer, who has been accused of sexual assault and cannibalistic fetishism. But real-life allegations aside, bones and all is an enchanting road movie set in 1980s America about a couple of strangers who find love and acceptance together. It is an adaptation of the children’s novel bones and all by Camille DeAngelis, and as Guadagnino has said in various interviews, “Camille DeAngelis is vegan” – indicating an allegorical structure under the film’s premise, which deals with consumption and destruction. Chalamet and Russell’s chemistry is what makes this movie a must-watch. He won the Silver Lion for Best Director at the Venice Film Festival this year.

In cinemas from November 24.

For Laughs and Ties: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
If what you loved about 2019 Knives out was the list of A-listers playing bizarre, dysfunctional family members caught in one place at the time of a mysterious death, so writer-director-producer Rian Johnson’s follow-up movie is just as entertaining. Daniel Craig reprises his role as dapper detective Benoit Blanc (with his silky Southern sled and penchant for the tie). Blanc is eager to investigate a real case, as he says while sitting in his bath playing online games with a screen of celebrities. What we are given Glass Onion is not just a case, but a glamorous place – a Greek island – and a range of “disturbers”, including Duke (Dave Bautista), famous on Twitch, the prickly politician Claire (Kathryn Hahn), the model turned owner of company Birdie (Kate Hudson), the start-up founder (Janelle Monáe) and her ex-partner, billionaire Miles Bron (Edward Norton). It’s a film full of puzzles – and intrigue – that asks little of the audience, except to savor the humor. See it for entertaining parallels to our real-life celebrity culture. Elon Musk? Surely not.

In cinemas from 23 November. Stream on Netflix starting December 23.

To suspend disbelief: The Marvel
In an unexpected intro, wonderment opens with a film set that breaks the fourth wall inviting the audience to believe in the story to come – while shattering the illusion that we’re about to be thrown into 1862 Ireland in the aftermath of a devastating famine. It’s filmmaker Sebastián Lelio’s way of making audiences question what we accept and why, whether in a spiritual sense or in the stories we tell ourselves. What follows is the story of an English nurse named Lib (Florence Pugh) assigned to care for a young girl (Kíla Lord Cassidy) who has not eaten for four months. It’s shot like a thriller, with a dark perspective, and, as always, Pugh has a scene-stealing presence.

In theaters and on Netflix now.

For twisted stories: Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities
Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, The shape of water) is very, very good at telling twisted fairy tales. In this eight-part anthology, the director wrote two episodes and assembled a team of directors to taunt us with six more horror mini-movies – all under an hour – that feature spooky, magical, and sinister characters. One of the episodes The whisperis directed by Australian Jennifer Kent (The Babadook, The Nightingale) which tells the story of a couple of birdwatchers who move into a remote haunted house. Whether it’s grave robbing, indescribable creatures, or unnerving makeovers, each episode’s stories are oddly creepy in their own way, and del Toro’s signature magic keeps us coming back for another jump down the rabbit hole. rabbit. It’s one you can dive into week after week for a night of fantastical storytelling.

Stream on Netflix now.

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Tanya Payne’s “The Black Rose” is an action-packed thriller that finds a dangerous serial killer on the loose in Salem. https://horror-fanatics.com/tanya-paynes-the-black-rose-is-an-action-packed-thriller-that-finds-a-dangerous-serial-killer-on-the-loose-in-salem/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 05:07:06 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/tanya-paynes-the-black-rose-is-an-action-packed-thriller-that-finds-a-dangerous-serial-killer-on-the-loose-in-salem/ MEADVILLE, PA (PRWEB) November 15, 2022 ‘The Black Rose’: Enjoyable detective fiction that will engage the imagination from page one. “The Black Rose” is the creation of published author Tanya Payne. Payne shares, “It was October 21, 1984, ten days before Halloween. Salem, Massachusetts would never be the same again. A young girl from […]]]>

‘The Black Rose’: Enjoyable detective fiction that will engage the imagination from page one. “The Black Rose” is the creation of published author Tanya Payne.

Payne shares, “It was October 21, 1984, ten days before Halloween. Salem, Massachusetts would never be the same again. A young girl from Salem High School has taken it upon herself to solve a crime as terrifying as she could ever be. What she discovered was beyond her worst nightmare.

