Arts & Leisure

Film review: ‘Nightcrawler,’ dir. Dan Gilroy

A character study of a sociopath

Cheer up, goth

The official music of nonconformists

Halloween makeup tutorial

The walking undead

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Basically comedy

‘Sleepaway Camp,’ dir. Robert Hiltzik 

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Child’s play: 

‘Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film’

Those who have seen Jack Nicholson in “The Shining” will likely remember his infamous ax-wielding scene and his manic eyes piercing straight into our fearful souls. Now, you can see that ax up close and personal — safely encased in glass, of course — at the Experience Music Project Museum (EMP).

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Child's play 

‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ cr. Joss Whedon

A Joss Whedon classic, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” tells the story of a high school girl and her quest to stop the legions of the undead from taking over the world. Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is the latest slayer, a chosen one gifted with the strength and skills to fight vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness. 

Film review: ‘Whiplash,’ dir. Damien Chazelle

Marching to the beat of its own drums

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Basically comedy

‘Mr. Jones,’ Edith Wharton

Zombie Prom: The undead get another chance to rock

You can feel the sweat starting to trickle down your back and form under your hairline as you bang your head. For a moment you forget the guitarist is only 13 years old and was in gym class earlier today. And then you realize you don’t care, because that “kid” sounds like he could be the next Kurt Cobain.

This Friday, at the fourth annual Zombie Prom, young musicians will get their chance in the spotlight. 

Interview with the artist: Sevendials

For siblings Mia, Darius, and Damien Natas, music is a second language. The decision to start making music together in 2011 seemed natural. Now, their band Sevendials has an ambitious, deliberate sound that hearkens back to the golden age of ’80s and ’90s shoegaze and dream pop. 

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