Tor.com: The Philosophy of Self-Destruction in Alex Garland’s Annihilation

So far, Annihilation is my second favorite movie of the year (right behind You Were Never Really Here, which you can read about here). And while I’ve read plenty of excellent articles about how the movie thinks about self-destruction (particularly this piece for Vulture), I haven’t read too much about the film’s beauty, outside of…

Hereditary‘s Focus on the Family Inverts Horror Movie Tropes

Hereditary might be scarier than The Exorcist. Okay, I know that’s the laziest cliché a critic can use to describe a horror movie, so let me atone for it by giving more detail. In one of the The Exorcist’s most infamous scenes, the demon Pazuzu forces little Regan (Linda Blair) to spew profanity at her…