“The horror began on the night of October 20. The first body was found next to an old abandoned church. The body was that of a young woman. She had been decapitated, probably because she had been accused of witchcraft, and next to the rotting body lay a black rose. But what did that mean?

“Two other young girls disappeared the following night. Their bodies were also found next to old abandoned churches. They were also beheaded and a black rose was left next to each body. There was a serial killer at work.

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Tanya Payne’s new book is an exciting and enjoyable thriller that will have readers racing to see who might be behind the gruesome crime scenes.

Payne shares a gripping tale within the pages of her seminal novel.

Consumers can purchase “The Black Rose” at traditional bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes Store or Barnes and Noble.

For more information or inquiries about “The Black Rose,” contact Christian Faith Publishing’s media department at 866-554-0919.

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New Red Band music video for BONES AND ALL by Luca Guadagnino https://horror-fanatics.com/new-red-band-music-video-for-bones-and-all-by-luca-guadagnino/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 05:38:15 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/new-red-band-music-video-for-bones-and-all-by-luca-guadagnino/ Based on the novel by Camille DeAngelisScreenplay by David KajganichDirected by Luca Guadagnino With Taylor Russell, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, André Holland, Chloë Sevigny,David Gordon Green, Jessica Harper, Jake Horowitz and Mark Rylance In select theaters November 18Everywhere on November 23 BONES AND ALL is a story of first love between Maren, a young woman […]]]>

Based on the novel by Camille DeAngelis
Screenplay by David Kajganich
Directed by Luca Guadagnino

With Taylor Russell, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, André Holland, Chloë Sevigny,
David Gordon Green, Jessica Harper, Jake Horowitz and Mark Rylance

In select theaters November 18
Everywhere on November 23

BONES AND ALL is a story of first love between Maren, a young woman learning to survive on the margins of society, and Lee, an intense, disenfranchised drifter; a liberating odyssey on the journey of two thriving young people, searching for identity and pursuing beauty in a perilous world that cannot stand who they are.

Directed by: Luca Guadagnino
Screenplay by: David Kajganich
Based on: the novel by Camille DeAngelis
Produced by: Luca Guadagnino, Theresa Park, Marco Morabito, David Kajganich, Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Lorenzo Mieli, Gabriele Moratti, Peter Spears, Timothée Chalamet
Executive producers: Giovanni Corrado, Raffaella Viscardi, Moreno Zani, Marco Colombo, Jonathan Montepare
Music: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
With: Taylor Russell, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, André Holland, Chloë Sevigny, David Gordon Green, Jessica Harper, Jake Horowitz and Mark Rylance
Genre: Thriller

Rating: R for strong, bloody and disturbing violent content, pervasive language, some sexual content and brief graphic nudity

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5 New Horror Movies Release This Week Including ‘All Jacked Up and Full of Worms’ https://horror-fanatics.com/5-new-horror-movies-release-this-week-including-all-jacked-up-and-full-of-worms/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 21:27:10 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/5-new-horror-movies-release-this-week-including-all-jacked-up-and-full-of-worms/ The last two months of every year are a great time to catch up on horror movies that have been released throughout the year, as there aren’t usually many new releases at this point. Halloween is now behind us and things are slowing down a bit on the holiday horror front, but each new week […]]]>

The last two months of every year are a great time to catch up on horror movies that have been released throughout the year, as there aren’t usually many new releases at this point. Halloween is now behind us and things are slowing down a bit on the holiday horror front, but each new week always brings new releases.

This week, 5 never-before-seen horror films will be available at home…

Here are all the new horror releases November 8, 2022 – November 13, 2022!


First, the Bloody Disgusting SCREAMBOX the streaming service is serving up another gross indie slice of horror this week with All bloated and full of worms.

Alex PhillipsThe Psychedelic Panic of is now streaming on SCREAMBOX!

In the movie, “Working in a seedy motel, maintenance man Roscoe (Philippe André Botello) is still looking for its last solution. When he stumbles upon a powerfully hallucinogenic worm, his shop-drug days are over. With their new love interest (Dawkins), the pair embark on a delirious odyssey of sex, violence and becoming one with the dirt.

The transgressive splat comedy also stars Trevor Dawkins (“Easy”) and Betsey Brown (The scary sixty-first), with Mike Lopez, Noah Lepawsky and Eva Fellows.


