Andy Crump

Bostonian culture journalist Andy Crump covers the movies, beer, music, and being a dad for way too many outlets, perhaps even yours: Paste Magazine, The Playlist, Mic, Hop Culture, Polygon, and Men's Health, plus others. You can follow him on Twitter and find his collected work at his personal blog. He’s composed of roughly 65% craft beer.

Retrospective

Forget Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger. Chucky is Horror’s MVP.

While not as iconic, Chucky can brag about a remarkable string of hits.

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The Scariest Anthology Series of the Century is in Top Form Once Again

V/H/S/85 is a terrifying return to form for the horror anthology.

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Retrospective

A Promising Zoë Kravitz Sci-Fi Thriller Never Got the Sequel It Wanted, but It Remains Intriguing

If nothing else, there’s a lesson here about not spending too much time looking to the future.

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Retrospective

The Most Timely Sci-Fi Epic is Impossible to Find in the US

Wonderful Days, or Sky Blue, is an overlooked mid-aughts anime that feels all-too prescient.

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The Inverse Interview

How James DeMonaco Created the Smartest Horror Franchise of the Century

From gun control to politics, The Purge always has something important to say if you’re willing to listen.

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The Inverse Interview

How the 'Evil Dead Rise' Director Brought “Psychological Warfare” to Evil Dead

Lee Cronin has been ready to make the mother of all possession movies.

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In 2009, Nicolas Cage Made an Insane Yet Thoughtful Thriller

Sometimes, Cage’s manic energy is channeled for good.

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Retrospective

10 Years Later, 'Upstream Color' Is An Uncomfortable Look at Manipulation and Justice

Shane Carruth was supposed to be the next sci-fi darling. He wasn’t.

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'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' Should Have Been the Future of Blockbusters

No one knew what to make of a spectacle so dizzying it requires multiple viewings to absorb.

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Review

'Furies' Brings a Ferocious New Level of Violence to the Revenge Prequel

Veronica Ngô’s headshots put John Wick to shame.

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Review

'Only the Good Survive' Breathes Roguish New Life Into the Crime Thriller

It would be a crime to overlook this indie gem.

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Review

'Brooklyn 45' Makes the Spooky Séance Thriller Personal

Ted Geoghegan’s third feature is a spiritual love letter to his father.

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Review

'Late Night with the Devil' Injects New Life into Found-Footage Horror

The demonic horror movie is a brilliant new take on the mockumentary.

ByAndy Crump
Movies

Ghostface With a Gun? Why 'Scream 6' Isn't Breaking Any Slasher Rules

Scream is not the first slasher film to bring guns to stabfests.

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The Inverse Interview

Christopher Landon Has a Ghost

“I'm not just the low-budget horror guy.”

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Retrospective

Everyone Compared 'Joker' to 'The King of Comedy.' Scorsese’s Film is Still Far Better.

If you've only seen the Hot Topic knockoff, it's high time you watched the original.

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The Inverse Review

Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls is a cringe comedy as overlong as its title

Your mileage may vary.

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The Inverse Review

Talk to Me unleashes a gruesome ghost story on the TikTok generation

In the Philippou brothers’ kinetic horror movie, ghostly possession goes viral.

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The Inverse Review

'Polite Society' Breaks the Mold for the Coming-of-Age Movie

Nida Manzoor’s feature directorial debut kicks ass.

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The Inverse Review

Animalia is an alien invasion movie with metaphysical dreams

Sofia Alaoui’s Animalia is confounding, cosmic, and wonderful.

ByAndy Crump