Get Out Is An Instant-Classic [Five Reasons – And Spoilers]

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Get Out was initially written to be a Rosemary’s Baby type dark psychological horror, yet some people seem to call it a comedy. How can a film that fits both bills possibly be so successful? Or how does it even work at all? The film shows the descent of a young black male into the underworld of … Read more

Shaun Of The Dead [So, What’s The Plan?]

I totally love Shaun Of The Dead (2004). It’s not just a great horror spoof; it’s a bloody great movie. And its clarity has much to do with it. Zombies have long formed their own, important sub-genre in movies. The genre started with White Zombie back in 1932, and it keeps going strong. Today, it seems that the undead … Read more

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[Video]: Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead


Director Fede Alvarez discusses his childhood connection with classic horror flick Evil Dead, what compelled him to find a fresh story within it, and his unorthodox ascent from indie filmmaker to a Hollywood rising-star director. If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. And if you know of a great video … Read more