Park Hoon-jungit is The Witch Part 1: Subversion gets a sequel with The Witch: Part 2 – The Othernow available on DVD and VOD here in the US today.

In this sequel to the popular Korean sci-fi action thriller, the story moves out of a confined secret laboratory and into the real world. After a mysterious young girl becomes the sole survivor of a bloody raid on the research facility behind the witches’ top-secret program, she is rescued by two civilians who soon realize the young girl is both very powerful and in grave danger.

However, as the assassins tasked with locating and silencing the girl draw ever closer, the lives of everyone around her are in ever greater danger.

Cynthia (aka Shin Sia) stars with Park Eun-bin, Seo Eun-soo, Jin Goo, Sung Yu-been, Jo Min-soo and Lee Jong Suk. Actress Kim Da Mi reprises his role from the first film.


From producer Jeffrey Reddickcreator of the Final destination franchise, The Willowbrook was also released on digital platforms today courtesy of Gravitas Ventures.

“A wellness influencer invites one of her recently overdosed followers to recover in her small town mansion. Once the follower arrives, she realizes that the dark world existing in the mansion is not not what she – or millions of others – saw on the Internet.With a captivating and fast-paced tone, this film explores the deceitful side of social networks.

Written and Directed by a Debut Director Zach Koepp, The Willowbrook stars Jessica Bishop, Erin Day and Lawrence J. Hughes. The film is a Rag Tag Pictures production.


A Northern Irish folk horror film, quiver recently recovered Mandrake for streaming release here in the US, and the film will begin streaming on Thursday, November 10.

“The film follows probation officer Cathy Madden who is tasked with reintegrating notorious killer ‘Bloody’ Mary Laidlaw into society after twenty years in prison. Cathy has always believed that every client deserves a chance at redemption, but her beliefs are put to the test when two children go missing near Mary’s farm.

Deirdre Mullins (Drowning) plays Cathy in the next Mandrakeand Derbhle Crotty (Notes on a Scandal) stars as “Bloody” Mary Laidlaw. The cast also includes Seamus O’Hara (The man from the north), Jude Hill (Belfast) and Roisin Gallagher (The dry).

Lynne Davison directed Mandrakewritten by Matt Harvey (An act of defiance).


Friendship Game Trailer

Do you really know your friends? Peyton list (“Cobra Kai”) directs the cast of the horror film The game of friendshipavailable on VOD platforms this Friday at RLJE Films.

“The film revolves around a group of teenagers who encounter a strange object that tests their bonds with each other with increasingly destructive consequences.”

Brendan Meyer (“Color out of space”), Kelcey Mawema (franchise “To all the boys…”), Kaitlyn Santa Juana (“The Flash”) and Dylan Schombing (“Warcraft”) also featured.

scooter cap (hollow in the ground) directed the film, written by Damien Ober (“The OA”).

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True Crime Horror | Shehr https://horror-fanatics.com/true-crime-horror-shehr/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 01:13:51 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/true-crime-horror-shehr/ We can assume that the story of the most prolific serial killer in history has already been the subject of several podcasts, documentaries and numerous mini-series. But Charlie Cullen has been largely absent from the crime genre in general. In the latest Netflix movie, The good nurse, the serial killer is unmasked. The Netflix original, […]]]>

We can assume that the story of the most prolific serial killer in history has already been the subject of several podcasts, documentaries and numerous mini-series. But Charlie Cullen has been largely absent from the crime genre in general. In the latest Netflix movie, The good nurse, the serial killer is unmasked. The Netflix original, directed by Tobias Lindholm and written by 1917 and Last night in Soho co-writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns, evokes fear, horror and frustration in her audience.

Cullen was a silent killer who poisoned patients using intravenous tubes between the 1990s and 2000s. He killed at least 29 people while working as a nurse, although authorities put the number at more than 400 Given that his crimes are scattered, his victim count is unknown, and his motives are murky, telling his story is far from straightforward. His character is portrayed by Eddie Redmayne as a new employee at a New Jersey hospital in the early 2000s, when his killing spree ended. Amy (Jessica Chastain), a haggard single mother working nights trying to hide her cardiomyopathy, teams up with him.

