This week on The Letterboxd Show, Chvrches joined the crew to talk about their new album 'Screen Violence', which was released on August 27th. While there, they shared how they dropped hints about 'Sound Violence' on their Letterboxd profile, what their favorite horror films are, and why He's All That is a great film, as well as some other treats that you'll just have to listen for!
Growing up, everyone has ’that thing’ that they remember scaring them. The basement with the lights off, that painting in your father’s office that looks like it’s staring at you, that one thing that you give a wide berth when you’re alone because you just don’t trust it. For me, that thing was Pennywise the Clown.
This October, Jill Gevargizian, director, co-writer, and producer of The Stylist, took a seat in the stylist's chair and slices into her film recommendations for #31DaysOfHalloween with Letterboxd's Horrorville. You can check out the full list of her favorites here.
Last October, we launched Horrorville to share all things scare-related, with hopes that the pandemic would eventually fade and the world would return to normal. Almost two years after the onset of the pandemic, things still aren’t the same, but we did see horror both make a comeback and have an impact at the box office. With films such as Candyman, Don't Breathe 2, Spiral: From the Book of Saw and Malignant hitting the theaters and gaining some mild success,…
The Stylist, directed by Jill Gevargizian, is now streaming on Arrow Player.
Bill Moseley is a horror icon who has been terrifying film lovers for decades. His name's attached to some of the biggest horror films ever made, including The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and House of 1,000 Corpses, leading the way to his latest role in Sion Sono's Prisoners of the Ghostland.
Martyrs Lane is a film scaled down to a child's eye view. Tonally, its more ghost story than horror, but many influences, cinematic, literary, and personal, have filtered through the sand of my brain to create it.
Last year, we celebrated the launch of Horrorville with a custom set of sweatshirts and t-shirts. After a successful and limited run, the Horrorville t-shirts are coming back in time for Halloween! 🎃
Horror can be so many things to so many people, and I think that's part of what makes it so special. My first experiences in horror were sneaking around with friends to watch things like ALIEN or going to the drive-in with my family and sitting up on the moonroof of our car and turning around to the screen behind me to see A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. These were films that immediately threw me into this immersive, alternate world,…
On Sunday, August 22nd, join SpookySarahSays, co-host of Final Girls Feast, and Horrorville’s Brett Petersel as we watch Jakob’s Wife on Scener. Travis Stevens, the film’s director, will be joining us to introduce the film.
The Stairs will be available in theaters for one night only on August 12, 2021. Purchase tickets at Fathom Events and watch the trailer here.
Scream 25th Anniversary Fandango
With Halloween a few months away, many in the Letterboxd community, especially Horrorville members, are now busy preparing for the holiday by creating and sharing their lists. Some are also counting down the days with various types of challenges, including the below:
GREAT WHITE is available In Theaters, On Demand and Digital. Also, it was released through RLJE Films in the U.S.
It’s always interesting to pin down the influences and inspirations behind My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To. I was influenced by many films for many different reasons. Funny enough, a lot of them aren’t even horror films, but I would argue some of them are horror adjacent. Dogtooth is the first film that comes to mind. My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To is a vampire film, but it’s also about a family of three…
Many years back, Brian Saur of The Pure Cinema Podcast introduced me to creating a Top 100 movies list. Every year I try to update that list here on Letterboxd to see how my tastes change. Sometimes The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is on my list, then the following years, it's bumped off, then it returns. But strangely, a movie like Superfights stays on the list, and The Road Warrior will exit.
“It’s a terrible situation how we handle our elderly, especially our elderly with no money, because this is a socioeconomic issue. Put that together with George Romero and this is what you get.” —Suzanne Desrocher-Romero
It's always really hard to make a list of favorite films as you will always miss a bunch out you love. But here is a list of some and some references for Fried Barry.
I love what’s happening in indie genre filmmaking. I love the creativity, the genre-cross-breeding and the attempts to try something new in a world where we’ve seen it all. My favorite types of movies take ideas we already know and turn them upside-down. No one is going to reinvent the wheel when it comes to filmmaking so I love when filmmakers come in with an awareness of their audience and build from there. This is what I thought about a…
Dark Star Pictures and Bloody Disgusting will release the midnight horror film DEMENTIA PART II on VOD, Digital HD and DVD on June 1, 2021.
THE RETREAT comes from a place of loving 1970’s and 80’s classic horror movies (BLACK CHRISTMAS, FRIDAY THE 13TH, HALLOWEEN), the complication of being desperate to see queer women on screen even if they are the psycho killer (love HIGH TENSION but ya know...don't love the 'crazy lesbian' trope)