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March 21, 2023

2023 is looking a like a good year for horror movie fans with all different types of scary movies coming this year, including: Scream 6, Evil Dead Rise, and even a scary twist on kid’s movies with Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey.


January certainly started off strong for the year’s horror movies with M3GAN. 


The movie is about a girl who recently lost her parents coming to live with her aunt who makes toys, specifically electronic toys, who gives the young girl a robotic doll. Like any movie with robots in the horror genre, it doesn’t turn out too well.


This movie was very good. It puts into perspective how much technology dictates our lives and the lives of the new generation. It takes a whole new level to the term “iPad kids” and shows that humans have a codependency on electronics. This is most clear with the aunt having an electronic home system, which M3GAN uses to her advantage.


There weren’t many jump scares, but it was incredibly scary overall. There was a lot of anticipation leading up to certain parts, and I highly recommend this move. It’s worth a watch.


However, it was a little hard to take seriously at certain points. Still, it was good and horrifying; it was hard to stop from laughing when M3GAN began chasing a boy on all-fours. A personal favorite was when she also sang “Titanium” as a lullaby.


It was also sort of hard to take that seriously when, while killing people, she randomly began dancing. Slay (literally) I guess? Like, I know she’s a robot, but does she not know there is a time and a place?

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Taylor Hill is senior at Lincoln Park and is a writing and publishing major. She’s the editor in chief for The SIREN newspaper and is also writing the horror column for The SIREN this year.

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