‘Christmas Bloody Christmas’ Interview: Joey Keogh discusses the 2022 Shudder movie with filmmaker Joe Begos.
“‘Christmas Bloody Christmas’ is on a bigger scale than virtually everything else Begos has done to date, with terrific stunts and locations, and it’s heartening to witness his continued growth.”
“‘Blood Relatives’ is constantly in conversation with past vampire works without feeling the need to signpost its references. Segan is confident in the material, both onscreen and off.”
“‘Deadstream’ is an inventive, unpredictable and hugely charming found footage horror film, but it’s also a clever indictment of internet culture with a gripping, vanity-free lead performance from its co-writer/director.”
‘The Twin’ Soundtrack: A Vague Visages guide for every featured song in Taneli Mustonen’s 2022 Shudder movie.
‘Hellbender’ Cast: A Vague Visages guide for every main performer and character in the 2021 Adams Family movie.
“‘Prisoners of the Ghostland’ is like a failed yet well-made pilot episode, one that teases high drama but doesn’t have anything interesting to say about the characters.”
“With ‘Dead & Beautiful,’ Verbeek foreshadows the inevitable clash between the progressive leaders of tomorrow and conservative vampires who seek blood. As new generations of wealth emerge, will the enlightened prioritize reality over their personas?”
‘Dead & Beautiful’ Cast: A Vague Visages guide for every main performer and character in David Verbeek’s 2021 Shudder movie.
“‘The Medium’ is arguably the horror movie of the year, one that should be seen on the biggest screen possible.”
‘V/H/S/94’ Cast: A Vague Visages guide for every main performer and character in Shudder’s 2021 anthology movie.
‘Seance’ Cast: A Vague Visages guide for every main performer and character in Simon Barrett’s 2021 Shudder movie.
‘Jakob’s Wife’: A Vague Visages cast and character guide for Travis Stevens’ 2021 movie.
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“Chriqui proves that she’s ready for the next phase in her career, whether it’s in westerns or thrillers. Take heed, Quentin Tarantino.”
“Whether ‘All the Creatures Were Stirring’ becomes a festive must-watch remains to be seen, but there’s enough to enjoy for it to be a part of horror fans’ yearly rotation.”
“Fargeat is almost saying, ‘well, if you want to look at her, you must look at her no matter her condition.’ It is a grotesque way of calling out the male gaze, but it is an effective one.”
“While ‘The Descent’ is grounded in female friendship and showcases the power of women without the support of men, it also highlights the futility of teamwork in such a dire situation.”
“Times have changed — Time’s Up, in fact — so why try to redo, or outdo, something that still resonates a whopping 30 years after its release, something that still feels timely and relevant? Jughead can keep the coat. ‘Heathers’ lives on.”
“‘Daughters of Darkness’ invites the audience into a cold, dreamlike experience that explores the versatility of desire.”