Curve: Netflix Thriller Trapped By Its Own Premise

Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions has established quite the hold on horror. In fact, Blumhouse’s success necessitated the creation of Blumhouse Tilt to produce and release smaller movies across multiple platforms. One of BH Tilt’s early releases, Curve, has sat on Netflix now for a few years. Finally, after skipping over this title countless times, I’m […]

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The Haunting of Sharon Tate: A Tasteless, Confused Movie

The Manson Family Murders remain the most shocking crimes in American history. Nearly 50 years later, Helter Skelter is still one of the most read true crime books. A charismatic cult leader, The Beatles and The Beach Boys, a film starlet and famous director, macabre murders – all these factors have contributed to the legacy […]

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The Head Hunter: A Cut Above Most Indie Horror

Vikings have enjoyed a recent cultural renaissance courtesy of The History Channel’s epics series. Likewise, Game of Thrones has proven the crossover appeal of fantasy-based medieval storylines. Now director Jordan Downey’s Viking-monster mashup, The Head Hunter, is available on select VOD-platforms. Synopsis A lone medieval warrior scours mist-covered lands for the monster that killed his […]

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The Silence: All Quiet in the Scares Department

Netflix is trying its hand at original movie content again. Today, the streaming giant released their adaptation of Tim Lebbon’s novel, The Silence. Though Lebbon published his novel several years ago, John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place beat Netflix to the punch by a year. Both movies share a similar post-apocalyptic premise – a new breed […]

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The Basement: Torturing Audiences on Netflix

Did you watch The OC in the 2000’s? Do you remember Mischa Barton? If you do, and you’re wondering what she’s been doing for the last decade or so, then The Basement is for you. Like Tara Reid (Party Bus to Hell), Barton has found a niche in low-budget horror outings (The Toybox). Her latest, […]

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The Wind: Gothic Prairies Horror

Filmmakers have only sparingly mashed horror and old-school western together. However, in those few cases where the genres have been fused, the results have been surprisingly good. For instance, S. Craig Zahler’s Bone Tomahawk and relatively unknown 2004 effort, Dead Birds, are underrated gems. Today, director Emma Tammi’s horror-western, The Wind, debuted on multiple streaming […]

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Pet Sematary Remake Proves Sometimes Dead is Better

And so the Stephen King renaissance continues. Though there’s been the odd misstep, Gerald’s Game and the It remake reminded us how much we missed Stephen King horror movies. Aside from the next chapter of It, Pet Sematary has been one of the more hotly anticipated King adaptations. Yet questionable marketing decisions and lukewarm critical […]

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The Dead Zone: A Chilling Blend of Supernatural and Human Drama

Stephen King week continues here with another blast from the past. Though it wouldn’t be accurate to characterize The Dead Zone as underrated, this 1983 film adaptation has maybe been forgotten in the shuffle of all the Hollywood treatments of King’s work. But it’s David Cronenberg and Stephen King and Christopher Walken. That’s a lot […]

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The Student Finds Itself on the ‘Dis-Honor’ Roll of Thrillers

Another new month on Netflix, another generic Lifetime-like thriller. In the tradition of past lame tele-film thrillers like Bad Match and Twinsanity, Netflix is now offering The Student. With movies like My Teacher, My Obsession and Dismissed, however, the classroom seems like a pretty dangerous place these days. Is The Student an honor roller thriller? […]

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Salem’s Lot An Underappreciated King Adaptation

Vampires are a horror staple. They have been since Bela Lugosi brought Dracula to life in the Universal Monsters classic. So of course horror’s undisputed master would have to pen a vampire story, right? In fact, Salem’s Lot was Stephen King’s second major novel. Four years after King published it, horror maverick Tobe Hooper adapted […]

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