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FLICK OR TREAT: HALLOWEEN HORROR

Beyond the therapeutic, enjoying horror films is a perfect form of both individual and collective ritual, as we come together to enjoy the many thrills that the cinema can offer us.

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Pedro Almodóvar ventured into the realm of the psychological horror genre with his twisted The Skin I Live In, which also marked his long-awaited reunion with Antonio Banderas! This perverse tale of familial entanglements and sexual tension is as clinically precise as the plastic surgery it depicts.

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Achingly romantic and dazzling, Jacques Demy’s enchanting classic is a movie musical for the ages and a sight to behold. Accomplished filmmaking, bold colors, and its continuously sung score by Michel Legrand won the film the Palme d’Or, and launched the career of Catherine Deneuve.

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Lynne Ramsay’s magnificent, impressionistic debut tells a haunting coming-of-age story tuned to her distinct frequency of poetic social realism. Set against a gloomy backdrop of 1970s Glasgow, we see the world through the eyes of a child: beautiful, painful and shot through with devastating humor.

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This rich character study defies the conventions of the thriller while delivering a deeply satisfying experience for genre fans. With daring sound design and impeccable performances by Emmanuelle Devos and Vincent Cassel, Read My Lips is a gripping entry in Jacques Audiard’s (A Prophet) oeuvre.

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I would *kill* for that lamb.

While not your typical anthology film, Cosmos does feature six stories from as many directors, woven together into an interconnecting whole. The most artful segment comes from an up-and-coming Denis Villeneuve, 25 years before he ventured into a less metaphorical cosmos with his adaptation of Dune.

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Horror as a genre has long facilitated some of the most deeply felt renderings of loss in cinema. With her acclaimed film The Babadook, director Jennifer Kent picked up this mantle with a chilling treatise on the many shapes grief can take, and the battle that is motherhood. A modern horror classic.

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The winner of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival’s prestigious Palme d’Or, Titane is a thrillingly confident vision from Julia Ducournau that deposits the viewer directly into its director’s headspace. Moving with the logic of a dream—and often the force of a nightmare—the film begins as a kind of horror movie, with a series of shocking events perpetrated by Alexia (Agathe Rouselle, in a dynamic and daring breakthrough), a dancer with a titanium plate in her skull following a childhood car…