We begin to understand that it’s all part of a bigger picture as the film paints a dark and detailed portrait of Amy’s condition and the struggle it takes to get and pay for medical help. The film is a critique of the complex healthcare system. Amy has to work there for a year before she can get health insurance through her job. The doctor – who charges her $980 for a test and consultation – can warn her that working in her condition could lead to death, but she has little choice as she is months away from that milestone.

When Charlie enters the room, he brings with him a divine reprieve in the form of someone to help Amy through the night shifts and cover her recurring attacks. The two get along well on and off the job, with Charlie besting Amy and her two daughters. Charlie respects her health secret, treats her with care and even steals medicine from the hospital. But as Amy’s patients begin to die on her watch, she chooses to work with the police, especially when it becomes clear that the hospital would stop at nothing to protect its reputation in the face of growing “medical neglect”. She begins to wonder who she is friends with when there is an investigation into an unexplained death.

Amy and Charlie take center stage as the focus narrows. It’s rather frustrating to see the gruesome details of Charlie’s early childhood kept under wraps in order to preserve mystery and avoid an overdose of trauma. It would have been more intriguing if Redmayne was able to do more than just create an eerie presence in this film..

Initially, the film rightly focuses less on Charlie himself and more on the institution that housed him. It is revealed that even if people in high positions were aware of misconduct in this or previous institutions, it would force them to accept responsibility, with it all going to greenbacks, aka dollars. This is shown after a patient dies, and the hospital reluctantly summons detectives (played by Nnamdi Asomugha and Noah Emmerich), seven weeks later, to investigate. As an evasive risk manager, Kim Dickens, a highlight, perfectly captures the cold, corporate image of Charlie’s newest hospital. His dialogue with the detectives, both perplexed by their situation, has a brilliant crackle.

Amy and Charlie take center stage as the focus narrows. It’s rather frustrating to see the gruesome details of Charlie’s early childhood kept under wraps in order to preserve mystery and avoid an overdose of trauma. It would have been more intriguing if Redmayne was able to do more than just create an eerie presence in this movie. The narrative forces him too much to do more than that, so he has to take a step back from Amy. As for Amy, it’s minimalism that’s skillfully used here for someone whose life is more concerned with those around her than her own emotional state and well-being. When her feelings surface and events force her to confront the terror in ways she doesn’t usually make time for, they always do so subtly but devastatingly. Particularly moving is the final scene in which she has to fight back tears. This is one of Chastain’s best performances.

The ultimate showdown between the two falls short of expectations as Charlie merely admits his actions without providing any explanation. Due to the way the narrative is structured, we are left behind. The good nurse is still a commendable, if not entirely remarkable, attempt to tell the story of a bad nurse. While it works well as a crime drama, it falls short as a crime thriller. The narrative does very little to investigate the serial killer’s psyche. It would have been better if Charlie’s atrocities and past had been explored more.


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The Good Nurse – Review | NetflixThriller https://horror-fanatics.com/the-good-nurse-review-netflixthriller/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 07:04:32 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/the-good-nurse-review-netflixthriller/ A very different kind of serial killer Because The good nurse is based on a true story, the basic premise is already known. Plus, it’s revealed in the trailer, which makes perfect sense in the case of a true-crime thriller. Jessica Chastain is stunning as always. To be fair, in The good nurse, she plays […]]]>

A very different kind of serial killer

Because The good nurse is based on a true story, the basic premise is already known. Plus, it’s revealed in the trailer, which makes perfect sense in the case of a true-crime thriller.

Jessica Chastain is stunning as always. To be fair, in The good nurse, she plays a woman with a serious heart condition who works night shifts, and it shows. I to like that she has the right to look like someone who is not healthy because obviously she is not.

Amy (Chastain) is at risk of having a stroke or just complete heart failure and it impacts everything in her life. Jessica Chastain plays this character beautifully. The real-life nurse Amy is based on is a true hero.

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Plus, you’ll see a very different type of character for Eddie Redmayne. He is very sober, which fits perfectly with this serial killer’s method of murder. Charlie Cullen (Eddie Redmayne) is neither aggressive nor angry. And really, that makes it even scarier!

Other key supporting characters also play a huge role in telling this story right. They are portrayed by Nnamdi Asomugha (When the streetlights come on), Noah Emmerich (Suspicion) and Kim Dickens (missing girl, Fear the living dead).

