Silent Night, Deadly Night: Ho Ho … Hold the Controversy

Silent Night, Deadly Night boasts a history shared by few ’80’s horror films. Arguably its infamy far outreaches its quality. At its best, Silent Night, Deadly Night is a sleazy B-movie that hits the ‘so bad, it’s good’ switch. Many horror fans may just consider it plain bad. But when this Christmas chiller was released […]

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Overlord: Inglorious Basterds Meets Zombies

Cloverfield fans had their fingers crossed when Bad Robot Productions released the first trailer for Overlord. Unfortunately, Overlord is definitely not connected to the Cloverfield universe. Perhaps even worse, The Cloverfield Paradox is stil a thing. Regardless of its lack of connectivity, Overlord promises wall-to-wall zombie goodness. Though it didn’t connect with audiences in its opening box office weekend, critics […]

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Child’s Play: Ranking Chucky’s Best and Worst Movies Over 30 Years

The Child’s Play franchise may be the most interesting of the major horror franchises. Created by Don Mancini, the Child’s Play movies have never achieved the same level of love or reverence as the Halloween or Elm Street series. Poor Chucky has always been tucked firmly somewhere in between smaller horror series, like the Hellraiser […]

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Death House: Ambitious But Flawed Horror Homage

Death House has been one of the more talked about indie horror movies in recent memory. This is no small part due to the sheer number of horror alumni in the cast. Fans have described Death House as ‘The Expendables’ of horror movies. It’s a virtual ‘who’s who’ of horror wrapped up in vintage 80’s […]

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Midnighters: Noir Thriller That Offers Hitchcockian Twists

Midnighters, the Hitchcockian noir film distributed by IFC Midnight, is finally available on Netflix. Written and directed by the Ramsay brothers, Midnighters is a small indie movie that has slowly built solid word of mouth among critics. Its story of a troubled married couple and a dead body promises some simple Hitchcockian suspense for film fans. […]

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14 Cameras: Not One Will Show You a Good Movie

The movie, 14 Cameras, is a sequel to a movie called … wait for it, 13 Cameras. To date, I haven’t had the pleasure of watching 13 Cameras. But if it’s remotely similar in quality to the sequel, I’m pretty confident I didn’t miss much. What we have with 14 Cameras is another variant of […]

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Monster Party: Blood, Guts, and Class Consciousness

Writer and director Chris von Hoffmann’s previous movie was the hit-or-miss exploitation flick, Drifter. Genre fans who appreciate spirited mayhem may want to check it out on Netflix. On Friday November 2, von Hoffman released his follow-up effort, Monster Party, on several VOD-streaming platforms. No, it’s not the older Rankin/Bass Mad Monster Party with Boris […]

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Silence Lay Steadily: Hill House Takes Us Into the Belly of the Beast

So we’ve finally arrived – the final episode of The Haunting of Hill House. No more character-centric episodes. All roads have brought us to the ‘Red Room’. There are so many questions lingering as we go into this last episode. So what does Mike Flanagan have in store for us. Silence Lay Steadily’s cold open […]

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The School Submits The Wrong Assignment for Horror Fans

From Wolf Creek to The Babadook, Australia has delivered some great horror imports over the years. Just last year, critics heaped praised on a couple of Australian exports including the gritty Hounds of Love and supernatural-themed Boys in The Trees. Hoping to follow in their footsteps, writer and director Storm Ashwood’s creepy looking horror offering, […]

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Screaming Meemies: No One Wakes Up From Hill House’s Nightmare

We’re down to the last two episodes and there are so many questions left. Can Mike Flanagan and The Haunting of Hill House deliver an emotionally satisfying conclusion that also addresses most of the missing puzzle pieces? That remains to be seen, but prepare yourself for a downer of an episode. It’s entitled Screaming Meemies, […]

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