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Updating Slant Magazine’s List of the 100 Greatest Horror Movies of All Time

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Updating Slant Magazine’s List of the 100 Greatest Horror Movies of All Time

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Updating Slant Magazine’s List of the 100 Greatest Horror Movies of All Time

On October 28, 2013, Slant Magazine published its list of the 100 Greatest Horror Films of All Time, one of the most viewed articles in our publication’s history. Five years later, we’ve revised our list, which can be viewed here. The new list is based on polling nine contributors to the site, some of whom contributed to the original list. For the sake of posterity, we are presenting below the 100 titles that made our original list.

Pet Sematary Remake, Starring Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz, Gets Trailer

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Pet Sematary Remake, Starring Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz, Gets Trailer

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Pet Sematary Remake, Starring Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz, Gets Trailer

Mary Lambert’s Pet Sematary, which was released the same year as the filmmaker made Madonna’s iconic “Like a Prayer” video, hasn’t aged as well as other Stephen King adaptations from the era. As such, it will come as a surprise to no one that a remake is on the horizon. Directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer from a screenplay by David Kajganich and Jeff Buhler, the new Pet Sematary follows a doctor, Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), and his wife, Rachel (Amy Seimetz), who stumble upon a mysterious burial ground near their family’s new home in rural Maine. Tragedy naturally strikes, forcing Louis to turn to an unusual neighbor (played by the reliably unusual John Lithgow) and in the process unleashing an unfathomable evil that will no doubt have hyperbolic consequences.

Joseph Kahn’s Bodied, Produced by Eminem, Gets Official Trailer and Poster

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Joseph Kahn’s Bodied, Produced by Eminem, Gets Official Trailer and Poster

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Joseph Kahn’s Bodied, Produced by Eminem, Gets Official Trailer and Poster

Joseph Kahn’s Bodied, the music video auteur’s first feature since 2011’s Detention, premiered way back in 2017 as part of the Toronto International Film Festival’s “Midnight Madness” section to generally favorable reviews. Since then, the film has made pitstops at Fantastic Fest, AFI Fest, and, most recently, the Melbourne International Film Festival. The satirical film tells the story of how a progressive grad student, Adam Merkin (played by American Vandal‘s Calum Worthy), becomes an accidental battle rapper and whose success breeds outrage. Bodied also stars Jackie Long, Shoniqua Shandai, Walter Perez, and Rory Uphold, with special appearances by such well-known battle rappers as Dizaster, Dumbfoundead, and Hollow Da Don.

Adam McKay’s Vice with Christian Bale and Amy Adams Gets Trailer and Poster

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Adam McKay’s Vice Starring Christian Bale and Amy Adams Gets Trailer and Poster

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Adam McKay’s Vice Starring Christian Bale and Amy Adams Gets Trailer and Poster

Three years after he hit paydirt and a bonanza of critical acclaim for The Big Short, Adam McKay is back with Vice, which is being billed by distributor Annapurna Pictures as “the untold true story that changed the course of history.” Written by McKay, the film follows the rise of Dick Cheney (played by Christian Bale) and how he shaped the American landscape, as well as the world, as vice president to George W. Bush. According to a recent Variety article, Bale’s performance demanded that he cut off his hair, bleach his eyebrows, and gain 40 pounds. Naturally, there’s already talk of an Oscar nod for the actor, as well as for Sam Rockwell and Amy Adams, who star in the film as Bush and Cheney’s wife, Lynne, respectively.

Exclusive: How Sicario: Day of the Soldado Continues the Story of Sicario

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Exclusive: How Sicario: Day of the Soldado Continues the Story of Sicario

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Exclusive: How Sicario: Day of the Soldado Continues the Story of Sicario

Continuing the bullet-riddled adventures of lawyer turned mercenary Alejandro Gillick (Benicio del Toro) and Department of Justice consultant Matt Graver (Josh Brolin), Sicario: Day of the Soldado is a lugubrious procedural about employees on both sides of the law whose allegiances to their employers have submerged them in a state of psychological blankness, their ethics or ideals displaced by the directive of accomplishing their missions by whatever means necessary. The structure of the film, directed by Stefano Sollima and written by Taylor Sheridan, is in lockstep with characters who find themselves shuffled from one locale to another, the protocol of their jobs interrupted and contradicted by the whims of their superiors.