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The 8 Horror Movies Every Queer Person Should Watch This Scary Season https://horror-fanatics.com/the-8-horror-movies-every-queer-person-should-watch-this-scary-season/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 17:00:16 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/the-8-horror-movies-every-queer-person-should-watch-this-scary-season/ Spooky season is upon us, which means it’s time to pull out the horror movies and decorate the house with pumpkins, cobwebs and anything remotely ghoulish. Sure, horror and thriller movies are great year-round (provided you don’t watch them home alone at 1 a.m.), but there’s no denying that they hit differently around Halloween. And […]]]>

Spooky season is upon us, which means it’s time to pull out the horror movies and decorate the house with pumpkins, cobwebs and anything remotely ghoulish.

Sure, horror and thriller movies are great year-round (provided you don’t watch them home alone at 1 a.m.), but there’s no denying that they hit differently around Halloween.

And the only thing better than a horror movie is a queer horror movie, right? But they can be hard to find.

Never be afraid, however. We’ve got your spooky season covered – check out our spooky movie recommendations, dating back to the 1960s and some modern day screams…

Now, we couldn’t start this list with anything other than the movie that catapulted Megan Fox to bi-con status, could we?

Jennifer’s body has become a true cult classic, to the point that Megan herself says it’s the proudest she’s ever been of a project.

With Amanda Seyfried (this is not Mama Mia!, let that be clear), Megan plays Jennifer Check, a disruptive teenage girl who becomes possessed and turns into a succubus after being sacrificed to Satan. Jennifer seduces the boys at her school into sexual activity before killing them, delivering a flurry of iconic lines along the way, not to mention this fucking with best friend Anita ‘Needy’ Lesnicki (Amanda). However, her longtime friend Needy must stop Jennifer before she attacks her lover Chip.

Honestly, this movie is a movie to dig up every year, plus it makes some amazing Halloween costumes.

If you think you’ve found a movie with the most twists and turns, think again because Perfection will surprise you minute by minute.

What’s so great about this thriller, besides the suspense, is how completely homosexuality is normalized and simply integrated into the plot as any heterosexual relationship would be. There’s no extended exit plot or residual trauma that usually follows. Showing queer relationships across genres is so important for representation and inclusion, and this film does that perfectly (pardon the pun).

With Allison Williams of get out fame (that’s how you know it’s gonna be epic) and Logan Browning, Perfection follows troubled musical prodigy Charlotte as she returns to her former prestigious music school. Upon discovering that new star pupil Lizzie has taken her place, the couple embark on a sinister path.

This film has so many twists and turns it will give you motion sickness.

Let’s be honest, the Scream franchise has a strong queer fan base, and rightly so – the original Scream the film and the characters were created by a gay man, after all. If you want one of the newest movies to get involved this Halloween, then the 2022 release is so simple queer.

Heroine Mindy Meeks-Martin (played by Jasmin Savoy Brown) is openly queer and the film franchise’s first lesbian character, the best part being that her sexuality isn’t her defining trait – she’s more than that.

Because Scream (2022) Focused primarily on sisters Sam and Tara Carpenter, Mindy’s character isn’t explored in too much detail, but Jasmin is set to reprise her role in the sixth episode coming in 2023. So we got a taste of what’s to come – let’s keep supporting Mindy to avoid Ghostface’s wrath…

This gripping drama is sure to take you on a psychologically unsettling adventure.

Stranger by the lake follows Franck as he falls in love with Michel, an attractive, powerful and deadly dangerous man who is surely all you need to whet your appetite.

Not only will its erotic storytelling crawl under your skin, but the ambient soundtrack creates an eerie vibe throughout. It’s scary, it’s seductive, and it’s the perfect alternative to the cheesy gay party rom-coms we’ll be watching in a few weeks when the holiday season kicks off.

Let’s go back to 1975 for this classic.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show needs no introduction, given the huge global following it has garnered over time.

But, for a refresher, the movie tells the story of a flat tire that leaves Brad and Janet stranded on a stormy night. They experience strange incidents when they seek refuge in a nearby castle and, well, the rest is history.

It’s no shock that this movie earned $226 million at the box office. And with a cast including Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry and even Meat Loaf, to name just three, what’s not to love? The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a staple for Halloween costumes for a reason.

Directed by Kurtis David Harder, this film is very much an “all is not as it seems” kind of vibe.

