The Assent: The Point At Which You Lose Interest In a Movie

Another month, another possession horror movie on Netflix. Maybe the streaming platform needs to call an exorcist. We’ve seen no shortage in demonic thrillers popping up over the last couple of years. Mark of the Devil, The Crucifixion, Soul to Keep, Paranormal Investigation, etc., etc. Maybe you’ve seen some of these titles. If so, there’s […]

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The Nightingale: Historical Drama A Harrowing Window Into Colonial Violence

Australian filmmaker Jennifer Kent blew horror fans away with her directorial debut, The Babadook. Consider it no small feat that her first feature-length effort was one of the best horror movies of last decade. While she waited a few years, Kent’s anticipated follow-up, The Nightingale, was immediately divisive upon its release. Set amidst the historical […]

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Hungry Like The Wolf: The Five Best Werewolf Movies

Recently, Universal Studios announced another The Wolf Man remake starring Ryan Gosling. After the failures of the last remake and The Mummy, however, Universal’s announcement wouldn’t normally inspire excitement. Then along came the recent The Invisible Man remake and suddenly a remake of The Wolf Man has potential. Either way, now feels like as good […]

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Book of Shadows – Blair Witch 2: Misguided Follow-Up To a Horror Classic

Regardless of personal opinions, it’s hard to overstate the phenomena that was The Blair Witch Project. Though some horror fans consider the indie horror overrated, it was a one-of-a-kind box office sensation in the summer of 1999. Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez introduced found-footage to mainstream audiences after Cannibal Holocaust experimented with the format a […]

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Scare Package: Shudder’s Horror Anthology ‘Slices and Dices’ Genre Rules

In a strange year where most of the original horror movies we were anticipating have been delayed, Shudder has stepped up with its original content. Its latest release, Scare Package, is a horror anthology helmed by several up-and-coming directors. Like the ABCs of Death or the V/H/S franchise, Scare Package could offer horror fans a […]

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Lord of Illusions: Clive Barker’s Underrated Supernatural Noir

Though Stephen King is still the ‘Master of Horror’, Clive Barker is an undeniably unique voice in the literary genre. And as a filmmaker, Barker’s directorial efforts are marked improvements over King’s one-shot directing gig, Maximum Overdrive. Behind the camera, Barker directed both Hellraiser and Nightbreed, both uniquely classic additions to horror. After Nightbreed failed […]

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Frailty: Southern Gothic Horror A Disturbing Study of Religious Fever

Over the course of his career, the late Bill Paxton put together an impressive list of credits. A small, but memorable appearance in Terminator, led to star-making supporting roles in Aliens and Near Dark. By the 1990s, Paxton scored roles in several blockbusters including Apollo 13, Twister, and Titanic. But Paxton only got behind the […]

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Sometimes They Don’t Come Back: Five Horror Movies That Deserved a Sequel

It seems as though just about every horror movie that’s remotely successful gets a sequel. But the original was a self-contained story that didn’t lend itself to another movie? Doesn’t matter. Jaws, a horror classic that in no way required a sequel, produced three follow-ups. But your killer died at the end of the movie? […]

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Jaws 2: Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back in The Water

Steven Spielberg’s Jaws was more than a box office sensation – it was a cultural phenomenon. Along with Star Wars, Jaws changed how movies were made, released, and watched. And just like Psycho turned people off of their showers, Jaws scared a generation away from the ocean. Still there was no reason to make a […]

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Humanoids From The Deep: Genetically Modified Turkey of a Movie

As a director and producer, Roger Corman has amassed a massive filmography over his career. He was a master of low-budget, independent B-movie’s. Corman also kickstarted the careers of quite a few famous filmmakers and actors. But when you trade in low budget, exploitative fare, occasionally, you miss the mark. Exhibit A – the 1980 […]

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