The Purge Franchise: All crime, Including Murder, is Legal for 12 Hours

Who would have thought that a modestly budgeted home invasion thriller would spawn one of the decade’s more successful franchises? In retrospect, The Purge, which hit theaters in 2013, was exactly the kind of movie upon which Blumhouse Productions has built their success – big concept, small budget. Even if The Purge wasn’t a great […]

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Slender Man: Internet Boogeyman 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, you likely don’t know a creepypasta from a seafood linguine. As such, […]

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Game of Death: A Rated-R Teen Jumanji Meets Natural Born Killers

No, not that Game of Death. Anyone looking for the classic Bruce Lee martial arts movie will be disappointed. No one’s wearing a yellow tracksuit in this joint American-France-Canadian indie horror outing. This Game of Death actually premiered at the SXSW Film Festival way back in 2017. Where it’s been for the last three years […]

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Relic: Haunting story Explores The Demons of Human Frailty

A Quiet Place 2, Godzilla vs Kong, The Conjuring 3, Halloween Kills – one by one the COVID-19 virus has pushed them from this year’s release schedule. That’s the bad new for horror fans. If there’s good news – and yes, there is some good news – smaller horror movies have found room to reach […]

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Internet Horror Movies: Eight Movies Scaring Your For The Lulz

If you’re old enough, maybe you recall the frustration of not being able to connect to the Internet because your roommate was on the phone. Or the struggle of waiting several hours to download a single song from Napster. Did you have your ‘Top 8” on MySpace? Even if the Internet wasn’t always as efficient […]

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Our House: Bland, Light Supernatural Scares Not Likely To Keep You Up At Night

Horror films are at their best when they touch on sensitive nerves. Jaws isn’t scary because it’s about a big man-eating shark. No, it’s scary because it plays on our fears of not knowing what’s lurking beneath us in the water. Likewise, haunted house movies scare us because they strip away the security we believe […]

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The Beach House: Cosmic Pandemic Thriller Gets Under Your Skin

With studios delaying theatrical releases well into the fall – if we’re lucky – Shudder continues to fill a void for horror fans. Following a buzzworthy round at small film festivals,  The Beach House is now streaming on the horror platform. If horror works best by pulling back the curtains on what frightens us at the […]

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Dead & Buried: The Best 80’s Horror Movie You Haven’t Seen

Sometimes movies just fall through the cracks. When it hit theaters in 1981, Dead & Buried barely made a ripple at the box office. One can even forgive older horror fans for missing this one in the VHS years. Despite making the UK’s ‘Video Nasty’ list, Dead & Buried went against the grain for 80’s […]

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Ju-On: Origins – Episode 1 Finds New Scares in Old Real Estate

With the What We Do In the Shadows and Creepshow adapted series enjoying success, it’s not surprising streaming platforms would start scouring horror intellectual properties for their next potential hit. Nonetheless, it’s hard to imagine there was much demand to re-visit the Ju-On franchise. Both the original Ju-On and its original remake are decent if […]

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Party Hard Die Young: Raves, Molly, and Lukewarm Scares

Since its inception a few years ago, Shudder has done right by horror fans. Its ever-growing catalogue includes horror movies from just about every subgenre imaginable. Moreover, the horror-streaming platform has shown a commitment to a diverse range of original content. While it’s not new per se, Shudder’s recent Austrian slasher import, Party Hard Die […]

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