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All Jacked Up and Full Of Worms Delivers On Its Title

Last month, Damien Leone pushed on just about every limit available with his sequel, Terrifer 2. Halloween may be over, but the horror genre rolls on. And this week, indie filmmaker Alex Phillips’ All Jacked Up and Full Of Worms arrives on Screambox and other VOD platforms. Apparently, it’s not just the title that got people’s attention at film festivals.…

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Godzilla 1998 Trades Allegorical Storytelling for Loud, Heartless Spectacle

Alongside King Kong, Godzilla is one of film’s most iconic ‘big monsters or kaiju. Since Toho Studios debuted the atomic monster in 1954, Godzilla (or Gojira) has appeared in 37 movies. Most of those movies have come courtesy of Toho. Not surprisingly, however, Hollywood has tried to cash in with an American-ized version for Western audiences. Most recently, Legendary Pictures…

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Götterdämmerung Finds a New Suspect in a Creepy Third Episode of The Watcher

After two episodes of dangling red herrings in front of audiences, The Watcher’s second episode, Blood Sacrifice, ended with a literal bang. Now two suspects are off the table though it’s worth pointing out that we didn’t really see their bodies. Given that there’s only seven episodes slated for this limited series, Ryan Murphy’s going to need to pick things…

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The Lair Brings The Creatures But Falls Short on Expectations

British director Neil Marshall has made one genuine classic horror movie, the claustrophobic The Descent. And one could argue that his debut effort, Dog Soldiers, remains one of the best werewolf movies. Follow-up projects Doomsday and Centurion divided critics, but they’re still wildly interesting movies. Recent works haven’t been so much divisive as outright loathed. Last year’s The Reckoning was…

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The Accursed Finds Itself Cursed With Generic Story, Lack of Scares

Halloween may be over but that doesn’t mean the genre sleeps. Plenty of horror movies are still making their way out to streaming and VOD platforms. Unfortunately for the recently released The Accursed, it’s one year removed from another movie called – yes, The Accursed. Starring Mena Suvari and The Order’s Sarah Grey, Willy’s Wonderland director Kevin Lewis helms this…

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Run Sweetheart Run Slows Down a Tense Premise With One Too Many Detours

Days before Halloween, Amazon Prime follows up its original movie, My Best Friend’s Exorcism, with another original release, Run Sweetheart Run. Like a lot of movies, Blumhouse Tilt originally scheduled Run Sweetheart Run for a theatrical release. But the COVID-19 pandemic derailed those plans and its sat on the shelf for two years. Promotion for this horror movie has also…

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Blood Sacrifice Crosses Two Suspects From The Watcher’s Suspect List … Maybe

In spite of its lukewarm reviews, Ryan Murphy’s The Watcher bumped Dahmer – another Murphy production – from Netflix’s top streaming spot. Much of its debut episode was all about introducing us to the Braddock family and the moderately sized pool of suspects. For its second episode, Blood Sacrifice, The Watcher promises to tell us a bit more about the…

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Darkness Falls Less Scary Than a Trip to the Dentist

Amidst a current ‘Golden Era’ of horror, it’s hard to remember that the genre experienced lean times in the 90s and early aughts. Yes, Wes Craven’s Scream sparked a brief neo-slasher trend. And several years later, Saw kicked off the ‘Torture Porn‘ craze while Hollywood raided VHS shelves for remakes. In between these trends, studios were content to release mediocre…

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