Spiral follows a same-sex couple who move to a small town so they can enjoy a better life with their 16-year-old daughter. Well, their dream is short-lived, to say the least, as something sinister lurks beneath the city’s picturesque surface.

If you like movies that keep you guessing or that challenge your own reality, get out your popcorn and hit play on it.

A little like The Rocky Horror Picture ShowCarrie (1976) is also a queer classic in its own right.

We all know the plot – 17-year-old Carrie lived a sheltered life until she discovered she had telekinetic powers, which she put to good use after being humiliated by her peers at night of the ball.

Carrie is a powerful story and has been hailed by many as a wake-up call or pivotal moment in realizing their homosexuality. In theory, Carrie’s whole story can be an odd analogy… growing up with strict parents, ruled by religion, being bullied and ostracized, and being afraid of her own sexuality. But then Carrie realizes there is something special about her.

Carrie White’s story is a great metaphor for what many LGBTQ people are going through too (much less dramatic, of course), and it’s understandable why so many people feel a connection to the Stephen King classic.

Let’s end with a classic from 1963 – The haunting.

Is it terrifying? Absolutely. But is it gay as hell? You bet.

The film follows Eleanor and Theodora, who are asked to stay with scientist Dr. John Markway and investigate paranormal happenings at Hill House. Naturally, everything spirals out of control and creates perfect nervous horror.

The happy part? Theo is beautiful and classy, ​​not to mention a successful lesbian. The haunting came out at a time when representation was a far cry from what it is today. Even in everyday society, conversations about sexuality weren’t as open and normalized, which makes this film ahead of its time and a nice reminder of how far we’ve come.

But don’t let us fool you into thinking it’s something soft. It’s terrifying. So sleep with the light on.

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10 Best Horror Anime To Watch This Halloween https://horror-fanatics.com/10-best-horror-anime-to-watch-this-halloween/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 04:30:00 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/10-best-horror-anime-to-watch-this-halloween/ With October 31st lurking just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for horror anime to come out of the shadows. Whether anime fans are ready to binge on their favorite horror anime for the hundredth time or are timidly diving into the genre for the first time, there’s a horror anime everyone can sink […]]]>

With October 31st lurking just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for horror anime to come out of the shadows. Whether anime fans are ready to binge on their favorite horror anime for the hundredth time or are timidly diving into the genre for the first time, there’s a horror anime everyone can sink their fangs into. .


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From demons and ghouls to dangerous killers roaming the night, horror anime has chills and thrills for everyone to enjoy. Whether fans are looking for a spooky anime to watch as Halloween draws closer or they’re looking for an anime to binge on the night of the holidays, these spooky anime will have a delicious scare for everyone.

10/10 Castlevania Has Gothic Horror And Creatures Hidden In The Dark

For fans of spooky castles, creatures that collide in the night and gothic horror, Castlevania is definitely the anime to watch this Halloween. When Dracula rages upon the world after the wrongful death of his wife, it’s up to a Belmont, a wizard and a dhampir to save the day.

Filled with demons, vampires, magicians, supernatural hunters and everything in between, this anime strikes fear into fans of paranormal and historical anime. A twist on the classic tale of Count Dracula is a perfect watch for Halloween.

9/10 Zombie Land Saga is zombie horror with a comedic twist

A horror anime newbie can dip their toes into The Zombie Country Saga this scary season. An up-and-coming pop idol group called Franchouchou takes over Saga Prefecture. However, each of these stars hides a secret: they are among the living dead!

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Revived by their mysterious manager Kotaro Tatsumi, the Franchouchou idols won’t waste their second chance, even if they risk losing a limb on stage. The Zombie Country Saga is a comedic take on the classic zombie horror story and is the perfect gateway into the horror anime genre.

8/10 Tokyo Ghoul shows what happens when man turns into a monster

For fans who love the thrill of high intensity combat, supernatural creatures and a touch of psychological horror, tokyo ghoul is the anime to watch in October. When a date goes wrong and Ken Kaneki finds himself thrust into a dark supernatural world where he must survive by feeding on human flesh, his daily life has now become a living nightmare.

As Ken struggles to find the balance between being human and ghoul, conflict arises between the human and ghoul factions in Tokyo. Fans will be left on the edge of their seat on more than one occasion watching Ken Kaneki navigate this darker side of Tokyo.

