The Void Recalls The Best of 80s Carpenter-esque Horror

Nostalgia is all the rage right now. Take a look at familiar franchises that tried to reboot with fresh ideas. Star Wars The Last Jedi. The 2016 Ghostbusters. Halloween III: Season of the Witch. As it turns out, despite what they claimed, audiences didn’t want something new. They wanted something familiar with an upgrade. Not […]

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The Prey Falls Victim to Some Hackneyed Film-Making

In case you didn’t already know, the woods are a pretty scary place. Nature enthusiasts and campers would be better finding a nice all-inclusive resort for unwinding. And horror movies have been warning us to stay out of the woods for a long time. From Norway’s Lake of the Dead to The Blair Witch Project, […]

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Check In, Stay the Night: Eight Creepy Five-Star Horror Hotels

Horror loves its ‘terrible places‘. The looming Gothic castles of Hammer horror movies. Remote cabins in dense woods. Haunted houses with creaking doors and dimly lit halls. According to American professor Carol J Clover, the ‘terrible place’ was one of several necessary ingredients for horror. Though they may not immediately come to mind, hotels have […]

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Night at the Eagle Inn Has Most Amenities Included

Horror loves its ‘terrible places‘. The looming Gothic castles of Hammer horror movies. Remote cabins in dense woods. Haunted houses with creaking doors and dimly lit halls. According to American professor Carol J Clover, the ‘terrible place’ was one of several necessary ingredients for horror. Though they may not immediately come to mind, hotels have […]

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The Deep House Finds Some New Scares in Familiar Haunted House Conventions

Following the breakthrough success of the intense Inside, French filmmaking duo, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, have struggled to find the perfect follow-up project. While their Leatherface prequel boasted the same in-your-face shocks and violence, it failed to connect with Texas Chainsaw fans. Smaller projects, including Among the Living and Kandisha, were similarly mixed. But […]

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The Spore May Not Grow On You

Aside from delayed major horror releases, if the Year in Horror in 2021 has a theme it’s been a minor resurgence in eco-horror. To date, a handful of indie horror movies – In The Earth and Gaia – have reminded us that all is not well in our environment. And the quietly underrated The Beach […]

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The Dare Literally Dares You To Sit Through It ‘Till The End

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before … four strangers wake up chained and imprisoned in a grimy basement? A mysterious captor subjects the groups to a series of increasingly cringeworthy tortures? No, it’s not 2007. The Dare is just Netflix’s latest addition to it’s horror library. A throwback ‘Torture Porn‘ movie, The Dare, […]

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Halloween Haunts: Take a Tour of these Haunted Attraction Horror Movies

As Halloween approaches, it’s time for scary movies, pumpkin patches, haunted hayrides, and scare parks. Over the last decade, haunted attractions or scream parks have increased in popularity alongside escape rooms. Clearly, there’s money to be made in scares. To date, there’s even been at least one good documentary on the subject, Haunters: The Art […]

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