John Carpenter – The Horror Master’s Five Best Soundtracks

Alongside Wes Craven and George A Romero, John Carpenter is one of the preeminent horror filmmakers from the 1970’s and 1980’s. After over 40 years, Halloween and The Thing remain among the best horror movies made. Even more moderate successes – Prince of Darkness, The Fog, and They Live – are considered cult classics. In […]

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Amityville: The Awakening – For God’s Sake, Stop Making These Movies

Hellraiser, Children of the Corn, Puppet Master, and The Amityville Horror. What does these horror franchises all have in common? An endless supply of sequels of which only the most dedicated fans would be aware. At this point, I’ve lost count of how many sequels, prequel, and remakes constitute The Amityville franchise. Just earlier this […]

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Thir13en Ghosts: A Nostalgic Cult Classic for 2000’s Horror Fans

When I created the ‘Worst Movie Ever’ column, Thir13en Ghosts was exactly the kind of horror movie I had in mind. Critics ripped it apart on its release. And while it made decent money at the box office, it fell just short of recouping its production budget. But Thir13en Ghosts has developed a fanbase over […]

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Polaroid: A Snapshot of Standard Teen Horror

Maybe you remember seeing trailers for a movie about a ‘killer Polaroid camera’. And then … nothing. For whatever reason, Polaroid was delayed and delayed. Following Harvey Weinstein’s criminal charges and The Weinstein Company’s bankruptcy, Polaroid was permanently shelved. But along came independent studio Lantern Films. Now, along with distributor Vertical Entertainment, Polaroid is streaming […]

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It Chapter Two Clowns Around

Two years ago, Andy Muschietti (Mama) scored a big hit with his update of Stephen King’s It. Despite an R-rating, It managed approximately $327 million at the box office. Even the critics overwhelmingly endorsed the big-screen remake. We’re now amidst something of a Stephen King renaissance. Earlier this year, a Pet Sematary remake hit theatres. […]

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Mr Jingles: AHS 1984 Up’s Its Body Count

In the debut episode, Welcome to Camp Redwood, AHS 1984 laid out a pitch-perfect homage to 80’s slashers. But leave it to Ryan Murphy and company to stir things up. At the very least, no one could ever accuse American Horror Story seasons of being boring. Not surprisingly then, Episode 2, entitled Mr Jingles, throws […]

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Marianne Kicks Off ‘Netflix and Chill’

With Halloween just around the corner, Netflix has begun unfolding its ‘Netflix and Chill’ lineup for the year. Unfortunately, Mike Flanagan’s follow-up to The Haunting of Hill House – The Haunting of Bly Manor – doesn’t come out until next year. But fear not, Netflix dropped French series, Marianne, on Friday the 13th this month. […]

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Se7en: A Sin On Every Street Corner

Fresh off the notoriously frustrating Hollywood movie-making experience that was Alien 3, David Fincher bounced back with one the best thrillers of the 1990’s. New Line Cinema released Fincher’s Se7en in the fall of 2005, giving the acclaimed director his first major theatrical success. In spite of its grim subject matter, Se7en scored big at […]

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Hell House LLC Lake of Fire: The Abaddon Hotel Should Have Stayed Closed

Four years ago, found-footage horror movie Hell House LLC quietly impressed genre fans. After a few repeat viewings, my opinion of Stephen Cognetti’s haunted attraction chiller has only improved. All the scares hold up. Last year, Cognetti partnered with horror streaming service, Shudder, for sequel, Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel. Though the surprise […]

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AHS 1984 Welcomes You To Camp Redwood

Like Saw movies in the 2000’s, a new season of American Horror Story has become a fall tradition this decade. Since its debut in 2011, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s horror anthology series has entertained and polarized fans. Across its eight seasons, American Horror Story (AHS) has roller-coaster’ed in terms of quality. From the good […]

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