Rob Zombie’s Halloween: A Flawed But Disturbing Remake

After last year’s successful Halloween sequel, it’s almost hard to believe that just over ten years ago the franchise was getting rebooted. Following the dismal Halloween: Resurrection, a remake helmed by Rob Zombie promised a lot of upside for fans of the franchise. Few filmmakers could boast such a reverence for the source material and […]

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The Banana Splits Movie: Saturday Morning Splatoon

If you’re old enough, you may remember a time when ‘Saturday morning cartoons’ was a thing. Before Netflix or The Disney Channel, kids woke up early on Saturday morning to get their cartoon fix. From the late 1960s to the early 1980s, Hanna-Barbera Productions dominated children’s programming. The Flinstones, The Jetsons, Yogi Bear, Scooby Doo, […]

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Don’t Breathe: A Breath of Fresh Air for the Home Invasion Thriller

How do you follow up a successful remake of a horror classic? That was the task director Fede Álvarez faced after his re-imagining of Evil Dead. For his sophomore effort, Alvarez teamed up again with producer Sam Raimi (Drag Me To Hell) and Ghost House Pictures. The result, Don’t Breathe, was a subversion of the […]

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Ghosts of Mars: Too Campy Or Not Campy Enough?

Nobody’s perfect. Even the best have an off-day once in a while. Critics and horror fans alike regard John Carpenter as one of the genre’s greatest filmmakers. Certainly, the praise is well placed. Carpenter’s filmography includes bona fide classics – Halloween, The Thing, and Escape From New York. And his smaller movies – Assault on […]

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Brightburn: ‘The Bad Seed’ Meets Superman

What if instead of being a benevolent force for ‘truth, justice, and the American way’, Superman saw us as an inferior nuisance to be conquered. That’s the premise driving sci-fi/horror flick, Brightburn. Fan favourite James Gunn produced the early summer release. Alongside Gunn, frequent collaborator David Yarovesky made his directorial debut. Making it a family […]

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The Exorcist III: A Worthy Follow-Up To a Horror Classic

Nearly 50 years after its release, The Exorcist remains a classic horror movie. None of its ability to shock has faded. Four years later, Hollywood followed up with Exorcist II: The Heretic. Lightning didn’t strike twice. Director John Boorman took the sequel in a very different direction with disastrous results. Today, critics and fans alike […]

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Fun ‘Gateway’ Horror For Young Horror Fans

Generally, there hasn’t been a lot of good gateway horror for younger audiences. In the 1980’s, we had The Monster Squad, Gremlins, and The Gate. If you grew up in the 1990’s, there was Hocus Pocus. Yet over the last few years, as horror has flourished, the genre has treated us to several good ‘kiddie’ […]

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The Howling II: Horror Sequel May Have You Howling for All the Wrong Reasons

Joe Dante’s The Howling is a classic horror movie. Aside from An American Werewolf in London, it’s one of the best werewolf movies of all time. Interestingly, however, The Howling has produced one of the more bizarre horror franchises. To date, studios have churned out seven sequels over four decades. Most of these sequels were […]

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Open Wide: Best Killer Shark Movies

Sorry Shark Week, but sharks are scary. Maybe it’s the fear of what’s beneath you in the ocean. Or perhaps it’s the row of very sharp teeth. But sharks have been popular horror movie villains since Jaws swam into theaters in 1975. Over the years, we’ve seen our share of good killer shark movies (Deep […]

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47 Meters Down Uncaged: Superior Sequel Takes a Bite Out of Summer

What’s summer without a good killer shark movie? Last year’s The Meg was fine but largely forgettable. Crawl already gave us killer alligators last month. Two summers ago, shark thriller 47 Meters Down surprised at the box office. Though it was a modest box office hit, 47 Meters Downs was a somewhat lacklustre movie with […]

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