Rosemary’s Baby: Cinematic Gestation of Trauma – Part One

Rosemary's Baby: Cinematic Gestation of Trauma - Part One By, Kristin Grady Oscar winning film director Roman Polanski survived Poland’s Nazi occupation when he was a small boy. His pregnant wife...

Anatomy of a First Time Director: A Dark Song

Anatomy of a First Time Director: A Dark Song In episode 12 of our Anatomy of Horror series, we explore Liam Gavin’s 2016 debut A Dark Song. A Dark Song A grieving, yet determined mother convinces...

Anatomy of an Auteur: The Devil’s Backbone

Anatomy of an Auteur: The Devil’s Backbone Mimic Fresh off a disappointing American premiere of Mimic(1997), Guillermo del Toro was a young director in need of some home cooking. Enter Pedro...

The Anatomy of The Exorcist

Anatomy of The Exorcist In both our second and tenth episodes of the Anatomy of Horror series, we explore the depths of possibly the most iconic film of all time The Exorcist. In our second episode,...

When Working on Set of The Lighthouse Seemed About as Fun as Working on an Actual Lighthouse

When Working on Set of The Lighthouse Seemed About as Fun as Working on an Actual Lighthouse By Sean M. Sanford You Gotta Fight for Your Light Robert Eggers’s The Lighthouse is an incredible movie...

The Platform

During the fascist Franco regime in Spain, Basque nationalists eventually rose to the point of committing domestic terrorism in the name of social change. The Platform aligns with this swift glide into barbarism by showing the flaws in “trickle-down” economics and how human nature can throw a monkey wrench in socialism/communism. When all the food comes from the top, people at the bottom start eating each other.

Anatomy of Ari Aster’s Hereditary

In Episode 1 in our Anatomy of Horror Series, we discuss Ari Aster’s film language and how he used that language to create this horror masterpiece.