Alex Cox’s Straight to Hell Lives Again

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Alex Cox’s Straight to Hell Lives Again

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Alex Cox’s Straight to Hell Lives Again

Alex Cox’s punk western Straight to Hell, long out of print on home video, has been dug up from the dregs of oblivion by Kino Lorber and handsomely given a long-overdue director’s cut Blu-ray treatment. This is less the preservation of a cult classic than of a significant artifact of 1980s indie cinema. The film, which suggests an obscure B-side from a fascinating filmmaker who was probably a recalcitrant iconoclast to his detriment. Cox’s Repo Man and Sid & Nancy are now recognized by many as classics of the period—as punk in their approach as in their subject matter. Yet Straight to Hell replies to the raves of those films in the same way Sid Vicious did to dignified applause in Julian Temple’s The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle, taking out a revolver and firing into a bourgeois audience.

Netflix Drops Trailer for The Other Side of the Wind, Orson Welles’s Last Film

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Netflix Releases Trailer for The Other Side of the Wind, Orson Welles’s Last Film

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Netflix Releases Trailer for The Other Side of the Wind, Orson Welles’s Last Film

Ahead of The Other Side of the Wind’s world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, Netflix has released the trailer for Orson Welles’s unfinished last film, which has been called a Holy Grail of cinema. Indeed, anyone who has followed the ups and downs of this film’s release will not consider it hyperbole that this has been “an event over 40 years in the making.”

Locarno Film Festival 2018 Ray & Liz, M, & Menocchio

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Locarno Film Festival 2018: Ray & Liz, M, & Menocchio

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Locarno Film Festival 2018: Ray & Liz, M, & Menocchio

During my brief stint at Locarno, I managed to catch 10 of the 15 films selected for this year’s international competition. My favorite was Ray & Liz, British artist Richard Billingham’s remarkably assured autobiographical debut feature. Billingham rose to prominence as a photographer with his 1996 monograph Ray’s a Laugh, inspired by his impoverished upbringing on the outskirts of Birmingham and lauded for its unflinching portraits of his alcoholic father and sedentary, heavily tattooed mother. With this film, he reaches further into the dark recesses of his childhood to deliver a richly evocative portrait of working-class life in the British Midlands.

Locarno Film Festival 2018 Genesis, Glaubenberg, & Too Late to Die Young

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Locarno Film Festival 2018: Genesis, Glaubenberg, & Too Late to Die Young

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Locarno Film Festival 2018: Genesis, Glaubenberg, & Too Late to Die Young

Growing pains and burgeoning sexual identity take center stage in several titles duking it out for the Pardo d’Oro, or Golden Leopard, at this year’s Locarno Film Festival. Of these, Genesis, a multi-stranded meditation on the joy and misery of adolescence by Canadian writer-director Philippe Lesage, seems most likely to find an audience beyond the festival circuit. The film focuses largely on the relationship woes of a pair of privileged step-siblings living in suburban French Canada: Guillaume (Théodore Pellerin), a preppy, quick-witted class clown at an all-boys boarding school, secretly harboring feelings for his best friend, Nicolas (Jules Roy Sicotte), and Charlotte (Noée Abita), who feels she’s outgrown her noncommittal boyfriend, Maxime (Pier-Luc Funk), and sets off looking for love in all the wrong places.

56th New York Film Festival Unveils Main Slate: Barry Jenkins, Claire Denis, Alex Ross Perry, Jean-Luc Godard in Lineup

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56th New York Film Festival Unveils Main Slate: Barry Jenkins, Claire Denis, Alex Ross Perry, Jean-Luc Godard in Lineup

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56th New York Film Festival Unveils Main Slate: Barry Jenkins, Claire Denis, Alex Ross Perry, Jean-Luc Godard in Lineup

Today, the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s New York Film Festival announced its main slate of films for this year’s event. On July 18, the festival announced Roma, Alfonso Cuarón’s first film since Gravity, as its centerpiece selection. Since then, Yorgos Lanthithos’s The Favourite was announced as the opening-night film and Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate, about the last days of Vincent van Gogh and starring Willem Dafoe in the leading role, as the festival’s closer. Below is the full lineup of 30 films from 22 countries.