7/10 The Promised Neverland Pits Children Against Demons

Although she grew up in an orphanage, every day was filled with fun for Emma and her friends. However, when she learns the dark truth about what happens to those who are adopted, her whole world comes crashing down.

Now faced with the horrible truth that she and her friends are nothing more than meat prepared for these mysterious monsters, Emma will do anything to survive with her friends. The promised never-never land is the perfect show to watch on Halloween for fans of adventure anime with a dark and gruesome twist.

6/10 Angels of Death features a building and an unknown number of dangers

For fans who love the suspense of watching a masked killer slowly prowl through the night, angels of death is an anime to watch on Halloween night. When 13-year-old Rachel wakes up in an abandoned building with no memories, it’s up to her to find the way out.

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However, as Rachel begins her search, she soon discovers that there is a killer on every floor of the building. Now not only does she have to escape, but she also has to escape alive. angels of death is the perfect anime for fans of psychological thrillers. However, beware, because not everyone is what they seem, even Rachel.

5/10 Housing complex C is a haunted house horror

​​​​​​​Lodging C-complex is a new anime for fans to follow this spooky season. This anime follows two girls, Kimi Shirokado and Yuri Koshida, and their lives in a residential compound in a small beach town.

However, when dead animals begin to appear and their neighbors begin to mysteriously disappear, Kimi and Yuri begin to realize that their old housing complex is nowhere near normal. Housing Complex C is the perfect anime to watch every week as the Halloween countdown draws near.

4/10 Mermaid Forest focuses on immortality, humanity and monsters

For fans who like a darker twist on classic fairy tales, mermaid forest is the anime to watch in October. After consuming the flesh of a mermaid, Yuta wanders for centuries looking for a way to regain his mortality. During his journey, he meets Mana, a young girl who was raised by mermaids for the sole purpose of becoming their sacrifice.

As Mana and Yuta’s journeys continue to intertwine, they will not only encounter more dangerous creatures, but also the darker side of humanity. mermaid forestit isthe depiction of mermaids and immortality makes sitting in suspense an extremely enjoyable experience.

3/10 Ghost Hunt shows what exorcising spirits looks like as a day job

For fans of poltergeists and specters, ghost hunting is the perfect haunted horror anime to watch in October. Anime fans can follow the paranormal cases of Shibuya Psychic Research as they encounter various hauntings and work to exorcise spirits causing terrifying trouble.

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With high school girl Mai and her narcissistic boss Kazuya taking care of the rest of their classmates, there’s no supernatural mystery they can’t explain. A mix of scientific ghost hunting and psychic abilities, ghost hunting is a fun and suspenseful dive into the paranormal.

2/10 Iron Fortress Kabaneri Combines Industrial Revolution and Undead Monsters

For zombie and walking dead fans, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is a must-have anime for Halloween. Set in Japan during the Industrial Revolution, a virus has spread throughout the country, turning everyone infected into terrifying undead creatures called kabane. In response to this epidemic, large railway stations resembling iron fortresses were built to protect the rest of the population, as steam locomotives are the only safe means of transport.

After an encounter with a kabane, the young blacksmith Ikoma is transformed into a kabaneri, a half-human, half-kabane hybrid. Now it’s up to Ikoma and his new companions to fight against the kabane and save humanity. An interesting combination of a period piece and zombie horror, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is a zombie experience fans won’t want to miss.

1/10 Boogiepop & Others Presents Human Possession and Unknown Evil

For fans who want to find an anime that is a mix of both supernatural and psychological horror, Boogiepop and others is the anime to watch this Halloween. When the world faces an uncertain danger lurking in the shadows, Boogiepop will emerge to defeat it. However, even the origins of this supernatural savior are unclear.

Boogiepop is an enigma that has been suspected to be anything from a shikigami to a high school girl’s split personality. The only thing known for certain is that Boogiepop possesses Touka Miyashita’s body when she senses adversity. This psychological anime is sure to keep fans hooked as they follow along with the allusive and cryptic Boogiepop.

