The Den: Who Is Really Out There

At some point in the next week, I am hoping to publish a bigger piece in The Vault exploring technology narratives in horror. Our lives are only becoming more intertwined with technology and for technophobes, technology offers a vast source of potential horror. Last week I posted a review of Unfriended, a film with similar […]

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Bad Dads: The Worst Fathers in Horror Films

Happy Father’s Day! It’s time to wrap that tie or finish painting the clever “Dad Rocks” on a rock. Today we celebrate all those hardworking fathers who threaten to ‘turn this car around right now’ and play catch with you in the backyard. For this edition of The Chopping Block, I take a look at […]

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Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back in the Water: Jaws 2 Turns 40

Steven Spielberg’s Jaws was more than just a box office sensation – it was a cultural phenomenon. Along with Star Wars, Jaws changed how movies were made, released, and watched by audiences. And just like Psycho turned people off of their showers, Jaws scared a generation away from the ocean. There was no reason to […]

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Don’t Forget about Stepdads: The Stepfather

This June weekend brings us the opportunity to celebrate all the wonderful fathers who do so much for us. But let’s not forget that stepfathers are ‘dad’s’, too. For this edition of Re-Animated, I give a shout out to all the stepdads out there by taking a look at 1980’s cult classic, The Stepfather, and the […]

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Haven’t Seen Predator?: You’re In A World of Hurt

On this day, in 1987, 20th Century Fox released the Arnold Schwarzenegger film, Predator. Little did film-goers at the time know but Predator was much more than just another Schwarzenegger vehicle. One of the best mixes of action, horror, and science fiction genres, Predator is widely regarded today as a classic from the decade. Predator was a […]

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Believe the Hype: Hereditary Is Destined to Be a Classic

Aside from the upcoming Halloween sequel, there was perhaps no other horror film more anticipated than Hereditary. By the way, Hereditary is director Ari Aster’s debut feature length effort – an impressive feat. The first trailer for Hereditary was absolutely chilling, promising one of the more intense horror experiences in recent memory. As initial reviews […]

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Halloween (2018): The Night He Came Home … Again

If there’s a film at the top of most horror fans’ ‘must see’ list it’s arguably the upcoming Halloween sequel. It’s hard to believe that almost a decade has past since ‘The Shape’ haunted our screens. Now, after anxiously awaiting any morsel of information, the official trailer has been released.   What Is It About […]

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New Nightmare: A ‘New’ Classic That Shows the Value of Creative Risk

Earlier this week marked the birthday of horror icon, Robert Englund. As everyone’s favourite demonic ‘sandman’, Robert Englund’s portrayal of Freddy Krueger created a pop culture icon. Simply put, Englund and Craven gave the horror genre one of its most recognizable and enduring monsters. In honour of Englund’s birthday, in this edition of The Vault, I take […]

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Delirium (2018) Disappoints More Often Than it Haunts

Another week brings us another release from Blumhouse Productions or, more specifically, their micro-distribution brand, Blumhouse Tilt. This latest direct-to-streaming platforms release, Delirium, has some recognizable names attached to it. That 70’s Show alum Topher Grace stars and Dennis Iliadis, who helmed The Last House on the Left remake, directs. One of the film’s producers […]

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