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September 22, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Dynamic characters keep horror film afloat

By | Sep 17, 2019

The first part of the “IT” franchise opens with an iconic scene: Pennywise the Clown (Bill Skarsgård) confronts Georgie (Jackson Robert Scott) in a sewer; the scene results in the 6-year-old boy’s arm viciously being bitten off in the clown’s jaws.

Review: Book adaptation matches terror of original

By | Aug 28, 2019

PG-13 horror movies can be hit or miss.

Review: Horror movie “La Llorona” is cursed to fail

By | Apr 28, 2019

For decades, horror movies have replicated the hard work “The Exorcist” did in 1973 to produce one sleek but soulless thrill ride after another.

Review: Horror movie ‘Us’ reflects cultural tension

By | Apr 1, 2019

“Us” is at once familiar and foreign — it’s a traditional slasher turned and twisted into something radical and bizarre.  

Review: “The Prodigy” is nothing special

By | Feb 11, 2019

What happens when a cold-blooded serial killer reincarnates into a newborn baby’s body?

Review: “Kingdom” shows the horror of zombies and social class

By | Feb 4, 2019

Netflix original series “Kingdom” takes zombie-horror to a whole new level.

‘Deja View’: ‘Suspiria’

By The Ithacan | Nov 13, 2018

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This week on “Deja View,” host Jake Leary sits down with Life & Culture Editor Kara Bowen to talk about “Suspiria” 2018 and why neither of them will think of dance the same way again.

Ithaca Fantastik film festival celebrates horror genre

By | Oct 30, 2018

Previous years have featured films with more classic horror themes, complete with blood, guts and gore. But, at this year’s festival, the program deviates from its typical grisly lineup.

Review: ‘Halloween’ franchise is better off dead

By | Oct 29, 2018

One frightful night was enough; like its ghoulish mascot, the “Halloween” franchise should have been killed long ago.

Review: Magic-filled children’s horror lacks charm

By | Oct 1, 2018

It’s a film that’s full of wonderful, creepy ideas that are either left half-explored or take ridiculous turns in the third act.

Review: ‘Assassination Nation’ is a hopeless dystopia

By | Sep 25, 2018

It’s an unpleasant movie that successfully tells the story Levinson set out to make, but that narrative is too grotesque and cruel to enjoy.

Reviews from the summer season

Ithacan writers review a selection of summer’s biggest blockbusters and most complicated arthouse films.