On The Third Day – The Apology Can’t Quite Capitalize on its Intriguing Premise

For the last few years, Shudder has firmly established itself as the streaming destination for horror content – both old and new. With just a couple of weeks remaining in 2022, the streaming platform has delivered yet another original title for horror fans – Alison Locke’s Christmas-set The Apology. And it has been another banner […]

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On The Second Day – Silent Night Deadly Night 4: Initiation May ‘Bug’ Fans of the Series

If Silent Night, Deadly Night is something of a Grindhouse cult classic, its sequel inexplicably became a belated meme classic. What you may not know is that the sequels kept coming. Like other B-level horror franchises, Silent Night, Deadly Night lived on with a handful of straight-to-video sequels. Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects) turned up […]

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On the First Day – Christmas Bloody Christmas a Neon-Soaked Grindhouse Stocking Stuffer

Today, horror fans may have a hard time understanding the controversy that met Silent Night, Deadly Night. And it stirred up plenty of angst amongst critics and some parent groups. Nearly 40 years have passed and we’ve seen a handful of ‘Killer Santa’ movies that have elicited collective shrugs. Instead, audiences have mostly ignored movies […]

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Troll – A Norwegian Monster Movie Content To Stomp on Familiar Ground

Horror movies aren’t unusual for December. There’s certainly plenty of Christmas-themed genre movies to warrant a release at this time of year. But Norwegian export Troll isn’t a very Yule-ish monster movie. No, Netflix’s latest monster movie has no connection to the infamously bad Troll 2. And it’s not connected to the widely revered mockumentary, […]

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Old Man a Thriller That Nearly Outreaches Its Small Setting

Not to be confused with ‘The Blind Man’ from the Don’t Breathe movies – or the Neil Young song of the same title – Old Man puts excellent character actor Stephen Lang front row and center. For much of his career, Lang has shined in strong supporting role from Gods and Generals to James Cameron’s […]

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Old People May Be The ‘OK Boomer’ Of Zombie Movies

Horror boasts plenty of ‘creepy kid‘ movies for parents or people who just find half-sized humans scary. Alice, Sweet, Alice, The Omen, Children of the Corn, The Bad Seed – they all reminded us that being able to drive isn’t a perquisite for terror. Earlier this, Norwegian thriller The Innocents made itself a candidate for […]

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The Harbinger a Moody, Atmospheric Pandemic Horror Movie

While it’s almost surreal, we’ve been living through a global pandemic for almost three years and counting now. Of all the things COVID has impacted, movies and theatrical releases hardly ranks high on the list. Despite its impact on release schedules, it didn’t take long for filmmakers to exploit the pandemic for scares. To date, […]

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A Wounded Fawn Puts a Bold Experimental Spin on the Serial Killer Narrative

As 2022 comes to a close, a quiet November for horror finds Shudder offering another new original release. On one hand, a psychological serial killer thriller hardly feels like a fresh way to end off the year for a streaming platform that has offered some risky genre fare. If you haven’t had your fill of […]

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