REVIEW: DOCTOR SLEEP is a worthy follow-up to Kubrick’s THE SHINING that enrichens the original while giving us a sequel with a compelling premise.

REVIEW: DOCTOR SLEEP is a worthy follow-up to Kubrick’s THE SHINING that enrichens the original while giving us a sequel with a compelling premise.

Writer/director Mike Flanagan (Hush, Gerald’s Game) successfully tackles the herculean effort of reconciling Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of THE SHINING with two Stephen King novels and delivers a film that works for fans More »

REVIEW: PARADISE HILLS aims to be a dark fairytale on the importance of agency and individuality, but loses itself in placing aesthetic over a compelling storyline

REVIEW: PARADISE HILLS aims to be a dark fairytale on the importance of agency and individuality, but loses itself in placing aesthetic over a compelling storyline

Writer/director Alice Waddington’s PARADISE HILLS boasts lush and imaginative visuals in costume and production design, but the film’s point is lost in its emphasis on style over substance. It’s evident in viewing More »

REVIEW: TERMINATOR: DARK FATE strikes a timely note with a franchise reboot and a twist on a familiar classic.

REVIEW: TERMINATOR: DARK FATE strikes a timely note with a franchise reboot and a twist on a familiar classic.

While it treads on familiar ground for long-time fans of the franchise, Tim Miller and James Cameron’s reboot of the Terminator franchise takes a wise step in grounding the film with some More »

REVIEW: COUNTDOWN is an surprisingly enjoyable Halloween season popcorn flick that is playfully self-aware of its unwieldy premise.

REVIEW: COUNTDOWN is an surprisingly enjoyable Halloween season popcorn flick that is playfully self-aware of its unwieldy premise.

At first glance, the premise of Countdown, an app that tells you when you die and supernaturally conspires to make it happen, is somewhat groan-inducing. But despite some flaws, it’s still an More »

REVIEW: DOLEMITE IS MY NAME is an enjoyable Ed Wood style dive into the world of blaxploitation films with a charismatic performance from Eddie Murphy at its heart.

REVIEW: DOLEMITE IS MY NAME is an enjoyable Ed Wood style dive into the world of blaxploitation films with a charismatic performance from Eddie Murphy at its heart.

Eddie Murphy’s compelling turn as 70’s comedian Rudy Ray Moore is the spark of life at the center of this DISASTER ARTIST inspired dive into the world behind Moore’s persona and the More »

REVIEW: Bong Joon Ho’s PARASITE is a compelling thriller that focuses on class division

REVIEW: Bong Joon Ho’s PARASITE is a compelling thriller that focuses on class division

One of the year’s best films, Parasite evades easy pigeonholing into one genre and remains enthralling from start to finish. The issue of the haves versus the have nots is a theme More »

REVIEW: Inventive and original, JOJO RABBIT showcases Taika Waititi’s unique voice with one of the year’s best films.

REVIEW: Inventive and original, JOJO RABBIT showcases Taika Waititi’s unique voice with one of the year’s best films.

Waititi’s “anti-hate satire” tells a charming and endearing coming of age story with a Calvin and Hobbes flavor, one where Hobbes is a sassy and anachronistic Adolph Hitler, in the final days More »

REVIEW: EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE serves as a fitting capstone to the legacy of Breaking Bad

REVIEW: EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE serves as a fitting capstone to the legacy of Breaking Bad

Writer/Director Vince Gilligan delivers an epilogue to his classic series Breaking Bad with a feature focusing on Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman that serves as a final visit to what made the series More »

REVIEW: LUCY IN THE SKY is an intriguing genre mash that examines the existential imprisonment of a life lived too ordinary.

REVIEW: LUCY IN THE SKY is an intriguing genre mash that examines the existential imprisonment of a life lived too ordinary.

Writer/Director Noah Hawley makes his feature directorial debut with an engaging existential dark comedy with hints of magical realism reminiscent of the early films of the Coen Brothers. In many ways, Noah More »

GIVEAWAYS: Free Advanced Tickets to THE ADDAMS FAMILY in Tempe on 10/9!

GIVEAWAYS: Free Advanced Tickets to THE ADDAMS FAMILY in Tempe on 10/9!

Snap your fingers twice, The Addams Family is coming back to the big screen in an all-new adventure this Halloween season and your friends at Cult and Fingerpaint Marketing want YOU to More »

REVIEW: Joker is a true achievement in a cinematic character study that reinvents the comic book film.

REVIEW: Joker is a true achievement in a cinematic character study that reinvents the comic book film.

Joaquin Phoenix owns the role of the titular Batman arch-nemesis in a work that pays strong homage to the New Hollywood auteur storytelling of 1970’s Hollywood and reinvents the way that comic More »

TRAILER – Check out the First Full Trailer for BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN)

TRAILER – Check out the First Full Trailer for BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN)

After seemingly forever (with one unofficial teaser and later another specifically for IT 2 that leaked online), the first official teaser trailer for BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE More »

 

PODCAST: Horror Cult #4 – Folklore in Horror Film and Anthology Horror plus Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark

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In this episode of Horror Cult, Kirby and Victor discuss folklore in horror film. From Midsommar to Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark, its been a big year for anthology inspired horror and we delve deep into exploring that

REVIEW: HAIL SATAN? is an interesting look at the grassroots political beginnings of The Satanic Temple, but borders on hagiography.

