Black Water Abyss – A Belated Soggy Killer Croc Sequel

Outside of sharks and spiders, crocodiles (or alligators) rank pretty high among nature’s scariest predators. They’re basically living, breathing dinosaurs. Not surprisingly then, the horror genre every so often trots out the reptilian predator for another go around. Last summer, Crawl scored a surprising box office take against a modest budget. Twenty years ago, Lake […]

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Bait 3D: Sharknado Before Sharknado Was a Thing

In 2013, Sharknado, a SyFy Network movie, became a cult sensation. For six years, bad-movie lovers anticipated a new addition to the schlocky franchise. But one year before Sharknado, the Aussie-produced Bait 3D swam into theaters with a similar premise. A sudden tsunami submerges a grocery store, leaving its shoppers to fend off some Great […]

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The Marshes a Soggy Aussie Horror

Most horror fans can probably agree that Netflix’s catalogue leaves much to be desired. Enter horror-streaming service, Shudder. In addition to a pretty impressive library of older horror movies, Shudder platforms some decent indie productions. Last year, Shudder released two stand-outs in Prevenge and Revenge. Now early in 2020, Shudder’s latest release is Aussie slasher […]

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Boar Mauls Its ‘When Animals Attack’ Premise

‘When animals attack’ is its own subgenre in horror. Sometimes these movies fall under the larger umbrella of eco-horror. Other times they’re just movies about big animals gorging on stupid humans. In the 1970’s, Jaws spawned a series of knock-off’s from Grizzly, Tentacles, and Orca. Two decades later, the 1990’s gave us deadly spiders in […]

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Wolf Creek: A Disturbing Down Under Vacation

At the peak of the 2000’s ‘Torture Porn‘ craze, Australian director Greg McLean (Rogue, The Belko Experiment) released Wolf Creek. Despite its modest box office success, critics were divided by the movie’s extremely graphic violence. Far removed from silly slasher violence, Wolf Creek shared more DNA with New French Extremity movies like High Tension, Martyrs, […]

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Class is in Session: The School Promises Haunting Atmosphere

From Wolf Creek to The Bababdook, Australia has delivered some great horror imports over the years. Just last year, the gritty Hounds of Love and the supernatural-themed Boys in The Trees garnered some critical praise for ‘Down Under’ filmmakers. Later this month, Cinema Management Group (CMG) will be distributing the creepy looking Aussie horror offering, […]

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Cargo: Netflix Zombie Film Shows The ‘Undead’ Still Have Some Life

So even the ‘living dead‘ are vulnerable to the cyclical nature of popular culture. All the rage for over a decade, zombie entertainment has been seemingly waning over the last year or so. The Walking Dead’s Season 8 finale was the zombie juggernaut’s second least watched finale (Adalian, 2018, April 17). It may seem strange […]

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If You Go Out to the Outback Today: Razorback (1984)

Welcome to the first week of spring! With the ground thawing and nature awaking from its slumber, horror fans know that there’s more than allergies waiting outside for you. Natural or EcoHorror films have been warning audiences about our mistreatment of nature and its consequences for decades. Godzilla preached to 1950s filmgoers about the dangers […]

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The Babadook (2014)

Horror films have the potential to be both transgressive and subversive. Perhaps not surprisingly, the family has frequently been a source of horror in the genre. Films like Poltergeist and Halloween wherein suburban homes and family are under siege from unspeakable entities exploit fears and insecurities around our expectations of safety afforded by the family […]

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