The Best Horror of the Year: Top 10 Horror Movies of 2022

Another year done, another great year for horror. As movies slowly made their way back into theatres after two years of the COVID pandemic, the box office had a sluggish recovery. While movies like Top Gun: Maverick and Avatar: The Way of Water smashed box office records, other expected hits severely underperformed. But if there […]

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Bones and All Shocks With Gruesome Premise and Beautiful Romance

Arguably, horror and romance may be more difficult to mix than horror and comedy. Classic Gothic horror has often incorporated romanticism into its stories. Based on Camille DeAngelis’ novel of the same name, Luca Guadagnino’s latest release, Bones and All, is a bit of Southern Gothic about two teen cannibals who fall in love. If […]

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Nanny on Amazon Prime an Unsettling Study of the Immigrant Experience

Earlier this year, Senegalese horror movie Saloum impressed critics and audiences alike on Shudder. Though African filmmaking isn’t synonymous with the genre, a handful of impressive horror movies have come from African countries over the last few years. South Africa, for instance, has produced Gaia, Good Madam, and The Lullaby – all strong additions to […]

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On the Eleventh Day – Don’t Open Till Christmas a Yuletide Horror Movie You’ll Likely Want To Exchange

With just more sleep until Christmas, our 12 Days of Christmas digs up another obscure little Christmas horror movie. Like Silent Night, Deadly Night, British slasher Don’t Open Till Christmas saw a limited theatrical release. It’s also a slice of B-movie exploitation horror filmed on a shoestring budget. Unlike the Christmas horror classic, this British […]

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On the Tenth Day – Anna and the Apocalypse Hits the Right Note in its Zombie Mix of Horror, Comedy, and Musical

At this point, we’ve probably just every on zombies imaginable. Zombie heist movies (Army of the Dead), zombie found footage (Diary of the Dead), zombie romance (Warm Bodies), zombie comedies (Shaun of the Dead) – the subgenre has nearly exhausted itself. But creative directors still find ways to breath some life into the shuffling monsters. […]

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On the Ninth Day – The Dorm That Dripped Blood Just Barely Earns a Passing Grade

During the ‘Golden Era’ of 80s slashers there were the recognizable A-listers – Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Child’s Play. And then there were the B-list slashers that gain deserved cult status like The Burning or My Bloody Valentine. Last but not least, the subgenre produced more than a handful of […]

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On the Eighth Day – Violent Night Mostly Nails Its Santa Meets ‘Die Hard’ Premise

Though it’s not a horror movie, action-comedy Violent Night packs in enough Christmas Carnage to earn a spot here in the 12 Days of Christmas marathon. We’ve seen several iterations of Killer Santa’s in the horror genre. Maybe we’ve seen a Christmas action movie featuring a gun-toting Santa. But there’s something refreshingly fun about the […]

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On the Seventh Day – Dial Code Santa Claus Beat Home Alone to the Punch

Imitation is supposedly the sincerest form of flattery. Fans of Japanese cult classic Battle Royale likely took issue with The Hunger Games. As Christmas gets closer, there will likely be a lot of people sitting down to watch Home Alone again. It’s joined Christmas Vacation and Elf as contemporary Christmas classics. Just don’t tell French […]

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