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If It Bleeds … Ranking The Predator Franchise From Worst to the Best

Alongside the Alien franchise, the Predator series remains one of the best ongoing blends of horror, science-fiction, and action. Just like the Alien movies, the quality of Predator movies has been something of a roller coaster. When Predator hit theaters in 1986, the Arnold Schwarzenegger-fronted thriller became an instant classic. Yet in spite of the movie’s robust influence, sequels have…

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Prey a Standout Action-Thriller Worthy of Predator’s Legacy

Though the Alien franchise started nearly a decade earlier, the Predator series has followed a similar trajectory. Thirty-five years later, the original Predator remains one of the best sci-fi/action movies of all time. Yet despite its best efforts, 20th Century Studios hasn’t been able to catch lightning in a bottle. Neither audiences nor critics bought the first sequel’s urban setting…

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The Lost Boys – Sleep All Day, Party All Night After 35 Years

Few better ‘gateway’ horror movies exist than The Lost Boys. By ‘gateway horror’, of course, The Lost Boys was the perfect introduction to horror for early teens. It’s also a nearly perfect time capsule, warts and all, for the decade in which it was released. From its ‘Brat Pack’ casting to its MTV rock-infused soundtrack, it immediately wears the decade…

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The Reef: Stalked Another Soggy Killer Shark Movie

Halfway through the summer and we have a killer shark movie releasing onto Shudder and VOD platforms. A shark movie releasing in the dog days of summer isn’t surprising. But The Reef: Stalked is now the fourth shark thriller to swim onto screens this year. This low-budget thriller does have a couple of factors working in its favour. To date,…

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The Rental Will Have You Vetting Your Next Airbnb More Carefully

Another 2020 release the COVID-19 pandemic impacted, Dave Franco’s directorial debut, The Rental, saw modest success at a time where release delays were commonplace. Franco’s psychological thriller opened up in a handful of movie theatres while simultaneously landing on Apple TV. And audiences were pretty receptive giving The Rental a seal of approval. In general, critics were fairly impressed as…

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He’s Watching Trades Coherency for a Nightmare Experience

Apparently, the found-footage format is making a comeback. Or at least in indie horror circles. We’re just past the halfway point of 2022 and we’ve already Dashcam, Infrared, The Outwaters, Incantation, and We’re All Going to the World’s Fair. Now He’s Watching hits VOD platforms this week courtesy of writer and director Jacob Estes. Indie movie fans probably best know…

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Infrared Forgets to Include a Movie With Its Final Ten Minutes

As July winds its way down into the dog days of summer in August, Infrared joins a handful of new horror releases this week. Of course, Nope is the big story of the week as one of the year’s most anticipated movies. On the other hand, Infrared is an indie found-footage horror movie making its way to several VOD platforms.…

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Nope Finds Jordan Peele Balancing a Big Summer Movie with Ambitious Story-Telling

Finally. One of the most anticipated movies of 2022 has arrived in theatres. When your first movie secures an Oscar nomination, expectations tend to trend pretty high. Fortunately, Jordan Peele proved he was no one-hit wonder with his follow-up, Us. Both of Peele’s directorial efforts showed a filmmaker willing to take creative risks while simultaneously exhibiting a keen grasp of…

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