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Water Cooler: Contemporary horror films on Kanopy

Horror and thriller films have had a strong resurgence in the last few years, especially within the independent film scene. Check out some of the newest additions to these genres on Kanopy, free to stream with a local library card.

TV shows to watch throughout the Halloween season

Do you want to get in the Halloween spirit? Many TV shows for all ages tell stories of vampires, ghosts, witches, zombies and more, offering the perfect outlet to dive into a visual spookfest.

More frights await in theaters this fall

Summer’s almost over. The days are getting shorter. Pumpkin spice is in the air. Orange and black-themed stores are opening in once-vacant buildings. Yep. It’s nearly Halloween.

Review: ‘Happy Death Day’ is a smart take on horror genre

“Happy Death Day,” the story of a woman who’s caught in an endless loop of her own death, follows in the footsteps of “Get Out” by taking familiar elements from the horror genre but delivering the scares with more wit, wisdom and wonder.

Review: Fun ‘Friend Request’ is silly but scary

“Friend Request” strikes the perfect chord for harmless horror movie fun: It’s littered with truly effective scares that will keep audience members jumping out of their seats, but it’s so silly, earnest and schlocky that laughter offers catharsis.

Movie review: ‘Belko Experiment’ is meaningless gore

The film finds a group of 80 employees, mostly American, working at a Colombian recruiting firm. There are the standard office friendships, tensions and romances, which are all thrown into stark relief when impenetrable metal shutters come down and an ominous voice comes over a loudspeaker, instructing the group to kill each other or be killed themselves. The “game,” if you will, involves impossible ethical questions about whether or not to kill a certain number of innocent people in order to save a larger group of innocent people.

Movie review: Provocative, funny ‘Get Out’ is a horror film with a serious message about race

Genre films – horror, comedy, fantasy, Westerns – have always been great vessels for social commentary. The pleasures of genre conventions allow such messaging to go down easy; the spoonful of cinematic sugar that helps the medicine go down. Actor/comedian Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, “Get Out,” is an expert example of the way this works, though it’s far more than just a trenchant cultural critique wrapped in an appealing package. In this horror film, the horror is us, our history, our own troubled relationship with race. It’s bold, provocative, funny, and an overdue tonic for a society and media saturated with archaic norms and images.

Movie review: Horror film ‘A Cure for Wellness’ is masterful, but flawed

Though Gore Verbinski has made a name for himself with large Hollywood studio pictures like “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “The Lone Ranger,” he’s always had a weird streak; a “one for them, one for me” mentality, interspersing in films like “The Weather Man” and “Rango.” “A Cure for Wellness,” a horror film set at a spa in the Swiss Alps, is most definitely one for him.

Review: ‘The Bye Bye Man’ delivers horror at its most derivative

The newest movie villain to haunt your nightmares is a pasty demonic spirit who looks like Voldemort and dresses like the Grim Reaper. Stalking his victims, he jumps out of closets and photobombs their pictures, making them see things that aren’t real, until they go mad with homicidal rage. His name? The Bye Bye Man.

1/3 seeks ‘rush’ from scary movies

About one-third of us enjoy the adrenalin rush they get from watching scary movies, like "The Shining" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." They're the thrill seekers, the type who like to jump out of airplanes. More males than females make up their ranks. Becky Kramer/SR reports. (Question: Which horror movie is your favorite?)