Leave The Rift On The Dark Side of the Moon

Netlflix has not been showing me much love as of late. The last few recommendations that its offered for me – The Open House, The Cloverfield Paradox – have been swings and misses. Last night a new recommendation popped up for The Rift: Dark Side of the Moon, a science-fiction/horror film featuring genre favourite, Ken […]

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The Hellraiser Franchise: The Films Ranked from Worst to First

When the original Hellraiser (1987) was released it marked a completely different turn for horror films. Clive Barker’s vision was low-budget, but high-concept. Hellraiser bucked the 1980’s horror trend of masked, wise-cracking killers stalking horny teenagers. In spite of Barker’s unique vision the Hellraiser series – 10 films and counting to date – has been the […]

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Nicolas Cage Goes ‘Full Cage’ in Mom and Dad

Once upon a time, Nicolas Cage was an Oscar-winning actor. And for a brief moment in time, Cage was a bankable box office action hero. Yet since the ill-advised The Wicker Man remake, Cage has become better known for being an Internet meme sensation. Recently though Cage has found some limited success with exploitation fare […]

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Hellraiser: Judgment (2018)

  The original Hellraiser (1987) was released over 30 years with its first sequel, Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 (1988), hitting theaters a year later. You’ll be forgiven for not knowing that Hellraiser films have continued to be be sporadically released since those first two films with the majority of these sequels going straight to video since […]

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Pyewacket: A Horror Tale About Mothers and Daughters

The uniquely titled Pyewacket marks the he second directorial feature from Adam MacDonald. A Canadian independent thriller, Pyewacket debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall and got its streaming release at the tail end of 2017. MacDonald’s previous directorial effort was the underrated Backcountry, so I was optimistic that Pyewacket would deliver some good […]

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Scream 4 Entertains But Misses the Mark

Scream 4 (2011) would have been a better film if it had been Scream 3 (2000). Okay so that’s not the only problem with the belated entry into the Scream franchise, but it’s definitely one of the bigger issues with a film where the whole doesn’t end up being greater than the sum of its […]

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Still/Born: Tense Twist on a Familiar Premise

Ah, the horrors of parenting. Such fertile ground for horror movies.  After all, let’s face it, the responsibility that comes with having a newborn can be overwhelming, if not outright terrifying. Just the sleep deprivation alone could drive you to your wit’s end. Still/Born, released earlier this year, has a fairly generic synopsis but some […]

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House of Demons (2018) is Missing the ‘Plural’ in Demons

Written and directed by Patrick Meaney, House of Demons (2018) is an independent, low-budget horror film that was released for streaming on Feb. 6 of this year. Having heard nothing about this film previously I walked into it with literally no expectations. I found it scrolling through new releases on Apple Movies and, to be […]

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The Ritual (2017) Dares You to Go Into the Woods

Netflix continues to release a lot of genre content in 2018. To date, we have already seen The Open House, The Cloverfield Paradox, Before I Wake, and Altered Carbon debut on the streaming giant. Unfortunately, it’s been a rough go for horror fans with both The Open House and The Cloverfield Paradox underwhelming. Initial glimpses […]

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Cabin Fever: The Remake You Didn’t Know Existed

While scrolling through Netflix recently for a late-night horror fix I discovered the Cabin Fever (2016) remake. It’s a film that flew completely under my radar. Rather than watching the remake first I decided to pull out my copy of the original Cabin Fever. It’s been sixteen years since Eli Roth emerged on the horror scene. His […]

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