Event Horizon: A Criminally Under-Appreciated Gem

Everyone has that movie that they absolutely love, only to be shocked when they discover that critics hated it. Paul W.S. Anderson’s Event Horizon is that movie for me. Released on August 15, 1997, critics generally hated this sci-fi/horror film. Audiences just collectively shrugged their shoulders – it was a box office dud. But I’m […]

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Flatliners: A Good Day to Die …Then and Now

Human beings have an innate fascination with death. Sigmund Freud once argued that we are born with a death drive. This drive, thanatos,  was characterized by a reckless pursuit of self-destruction. While horror films often revolve around death, another common theme is humanity’s interference with nature. From Frankenstein to Re-Animator, horror has often explored the […]

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The Meg is Big, Dumb, and Forgettably Fun

It’s finally here. After months of anticipation and a marketing campaign as massive as its title creature, The Meg is in theatres. Based on the best-selling novel by Steve Alten, The Meg has generated considerable buzz since the project was first announced. Critical reception has been mixed to negative from critics. Audiences are unlikely to care. […]

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Have You Checked The Children: Five Good Horror Films Based On Urban Legends

This weekend Sony Entertainment and Screen Gems are feeding Slender Man to The Meg in a box office sacrifice. It’s a sad fate for the infamous digital urban legend given the promise its mythology held for a horror film. If you’re fascinated with urban legends and love horror films, there’s no reason to despair with […]

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Slender Man Exceeds Low Expectations, But Still Underwhelms

Maybe you’ve heard of the Slender Man urban legend. If you’re young and hip, then you likely first heard of the fictional character through a creepypasta Internet meme. Eric Knudsen, or “Victor Surge”, created the legend on the Something Awful forum. If you’re older like me, you likely don’t know a creepypasta from a seafood linguine. […]

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Green Room: Lean and Raw ‘Punk Rock’ Survival Horror

Green Room has been available on Netflix now for a little while, but the blog is still in its infancy, and this is absolutely a film I wanted to review. Writer and director Jeremy Saulnier was the man behind the brilliant and unique revenge-thriller, Blue Ruin. Even without the critical praise heaped on Green Room, […]

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I See … The Best Twist Endings in Horror Films

Everyone loves a good twist once in a while. We all remember Charlton Heston screaming ‘You maniacs! You blew it up’ at the end of Planet of the Apes. Could you forget Keyser Soze walking out from under the noses of law enforcement in The Usual Suspects? Great twist endings can sometimes turn a good film […]

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Slender Man Set To Creep Into Theaters on August 10

Maybe you’ve heard of the Slender Man urban legend. If you’re young and hip, then you likely were familiarized with the fictional character through a creepypasta Internet meme created on the Something Awful forum by Eric Knudsen, or as he is also known, “Victor Surge”. Now if you’re older like me and don’t know what […]

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Wes Craven: Remembering The Master’s Best Films

It’s hard to believe that one of horror’s masters has been gone now for almost three years. A glance at Wes Craven’s filmography offers a staggering reminder of the contributions he made to the genre. In fact, Craven re-imagined horror in three different decades. The Last House on the Left was one of a handful of 1970’s […]

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The Devil’s Candy Is Tasty Heavy Metal Horror

The Devil’s Candy was released in the spring of 2017 and has been available on Netflix now for several months. Distributed by IFC Midnight, The Devil’s Candy marks the long-awaited sophomore effort from director Sean Byrne. Horror fans may recall Byrne’s debut film, the fantastic Australian thriller, The Loved Ones. If you haven’t seen The Loved Ones, […]

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