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Altered Innocence to Bow Classic LGBTQ Pics, Such as “The Wounded Man”, as “Arrebato” Plays MIFC of Light (EXCLUSIVE) https://horror-fanatics.com/altered-innocence-to-bow-classic-lgbtq-pics-such-as-the-wounded-man-as-arrebato-plays-mifc-of-light-exclusive/ Sun, 16 Oct 2022 11:16:45 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/altered-innocence-to-bow-classic-lgbtq-pics-such-as-the-wounded-man-as-arrebato-plays-mifc-of-light-exclusive/ A restored version of Iván Zulueta’s groundbreaking 1979 film “Arrebato” (“Rapture”) screens at the International Classic Film Market (MIFC) at Festival Lumière in Lyon, France, thanks to Los Angeles distributor Altered Innocence and Madrid Mercury Films. The cult film, considered a milestone in Spanish cinema in the post-Franco years, is seen as a metaphor for […]]]>

A restored version of Iván Zulueta’s groundbreaking 1979 film “Arrebato” (“Rapture”) screens at the International Classic Film Market (MIFC) at Festival Lumière in Lyon, France, thanks to Los Angeles distributor Altered Innocence and Madrid Mercury Films.

The cult film, considered a milestone in Spanish cinema in the post-Franco years, is seen as a metaphor for how directors can be consumed by cinema. It centers on José, a frustrated low-budget horror filmmaker trying to finish a film while battling drug addiction. When he receives a package from an old acquaintance Pedro – a reel of Super 8 film and an audio tape – José soon finds himself sucked into the vampiric orbit of the eccentric young man.

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“”Arrebato” has such a rich blend of horror influences, punk aesthetics, artsy vibes and queer film history that audiences can’t help but be thrilled by this total gem. of a movie,” said Frank Jaffe, founder and director of Altered Innocence. .

“It also helps that in addition to acting in the film as a dubbed transgender character, Pedro Almodóvar was such an outspoken patron of the film and its director, Iván Zulueta,” adds Jaffe.

“Audiences have been really supportive of the film and the new 35mm print we’ve created for theatrical release and we’re thrilled that Criterion Channel has realized the film’s potential and signed it for exclusive broadcast on their channel.”

Jaffe notes that the film never had a theatrical release in the United States “other than a few festivals and a repertoire in South Florida in the ’80s which apparently lasted a while”.

Jaffe oversaw the new 4K restoration, completed in 2020 by the American Genre Film Archive in Texas using a 4K scan from Mercury Films.

“Arrebato” is screened at the MIFC in Lyon as part of this year’s focus on Spanish film heritage. The Parisian company Tamasa Distribution holds the French rights to the film.

Launched by Jaffe in 2015, Altered Innocence focuses on LGBTQ and coming-of-age films with an artistic twist.

The company is preparing for the November theatrical release of another work from the Spanish transition era, a new HD restoration of Antonio Giménez Rico’s “Vestida de Azul” (“Dressed in Blue”) from 1983.

The hybrid docu-fiction follows the lives of six transgender women in a country where democracy has just arrived and where the transgender community is beginning to emerge from the shadow of the Franco dictatorship.

“Anthology Film Archive [in New York City] runs it for a week and we also book it across the United States,” says Jaffe.

Patrice Chéreau’s 1983 drama “The Wounded Man,” one of Studiocanal’s many high-profile restorations, Altered Innocence, is also headed for an anthology film archive run in November. On the program, “Sitcom” (1998), “Criminal Lovers” (1999) and “Water Drops on Burning Rocks” (2000) by François Ozon; and André Téchiné’s acclaimed 1994 drama “Wild Reeds.”

Altered Innocence will also release a 2K restoration of Gaspar Noé’s 2002 psychological thriller “Irreversible” as well as the director’s new version titled “Irreversible: Straight Cut”. The film will premiere at the closing night of the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival this month.

This year, Jaffe also oversaw the 4K restoration of David Buckley’s 1975 American film ‘Saturday Night at the Baths’, described as a “historic excursion into bisexuality, 1970s relationship politics and the historical significance of gay bathhouse culture” which was filmed on location. at the famous Continental Baths in New York. Altered Innocence is now releasing the film on home video.

The company also distributed several other recently restored works, such as Garth Maxwell’s 1993 New Zealand film “Jack Be Nimble”, a gothic horror thriller starring Alexis Arquette and Sarah Smuts-Kennedy as twins. troubled abandoned by their parents.

Other new releases include two X-rated vintage gay films by American director and pioneer of queer cinema Arthur J. Bressan, Jr., “Passing Strangers” (1974) and “Forbidden Letters” (1979).

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