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The Feast: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)Sometimes mother nature is a real mother. That's the premise behind "The Feast," a Welsh eco-horror that looks positively claustrophobic. The film's press release described it as "a slow burn meditation on history and tradition, greed and responsibility, identity and difference. 'The Feast' is a contemporary morality tale that qu...
Tags: Movies, Wales, Southwest, Mother Earth, Glenda, Gwyn, Lee Haven Jones, Roger Williams, Kevin Jones, Cadi, Matt Donato, Julian Lewis Jones, Rhodri Meilir, Nia Roberts, Gweirydd Sion Alun Davies, Mair Lisa Palfrey


Jason Blum Is As Upset As You No One Saw Upgrade, Offers Update On TV Adaptation

"Upgrade" is getting an upgrade. When the bonkers-in-Yonkers sci-fi action film, written and directed by Leigh Whannell, released in 2018, it received a pithy welcome at the box office, though critics like /Film's Matt Donato had a good time with it. Whannell moved onto his bombshell hit "The Invisible Man" in 2020, and now that the dust has settled on the (pardon the pun) universal fanfare and praise surrounding the resurrected Universal Monsters franchise-launcher, the writer-director has sign...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Leigh Whannell, Jason Blum, Chris Anderson, Grey, Yonkers, Tim Walsh, Blumhouse, Blum, Asha, Logan Marshall Green, Marshall Green, Matt Donato, James Roland


The Exorcist Stunned Audiences In 1973, But One Terrifying Scene Wasn't Seen Until Decades Later

(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever, a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror with your tour guides, horror experts Matt Donato and Ariel Fisher. In this edition: Ariel digs into one of the most iconic scenes from "The Exorcist", while Matt questions if the scene really is all that.)It was boxing day in 1973 when "The Exorcist" hit theaters. I'm not sure how many Americans know what boxing day is — here's your periodic reminder that I'm Canadian — but it's the day after Christ...
Tags: Chuck, Movies, Colombia, Chris, Howdy, Merriam Webster, Georgetown, Matt, Burke, Regan, Sharon, Yorkville, Chris MacNeil Ellen Burstyn, Regan Linda Blair, Exorcist, Matt Donato


The Scariest Scene In Satan's Slaves Will Have You Running For Safety

(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever, a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror with your tour guides, horror experts Matt Donato and Ariel Fisher. In this edition: Matt pays homage to Satan's Slaves — one of the scariest horror movies out of Indonesia. Meanwhile, Ariel jumps several feet in the air.)The rise of Indonesian horror cinema is predominantly thanks to three formidable filmmaking forces: Timo Tjahjanto, Kimo Stamboel, and Joko Anwar. If you're unfamiliar, I highly rec...
Tags: Movies, Indonesia, Mother, Ariel, Jakarta, Bondi, Ian, Matt, Anwar, Tara Basro, James Wan, Ustad, Matt Donato, Bahri, Joko Anwar, Rini


All Of Arachnophobia Is Terrifying, But This Scene Is One Of The Scariest Ever

(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever, a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror with your tour guides, horror experts Matt Donato and Ariel Fisher. In this edition: Ariel discusses a truly traumatic scene in Frank Marshall's "Arachnophobia" that gave her arachnophobia, and Matt gets to weigh in after his first viewing.)"Arachnophobia" is one of those movies that pulls from its predecessors to elicit viscerally terrifying end results with perfect tension release. Part "Jaws" meet...
Tags: Movies, Molly, West, Venezuela, Ariel, States, George Romero, Ross, Chris, Emma, Matt, Jennings, Margaret, Avondale, Atherton, Metcalf


The Scariest Scene In Land Of The Dead Showcases George Romero At His Finest

(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever, a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror with your tour guides, horror experts Matt Donato and Ariel Fisher. In this edition: Matt explains why "Land Of The Dead" is responsible for one of his favorite group-scare memories, and Ariel weighs in on the unexpected pick.)George A. Romero's original "Dead" trilogy rightfully reigns as the pinnacle of zombie cinema. His later trio, "Land Of The Dead," "Diary Of The Dead," and "Survival Of The Dea...
Tags: Movies, Green, Ariel, George Romero, Miguel, Sarah, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Pillsbury, Matt, Romero, Charlie, Buster Keaton, Kaufman, Simon Baker, SFX


