Snow Falls A Wintery Indie Horror That Can’t Quite Dig Itself Out of Its Own Limitations

Three years have no passed since COVID-19 plunged the world into unprecedented lockdowns and isolation. While the pandemic persists, more movies are releasing that either directly work the events into their narrative or implicitly explore themes of isolation, paranoia, and infection. The latest indie horror movie to hit VOD platforms this week, Snow Falls, lands […]

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Ouija Mostly Plays As An Uninspired PG-13 Horror Movie Saved By Its Prequel

One of the more interesting sidenotes for horror in 2014 just happened to be two movies that bombed with critics but scored at the box office. Neither Annabelle nor Ouija were remotely good scary movies. And the fact that they both got follow-ups isn’t a shock – they made money. However, each of these movies […]

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Jason Goes To Hell Makes a Strong Case for Being the Franchise’s Low Point

Once Paramount Pictures resurrected Jason Voorhees with lightning in Jason Lives, the franchise was running out of options for subsequent sequels. But increasingly ridiculous sequel setups weren’t the biggest problem for Friday the 13th. Audiences were losing interest and, as a result, Jason Takes Manhattan saw declining box office receipts. By 1993, New Line Cinema […]

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Sleepstalker May Be The Quintessential 1990s Straight-to-Video Horror Movie

Traditionally, horror movies, particularly the slasher genre, have played fast and loose with rules the serial killer that populate their movies. Neither Jason Voorhees or Michael Myers are supernatural killers. Yet that hasn’t stopped the Friday the 13th and Halloween series from bringing their respective killers back from sequel to sequel. Other horror movies skirted […]

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Q the Winged Serpent an Early 80s Monster Movie That May Defy Expectations

Following the box office success of Conan the Barbarian, the early 80s saw a slew of low-budget action movies that mixed ‘sword-and-sandal’ epic with weird science fiction vibes. If you grew up in the 80s, you probably remember cult movies like Krull, The Sword and the Sorcerer, or The Ice Pirates. If you look at […]

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The Menu Prepares a Full Course of Deliciously Fun and Dark Satire

Cooking shows have been all the rage for the last several years. Whether it’s MasterChef, Chef’s Table, Iron Chef, or Cake Wars, everyone’s a foodie these days. Not surprisingly then, horror has finally jumped on the bandwagon. In fact, the only thing that’s surprising is that it’s taken this long for the genre to bake […]

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