Fall Has One Last Summer Thrill-Ride For Audiences

Gimmick and/or single-setting horror movies aren’t uncommon. And when done right, they can be a supremely effective way of putting audiences in the shoes of characters trapped in pretty awful circumstances. Mandy Moore found herself trapped in a shark cage for 47 Meters Down while Open Water left two scuba divers bobbing on the ocean. […]

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Who Invited Them Invites You to Stay For a Nightcap

What’s worse than a guest overstaying their welcome? How about someone showing up uninvited? Hollywood has played the guest who would not leave for laughs (Madhouse, What About Bob? You Me, and Dupree), suspense (Windfall), and horror (Funny Games). On horror streaming platform Shudder, writer and director Duncan Birmingham moves from short films to a […]

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PussyCake Compensates for Bizarro Story with Bizarro Gore

We’re two-thirds of he way through 2022 and it’s looking like this is going to be a breakout year for Argentinian horror movies. To date, Virus: 32, Welcome to Hell, and On the Third Day have represented the genre on behalf of Argentinian filmmakers. Now the latest horror movie from the South American country, PussyCake, […]

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Rob Zombie’s Halloween II is a True Zombie Movie, For Better and Worse

One could probably make the case that Rob Zombie wasn’t going to make anyone happy when he remade John Carpenter’s Halloween. Whether you liked the remake’s first half – a deep dive into Michael Myers’ disturbed upbringing – it was … different. The second half of Zombie’s remake felt forced into story we already knew. […]

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The Last Exorcism Casts Out Decent Demonic Scares From Found-Footage Format

When it hit theatres in 2010, The Last Exorcism was riding the peak of the found-footage horror wave. Three years earlier, Paranormal Activity solidified found-footage as a viable subgenre. Cloverfield, [REC] and its American remake, Quarantine, The Fourth Kind, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, among others, flooded the cineplexes. But The Last […]

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Gateway Horror: Fifteen Scary Movies to Introduce Your Kids to the Genre

Halloween is still a few month’s away, but it’s never too early to get your kids interested in horror. Don’t make the mistake of starting them off with something too intense or you’ll lose them straight out of the gate. Though Poltergeist originally came with a PG-rating, it’s pretty scary for the little ones. If […]

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YellowBrickRoad a Fairy Tale Horror Movie Brimming with Untapped Potential

The idea of a horror movie with connections to The Wizard of Oz is a concept that should have limitless potential. Though it initially seems counterintuitive, there’s plenty of creepy material to mine in Oz. And YellowBrickRoad – anchored by a legend of an entire town gone missing in the woods – feels like something […]

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When I Consume You Brings Ambiguous Psychological Horror to VOD Platforms

Last week, indie horror When I Consume You finally made its way to VOD platforms after quietly impressing people on the film festival circuit. Its director, writer, and producer, Perry Blackshear previously impressed with They Look Like People, which you can still find on Netflix. When I Consume You actually marks the director’s third feature-length […]

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