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Director Penny Lane’s slickly produced look at the humble beginning and growth of The Satanic Temple is interesting and worth a watch but wanders in looking for a focus and dances on the thin border of being a hagiographic puff

REVIEW: OFFICIAL SECRETS is an engrossing look at the accountability of government and its actions to its citizenry.

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Director Gavin Hood delivers a taught and gripping political drama that raises the question of how far should a government go in justifying actions in service of its allies against the legality of those actions to its people. Ever since

TRAILERS: Check out the First Official Teaser for BIRDS OF PREY AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN!

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The award for 2020’s longest film title is sure to be a short one with DC/WB’s upcoming Harley Quinn spinoff BIRDS OF PREY AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN hitting screens next February. We’ve got our first official

REVIEW: IT CHAPTER TWO serves up a fitting capstone for the IT saga, while shedding a light on the true horrors of the modern world.

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Andy Muschietti’s follow up to 2017’s It brings the Loser’s Club and Pennywise The Dancing Clown 27 years forward into the modern-day while also showcasing that some of the darkest things to fear in the modern world aren’t of the

PODCAST: Savage Beards #1 – Cool Cat Kids Superhero (2018)

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This episode the View & Spew gang assume their new personas as the Savage Beards and explore the work of Derek Savage and his children’s film COOL CAT: KID’S SUPERHERO. A collection of dramatized safety tips from a giant orange

REVIEW: READY OR NOT serves up originality and subverts tropes in the summer’s best horror film.

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Radio Silence’s latest film is a stylish original horror tale that follows in the vein of films like The Cabin in The Woods, Get Out, You’re Next, and Evil Dead in delivering a unique and subversive genre film that seems

REVIEW: GOOD BOYS is the definitive laugh out loud comedy of the summer.

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Good Boys dances the fine line between light-hearted innocent fare and classic raunchy comedy with a silly but endearing tale about growing up. Seth Rogen has taken the baton from Judd Apatow in producing engaging and uproarious black comedies. From

TRAILERS: Check out the teaser trailer for the upcoming horror film DANIEL ISN’T REAL

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When we went to San Diego Comic-Con this past July, one of the main panels we were excited to check out was the annual Bold Voice of Contemporary Horror panel, giving us attendees some exciting sneak peeks into the world

PODCAST: View and Spew Review #10 – Suburban Sasquatch (2004)

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On the latest episode OF View and Spew Review, the crew subject themselves to the ultra low-budget ‘Suburban Sasquatch’ which features a bloodthirsty interdimensionally-teleporting Bigfoot battling an Ugg boots wearing Native American warrior with healing powers and a magic bow.

REVIEW: SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK succeeds in creating an engaging and dark atmospheric film with genuine scares.

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Director Andre Overdal channels the creepiness and edge he utilized so well in The Autopsy of Jane Doe into this period piece which channels classic horror with a contemporary edge. Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark is, without question,

REVIEW: SCHOOL SPIRIT’s take on high school slasher films is trope-heavy without adding a lot of originality to the genre.

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Director Mike Gan lends some additional diversity to Blumhouse’s INTO THE DARK line-up, but the story by writers Gan, Josh Miller, and Patrick Casey serves up a largely lazy pastiche of highly recognizable past slasher film tropes with little new

INTERVIEWS: Samara Weaving, Andie McDowell, and Radio Silence talk about their upcoming horror film, Ready or Not!

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We’re really excited about the upcoming horror film, Ready or Not, starring The Babysitter’s Samara Weaving as a bride being hunted by her in-laws on her wedding night as part of a secret ritual. Check out these video interviews with

COLLECTIBLES: Check out all the IT: CHAPTER 2 collectibles available from Alamo Drafthouse, IMAX, & Dolby for opening night!

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I think we’re all increasingly excited for the sequel to 2017’s IT hitting theaters on September 6th. Bill Skaarsgard’s Pennywise is the definitive movie monster of this past decade and like many filmgoers, we’re excited to see what collectible incentives

TRAILER: Get sucked into a SATANIC PANIC with the first trailer for this anticipated horror film!

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We’re big fans of Chelsea Stardust here at the Cult HQ. Her entry into Blumhouse’s Into the Dark series, All That We Destroy, about a mother who clones copies of her son’s first murder victim to tame his impulses is

REVIEW: Hobbs and Shaw is exactly the hyper-masculine anti-heroes vs. cyborgs action/buddy comedy cartoon of a film you never knew you needed.

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In which a movie where Dwayne Johnson holds a helicopter piloted by a cyborg from taking off with the sheer force of his biceps and a chain is somehow still maddeningly watchable in a non-ironic way. Last year, we had

REVIEW: Tilman Singer’s Luz is a hypnotic throwback to the horror stylings of Lucio Fulci and Dario Argento.

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You never forget your first love applies to hosts of demonic possession and their keeper in this mesmerizing minimalist horror film with shades of Suspiria, The Beyond, and Exorcist 2: The Heretic in its DNA. For fans of the golden

TRAILERS: Check out the new poster and trailer for Robert Eggers’ THE LIGHTHOUSE

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Like many critics, I was mesmerized by Robert Eggers’ debut film, The Witch. Back in 2016, I called it “a thinking man’s horror film … one of the best films of this genre to come in years.”. In that same