Haunted on Netflix: ‘Sort Of’, ‘Maybe’, ‘Not Really True’ Stories Back For Season 2

Last Halloween, Netflix released Mike Flanagan’s outstanding, The Haunting of Hill House. Oh, Netflix also released paranormal docu-series, Haunted. Of course, calling it a ‘docu-series’ is pretty generous. That is, no episode had any investigation or, you know, evidence. Haunted borrowed an infotainment format to put scary stuff up on screen to cash in on […]

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3 From Hell: Rob Zombie’s ‘Devil’s Rejects’ Back for Trilogy Finale

After a long wait and much hype, Rob Zombie’s belated sequel to The Devil’s Rejects, 3 From Hell, is out. Despite what looked like a pretty definitive conclusion to The Firefly Clan’s saga, Zombie announced a belated sequel two years ago. Perhaps a sequel isn’t that surprising given that most critics and fans still hail […]

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The Following is Based on Re-Assembled Footage: The 10 Best Found-Footage Horror Movies

The following true story is based on the re-assembled found-footage of … Anyone who’s watched a horror movie in the last 20 years should be familiar with that cold open. Cheap to produce and distribute, studios increasingly embraced found-footage horror over the 2000’s into the first half of this decade. Though Cannibal Holocaust may the […]

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Halloween III Season of the Witch: Halloween Sequel Has More Treats Than Tricks

Every long-running movie franchise or television series has one. It’s that sequel or season that disappointed its fanbase. Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans hated on the fourth season. When Friday the 13th tried to move on without Jason Voorhees, Paramount immediately course-corrected with their next sequel. After two successful Halloween movies, John Carpenter decided it […]

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AHS 1984 True Killers Takes Its Aerobics Seriously

So Episode 4 was busy. Very busy. As its title implied, True Killers seemingly showed this season’s entire hand, revealing origins for all its major villains. To say there were major revelations would be an understatement. More deaths, more flashback, and more 80’s nostalgia. But does True Killers leave any story left for AHS 1984 […]

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Ruin Me: Neo-Slasher Invites You To Camp Out

Haunted attractions are big business. Forget about haunted hayrides. Now you can watch a screening of Jaws while floating on a lake. Or you can take a tour the campsite where Sean S Cunningham filmed the original Friday the 13th. Too tame. Try spending the night at a horror-themed campsite. Never one to miss a […]

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Midsommar: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Director Ari Aster broke out last year with his critically-acclaimed debut, Hereditary. Alongside Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us), Aster positioned himself as a filmmaker to watch. Earlier this year, A24 Films released Aster’s follow-up project, Midsommar. A slice of folk horror in the vein of The Wicker Man, Midsommar once again divided critics and audiences. […]

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AHS 1984: Slashdance Delivers More ‘Gnarly’ Twists

Did religious conservative Camp Redwood owner Margaret Booth frame Mr Jingles? Is Camp Redwood cursed or haunted? Is Brooke a victim or a suspect? Our last episode, Mr Jingles, raised a lot of interesting questions and left us on a cliffhanger. Now the wonderfully 80’s-titled Episode 3, Slashdance, has our counselors split up and trapped. […]

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In The Tall Grass: Netflix Adaptation Can’t See The Forest For The Weeds

And the Stephen King renaissance marches on. Not unlike the the first wave of King adaptations, horror fans have been treated to the good (Gerald’s Game, It), the middle-of-the-road (Pet Sematary), and the bad (The Dark Tower). Now with Halloween around the corner, Netflix has unveiled its Netflix and Chills lineup. Among the new horror […]

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I Spit On Your Grave: A Remake No One Wanted

If there was a movie begging for a remake … I Spit On Your Grave was not that movie. Most film pundits consider director Meir Zarchi’s 1978 ‘rape-revenge’ film to be among the most controversial movies made. Following its release, critics trashed it while some countries outright banned it. In the 1980’s, for instance, England […]

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