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Lauren

Lauren Humphries-Brooks is a writer, editor, and media journalist. She holds a Master’s degree in Cinema Studies from New York University, and in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh. She regularly contributes to film and pop culture websites, and has written extensively on Classical Hollywood, British horror films, and the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror genres. She currently works as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader.

Sadako Crawls Again at Fantasia 2019

Hideo Nakata’s Ringu (1998) remains one of the most popular and enduring films of the J-horror genre. The idea of a cursed videotape might seem quaint in these days of viral videos and creepy memes (looking at you, Momo), but Ringu and its vengeful wraith Sadako is still […]

Five Films to Watch for at Fantasia 2019

Fantasia in Montreal is always a smorgasbord of the great, the grisly, and the bizarre—making it one of my favorite fests to cover, albeit remotely (someday, Montreal, someday…). This year, the slate features a few known entities, from widely promoted films making their next stop on the festival […]

DameStruck: Viy (1967)

Oh, Shudder. How I have missed you. When it comes to horror, you can’t do much better than to spend some time sifting through Shudder’s ever-expanding catalogue of classic, cult, and, yes, even original and exclusive horror films. While I am somewhat discerning about my horror (not a […]