Relic: Haunting story Explores The Demons of Human Frailty

A Quiet Place 2, Godzilla vs Kong, The Conjuring 3, Halloween Kills – one by one the COVID-19 virus has pushed them from this year’s release schedule. That’s the bad new for horror fans. If there’s good news – and yes, there is some good news – smaller horror movies have found room to reach […]

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Our House: Bland, Light Supernatural Scares Not Likely To Keep You Up At Night

Horror films are at their best when they touch on sensitive nerves. Jaws isn’t scary because it’s about a big man-eating shark. No, it’s scary because it plays on our fears of not knowing what’s lurking beneath us in the water. Likewise, haunted house movies scare us because they strip away the security we believe […]

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The Beach House: Cosmic Pandemic Thriller Gets Under Your Skin

With studios delaying theatrical releases well into the fall – if we’re lucky – Shudder continues to fill a void for horror fans. Following a buzzworthy round at small film festivals,  The Beach House is now streaming on the horror platform. If horror works best by pulling back the curtains on what frightens us at the […]

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Party Hard Die Young: Raves, Molly, and Lukewarm Scares

Since its inception a few years ago, Shudder has done right by horror fans. Its ever-growing catalogue includes horror movies from just about every subgenre imaginable. Moreover, the horror-streaming platform has shown a commitment to a diverse range of original content. While it’s not new per se, Shudder’s recent Austrian slasher import, Party Hard Die […]

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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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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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Warning – Do Not Play: Shudder’s Meta “movie-Within-a-Movie” Packs Scares

Horror movies that blur the line between fiction and reality are nothing new. John Carpenter pulled it off with In The Mouth of Madness. Before he succeeded with Scream, Wes Craven did meta-horror with his New Nightmare. At the end of the century, The Blair Witch Project blurred lines between reality and entertainment with their […]

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Becky: Home Alone Meets Brutal 80’s Exploitation Thriller

A revenge-thriller featuring Kevin James as an escaped neo-Nazi convict doesn’t sound appealing. Yes, the Kevin James of not one, but two, Paul Blart movies. Nowadays the former King of Queens star is better known for hanging out with his buddies on Happy Madison Productions‘ movies. But earlier this year, Adam Sandler reminded audiences he […]

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The Lodge: Unsettling Psychological Horror

Since its resurrection in the late 2000s, Hammer Films has quietly re-established itself in the horror genre. Though Blumhouse Productions has eclipsed the British studio in quantity and, arguably, overall quality, Hammer has a delivered a few memorable projects. Most notably, Let Me In and The Woman in Black were hallmarks of the studio’s atmospheric […]

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