February 5, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
As Avatar: The Way of Water continues to chug along at the box office, James Cameron has now directed three of the five highest growing movies of all time. Certainly, it’s an impressive feat that confirms few filmmakers understand better than Cameron how to create visual spectacle. Before he was immersing audiences on Pandora or […]
January 10, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
Following the box office success of Conan the Barbarian, the early 80s saw a slew of low-budget action movies that mixed ‘sword-and-sandal’ epic with weird science fiction vibes. If you grew up in the 80s, you probably remember cult movies like Krull, The Sword and the Sorcerer, or The Ice Pirates. If you look at […]
January 5, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
In the first week of 2023, Shudder surprised horror fans by adding Polish filmmaker Andrzej Żuławski’s cult classic, Possession. Starring a young Sam Neill and Isabelle Adjani, Possession’s story of a marriage dissolving set against the backdrop of Cold War West Berlin was met with an initially lukewarm critical response and backlash. It quickly found […]
December 31, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
Black Christmas and Halloween didn’t just kick off the slasher subgenre – they turned filmmakers on to holiday-themed horror movies. Following on the heels of Halloween, Friday the 13th, My Bloody Valentine, April Fool’s Day, Graduation Day, and Uncle Sam all capitalized on the calendar. Despite the extent to which it’s celebrated, New Year’s Eve […]
December 24, 2022.Reading time 7 minutes.
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 […]
December 22, 2022.Reading time 7 minutes.
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 […]
December 18, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
Horror fans know Silent Night, Deadly Night. And even non-horror fans would recognize its laughably bad sequel courtesy of the ‘Garbage Day‘ meme. Then there’s older diehard horror fans who may recognize the early pseudo-slasher, Christmas Evil. But even hardcore horror fans may not be familiar with To All A Good Night. This Killer Santa […]
October 18, 2022.Reading time 7 minutes.
As the slasher – and horror by default – slowly lost steam by the latter half of the 1980s, plenty of horror titles saw either limited theatrical releases or went straight to video. One of those movies, American Gothic, had the kind of VHS cover art that should have embedded itself on horror fans’ brains. […]