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‘Popcorn Premieres’ – “The Exorcist: Believer” (2023)

October 13, 2023
This week on Popcorn Premieres, host first-year student Logan Thompson welcomes guests Braedy Dilger and Steven Hoehl. The three tear into the latest film in the "Exorcist" franchise, "The Exorcist: Believer" (2023).
Jessica Henwick (left) and Julia Garner (right) play Liv and Hanna, respectively, in a horror film depicting these two womens struggles with local men in the Outback of Australia.

A simple plot with everyday terrors makes a perfect horror film

By Mila Ventura, Staff Writer October 11, 2023
It is psychological torment. It puts an entire group of people on their knees, begging for mercy from people who have been arbitrarily deemed powerful. The community protects its violent men. It laughs at violence against women. There is pressure from the townspeople; and what's more frightening is there is no hope for these two women. 
The Nun II is an even freakier story than The Nun, following a murder mystery-esque storyline into the Vatican.

‘The Nun II’ is the bloodier and more gory sister of ‘The Nun’

By Anusha Bhargava, Contributing Writer September 12, 2023
There are a few blood-soaked scenes and depictions of body horror that could be unsettling for some viewers, so the movie definitely lives up to its R rating. Tracking with its predecessor, “The Nun II” is a gold mine in terms of terrifying  — albeit more gory and violent —  makeup, special effects and imagery. 
Ellie (Alyssa Sutherland) is taken by the deadeyes in Evil Dead Rise.

“Evil Dead Rise” reminds fans of a bloody good time

By Patrick Mazzella, Staff Writer May 2, 2023
Writer and director Lee Cronin’s blood-soaked new installment “Evil Dead Rise” delivers all that and more.
Beau (Joaquin Phoenix) recalls an early memory of him as a child in acclaimed director Ari Asters drama Beau is Afraid.

Review: Ari Aster’s new film bares mommy issues

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor May 2, 2023
“Beau is Afraid” is going to lose him some fans, but the kind of filmmaker that’s willing to take those kinds of risks should be celebrated.
Dracula (Nicolas Cage) serves as a toxic boss to Renfield (Nicholas Hoult) in the new horror comedy Renfield.

Review: Dracula horror has major identity crisis

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer April 25, 2023
"Renfield" had the potential to become a horror comedy classic, but instead sucks all the blood out of itself and leaves nothing but a husk.
From left, Ellie (Bella Ramsey) and Joel (Pedro Pascal) find themselves fighting for their survival after a deadly fungal outbreak.

Review: Video game adaptation lives up to the hype

By Nolan Saunders, Photo Editor March 22, 2023
"The Last of Us" does exactly what every video game adaptation should do: capture the heart and essence of the story.
Ghostface makes the move to New York City to continue terrorizing in the sixth Scream film.

Review: New ‘Scream’ installment stabs its fans in the back

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer March 22, 2023
After the 2022 "Scream" movie revitalized the franchise for a new generation of slasher fans, it's sad to say that "Scream VI" takes a step backward.
Senior Sydney Brumfield, former Ithacan staff member, acts as the main character in a screencap from the film Portrait of God. The film received 1 million views on YouTube.

Short horror film spooks 1 million on Youtube

By Jess Williams, Staff Writer March 8, 2023
“Portrait of God," a seven-minute short horror film with one character and a small production team, has received 1 million views on YouTube.
Deja View - Hereditary (2018)

‘Deja View’ – “Hereditary” (2018)

February 21, 2023

In episode 2 of their horror series, host Therese Kinirons talks with guest Sena Namkung about the 2018 family drama "Hereditary". Tune in to hear their thoughts, feelings, and takeaways from the film,...

From left, Adriane (Abby Quinn), Sabrina (Nikki Amuka-Bird), Leonard (Dave Bautista) and Redmond (Rupert Grint) take a family hostage to make an impossible choice in Knock at the Cabin.

Review: Home invasion thriller meets end of the world

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer February 14, 2023
M. Night Shyamalan's latest thriller "Knock at the Cabin" serves as a reminder that not all of his movies have to have a twist to be highly regarded.
James Foster (Alexander Skarsgård) ventures outside of his resort despite being told not to. The consequences for him quickly become clear.

Review: Horror set-up drowned out by lack of depth

By Giancarlo Messina, Staff Writer February 8, 2023
Brandon Cronenberg takes after his father, David Cronenberg, through the use of body horror. Sadly, his potential feels wasted on "Infinity Pool."
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