We Have Your ‘80’s Nostalgia, Outlander: Children of the Corn Turns 35

Vampires, werewolves, zombies, clowns …. and middle-school kids. Almost an entire subgenre of horror itself, ‘creepy kid’ movies have been kicking around since The Bad Seed in 1956. Not surprisingly, ‘Master of Horror’ Stephen King has penned his fair share of terrible tykes. In 1984, King adapted short story, Children of the Corn from his […]

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Nature Strikes Back: The Best and Worst of ‘70’s Eco-Horror

Happy First Day of Spring! The sun is shining a little longer. Birds are singing again in the morning. And the ground is starting to thaw. Soon nature will be alive and all around us. Maybe that’s not such a good thing. We haven’t treated nature very well. Horror scholars have long pointed out that […]

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Pledge Asks What You Would Do To Belong

On one hand, we’re only three months into 2019, and horror has already given us a few strong theatrical releases. Escape Room, Happy Death Day 2U, and the upcoming Us – that’s a lot better than early 2018’s Winchester or The Strangers: Prey at Night. But streaming platforms have felt a little light on good […]

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Twinsanity Fails to Live Up To The Promise of Its Title

Twinsanity is a psychological thriller about twin sisters – one good, one insanely evil. Get it? See what they did there with the title? Now available on Netflix, Twinsanity sadly never comes close to achieving the cheesy fun its title promises. Originally titled Downward Twin, the Buz Wallick-directed thriller patterns itself after ‘90’s movies like […]

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Big Legend A Better Than Expected Bigfoot Tale

Everyone loves a good creature feature. Whether it’s killer sharks or giant insects, monster movies make for great rainy afternoon viewing. In spite of its expansive catalogue of potential movie monsters, cryptozoology hasn’t made much of a dent in the horror genre. While there are Bigfoot movies, they’re largely forgettable low-budget offerings. Personally, the cyborg […]

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The Howling: A Classic Update of Golden Age Horror

From Twilight to True Blood, vampires enjoyed a brief renaissance several years ago. Zombies shuffled back into public consciousness in the early 2000’s and have refused to die. In spite of a long horror legacy, werewolves haven’t enjoyed the same career resurgence. But back in the early 1980’s, the werewolf was as big as it […]

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They’re All Going to Laugh at This Sequel – The Rage: Carrie 2

Carrie is a horror classic and a standout from the 1970’s, one of the genre’s best decades. No one was asking for a sequel, especially over 20 years later. With no Stephen King, no Brian De Palma, The Rage: Carrie 2 flopped. Critics hated it, audiences ignored it. But after 20 years since its release, […]

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Paranormal Investigation Exorcises Scares Out Of Two Horror Subgenres

If the supernatural exists and, if they see Paranormal Investigation on Netflix, they’ll leave us alone. Director Franck Phelizon isn’t content with ruining paranormal horror movies. No, he takes a giant crap on the found footage horror subgenre for good measure. But if you were a fan of last year’s faux-documentary, Demon House, you’re in […]

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The Order – Episode 3, An Introduction to Ethics, PT 1

Here we go, Episode 3 of The Order. This one’s entitled, Introduction to Ethics, PT. I. The title potentially implies a bigger role for Sam Trammell’s ethics professor, Eric Clarke. Alternatively, the episode synopsis promises consequences for the use of magic. Either way it feels like we have a story that might start to gain […]

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Road Trips From Hell: Spring Break Horror Films

Spring Break is here! Thinking of getting away with friends for a week of drinks and debauchery? Well, you may have second thoughts after this edition of The Chopping Block. With college students invading sunny resorts, it’s time to take a look at some of the best ‘spring break’ or ‘destination’ horror films. Drunk, students […]

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