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Sam (Megan Suri) in the horror movie It Lives Inside, facing battles of demonic and internal nature.

‘It Lives Inside’ honors East Indian culture while creating suspense

By Sarah Payne, Staff Writer September 27, 2023
“It Lives Inside'' was clearly created from a genuine place of honoring the Hindu religion and East Indian culture. Also, the characters are relatable to teenagers and can provide insightful lessons for parents and teens. However, the movie prioritized the sometimes cheesy character-centric plot line over the actual horror in the film, rendering the film as tense and exciting, but not frightening.
Deja View - 31 Nights of Fright Halloween Special

‘Deja View’ – 31 Nights of Fright Halloween Special

By The Ithacan, Rachael Weinberg and Diego Medina October 31, 2020

The Ithacan · 'Deja View' - 31 Nights of Fright Finale Hosts Diego Medina and Rachael Weinberg finish up their 31 Nights of Fright series with some arthouse horror and a final ranking. The two discuss...

Modern films subvert stereotypes of Black characters in horror

Modern films subvert stereotypes of Black characters in horror

By Avery Alexander, Staff Writer October 29, 2020
Ever heard the quip that the Black guy always dies first? In horror movies, being any sort of ethnic minority, especially Black, is a mark of death.
Leigh Whannell’s “The Invisible Man” is tense and driven by Elizabeth Moss stellar performance. While the film takes on classic horror tropes, it also explores real-world issues surrounding women whose fears when in danger are often dismissed.

Review: Film turns its origins into relevant commentary

By Thomas Machacz March 23, 2020
Leigh Whannell’s “The Invisible Man” is tense and driven by Elizabeth Moss' stellar performance.
The reboot of “Fantasy Island” is a thrill-free romp through conventional horror tropes. This bland product is most likely the result of the films low budget.

Review: Low-budget film lacks imagination

By Thomas Machacz February 25, 2020

Even before “Fantasy Island” begins, the movie is trying to scare you. The Columbia Pictures logo is accompanied by a melodramatic score and the echoes of an elevator door opening. This proves to be...

Deja View- Us

‘Deja View’- “Us”

April 4, 2019

https://soundcloud.com/ithacan-main/deja-view-us   On this week's "Deja View," host Jake Leary and staff writer Silas White compare Jordan Peele's "Us" to his previous horror masterpiece, "Get...

“Us” mixes a government conspiracy, well-balanced blood and gore, impressive acting and nuanced characters to create a strong commentary on cultural, societal and racial tension in the United States like xenophobia.

Review: Horror movie ‘Us’ reflects cultural tension

By Jake Leary April 1, 2019

“Us” is at once familiar and foreign — it’s a traditional slasher turned and twisted into something radical and bizarre.   The film follows the Wilson family on their annual summer vacation:...

Deja View: The top three movies of 2017 (so far)

Deja View: The top three movies of 2017 (so far)

By Kendyl Bennett, Podcast Editor May 3, 2017

The first season of Deja View comes to a close with a wrap up of the best movies of 2017 so far. Reviews Editor Jake Leary sits down with Staff Writer Aidan Lentz to discuss their top three picks of...

Deja View: Get Out and social commentary in horror films

Deja View: ‘Get Out’ and social commentary in horror films

By Kendyl Bennett, Podcast Editor March 1, 2017

In this week’s episode of Deja View, Assistant Life & Culture Editor Jake Leary sits down with Staff Writer Aidan Lentz to discuss his review of “Get Out.” Then, Jake and Aidan discuss the...

Get Out follows Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a black photographer, as he visits his white girlfriends parents. What begins as an awkward, first meeting quickly turns sinister as the neighborhoods twisted secrets come to light.

Review: Jordan Peele’s horror film examines racial tension

By Aidan Lentz, Contributing Writer February 15, 2017
Peele’s direction screams a boldness that one would expect from a filmmaker decades into his career, much less someone on his first feature.
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