Josh Bell

Josh Bell is a freelance writer and movie/TV critic based in Las Vegas who covers sci-fi cinema for Inverse with a weekly column recommending lesser-known films to watch online. He's the former film editor of Las Vegas Weekly and has written about movies and pop culture for Syfy Wire, Polygon, CBR, Film Racket, Crooked Marquee, and more. With comedian Jason Harris, he co-hosts the podcast Awesome Movie Year.

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It got a bit lost amid more successful and acclaimed movies, but 'Ron's Gone Wrong' deserves a second look.

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The filmmaking icon proved himself a master of any genre with this 2002 film.

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In between zombie movies, George Romero explored a deadly virus in 'The Crazies.'

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Starfish envisions a tastefully curated hipster apocalypse.

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Forget George Romero -- Craven's take on zombies recalls something more primal and real.

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This take on the claassic is shamelessly derivative and totally thrilling.

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Literary adaptation 'Z for Zachariah' takes a contemplative approach to the end of the world.

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