When A Stranger Calls: Remake a Prank Call of a Horror Movie

Babysitting is probably one of toughest gigs in the horror genre. Halloween, The House of the Devil, The Amityville Horror, Better Watch Out – babysitters have it tough in horror movies. Mixing the ‘babysitter-in-peril’ narrative with the ‘killer is in the house’ trope, When a Stranger Calls was a minor 1970’s box office success. Critics […]

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Better Watch Out: A Stocking Stuffed With Subversive Fun

Welcome to The Abominable Dr. Welsh’s inaugural 12 Days of Christmas Carnage. Yes, Christmas horror movies are indeed a thing. In fact, there’s actually quite a few Yule-themed horror outings. Over the next 12 days, as Christmas approaches, I’ll be watching and reviewing a different Xmas horror movie. For the first day of Christmas Carnage, […]

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The Babysitter On Netflix: Not Your Parents’ Mary Poppins

The ‘babysitter in peril’ trope is a favourite in the horror genre. We’ve seen it before from John Carpenter’s Halloween to When a Stranger Calls. But since Wes Craven flipped the rules in Scream, horror fans have gotten smarter. We expect more from our horror movies today, not more of the same. Just over a […]

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