Five (More) Underrated Slasher Movies for Horror Fans

In one of the inaugural posts here on The Abominable Dr. Welsh, we looked at five underrated slasher movies. We know all the big ones – Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Scream, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But during its ‘Golden Era’ in the 1980s, movie studios were churning out slashers […]

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The Legend of La Llorona Puts the ‘Bad’ in B-Movie

No, it’s not The Curse of La Llorona. And that interpretation of the La Llorona myth – adapted for The Conjuring Universe – didn’t set the world on fire either. But it’s one of the finest tricks of low-budget movie-making dating back to the ‘straight-to-video’ markets of the 90s. Take a popular movie, adjust the […]

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The Manor Invites Horror Fans to its Creepy Gothic Visiting Hours

Since Paranormal Activity made its way into movie theaters in the late 2000s, Blumhouse Productions has dominated the horror genre. Amongst the studio’s lengthy list of original movies, Blumhouse has produced the Insidious franchise, Unfriended, Get Out, Happy Death Day, Freaky, and the Halloween update. If saturating the cineplexes wasn’t enough, Blumhouse kicked off a […]

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The Entity An Uncomfortable Mix of Supernatural Scares and Parapsychology

When legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese says something about movies, people listen. So when Scorsese ranked his scariest movies of all time, horror fans took notice. It’s an impressive list that includes noted classics like The Haunting, hidden gems (Night of the Demon), and one surprise entrant – The Entity. Ask horror fans to cite their […]

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Yellowjackets Instantly Defines Itself as ‘Must See’ Television

Since Stranger Things became a massive breakout success for Netflix, streaming platforms and networks have jostled for the next winning mix of teen drama and supernatural mystery. Some of these shows (Chambers, The Society) never made it past a first season. Other series haven’t made the same cultural impact (The A-List). But Amazon Prime’s The […]

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The Wolf of Snow Hollow Bares Its Teeth … And a Wry Sense of Humor

In a year where COVID-19 disrupted everything, major and minor movies alike saw limited theatrical releases or missed the cineplex altogether. One of those movies – The Wolf of Snow Hollow – proved to be one of the year’s hidden gems. United Artists gave the little horror comedy a limited theatrical release alongside its debut […]

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Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Substitutes Grimy Gore For Tension

As an individual movie, Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remains among the greatest horror movies produced. Unfortunately, the legacy of its sequels, prequels, and remakes is checkered. In between Hooper’s misunderstood sequel and the crater-sized disaster that was Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, New Line Pictures took a more straightforward approach to the […]

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Rucker Runs Low On Diesel in this Road Trip Serial Killer Movie

America has miles of empty, desolate highway. And horror movies have exploited these for some classic results. From Steven Spielberg’s Duel to Jeepers Creepers, horror movie characters have been running on fumes cross-country in the USA. Common sense would suggest that drivers would be best to avoid hitchhikers (The Hitcher, House of 1000 Corpses). But […]

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