Lab Rats: Bloodride ‘Cages’ This episode’s passengers

Hop on board for Bloodride’s fourth episode, Lab Rats. Once again we start things off on a stormy night as our silent host, the ‘Bus Driver’, adjusts his rearview mirror. As we pan along the rows of hopeless passengers, the camera lingers of five people dressed only their undergarments. Admittedly, I’ve been most curious about […]

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Final Destination: Death’s Design 20 Years Later

Franchises are a staple of the horror genre. From the beginnings of horror cinema, Universal had their ‘Monsters’ and Hammer Films’ pumped out their Frankenstein and Dracula sequels for over a decade. During the ‘Golden Era’ of slashers in the 1980’s, Friday the 13th, Halloween, and A Nightmare on Elm Street sequels ruled. But by […]

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Leprechaun: Horror’s ‘Lucky Charms’ Horror Franchise

Blame Black Christmas. Or maybe John Carpenter’s Halloween. Regardless, the success of those movies all but guaranteed that horror would adapt just about any holiday on the calendar. Outside of Labour Day, St Patrick’s Day seemed like an unlikely candidate for a horror movie. Years of Saturday morning cartoon Lucky Charms’ commercials didn’t exactly make […]

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Bad Writer Pens A Darkly Fun episode for bloodride

Hop on board for Bloodride’s third episode, Bad Writer. If the last episode, Three Sick Brothers, felt derivative, Bad Writer promises some more of the twisty, dark humour that previously worked for it. As the opening credits and ominous music kicks things off, we pan across the rows of lost passengers again. This time the […]

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Three Sick Brothers: Bloodride Trades in Familiar Trope with its Second Episode

Welcome back for Bloodride’s second episode, Three Sick Brothers. Once again our host, the silent bus driver, adjusts his mirror and the camera pans along the rows of doomed passengers. This time the camera finally rests on a young man with blood dripping from his ear. And with that, Three Sick Brothers promises to deliver […]

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Ultimate Sacrifice – Bloodride’s First Episode Invites You To Take a Ride

Norway is known for its fjords and mountains, the Northern lights, skiing, and black metal. Though Norwegians haven’t produced a lot of horror movies, the country has given us a few underrated gems. There’s the Cold Prey and Dead Snow series, Trollhunter, and death metal thriller, Lords of Chaos. Now Netflix is marking Friday the […]

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Mimic: del Toro’s Overlooked 90’s Monster Movie

Today, Guillermo del Toro is a celebrated, Oscar-winning director. His filmography includes Best Picture winner, The Shape of Water, as well as Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone, Blade II, Hellboy, and Crimson Peak. A visually-creative filmmaker, del Toro has elevated the ‘monster movie’ to an art form. But del Toro’s first English-feature, Mimic, didn’t fare quite […]

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The Ring and J-Horror: Re-Visiting the Japanese Horror Remake Craze

In addition to ‘Torture Porn‘ and remakes, the early 2000’s was defined by a brief fascination with J-horror. As compared to Saw and the movies it inspired, Japanese horror, or J-horror, dismissed gore in favour of atmosphere. With its stories of ghosts, or Yurei, and haunted technology, J-horror was stylistically unique. Everything from use of […]

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Bad Moon: A 90’s Horror Movie with Just Enough Bite

In the early 1980’s, the werewolf enjoyed a brief renaissance in horror. While zombies and vampires have enjoyed renewed peaks of popularity in the 2000’s, the lycanthrope hasn’t fared as well. Outside of some well made indie efforts, big screen werewolf adaptations, including Wes Craven’s Cursed and The Wolf Man remake, flopped. Back in 1995, […]

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Women of Horror: Twelve Horror Movies Directed By Women

On International Women’s Day, it’s a good time to remind ourselves of the contributions made by women to the horror genre. Like other movie genres, women have had far fewer opportunities to bring their visions to the screen. Yet some of the more creative and risky horror entries in recent years have come from very […]

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