The Overlook Film Festival haunts New Orleans with tigers, punks, and a new Puppet Master 

Attending the Overlook Film Festival has become an immersive experience in itself. In its evolution from the Stanley into its current form, the festival has taken attendees to two isolated mountain resorts—in Estes Park, Colorado, and atop Oregon’s Mt. Hood—until decamping this year to New Orleans’ French Quarter, the…

Making a killing: The brief life and bloody death of the post-Scream slasher revival

If you were a fan of slasher movies, 1996 was a dire time indeed. Hollywood studios had largely stopped producing the horror subgenre, save for the odd hybrid vehicle (the sci-fi slasher of Species, the cartoonish evil of Leprechaun), and the iconic killers of the ’80s—Freddy, Jason, Michael Myers—had either devolved…

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