horror


V.23 No.19 | 5/8/2014

Idiot Box

Monster Mashup

“Penny Dreadful” on Showtime

By Devin D. O’Leary
Horror goes old school in Showtime’s literary shocker “Penny Dreadful.”

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Couch Potato

Now Streaming: The Returned

If you’re lucky enough to have dodged the recent spate of mysterious streaming throttling happening in previously stream-happy homes across America, there’s some good shit on out there in streamtopia.

Devin O’Leary called The Returned (Les Revenants) "the best horror on TV in 2013" and he’s dying for season two. All eight episodes appeared in the streamoverse a couple of weeks ago, quietly and without fanfare, much like Camille’s return from the dead in episode one. In French with subtitles, but don’t worry, there are lots of pregnant pauses.

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V.22 No.51 | 12/19/2013
“They All Float Down Here” by Santi Rivera

Arts Feature

Maximum King

Downtown gallery brings the ho-ho-horror

By Elisa McGovern
The Creepshow: A Tribute to Stephen King is the twisted brainchild of three artists, and it offers a chance to delight in all kinds of nightmarish images.

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V.21 No.26 | 6/28/2012
“The Last Norwegian Troll,” part of Horror Bites

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Horror Bites Burque

On a scale of 1 to 10, how scared are you right now? How would you like to up that number significantly? If you like the thrill of a good haunted house or the adrenaline rush that comes from the sound of a revving chain saw, you need to keep an eye out for the upcoming Dark Matters Film Festival. The festival is a newly formed showcase for horror, dark fantasy and weird science fiction films right here in New Mexico. The showcase is expected to launch in late-April/early-March 2013. Organizers are whetting appetites and quickening pulses, however, with a fundraising teaser event on Saturday, June 30.

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V.21 No.7 | 2/16/2012

Idiot Box

I’m on a Boat

“The River” on ABC

By Devin D. O’Leary

Apparently we are not, as a nation, over that whole “found footage” thing. Obviously, after the chart-topping release of the theatrical superhero flick Chronicle and the successful debut of the jungle-clad horror series “The River,” America is still perfectly happy to watch handheld shaky-cam footage of stuff they can’t quite see happening. From The Blair Witch Project to Cloverfield to Apollo 18 to The Devil Inside, Hollywood has worked long and hard to turn “shot-on-video faux documentary” into a genre—mostly because it costs next to nothing to make.

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V.20 No.30 | 7/28/2011
Graveyards   and   trees—spooky

Book Review

Shout at the Devil

A Cajun-flavored sampling of things that go bump in the night

Review by Adam Fox

Seed

Seed

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V.19 No.47 | 11/25/2010

Coffin Break

By Michael Henningsen

Autopsy "The Tomb Within" (Peaceville, 2010)

Old-skool in tha house! When it comes to classic grind, no one did a more Fangora-worthy job back in the day than Autopsy. There were equals, forebearers and even bands like Napalm Death, Carcass, Cannibal Corpse and Suffocation that eclipsed the California trio both technically and stylistically, but in terms of unabashed bloody gore fests, no one pulled it off time and time again with Autopsy’s sublime dedication to good old-fashioned splatter.

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