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Lucy Hale and Jeff Wadlow on keeping horror fresh in ‘Fantasy Island’

February 18, 2020

Reuniting for a second time after 2018’s thriller "Truth or Dare," writer and director Jeff Wadlow and actress Lucy Hale come together for their latest supernatural mystery, "Fantasy Island." Inspired ...

Bill Hader and Finn Wolfhard, who played the older and younger versions of Richie respectively, were standouts in “IT Chapter Two.”

REVIEW: ‘IT Chapter Two’ crams too much plot in the clown car

September 14, 2019

Between its clown shoe-dragging pace and unnecessary dive into IT’s (a.k.a Pennywise’s) lore, “IT Chapter Two” doesn’t quite measure up to its predecessor—but it still made me cry, laugh and s...

Y’all really wanna bang Pennywise?

Y’all really wanna bang Pennywise?

By Erin Dickson

February 12, 2018

While scrolling through Tumblr, Maisie Smith-Walters, a social media journalist for BBC, stumbled upon photos of Pennywise, the clown from the 2017 remake of the horror film “IT.” The comments on...

Theater troupe brews up night of witches for festival

Theater troupe brews up night of witches for festival

By Arts & Culture Reporter

October 17, 2016

Most know witches as the warty, “double, double toil and trouble” type popularized by Shakespeare, but a local theater troupe is battling the misconception.“Relax, It’s Only Magic: a Theatre Festiva...

Brittany Flynn (left) stars alongside Lexi Alioto, Adrienne Peters, Megan Stalter, Lily Staski and Allison Kochanski in “There’s Something About Bloody Mary,” an all-female production debuting at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar Oct. 5.

New all-female show scares up some laughs

October 3, 2016

Six Chicago actresses will laugh in the face of horror in “There’s Something About Bloody Mary,” comedy troupe Huggable Riot’s first all-female revue.The show—which will debut at The Annoyance The...

‘American Horror Story’: The Mystery

'American Horror Story': The Mystery

By Managing Editor

September 12, 2016

From a haunted house to an asylum, freak show or a haunted hotel, "American Horror Story" has covered almost every horror movie trope in the past five seasons.Season six premieres Sept. 14, but the overarc...

Jon Stern, the college’s former vice president of Alumni Relations and Development, departed from the college May 17.

Development, Alumni Relations VP out after nearly two years

May 19, 2016

Jon Stern, the college’s vice president of Alumni Relations and Development, left the college May 17, holding the position for less than two years.Stern is leaving to “pursue other opportunities,...

Student Financial Services invests in art students’ future | The Columbia Chronicle

May 13, 2016

As part of Manifest, Columbia's Student Financial Services Office conducted an art contest, where seven students competed for their mural to be displayed on the third floor of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. B...

Director Jeremy Saulnier was inspired to direct “Green Room” by his experiences playing in a local punk band in high school.

Neo-Nazi punks raise hell in indie thriller ‘Green Room’

April 18, 2016

Director Jeremy Saulnier spent his youth playing in punk rock bands and shooting no-budget zombie films with his friends on a Super 8 camcorder. His third feature film, “Green Room,” harkens back to...

‘Green Room’ director Jeremy Saulnier talks Nazi punks

April 18, 2016

Punk-rock thriller “Green Room” is the third feature film from writer-director Jeremy Saulnier. The ensemble cast of fresh-faced newcomers plays off veteran actor Patrick Stewart as Darcy, the owner...

Robert Eggers discusses resurrecting age-old terror in ‘The Witch’

Robert Eggers

By Film Critic

February 15, 2016

Writer and director Robert Eggers' debut feature, "The Witch," painstakingly recollects the destruction of a puritan New England family after having been banished to the edge of the wilderness by their comm...

Newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Thomasin in her first major film role.

‘The Witch’ ditches cabin in the woods

February 15, 2016

Director Robert Eggers’ feature-length debut “The Witch” is set in New England in 1630. In the first scene, a gray, austere court broods over the fate of William, played by Ralph Ineson, a father o...

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