The Haunting of Sharon Tate: A Tasteless, Confused Movie

The Manson Family Murders remain the most shocking crimes in American history. Nearly 50 years later, Helter Skelter is still one of the most read true crime books. A charismatic cult leader, The Beatles and The Beach Boys, a film starlet and famous director, macabre murders – all these factors have contributed to the legacy […]

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Black Summer – Summer School Gets a Passing Grade

Black Summer’s ongoing narrative continues in Episode 3, which is entitled Summer School. As its title implies, Summer School finds the mysterious Spears along with Rose, Ryan, and Lance, seeking shelter in what appears to be an abandoned school. Of course, this is a dystopian zombie series so you probably assume the school isn’t all […]

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Dracula, Prince of Darkness: Resurrecting the Best of the Hammer Horror Series

Blumhouse Productions rules horror today. In the 1930’s and 1940’s, Universal Studios reigned with their monster lineup. But from mid-1950’s to the early 1970’s, Hammer Film Productions dominated the horror genre. The British studio made international stars of Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. While Hammer Films rolled out dozens of Gothic horror titles, it was […]

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Scream 4: A Decent Stab at Reviving a Franchise

Scream 4 would have been a better film if it had been Scream 3. Okay so that’s not the only problem with the belated entry into the Scream franchise. Butit’s definitely one of the bigger issues with a film where the whole doesn’t end up being greater than the sum of its parts. Scream Re-Invigorated […]

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Black Summer – Drive An Adrenaline-Fueled Episode

Black Summer’s second episode, Drive, largely narrows its focus to one set of its characters. Just as its title implies, Drive constrains most of its action to desperate car ride through suburban streets. It’s a briskly paced episode with minimal zombie action but plenty of tension. Black Summer Does Some Sunday Driving At the end […]

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The Head Hunter: A Cut Above Most Indie Horror

Vikings have enjoyed a recent cultural renaissance courtesy of The History Channel’s epics series. Likewise, Game of Thrones has proven the crossover appeal of fantasy-based medieval storylines. Now director Jordan Downey’s Viking-monster mashup, The Head Hunter, is available on select VOD-platforms. Synopsis A lone medieval warrior scours mist-covered lands for the monster that killed his […]

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Black Summer – Human Flow Does Enough To Hook Zombie Fans

Another year, another zombie television drama. Today, Netflix released its latest original television series, Black Summer. Like Fear the Walking Dead is a prequel to The Walking Dead, Black Summer serves as a companion prequel to The Asylum’s Z Nation series. Even just a few years ago, a Netflix zombie series would have seemed like […]

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The Silence: All Quiet in the Scares Department

Netflix is trying its hand at original movie content again. Today, the streaming giant released their adaptation of Tim Lebbon’s novel, The Silence. Though Lebbon published his novel several years ago, John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place beat Netflix to the punch by a year. Both movies share a similar post-apocalyptic premise – a new breed […]

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The Basement: Torturing Audiences on Netflix

Did you watch The OC in the 2000’s? Do you remember Mischa Barton? If you do, and you’re wondering what she’s been doing for the last decade or so, then The Basement is for you. Like Tara Reid (Party Bus to Hell), Barton has found a niche in low-budget horror outings (The Toybox). Her latest, […]

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The Wind: Gothic Prairies Horror

Filmmakers have only sparingly mashed horror and old-school western together. However, in those few cases where the genres have been fused, the results have been surprisingly good. For instance, S. Craig Zahler’s Bone Tomahawk and relatively unknown 2004 effort, Dead Birds, are underrated gems. Today, director Emma Tammi’s horror-western, The Wind, debuted on multiple streaming […]

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