Bad Girl An Emotionally Engaging Indie Thriller

Troubled teen movies haven been a Hollywood staple since James Dean donned that famous red leather jacket in Rebel Without a Cause. Each generation seems to get their own take on ‘alienated adolescence.’ Thought it flew under the radar, Australian indie-thriller Bad Girl is now streaming on several VOD-platforms. Based on promotional materials, the Aussie […]

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Rock N’ Roll Can Never Die: Five Perfect Uses of Rock in Horror Scenes

Rock and roll was transgressive stuff when it hit airwaves in the 1950s. Perhaps then it makes sense that rock music and the horror genre would make such suitable bedfellows. For a genre that relies so heavily on audience mood and feeling, picking just the right song can take a fairly standard moment and turn […]

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Children of the Corn: Runaway Surprisingly Better Than Expected

The original Children of the Corn has a mixed horror legacy. Adapted from a Stephen King short story, the film deviated significantly from its source material. It’s a mixed bag of a horror film with good casting its adult lead roles weighed down by some stiff performances from the child actors. King’s interesting subtext on […]

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It … Will Get Under Your Skin

While the remake of Stephen King’s It saw a lot of obstacles it was inevitably a critical and financial success. Released last fall, It grossed just over $327 million on a $35 production budget (Box Office Mojo, n.d.). The final box office totals are particularly impressive when you that R-rating and retention of the source […]

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William Castle: The P.T. Barnum of Horror

Born on April 24th, 1914, vintage horror fans remember legendary filmmaker William Castle for his showmanship. As a director and producer, Castle had a knack for stretching small budgets to create memorable horror films. Before The Blair Witch Project claimed to be “found footage”, Castle floated prop skeletons over audiences. Years before The Texas Chainsaw […]

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Hereditary (2018) Promises Chilling Scares

If the  next installment of the Halloween franchise is the most anticipated horror film of 2018 then Hereditary is a close second. The buzz for Ari Aster’s supernatural chiller has been building slowly but steadily since its debut earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival’s Midnight Section. Scheduled for a June 8th release this […]

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Marrowbone Offers Quiet Chills

Marrowbone is a Spanish-English film directed by Sergio G. Sanchez in his feature-length debut. Among his prior credits, Sanchez also wrote the screenplay for the underrated Spanish thriller, The Orphanage. Making its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival last September, Marrowbone saw a theatrical release in Spain in October 2017, before arriving on streaming […]

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Truth or Dare: Blumhouse Dares You To Be Scared

Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions are the modern incarnation of the Universal Studios monsters-era and Hammer Films. Over the last 10 years Blumhouse has released several critically and financially successful horror releases. This includes the Insidious and The Purge franchises, Get Out, Happy Death Day, and Unfriended. Clearly, Blumhouse has a blueprint for low-budget […]

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Enter These Haunted House Films … If You Dare

Today, Lionsgate Films is releasing the haunted house film Winchester, to streaming platforms. Based on the real Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California, Winchester tells the supposedly true tale of Sarah Winchester, widow and heir to the Winchester gun manufacturer. She believed that she was haunted by the spirits of all those unfortunate souls killed […]

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Even Hell Wouldn’t Take Them – 3 From Hell

Earlier this year, Rob Zombie shocked audiences with news that he had begun filming a sequel to The Devil’s Rejects – 3 From Hell. Prior to the announcement, most horror fans were unaware that a sequel was even in the works. To date, The Devil’s Reject’sremains Zombie’s most critically-acclaimed work with its no-holds-barred approach to […]

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