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‘The Forever Purge’ really wants to be relevant but trips over its horror roots

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"The Forever Purge" wants to say something profound about the toxic state of US politics but keeps tripping over its horror roots. The social commentary thus sits uneasily alongside the wanton violence, with the mov...

Jon Voight speaks out about rise in anti-Semitism in US: ‘Can’t you see this horror?’

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The star’s comments come after Israel and Hamas agreed to a cease-fire after days of conflict. The Palestinian terrorist group Hamas launched a barrage of rockets into Israel earlier this month, targeting Jerusalem, ...

Tulsa massacre survivor at 107 years old testifies that the horror of that day never goes away

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Viola Fletcher was seven years old when she witnessed one of worst acts of racial violence the US has ever seen. An angry mob rampaged through Tulsa's Greenwood District in Oklahoma, killing hundreds of Black people...

Chicago man bites off parts of couple’s ears, gouges eyes in ‘horror movie’ attack: report

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Elijah Rule Hill Prince, 28, was arrested covered in blood, telling officers that it was the "blood of peasants," the Chicago Sun-Times reported, citing Cook County prosecutors. He did not attend the Monday hearing a...

‘Them’ taps another vein of horror in the Black experience of the 1950s

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"Them" inadvertently serves as a reminder of how deftly Jordan Peele threaded the needle of social commentary and horror with "Get Out," and how elusive that target can be. Comparisons are inevitable to Peele's film...

Ronald DeFeo Jr., killer whose murders inspired ‘The Amityville Horror’ books and movies, dies

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Ronald DeFeo Jr., the killer who inspired "The Amityville Horror" book and movie series, has died, according to a spokesperson for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Services (DOCCS). DeFeo, ...

Biden must balance the horror of Covid-19 with the hope to come

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It may not feel like it right now after a horrific winter, but America has never experienced a moment this hopeful since the pandemic began. The tantalizing promise borne by the quickening rollout of new vaccines, h...

Formula One driver Romain Grosjean involved in horror crash during Bahrain Grand Prix

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Formula One driver Romain Grosjean was involved in a horrific crash that left his car engulfed in flames at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, causing the race to be halted. On the first lap, Grosjean veered off the ...

Cyclist Dylan Groenewegen given nine-month suspension after Tour of Poland horror crash

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Dutch cyclist Dylan Groenewegen has been suspended for nine months following a horrific crash in the Tour of Poland earlier this year. Groenewegen drifted into the path of fellow rider Fabio Jakobsen at the end of t...

Meet the Black creators changing the horror game

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Tim Curry to join ‘Rocky Horror’ live stream to aid Democrats

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Let's do the time warp again. Tim Curry will join some of his fellow "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" cast members for a live stream to benefit the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, according to a press release. It's j...

How horror can guide Black audiences through racial trauma

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Washington Horror can be a means of escaping racial realities. It can also be a means of exploring them. Take Misha Green's HBO series "Lovecraft Country," set in 1950s Jim Crow America. One of the show's most chilli...

‘Ratched’ flies closer to ‘American Horror Story’ than ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’

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In the latest bastardization of intellectual property, producer Ryan Murphy's "Ratched" is basically "American Horror Story: Cuckoo's Nest," a sort-of prequel starring Sarah Paulson as the quietly unbending nurse fr...

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