Aliens Is One Of The Scariest Movies Ever Made – This Scene Is One Of Its Creepiest

(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever, a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror with your tour guides, horror experts Matt Donato and Ariel Fisher. In this edition: Ariel breaks down one of the scariest scenes in James Cameron's "Aliens" that makes her skin crawl, and Matt weighs in with its impact on him.)"Aliens" is one of those mythical, near-perfect movies you get once in a blue moon. It perfectly demonstrates James Cameron's masterful grasp of storytelling and exposition co...
Tags: Movies, Marines, Ariel, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Mel Brooks, John Hurt, Bishop, Matt, Burke, Ripley, Gorman, Ellen Ripley, Hicks, Xenomorph, Newt


Now Scream This: The Best Horror Movies Streaming Right Now

(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.)Matt: Welp, you've done it now. You've faked courage long enough to utter "Nattyman" into a mirror five times, and here comes Donato to drink all your Natty Lights and drop a few horror recommendations. Luckily for you, there are probably no cans of liquid gold in your refrigerator — so I guess I'm just lef...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Movies, Malcolm McDowell, Vincent Price, Earth, Mark Wahlberg, Nice, Anthony Hopkins, Chris, Wheatley, Don, Alice Cooper, Matt, Welp, Zooey Deschanel


The Scariest Scene In Cloverfield Really Pops (Literally)

(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever, a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror with your tour guides, horror experts Matt Donato and Ariel Fisher. In this edition: Matt chimes in on a particularly ... explosive scene from "Cloverfield.")When someone mentions "Cloverfield," what do you think of first — the movie or the viral marketing campaign?Instead of reading college textbooks, I was scouring fanboy blogs for information on Slusho or Tagruato between analyzing animal roars ag...
Tags: Japan, Movies, New York City, Hud, Rob, Brooklyn Bridge, Ringling Brothers, Lily, Cloverfield, Tim Griffin, J Miller, Beth, Midtown Manhattan, Drew Goddard, Matt Reeves, Lizzy Caplan


The Scariest Scene In The Ring Happens In Seconds, But The Terror Lasts Forever

(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever, a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror with your tour guides, horror experts Matt Donato and Ariel Fisher. In this edition: one of the scariest scenes in "The Ring" happens right out of the gate.)I've always been easily scared. Hard to believe, I know.Those who know me well are now laughing their asses off, and I don't blame them. I'm notoriously jumpy when it comes to watching scary movies, despite my love of them. I talk to the movies a...
Tags: Movies, Aiden, Ariel, Naomi Watts, Gore Verbinski, Ruth, Rachel, Katie, Becca, Martin Henderson, SlashFilm, Katie Amber Tamblyn, Becca Rachael Bella, Rachel Naomi Watts, Verbinski, Matt Donato


The Gruesome ‘Evil Dead’ Remake Pauses the Gore for an All-Time Great Jump Scare

(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever , a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror with your tour guides, horror experts Matt Donato and Ariel Fisher . In this edition: Matt finally settles on which scare from 2013’s Evil Dead takes top honors.) On October 31, 2019, I sent /Film commenters into a frothing rage by dropping the final 25 selections of my “ Best Horror Movies Of The Past Decade ” roundup. Among the creamiest of the crop, Fede Alvarez ’s Evil Dead rank...
Tags: Movies, Features, David, Levy, Mia, Gore, Matt, Alvarez, Sam Raimi, Shilo, Fede Alvarez, Jane Levy, Rodo Sayagues, Matt Donato, Ariel Fisher, Scariest Scene Ever


