Doom Room: ‘Doomed’ By Familiarity

Among a small handful of new indie horror hitting streaming platforms this week, Doom Room arguably boasts the most intriguing premise. Writer and director Jon Keeyes sets his provocative thriller in what’s largely a single room. Doom Room also stars fan favourite ‘Scream Queen’ Debbie Rochon. Alternately titled Nightmare Box, it looks like this is […]

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The 6th Friend Slashes Its Way Onto Streaming Platforms

Indie horror flick, The 6th Friend, was filmed way back in 2016. But it’s only just now seeing the light of day on streaming platforms. Perhaps horror fans will recognize star and co-writer Jamie Bernadette from the fun stoner-slasher, 4/20 Massacre. Independent film company The Asylum is distributing what promises to be a bloody mix […]

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Mara May Put Some Viewers to Sleep

Sleeping and dreams are fertile ground for horror films. Look no further than Wes Craven’s horror masterpiece, A Nightmare on Elm Street for proof. To date, no horror movie has come close to replicating the terror induced by Freddy Krueger. However, recent supernatural thriller, Mara, has an almost perfect hook for a horror movie. Sleep […]

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Final Destination: No One Escapes These Death Scenes

Believe it or not, the Final Destination series is among the highest grossing horror franchises. Not bad for what’s essentially a slasher movie with a premise that should defy sequels. Seriously, how many times can a ‘random’ person have a premonition that allows them to cheat death? Temporarily, at least. In spite of its silly […]

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The Final Destination: A Car Crash of a Sequel

As a new (hopefully) weekly feature, Worst, Movie, Ever will be a place to take second glances at movies with bad reputations. No, this won’t be a column where we look obvious candidates like Troll 2 or Plan 9 from Outer Space. To be fair, realistic expectations for those movies should have been low. Occasionally, […]

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Maniac: From Grindhouse to Art-House Horror

William Lustig’s splatter exploitation film, Maniac, remains one of the more controversial horror movies from the 1980’s. It never quite reached the levels of infamy of Silent Night, Deadly Night. Nevertheless, Maniac found its way onto the United Kingdom’s Video Nasties List. Critics have alternately accused the movie as tasteless, misogynistic, or both. Among the […]

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Look Away: A Forgettable Doppelganger of Better Teen Revenge Flicks

Many people would probably agree that high school is an awful time. Generally, teens are a pretty mean-spirited and sulky lot. And don’t forget the cutthroat politics of teen popularity. Joss Whedon crafted Buffy the Vampire Slayer almost entirely around the concept that high school is literally Hell. Not surprisingly then, horror movies have made […]

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Escape Room Breaks Out From Horror’s January Jinx

Cinephiles know that the major studios use January as a dumping ground. Sadly, many of these leftovers include bad horror movies. Anyone remember The Unborn? How about the insipid One Missed Call? Or the dreadful Texas Chainsaw 3D? Escape Room had a great trailer, but the January release date instantly lowered expectations. While reviews haven’t […]

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Dementia 13 Spins a Passable Tale of Greed and Revenge

Before Francis Ford Coppola revolutionized film-making with The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, he directed Dementia 13. A low-budget, black-and-white chiller, Dementia 13 is the type of movie with which only die-hard horror fans are familiar. In this respect, Coppola’s directorial debut is an ideal candidate for the remake treatment. After making little to no waves […]

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Bandersnatch Asks Who Is in Control

Black Mirror fans got a nice Boxing Week surprise this past Christmas. No, it wasn’t a new season of the provocative Netflix series. Apparently, Season 4 is just around the corner in 2019. Instead series creator Charlie Brooker surprised fans with Bandersnatch, an interactive feature length movie. More specifically, Brooker has created a ‘choose-your-own’ adventure […]

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