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Recent articles by Matthew:

'My Best Friend's Exorcism' cast found real connections that drive serious horror

When your film has a title like My Best Friend's Exorcism, the phrase "best friend" has a lot of heavy lifting to do. Yes, the new film from director Damon Thomas, based on Grady Hendrix's acclaimed novel of the same name, is a horror story at its core, but the terror only works if you really believe the friendships surrounding the scares. → Read More

The next 'Planet of the Apes' film gets a title and a place in the timeline

It's been five years since the last Planet of the Apes film, and almost three years since a new movie was announced, but after a long wait we finally have movement on the next phase of this legendary sci-fi franchise. → Read More

The documentary 'King on Screen' tells the story of Stephen King movies

At this point, Stephen King is just as associated with horror movies as he is with horror novels. The legendary author, who turned 75 earlier this year, has written dozens of novels and countless short stories in a career that spans more than five decades, but he's also won legions of fans on the big and small screens, where his work has been adapted and filmed more than any other popular author… → Read More

Critics call 'Hocus Pocus 2' a spooky, nostalgic return that doesn't always bring the magic

Hocus Pocus is finally back. This weekend, Disney will release the long-awaited sequel to the original Halloween staple on the Disney+ streaming service, reuniting the Sanderson Sisters for one more Halloween night of mayhem nearly three decades after our first visit to Salem. → Read More

Jamie Lee Curtis explains what makes 'Halloween Ends' a total game-changer

Laurie Strode has been through a lot over the past four decades, even if you don't count the various Halloween sequels she starred in that the current legacy trilogy from director David Gordon Green has chosen to ignore. Now, it's all coming to an end with the appropriately titled Halloween Ends, and for star Jamie Lee Curtis, it sounds like a total game-changer. → Read More

How is Wolverine back for 'Deadpool 3'? We look at 4 theories for how this might work in the MCU

This week, Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman broke the internet with the news that Jackman will pick up the claws one more time and reprise his role as Wolverine for the upcoming Deadpool 3. → Read More

Final trailer for 'Halloween Ends' makes it clear this is the last scare for Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode

When 2018's Halloween arrived, we were reintroduced to Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode as the ultimate survivor. Now, as a new trilogy concludes with Halloween Ends, that same Laurie Strode is getting ready to make what might be her last stand against the ultimate evil. → Read More

'The Munsters': A guide to the spooky family's big and small screen incarnations

For a lot of people, The Munsters is a black-and-white TV show that's been in re-runs since the 1960s and... nothing else. → Read More

The director and star of 'Smile' on crafting one of the year's most 'unnerving' horror movies

There's something inherently creepy about someone smiling at you without provocation or familiarity. Smile, the buzzy new horror film from writer/director Parker Finn, is very aware of this, and weaponized the creepy, distant, dead-eyed smile as often as possible in its two-hour runtime. → Read More

'Army of Darkness' is still a dose of pure Sam Raimi joy

Sam Raimi's 'Army of Darkness,' the third 'Evil Dead' movie, is now streaming on Peacock. And, folks? This movie rules. → Read More

Rogues! Captain Boomerang returns (sort of) for final season of 'The Flash'

The Flash will speed into its ninth and final season on The CW with a little bit of unfinished business and, of course, villains new and old for Grant Gustin's Barry Allen to battle. Now, we know at least one of those villains will be a new version of an old favorite. → Read More

Disney's 'Strange World' trailer promises an adventure in uncharted territory

This fall, Walt Disney Animation is taking us on an adventure in uncharted territory. Strange World, the latest animated feature from the House of Mouse, is on its way just in time for Thanksgiving, and the first trailer has just landed to give us a peek at what's coming. → Read More

Keke Palmer goes off in a blooper reel as 'Nope' arrives on digital

Nope, one of the most celebrated genre films of the year, is finally coming home. The film hits digital today ahead of a 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD release next month, and Universal Pictures is celebrating with several new behind-the-scenes clips. → Read More

The Hell Priest is here in terrifying trailer for Hulu's 'Hellraiser' reboot

It's already been a busy year for horror films, but with October on the horizon, things are about to ramp up in a big way. We're getting several major horror releases throughout Halloween month, and one of the most anticipated is the new Hellraiser film from The Night House helmer David Bruckner. → Read More

'Prince of Darkness' and the low-budget magic of John Carpenter

In his decades-long career, John Carpenter has worked at virtually every level of filmmaking budget, from student films to Hollywood blockbusters. He's had money to throw at the screen, and he's had to scratch together just enough to pull off a three-week shoot. In other words, he can make it work with whatever he's got. → Read More

'House of the Dragon' intimacy coordinator responds to Sean Bean's criticism of her job

In recent years, more and more film and TV productions have hired "intimacy coordinators" to help actors and directors with sex and love scenes on their sets. The job is, as its title suggests, very similar to what a stunt coordinator might do for a fight scene. Intimacy coordinators help with blocking and body positions, but also with assuring the safety and comfort of each performer. → Read More

Is new 'Karate Kid' connected to 'Cobra Kai'? Series co-creator weighs in on mystery film

Last week, Sony Pictures surprised fans with the announcement that a new Karate Kid movie is on the horizon, more than a decade after the last feature film in the franchise was released. Described only as a “return to the original Karate Kid franchise," the film will arrive in 2024, adding yet another major tentpole to the calendar. → Read More

Sarah Michelle Gellar on the surprising way 'Buffy' changed her Hollywood perspective

Sarah Michelle Gellar is in the midst of what feels like a major comeback. → Read More

'Daredevil': Yep, it's true - Charlie Cox is just as delighted about the yellow suit as we are

We're getting closer and closer to Daredevil's all-out return in the MCU. → Read More

The director and star of 'Pearl' on bringing the 'demented' prequel to life

Pearl and X are very different movies. Yes, they take place in the same universe, and Pearl serves as the origin story of Mia Goth's elderly killer from the original film. Yes, they even take place at the same location, a secluded Texas farmhouse with an alligator-infested lake nearby. → Read More