Spooky Eco-Horror Movie ‘The Feast’ is Coming in November

Lee Haven Jones‘ debut film The Feast premiered at the 2021 SXSW film festival and received several positive reviews. Today, IFC Midnight announced that they picked up the North American rights to the Welsh-language eco-horror film, a treat for genre fans just in time for Thanksgiving. Directed by Lee Haven Jones and written by Roger Williams, The Feast is a slow-burn horror film that serves up a hefty amount of dread. The film’s press release describes it as: “a slow burn meditation on hist...
Tags: Movies, News, Darren Aronofsky, Sxsw, Lee Haven Jones, Roger Williams, Cadi, Matt Donato, Annes Elwy, Rhodri Meilir, Glenda Nia Roberts, Gwyn Julian Lewis Jones, Gweirydd Sion Alun Davies, Mair Lisa Palfrey, Guto Steffan Cennydd Cadi


The Scariest Scene in ‘The Conjuring’ Transforms a Game Into an Exercise in Terror

(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever , a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror with your tour guides, horror experts Matt Donato and Ariel Fisher . In this edition: one of the scariest scenes in The Conjuring isn’t playing games.) Regardless of your opinion on its various spin-offs and the fluctuating quality of the franchise as a whole, director James Wan’s  The Conjuring (2013) ushered in a new approach to horror. Well, I guess not new so much as refurb...
Tags: Movies, Features, Ariel, Ed, Nancy, Andrea, Christine, Matt, Cindy, Roger, Carolyn, Lorraine, Sadie, James Wan, Rory You, Matt Donato


The Scariest Scene in ‘Banshee Chapter’ Will Make You Fear Staircases

(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever , a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror with your tour guides, horror experts Matt Donato and Ariel Fisher . In this edition: one of the scariest scenes in Banshee Chapter  may grab you when you least expect it.) In the comprehensive discussion of H.P. Lovecraft adaptations, Blair Erickson ’s Banshee Chapter is often overlooked since the script merely mines From Beyond for influences — but it deserves a footnote mention....
Tags: Movies, Stephen King, Features, Hunter S Thompson, Erickson, James, Thomas, Anne, Matt, Georgie, Callie, Blair Erickson, Matt Donato, Ariel Fisher, Scariest Scene Ever, Anne Roland Katia Winter


The Most Terrifying Scene in ‘47 Meters Down’ Doesn’t Even Feature a Shark

(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever, a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror with your tour guides, horror experts Matt Donato and Ariel Fisher. In this edition: one of the scariest scenes in 47 Meters Down plays on our phobias.) We all have our phobias. Some of us are arachnophobic (there’s a movie about this one!), nyctophobic ( fear of the dark ), coulrophobic (Pennywise wants a word), or, you know, any of the hundreds that exist . So, since it’s my turn to bring ...
Tags: Movies, Mexico, Features, Ariel, Kate, Taylor, Stuart, Matt, Lisa, Roberts, Javier, Lake Placid, Toby, Matthew Modine, Pennywise, Paranormal Activity


How ‘Paranormal Activity’ Delivers a Pitch-Perfect Scary Moment With Utter Simplicity

(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever, a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror with your tour guides, horror experts Matt Donato and Ariel Fisher. In this edition: one of the scariest scenes in Paranormal Activity is like…a caprese salad.) Say what you will about the horror’s found footage boom, but do not deny Paranormal Activity its rightful accolades as one of the most influential genre releases post-millennium. Oren Peli helped forever shape Jason Blum ’s desire to g...
Tags: Movies, Features, San Diego, Jason Blum, Matt, Katie, Toby, Micah, Jason Voorhees, Paranormal Activity, Matt Donato, Oren Peli, Ariel Fisher, Scariest Scene Ever, Katie Katie Featherston, Micah Micah Sloat


Now Scream This: Get Ready For ‘Old’ With These Streaming Horror Movies About the Elderly

(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.) Matt: Whenever there’s a new M. Night Shyamalan release or announcement, Chris and I feel implored to compile a list of recommendations around twists. This week? We’re bucking that trend and fighting our urges. Since Old is this week’s mainstream horror draw, we’re using “old” as our streaming column key...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Stephen King, Features, Netflix, John F Kennedy, Graham, Jfk, John Lithgow, Leigh Whannell, Roma, Elvis, Chris, Rob Zombie, Campbell, Matt


