24 hours of horror with the new masters of the genre

As as become a tradition here at The A.V. Club, in honor of every creepy kid’s favorite holiday, this year we’ve once again summoned our experts in the art of horror to put together a hypothetical 24-hour movie marathon guaranteed to keep you up at night. (Beyond, you know, the 24 hours you’ve already been awake.) And…

There’s nothing original about Carnage Park, but it’s still a fun ride

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If the ’90s grindhouse revival was all about updating the aesthetic of trashy ’70s B-movies, then the 2010s revival of the ’90s revival is just going to be more of the same. At least, that’s the case with Carnage Park, a grindhouse-horror throwback that wears its influences on its bloody, tattered sleeve. Even the…

Take an exclusive look inside the mind of a composer with Carnage Park’s Giona Ostinelli

Carnage Park, the latest collaboration between indie-horror wunderkind Mickey Keating and composer Giona Ostinelli, will be hitting theaters on July 1. (The two previously worked on this year’s unnerving Hitchcock-cum-Polanski horror hit Darling, as well as 2015’s Pod and 2013’s Ritual.) The A.V. Club has an exclusive…

Highbrow horror and lowbrow comedy collide on the first day of Fantastic Fest

Although it’s not the longest film festival out there—only one week to Fantasia’s three, for example—you have to be careful not to get burnt out at Fantastic Fest. Okay, so there’s the constant temptation of full food and alcohol service at every screening. And nobody loves a theme party more than the Alamo…