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Technology as a source of horror has been a popular genre staple. As the 80’s gave way to the 1990’s, the Internet replaced computers as our ‘techno-boogeymen’. Not surprisingly then, horror has increasingly shifted its focus onto social media to mine more scares out of technophobes. While Unfriended exploited fears of social media and cyberbullying, […]

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The Farm: More Weeds Than Scares In This Hillbilly Horror Movie

‘Hillbilly’ backwoods horror has been alive and kicking since before even The Texas Chainsaw Massacre shocked audiences. Arguably, you could go back to the 1968 cult movie, Spider Baby, starring Lon Chaney Jr, for the first real backwoods horror movie. From Motel Hell to Wrong Turn, horror gives each new generation of fans its own […]

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Daniel Isn’t Real: An Imaginary Friend, A Real Unnerving Thriller

At some point, we probably all had an imaginary friend. But what if that friend wasn’t so imaginary. And that’s the jumping point for South by Southwest psychological horror thriller Daniel Isn’t Real. Up-and-coming horror director Adam Egypt Mortimer, and Brian DeLeeuw, adapted DeLeeuw’s own novel, In This Way I Was Saved, for the indie […]

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Boar Mauls Its ‘When Animals Attack’ Premise

‘When animals attack’ is its own subgenre in horror. Sometimes these movies fall under the larger umbrella of eco-horror. Other times they’re just movies about big animals gorging on stupid humans. In the 1970’s, Jaws spawned a series of knock-off’s from Grizzly, Tentacles, and Orca. Two decades later, the 1990’s gave us deadly spiders in […]

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Vacancy Offers Passable Room Service for Horror Fans

When Screen Gems released Vacancy in 2007, horror was in somewhat of a transition. The ‘Torture Porn’ subgenre was breathing its last gasp. Hostel II underperformed, Saw IV marked that franchise’s downward slide, and new entries like Captivity and I Know Who Killed Me were failures. Yet this was also the same year that saw […]

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Antrum: ‘Cursed’ Movie Takes You To Hell

Just over 20 years ago, The Blair Witch Project mixed ‘faux documentary’ movie-making with more traditional horror story-telling. Following its success, found-footage horror took over in the 2000’s. Indie horror offering, Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made, isn’t likely to have the same impact on the genre. After all, its gimmick – a cursed movie […]

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The Shed Stores Stylish Scares for Vampire Fans

The vampire has been a staple of the horror genre from its inception. From Bela Lugosi to Christopher Lee and Gary Oldman, we’ve seen dozens of iterations of the ‘Prince of Darkness‘ himself, Dracula. Of course, this doesn’t include the hundreds of vampire flicks that diverged from Bram Stoker’s classic. As a result, there’s really […]

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Would You Rather: The World’s Most Awkward Dinner Party

Before Blumhouse was adapting teen party games like Truth or Dare and Seven in Heaven, IFC Films released Would You Rather in 2012. At the time of its release, the low-budget indie horror film didn’t make much of an impact. It certainly wasn’t due to a lack of relevancy. The movie’s story about a millionaire […]

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Red State: Kevin Smith’s Thriller Ahead of Its Time

Director, writer, podcaster – Kevin Smith is all things 90’s indie cool. But Kevin Smith, the horror movie director? Back in 2011, Smith was clearly looking to try something new. Maybe it was the experience of his dreadful Hollywood flick, Cop Out. Whatever the reason, the early part of this decade saw Smith take risks […]

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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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