North Bend Film Festival 2021 Announces Hybrid Lineup, Including 20th Anniversary Celebration of ‘Donnie Darko’ with Director Richard Kelly

The North Bend Film Festival has announced the lineup for its upcoming 2021 hybrid edition, and it includes a 20th-anniversary celebration of Donnie Darko with director Richard Kelly on hand to talk about the film. All in-person screenings will be held in strict accordance with state and federal guidelines regarding safety through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and if you’re still uneasy about in-person events, that’s perfectly understandable. But it’s nice to know that nature is (slowly) heali...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Usa, UK, Hollywood, Movies, Nbc, Australia, Washington, Germany, America, Spain, United States, Ireland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chile


The Best Streaming Horror Movies You Should Watch Right Now

(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.) Matt: Welcome back to Now Scream This, your one-stop shop for streaming horror recommendations. The haze of summer swelter is upon us, and for those days where air conditioner breezes better combat Mr. Sun’s rays, we’ve got some cool-down entertainment picks. If you’re like me, you can only watch Joe ...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, America, Features, Netflix, Sun, Brazil, Warren, Chucky, Ed, Hulu, Chris, Judy


‘Gaia’ Trailer: The Earth Takes Its Revenge in This Eco-Horror Creature Feature

You better not miss the forest for the trees, because in Gaia, the trees will kill you. Jaco Bouwer directs the South African eco-horror film meets creature feature which made a splash at this year’s South by Southwest Festival. Watch the Gaia trailer below. Gaia Trailer It’s no secret that humanity has been steadily killing the Earth for the past few hundred years. And maybe it’s time the Earth fought back. In the environmental horror fable Gaia, a park ranger and two survivalists find...
Tags: Movies, Earth, South Africa, Movie Trailers, Gaïa, Antichrist, Matt Donato, Tsitsikamma Forest, Jaco Bouwer, Monique Rockman Carel Nel Anthony Oseyemi, Alex Van Dyk, Jorrie van der Walt


Now Scream This: 10 Streaming Horror Movies With Crazy Plot Twists

(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.) Matt: With the impending continuation of the Saw franchise only days away, Chris and I are highlighting twists and murderous mysteries within horror’s imprisonment. You’ll hear things like “reminiscent of Clue ” or “out of left field,” because what is horror without suspense? A horror comedy . Alri...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Horror, New York City, Los Angeles, Features, Hulu, Chris, Amazon Prime Video, Matt, Pleasantville, JIM Jefferies, Ben Collins, Orient Express, Mayweather, Kevin Phillips


Now Scream This: 10 Monster Movies to Stream After Watching ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’

(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.) Matt: Holy buckets, it’s time for another Now Scream This column? If Chris didn’t send a reminder, I’d still think we posted the last one a few hours ago. What is time? How is life? Can I just see King Shark in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad already? Speaking of (typing of?) King Shark, we thought it...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Horror, Earth, Features, Suicide Squad, James Gunn, Hulu, Chris, Vincenzo Natali, Kong, Matt, King Kong, Donato, Matt Reeves, Featured Stories Sidebar


Now Scream This: 10 More Great Horror Movies Streaming Right Now

(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.) Matt: Since this is a streaming horror column, it’s hard not to tumble into a Shudder recommendation pattern. There have been times where “Now Scream This” favored mainstream streamers or even free streamers, but I took it upon myself to explore another Tubi appreciation entry. Quietly, without paywalls,...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Horror, Walmart, Features, New Jersey, Mitchell, Chris, Sundance, Matt, Aston, Matthew Kennedy, Netflix Hulu, Astron, Kabbalah, Tubi


‘Lucky’ Exclusive Clip: Brea Grant Fights a Killer in New Shudder Movie

Below you’ll find an exclusive clip from Lucky, a horror film headed to Shudder this week. It’s another time-loop movie, with Brea Grant playing a self-help author who finds herself stalked and killed by a masked killer every night – until she takes matters into her own hands. Grant also wrote the film, which was directed by Natasha Kermani and has been making the festival circuit for a few months now. Lucky Clip In Lucky, “a suburban woman fights to be believed as she finds herself sta...
Tags: Horror, Shudder, Video Clips, Brea Grant, Lucky


