Vogue Writer Slams Horror: “Where Have All the Good Horror Movies Gone?”

Remember when horror was good?” asks Vogue writer Taylor Antrim, who proclaims 2018 void of any good horror movies in an article published this week, yet still works in mentions of Hereditary and A Quiet Place – the latter of which he calls a “thriller”. Sigh.

We didn’t even get a decent shark movie this year,” he bolsters like that’s some kind of quantifiable statistic over the past 100 years of cinema. (The funny thing is, the fact that we even did get a mega budget shark blockbuster with The Meg actually shows how huge horror is right now.)

The writer then slams Halloween, before he comically tells readers to watch Revenge, which, I hate to break it to him, came out this year. Remember when horror was good? Like, you mean right now? In this very moment we’re living inside of?

Then, Suspiria is removed from the equation. “Suspiria is not forgettable. Nor is it, I hasten to say, much of a horror film, despite being a remake of one.” He suggests that a horror movie isn’t a horror movie unless it has “an element of fun, of dark delight,” and excludes Suspiria because it wasn’t fun nor did he understand the finale. Must be a “thriller,” eh?

Typical for pieces of this sort, the article has no clear point and builds up to nothing; mostly, it’s supported by the writer’s viewing of WinchesterThe Nun and Slender Man, three not-so-great films that offer only a fraction of horror that was put on display this year. Of course, as most horror fans are aware, the good has far outweighed the bad in 2018.

(And even the baddest, it’s worth pointing out, have proven quite successful.)

But I digress. This feels like yet another mainstream hit piece, one that perhaps it’s best to give no attention to at all. But it’s hard not to. After all, this is exactly the kind of bullshit we horror fans constantly have to deal with. You see, when horror is having a down year, they’ll write, “Horror is dead.” When it’s hot, like it has been for the past few years, they quantify it and remove films to fit their narrative. We’re low class to them. There’s no way a horror film could be so good that it deserves awards… right?

You just watch… when Toni Collette gets nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in Hereditary, and Ari Aster gets nominated for “Best Director” and “Best Original Screenplay”, the mainstream media will start the narrative that Hereditary is not a horror movie. Buckle your seatbelts, cause it’s going to happen. Hell, it already has.

Digressing yet again, I don’t understand how one of the biggest magazines on the planet can allow someone to write a horror hit piece having just seen a small handful of horror films?

Outside of the aforementioned Hereditary, A Quiet Place (a monster movie that’s without question a *horror* movie), Revenge and Suspiria (that’s a lot of great horror right there, no?), there have been dozens of phenomenal genre films released in 2018. So much so that I’m having a difficult time narrowing down the best of the year. While you may debate me on the merits of The Predator or this weekend’s Overlord (both extremely fun genre films), I offer you the following counter: Annihilation, Mandy, The Ritual, The Night Comes For Us, One Cut of the Dead, Thoroughbreds, Before I Wake, Ghost Stories, Blue My Mind, What Keeps You Alive, Tumbbad, Lowlife, Possum, Let the Corpses Tan, Terrified, and The Witch In the Window.

I’m sure there’s even more, but let’s not pretend we’re not in the middle of a major horror renaissance. We are. We absolutely are. And true fans of the genre see that clear as day.

Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

RAW Meets LITTLE MERMAID in Coming of Age Body Horror BLUE MY MIND

At 15 years of age, Mia is in the throes of puberty; like her peers, her body is going through changes—but she’d no ordinary girl.

We’ve seen coming of age used as a metaphor in genre offerings like Raw, Wildling, and Ginger Snaps; the hormonal and physical changes of adolescence make for some truly brilliant body horror with intelligent subtexts. Blue My Mind is another twisted coming of age saga, but, having just seen the trailer, it looks like nothing we’ve seen before!

Give the synopsis and trailer a spin below.

Synopsis:
15-year-old Mia and her parents move to the suburbs of Zürich. While Mia plunges into a wild teenager existence, her body begins to change oddly. First hardly noticeably, but then with a force that threatens to drive her out of her mind. Mia’s transformation progresses inexorably, and she turns into the being which has slumbered within her for years… and is now gaining the upper hand.

The limited theatrical run for November kicks off in los Angeles at the Laemmle Glendale, where the film runs for two weeks thru to November 15.  The film will also play on the big screen in Columbus (10/26), Denver (10/26), and Tuscon (11/9), with other cities to be announced.

Blue My Mind is written and directed by Lisa Brühlmann and stars Luna Wedler, Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen, and Regula Grauwiller.

Are you a fan of coming of age horror movies? What do you think of the trailer for Blue My Mind? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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Mia’s Body is Changing In New Trailer and Poster for “Blue My Mind”

official-poster-blue-my-mindThere’s something frighteningly fishy going on in Lisa Brühlmann’s shocking debut feature Blue My Mind, in theaters and On Demand this November through Uncork’d Entertainment.

An elegiac allegory accompanied by hauntingly visceral body horror, Blue My Mind is part Suspiria and part The Metamorphosis but largely incontestably unique.

Luna Wedler and Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen headline a celebrated fantasy-drama about a young woman who faces an overwhelming transformation which calls her entire existence into question. Her body is changing radically, and despite desperate attempts to halt the process, she is soon forced to accept that nature is far more powerful than her.

The limited theatrical run for November kicks off in los Angeles at the Laemmle Glendale, where the film runs for two weeks thru to November 15.  The film will also play on the big screen in Columbus (10/26), Denver (10/26), and Tuscon (11/9), with other cities to be announced.

The VOD will be release on November 13 on such platforms as iTunes, Amazon Instant, Vudu, Google Play, xbox, Fandango Now, YouTube and Dish.

Synopsis : 15-year-old Mia and her parents move to the suburbs of Zürich. While Mia plunges into a wild teenager existence, her body begins to change oddly. First hardly noticeably, but then with a force that threatens to drive her out of her mind. Mia’s transformation progresses inexorably, and she turns into the being which has slumbered within her for years… and is now gaining the upper hand.


BLUE MY MIND
In theaters and On Demand

Cast:  Luna Wedler, Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen
Directed by: Lisa Brühlmann
Written by:   Lisa Brühlmann
Genre:  Horror/Fantasy
Distributor: Uncork’d Entertainment

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