March 18, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
Another new release on Shudder and another horror movie delving into family relationships and secrets. Following on the heels of the quietly excellent Attachment, Norwegian horror movie Leave teases a mix of a supernatural Satanic thriller grounded in the country’s infamous Black metal scene. If a family with a secret isn’t enough to give you […]
March 16, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
Once the direct-to-video franchise had been to the ‘hood’ and then to outer space, there wasn’t much left to do but reboot the whole thing. Afterall, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre had already gone the reboot route. And the Leprechaun series was barely a B-level horror franchise […]
March 15, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, Irish horror movie Unwelcome finds its way onto VOD platforms. For horror fans who just aren’t into Leprechaun, director Jon Wright’s incorporation of Celtic folklore and the legend of redcaps may be more appealing. Several years ago, Wright impressed critics and fans alike with his low-budget monster […]
March 14, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
If case you haven’t noticed – or been on Twitter lately – but most of us aren’t getting along these days. Americans are deeply divided along political party lines making holiday dinners something of a bloodsport. And Canadians aren’t immune from these fissures as evidenced by last year’s ‘Freedom Convoy’ protests. Plenty of horror movies […]
March 10, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
Few horror franchises – or any franchise for that matter – can produce quality outings the further along they go. Both Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street were running on fumes past their fourth outings with the exception of the occasional course correction. When Wes Craven resurrected his Scream series with Scream […]
March 7, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
Even over the pandemic, Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions have kept busy. Last year, the studio produced and distributed a whopping 13 movies that included Halloween Ends, the Firestarter remake, and The Black Phone. And Blumhouse hasn’t slowed down in 2023. To date, the studio has already released the box office hit, M3gan, and […]
March 5, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
Early in the pandemic, in between different stretches of lockdowns, theaters tired and struggled to stay open. Not surprisingly, studios were reluctant to release big movies for fear of losing potential box office dollars. Studios occasionally experimented with hybrid releases – putting movies in theaters and on streaming platforms simultaneously. Alternatively, some movies received shortened […]
March 4, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
Maybe after nearly three years of a pandemic that kept us sheltered and separated, we’re feeling a little more introspective. Whatever the reason, just two months into 2023, and we have yet another religious horror movie. From the British filmmaker behind cult classics Severance and Triangle, Christopher Smith’s latest Consecration explores the confrontation between indifference […]