Now Scream This: Have a Spooky Valentine’s Day With These Streaming Horror Movies

(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.) Matt: I hope, I presume, you’ve clicked into another edition of “Now Scream This” searching for the latest and greatest streaming horror recommendations. If not? Well, can Chris and I interest you in viewable-this-second selections with thrills, chills, and copious amounts of gore? Maybe we should have p...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Indonesia, Horror, Features, Hulu, Grant, Panama, Chris, Matt, Fantasia, Coen, Sam Raimi, David Arquette, Mick Foley, Red Devil


‘Tentacles’ Review: Hulu’s ‘Into the Dark’ Returns With a Valentine’s Day-Themed Tale of Terror

(Blumhouse Television and Hulu have partnered for a monthly horror anthology series titled Into The Dark , set to release a full holiday-themed feature every month. Horror anthology expert Matt Donato will be tackling the series one-by-one, stacking up the entries as they become streamable.) After a pandemic-forced hiatus, Blumhouse and Hulu’s Into The Dark series returns and, to quote Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale, “I miss the misery.” This February, Clara Aranovich’s Tentacles marks the first...
Tags: Movies, Features, Movie Reviews, Tentacles, Hulu, Sam, Clara Aranovich, Kama Sutra, Tara, Blumhouse, Channel Zero, Lzzy Hale, Featured Stories Sidebar, Matt Donato, Blumhouse Television, Into the Dark


Exclusive ‘Sator’ Clip Teases One of the Creepiest Movies You’ll See This Year

We’re debuting an exclusive clip from Sator, an atmospheric new indie horror film arriving on February 9, 2021. The film involves a man looking for answers deep in the woods, and like most stories that involve characters venturing into the woods, things don’t turn out so well. The clip, which you can watch below, showcases how the film builds plenty of dread and menace without giving anything completely away. Sator Clip In Sator, “Secluded in a desolate forest home to little more than t...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Graham, Rachel Johnson, Nani, Video Clips, Adam, Jordan Graham, Sator, Matt Donato, June Peterson, Michael Daniel Aurora Lowe Gabriel Nicholson, Sator Graham


Now Scream This: Our Horror Movie New Year’s Resolutions for 2021

(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.) Matt: Happy New Year, I guess? As the calendar turned from 2020 to 2021, we all thought, “How could it possibly get worse?” Then Donald Trump encouraged and incited a coup at Capitol Hill, the day that I’m writing about which horror movies are making my resolution list. I don’t know what to do with a lot...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Horror, Stephen King, Features, Tokyo, Capitol Hill, Takashi Miike, Madrid, Donald Trump, Alex de la Iglesia, King, Chris, Top Ten, Matt, Iglesia


‘Sator’ Trailer: There’s Something Insidious Lurking in the Woods

If there’s one thing the movies have taught us it’s that going into the woods is a bad idea. Sator is the latest film that details all of the scary stuff that can happen if you dare venture into the wilderness, telling the story of a man named Adam stalking around in the forest looking for answers. Those answers might lead to a potentially supernatural being named Sator (not to be confused with Kenneth Branagh’s character from Tenet). And as it turns out, Sator has been playing a part in Adam’s...
Tags: Movies, Horror, America, Graham, Movie Trailers, Kenneth Branagh, Adam, Buring, Sator, Matt Donato, Jordan Graham Sator


Now Scream This: Say Good Riddance to This Terrible Year by Streaming These 2020 Horror Movies

(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.) Matt: As 2020 nears a much-awaited close, before 2021 brings with it a newfound, maybe even hopeful landscape, let’s reflect one last time. Not at the disaster points, but the sweet little pockets that helped get us through day by day. For example! Despite titles like Candyman and Halloween Kills v...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Movies, Horror, Features, Netflix, Amsterdam, Jackson, Leigh Whannell, Halle Berry, Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Moss, Chris, Gretel, Perkins, Don