Welcome to Hell is a Devilish Mix of Horror and Metal

Who said Argentina wasn’t an exporter of horror movies? Already in 2022 Argentina has given the genre the mixed bag that was On The 3rd Day and the very good zombie thriller, Virus-32. Now the Argentinian Satanic metal horror flick Welcome to Hell is available to stream on the relatively new source for horror, Screambox. […]

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Diabolique Remake Lost Something in the Translation

In the 1980s and 1990, Hollywood took a fancy to remaking European classics – the horror movie remake wouldn’t begin in earnest until the turn of the century. More often than not, these remakes missed what made these movies classics in the first place. One of the most common flaws of American updates of Euro-thrillers […]

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H.P. Lovecraft’s Witch House Struggles To Find the Scares From Its Source Material

Today, it would be hard to identify one of Stephen King’s novels or short stories that hasn’t made it to the big or small screen. Though good adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft’s works are a bit more difficult to find (Re-Animator, Castle Freak), the author’s rich literary pool and style has influenced countless ‘Lovercraftian‘ horror movies. […]

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Incantation – Taiwanese Found-Footage Horror Looks to Cast a Curse on Netflix

Though the found-footage horror subgenre’s peak days passed several years ago, filmmakers still find ways to wring out scares from the mockumentary approach. Thus far in 2022, Netflix hasn’t offered much to horror fans, seemingly deferring to Shudder. And what the struggling streaming platform has delivered – Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Choose or Die, for […]

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On The Third Day Strives for Poignancy, Settles for Middle-of-the-Road

Following on the surprisingly good Virus: 32, Shudder recently began streaming another Argentinean horror export, On Third Day. As its title implies, the thriller’s mysterious story revolves around some religious cult or conspiracy. Aside from its basic premise, which involves a mother’s son who goes missing after a car crash, On The Third Day comes […]

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Killer Party Invites 80s Horror Fans to an Obscure Canadian Slasher

In the 1980s, Canada exported a few standout slasher movies that achieved some cult status and notoriety. Both Prom Night and My Bloody Valentine are considered B-movie slasher gems. Next in line were decent efforts like Curtains and Happy Birthday to Me. And Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2 straddles the fence between obscure title […]

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Uncle Sam Stretches The Slasher Tradition of Holiday-Themed Horror

Just how bad of a state was the slasher subgenre in by the mid-1990s? In between Candyman and Scream, we got movies like Doctor Giggles, Leprechaun, Jason Goes to Hell, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, and Ice Cream Man. To say the slasher had run out of gas at that time would have been […]

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Fire in the Sky a 90s Thriller That Wants You to Believe

Several months before The X-Files debuted on television, Fire in the Sky invaded movie theaters hoping to exploit tabloid interest in alien abductions. Promotional materials boasted its ‘based on a true’ premise and promised a frightening abduction scene. In addition, the cast included plenty of recognizable faces including a rising star in DB Sweeney. Despite […]

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