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‘Tumbbad’ review: Into the Womb of Avarice

By on October 21, 2018

Reading Time: 4 minutes Audacious, mad, and chillingly terrifying, ‘Tumbbad’ marks a visual treat in Indian horror movies. The trio of Rahi Anil Barve, Adesh Prasad, and Anand Gandhi shower your senses with incessant rain and then use fire to show you the way. By the time you realize you’re deep into the womb of terror, it’s much too late to retreat.

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‘Stree’ review: Captain Courageous

By on September 2, 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutes With writers Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K., director Amar Kaushik delivers a screwball horror movie that’ll make you jump and titter all at the same time. Plus there’s the marvelous quartet of Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurana, and Abhishek Banerjee to ensure that you have a rollicking time in the cinema hall. But underneath its madness, ‘Stree’ reveals a fact about us that’s as disturbing as it is mortifying.

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‘Hereditary’ review: Of Blue Genes and the Indian Censor Bored

By on June 24, 2018

Reading Time: 6 minutes Director Ari Aster’s “Hereditary” is a nerve-wracking and terrific addition to the skull cap of horror movies where the unravelling of a family is as mysterious as it is terrifying, and the boiling cauldron of secrets bubbles throughout its length, keeping you worried and anxious. Meanwhile in India, the censor board carries out its own act of dismemberment, unforgivably mutilating the movie beyond repair.

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‘Get Out’ review: Racism Chills

By on June 11, 2018

Reading Time: 4 minutes Director Jordan Peele skewers the dark, all too real face of racism and gentrification in a pulse-pounding thriller. But he also adds delicious layers of horror, terror, comedy, and nail-biting suspense. And yet, the questions “Get Out” raises are even more horrifying than its premise.

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‘Annihilation’ review: A Fate Inescapable

By on May 24, 2018

Reading Time: 4 minutes Director Alex Garland creates psychedelic imagery and stunning visuals to narrate a story that’s mind-bendingly confounding as it is challenging. But no matter what you think of it, this philosophical horror makes you think.

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Maggie: The Pain Is the Horror

By on May 31, 2015

Reading Time: 4 minutes When there’s even a semblance of trouble for their children, parents throw their paternal, protective cloak around them. If they know the child’s in harm’s way, they’ll go head on to divert the problem or ensure the child’s nowhere close. But what does a parent do when his daughter’s inflicted with a deadly virus that’ll […]

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