All Jacked Up and Full Of Worms Delivers On Its Title

Last month, Damien Leone pushed on just about every limit available with his sequel, Terrifer 2. Halloween may be over, but the horror genre rolls on. And this week, indie filmmaker Alex Phillips’ All Jacked Up and Full Of Worms arrives on Screambox and other VOD platforms. Apparently, it’s not just the title that got […]

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The Lair Brings The Creatures But Falls Short on Expectations

British director Neil Marshall has made one genuine classic horror movie, the claustrophobic The Descent. And one could argue that his debut effort, Dog Soldiers, remains one of the best werewolf movies. Follow-up projects Doomsday and Centurion divided critics, but they’re still wildly interesting movies. Recent works haven’t been so much divisive as outright loathed. […]

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The Accursed Finds Itself Cursed With Generic Story, Lack of Scares

Halloween may be over but that doesn’t mean the genre sleeps. Plenty of horror movies are still making their way out to streaming and VOD platforms. Unfortunately for the recently released The Accursed, it’s one year removed from another movie called – yes, The Accursed. Starring Mena Suvari and The Order’s Sarah Grey, Willy’s Wonderland […]

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Run Sweetheart Run Slows Down a Tense Premise With One Too Many Detours

Days before Halloween, Amazon Prime follows up its original movie, My Best Friend’s Exorcism, with another original release, Run Sweetheart Run. Like a lot of movies, Blumhouse Tilt originally scheduled Run Sweetheart Run for a theatrical release. But the COVID-19 pandemic derailed those plans and its sat on the shelf for two years. Promotion for […]

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Terrifier 2 is Equal Parts Revolting, Riveting

Against all odds, Terrifier 2 is the official box office winner of the 2022 Halloween season. While it’s not surprising that Terrifier eventually beget a sequel, it seemed unlikely that Damien Leone’s follow-up would get much of a theatrical release. Yet somehow this micro-budgeted splatter-fest has slowly expanded its theatrical release each week since its […]

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Matriarch a Folk Horror Meditation on Toxic Families

This Halloween season has been booming for Walt Disney’s other streaming services, Hulu. Earlier this month, Hulu successfully rebooted the long-suffering Hellraiser franchise with a strong reboot effort. On the other end of the quality spectrum, the Internet PSA doubling as a movie, Grimcutty, hasn’t impressed critics. This past Friday Hulu released British folk horror […]

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V/H/S/99 Rewinds the Horror Anthology Series Back to the ’90s Again

Following V/H/S: Viral, the found-footage anthology series took an extended break until last Halloween season. Horror-streaming platform Shudder released V/H/S/94 to a strong critical response and record-setting viewership. Not surprisingly, Shudder promptly announced yet another sequel also set in the 1990s – V/H/S/99. And it makes sense – how could the horror anthology series miss […]

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Piggy a Revenge Thriller With Bigger Moral Questions on its Mind

This October has been jam-packed with horror offerings for genre fans. Following on the heels of Smile, Netflix cued up the latest Stephen King adaptation, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, as well as two creepy mini-series, The Midnight Club and The Watcher. Over at Disney Plus, the Marvel Cinematic Universe detoured into horror with the one-off special, […]

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