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How Ti West’s ‘X’ Trilogy Shook Up the Indie Business

Ti West’s inspiration for X, his meta slasher film starring Mia Goth, was the independent cinema of the 1970s. Not just the aesthetic style of ’70s horror and soft-core pornography — the plot of X follows a crew trying a shoot a low-budget skin flick in rural Texas only to enrage the Chainsaw Massacre-adjacent farmers next door — but […]

8 Movie Composers on How They Capture Terror and Tension

If this year’s horror movies are any proof, what you hear can be just as or even more terrifying than what you see. That’s thanks, in part, to a film’s composer, who has an explicit ability to take both the social, physical, metaphorical and even unnatural and uncanny elements of a story and turn them into […]