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FILM ARTICLE: IN THE BLOOD, an essay on the film ‘Hereditary’

  (WARNING! The following article contains many spoilers for the film ‘Hereditary’ Consider this your first and last warning!) A generational curse bleeds through Hereditary, Ari Aster’s feature length debut, and candidate for most unsettling film of 2018. When Annie’s (Toni Collette) mother dies, horrific events begin plaguing the family, and as Annie seeks a

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FILM: The Moulinie Awards

We know that the Oscars were in February, but resident STORGY reviewer Joshua Moulinie wasn’t happy with the results! Therefore he’s put together his own categories for STORGY’s own award ceremony – THE MOULINIE AWARDS! Do you agree with our nominated list? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @morestorgy Without further delay, here

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FILM REVIEW: STAR WARS: The Last Jedi

On paper, theoretically, I should despise Star Wars, as its very existence is built not out of a desire for artistic expression or fantastic storytelling, but rather as a glorified toy commercial, masquerading as art, designed entirely around merchandising and marketing, and A New Hope – alongside Spielberg’s Jaws – can actually be credited as

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FILM REVIEW: Mountains May Depart

This film should have been great. It had all the right ingredients. Written and directed by the award-winning Zhang-khe Jia, a key figure in the underground ‘Sixth Movement’ of Chinese film-making, Mountains May Depart explores the life of one woman at different moments in her life in the years 1999, 2014 and 2025. Encompassing the

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FILM REVIEW: The Unseen

So the screener for ‘The Unseen,’ landed at my desk. It’s a tale about a family who lose their only child in a tragic accident and are plagued by the trauma and depression that would certainly accompany any such incident. The trauma is so severe that it starts causing temporary blindness for the mother Gemma

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FILM REVIEW: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

They say that revenge is a dish best served cold…or in the case of ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer,’ it’s best served with pitch black humour and chilling horror in equal amounts.  As with 2015’s ‘The Lobster,’ Yorgos Lanthimos excels in using insufferable situations to illustrate relatable human fears. And very much like his

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FILM REVIEW: BASE

I was recently asked to describe myself using one word. It was during one of those atrocious team building exercises strategically devised for maximum discomfort, filled with vacuous buzz-words peppered throughout every other sentence like ‘Synergy,’ ‘Coaction,’ ‘Bonding,’ and the worst of all, ‘opening your flappy mouth hole and speaking with people you work with.’

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FILM REVIEW: Thor: Ragnarok

I’m pretty deep into the Marvel Cinematic Universe now…and so are you. You’d have to be on another planet not to have seen at least one of Marvel’s films over the past decade, so we’re in this together. For better (Winter Soldier) or worse (Iron man 2), till death us do part. Now…speaking of death…or

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STORGY’s Basement of Horrors! – Return to Horror High

“Stab…you’re it!” Anon It’s Halloween! Not only do we have our last review of the BASEMENT OF HORRORS showcase – (Return to Horror High) we also have an essay on our STORGY.com page about gender and women’s roles in Horror by Emily Harrison – check out her article over there today! We’ve had a lot

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Horror and Gender: What is it about the treatment of women?

Horror is a gender stereotyped industry. That’s a fact, and there is plenty of evidence to suggest so (years upon years to be precise). But, before I bash horror, it should be said too, for parity, that so is nearly every other genre. You can’t escape stereotypes, because they create narratives from which writers build

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