The Ranger Invites Horror Fans to The Woods

Indie horror movie The Ranger generated some low-key positive buzz in 2018. A fun retro-trailer that harkened to old school PSA’s undoubtedly helped. Critics also seemed mildly impressed with The Ranger when it debuted at SXSW. After a long wait, The Ranger finally hit Blu-ray shelves this past week. Synopsis After a tragic confrontation with […]

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The Green Inferno: A Main Course For Gorehounds Only

Aside from Rob Zombie, few current horror filmmakers understand exploitation cinema like Eli Roth. From his debut Cabin Fever to his ‘Torture Porn’ contribution Hostel, Roth has a penchant for gut-wrenching violence. Yet Roth’s homage to the cannibal exploitation subgenre, Green Inferno, struggled to find an audience. Critics were even less impressed. Was it the […]

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Ghost Ship: Does This Supernatural Chiller Sink or Swim?

Somewhere between New Line Cinemas and Blumhouse Productions, Dark Castle Entertainment shone briefly as horror king. Named after horror master William Castle, the studio was created with the purpose of remaking his classic movies. Within just a few years, Dark Castle produced remakes of 13 Ghosts, The House on Haunted Hill, and House of Wax. […]

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Scanners Will Still Blow Your Mind

Canadian director, David Cronenberg, has a truly eclectic filmography. Though his films cross genres, Cronenberg has largely staked out his fame in horror and science fiction with movies like Scanners. Today, he is synonymous with ‘body horror’. Academic Philip Brophy coined the term, body horror, in an article entitled Horrality – The Textuality of Contemporary […]

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Doom Room: ‘Doomed’ By Familiarity

Among a small handful of new indie horror hitting streaming platforms this week, Doom Room arguably boasts the most intriguing premise. Writer and director Jon Keeyes sets his provocative thriller in what’s largely a single room. Doom Room also stars fan favourite ‘Scream Queen’ Debbie Rochon. Alternately titled Nightmare Box, it looks like this is […]

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The 6th Friend Slashes Its Way Onto Streaming Platforms

Indie horror flick, The 6th Friend, was filmed way back in 2016. But it’s only just now seeing the light of day on streaming platforms. Perhaps horror fans will recognize star and co-writer Jamie Bernadette from the fun stoner-slasher, 4/20 Massacre. Independent film company The Asylum is distributing what promises to be a bloody mix […]

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Mara May Put Some Viewers to Sleep

Sleeping and dreams are fertile ground for horror films. Look no further than Wes Craven’s horror masterpiece, A Nightmare on Elm Street for proof. To date, no horror movie has come close to replicating the terror induced by Freddy Krueger. However, recent supernatural thriller, Mara, has an almost perfect hook for a horror movie. Sleep […]

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Final Destination: No One Escapes These Death Scenes

Believe it or not, the Final Destination series is among the highest grossing horror franchises. Not bad for what’s essentially a slasher movie with a premise that should defy sequels. Seriously, how many times can a ‘random’ person have a premonition that allows them to cheat death? Temporarily, at least. In spite of its silly […]

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The Final Destination: A Car Crash of a Sequel

As a new (hopefully) weekly feature, Worst, Movie, Ever will be a place to take second glances at movies with bad reputations. No, this won’t be a column where we look obvious candidates like Troll 2 or Plan 9 from Outer Space. To be fair, realistic expectations for those movies should have been low. Occasionally, […]

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Maniac: From Grindhouse to Art-House Horror

William Lustig’s splatter exploitation film, Maniac, remains one of the more controversial horror movies from the 1980’s. It never quite reached the levels of infamy of Silent Night, Deadly Night. Nevertheless, Maniac found its way onto the United Kingdom’s Video Nasties List. Critics have alternately accused the movie as tasteless, misogynistic, or both. Among the […]

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