Van Helsing Haunted More By Excessive CGI Than Its Own Monsters

When Stephen Sommers (Deep Rising) re-imagined The Mummy as a mix of flashy CGI horror and swashbuckling Indiana Jones–esque adventure, it became a surprising box office smash. Anyone who saw Tom Cruise’s Mummy knows Sommers’ approach wasn’t a sure thing in 1999. Following a successful sequel, Sommers opted to take on a handful of Universal […]

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The Crow City of Angels: Poor Sequel Beyond Redemption

When Mirimax Films released The Crow it became an instantly iconic pop culture classic. Brandon Lee’s tragic death only lent a further sense of grief to the movie’s story. Arguably, the soundtrack was also the perfect time capsule of the eclectic alternative music scene from the era. Given its box office success, The Crow inevitably […]

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Critters: A Fun Bite of B-Monster Movie Nostalgia

No, they’re not Gremlins. Different movie. These are Critters … similar concept, different monsters. While Gremlins occupies a warm spot in movie fans’ hearts, Critters is a bit more niche. Even if director Stephen Herek intended no overlap – and the movies are in fact quite different – it’s not hard to see why some […]

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Night of the Lepus: Can Giant ‘Killer’ rabbits Be Scary?

If you didn’t know, animals can be pretty scary. Zoophobia refers to the general fear of animals. Not surprisingly, horror movies have exploited the more obvious choices. Are you afraid of spiders? If so, you’re not alone. Arachnophobia is the fear of spiders and several horror movies have dangled these eight-legged beasts into our laps. […]

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Chopping Mall: Cheap Thrills and Exploding Heads in Aisle 4

By the mid-1980’s, the slasher film craze was running out of steam. Though some series – A Nightmare on Elm Street and Child’s Play – were just beginning, the subgenre suffered from an excess of indistinguishable releases. Take a stroll through later ‘80’s releases and what you’ll find are more self-aware horror movies. Perhaps sensing […]

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Tusk: ‘I Am The Walrus’ Horror Comedy A Tough Sell

In the 1990s, Kevin Smith was among several directors responsible for the resurgence of indie filmmaking. Most film buffs know the story of how Smith maxed out credit cards to finance his feature debut, Clerks. Between 1995 and 1999, Smith wrote and directed Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and Dogma – all of which achieved some level […]

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Shrooms: Not Nearly As fun As You’d Think

A horror movie called Shrooms sounds like what you would watch at a sleepover in high school. This should be the kind of movie that gains cult status like The Evil Dead. If not, it should at least achieve some level of fondness amongst genre fans like Deathgasm or Zombeavers. And even if Shrooms wanted […]

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FearDotCom – An Invalid URL of Horror

Today, it’s easy to pick out something frightening about the Internet. The Dark Web, conspiracy websites, identity theft, data-mining, online predators – take your pick. But back in the early 2000’s, long before SnapChat or TikTok, the Internet was still a nascent entity. Downloading a single song could take an entire day. And people really […]

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