Ginger Snaps: A Powerful and Relevant Werewolf Film

A uniquely Canadian horror film, Ginger Snaps doesn’t get near the attention it deserves in horror circles. Simply put, Ginger Snaps was one of the best horror films of the 2000s. Written by Karen Walton and directed by John Fawcett, Ginger Snaps is a werewolf story revolving around two outcast sisters obsessed with death. Yet […]

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Doomed at Camp Blood: Ranking Friday the 13th’s Deaths

Regardless of its critical reception, Friday the 13th is one of the most influential horror movies produced. While ‘Camp Blood’ didn’t create the slasher subgenre, it certainly crystallized the distinctly 80’s approach to horror. Sequels and remakes spanning three decades, cross-over media, a video game, and fan-made movies – few horror franchises can claim this […]

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The Prodigy Gets a B for Scares, D for Originality

Recently revived Orion Pictures released The Prodigy earlier this year. Tucked in between Escape Room and Happy Death Day 2U, Nicholas McCarthy’s ‘creepy kids’ horror movie scraped together just enough to turn a profit. Think of it as a supernatural variation on 2009’s Orphan. But with so many ‘bad seeds in horror, is The Prodigy […]

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Sleepaway Camp: Camper Slasher With A Twist

If the 1970’s is horror’s ‘prestige era’, then the 1980’s is best classified as the genre’s ‘guilty pleasure’. By and large, the 1980’s was the slasher movie era. Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Child’s Play, Hellraiser – each of these franchises began in the 80’s. Just below these A-listers were a series […]

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Nightbreed: Clive Barker’s Cult Monster Mash

Clive Barker – horror novelist, screenwriter, director and producer. Though horror fans haven’t afforded him Stephen King’s level of fame, Barker is no less a prominent figure in horror. Arguably, most horror fans know Barker best for his classic horror movie, Hellraiser. A classic of 1980’s horror, Hellraiser has continued to churn out straight-to-video sequels […]

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Body at Brighton Rock: If You Go Down in the Woods Today

Earlier this year, Body at Brighton Rock debuted at the South by Southwest Film Festival. A stripped down survival horror-thriller, Body at Brighton Rock also marks Roxanne Benjamin’s directorial debut of a feature length movie. Benjamin has been a bright spot in horror for several years. She’s produced the anthology horror movies V/H/S, V/H/S 2, […]

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Creepshow 2: Thanks For The Ride, King and Romero

Five years after Creepshow’s moderate success, George A. Romero and Stephen King reunited to bring us Creepshow 2. For this go-around of the horror anthology, Michael Gornick replaced Romero behind the camera. Fortunately, Romero still penned the screenplay, and King’s work served as the source material. But the end result still looked like a bit […]

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Friday the 13th Part 2: The Killing Continues in Series’ Best Sequel

Friday the 13th is one of the most successful horror franchises of all time. Not as critically appreciated as some of its horror peers, it’s still one of the 80’s ‘Big Three’. Jason Voorhees is as engrained in mainstream consciousness as Dracula or Frankenstein. But we haven’t seen a new franchise entry since the 2009 […]

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I Spit On Your Grave Deja Vu: A Pointless Sequel That Should Have Stayed Buried

I Spit On Your Grave, or Day of the Woman, remains one of the most controversial horror movies ever made. Critics hated it, censors banned it. Make no mistake about it, director Meir Zarchi’s rape-revenge exploitation flick is ridiculously violent. Though Zarchi would claim it’s a feminist cry to power, the movie’s nearly 30-minute gang […]

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The Craft: Still A Bewitching Teen Horror

Released on May 3rd, 1996, The Craft was a minor box office success grossing just $25 million dollars in theaters. On Rotten Tomatoes, the teen witches film has a ‘Rotten’ rating of just 50% from 32 reviewers. Yet the teen-centric horror film has built a sizable cult following among fans, particularly horror buffs who grew […]

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