Hatching a Dark Mix of Finnish Horror and Fairy Tale

Follows its debut at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, Finnish horror movie Hatching has generated considerable buzz. Just the premise and accompanying promotional material are enough pique curiosity. Its premise of a young girl ‘hatching’ a monster from an implausibly large egg conjures up allusions to something written by The Brothers Grimm. From first time […]

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The Seed: Aliens, Influencers, and Middling Horror

With the current state of the world, escapist fare doesn’t sound like a bad idea. And what’s more escapist than a movie about aliens. Now for the second time in recent weeks, a new horror movie finds inspiration from past sci-fi horror classics, like Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Thing. While The Changed […]

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The Naughty List: Creepiest Kids of Horror

You better watch out, you better not cry. Better not pout, I’m telling you why… Yes, it’s that time of year. Maybe you have your ‘Elf on the Shelf’ out. We know Santa’s been checking and updating his list all year, but it’s never too late to end up on the ‘Naughty List.’ And let’s […]

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Titane a Disturbingly Bizarre, If Not Incomprehensible, Body Horror Thriller

Four years ago Julia Ducournau blew critics and audiences away with the controversial and visceral Raw. Early comparisons made connections between Ducournau and legendary Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg. Not bad company to share for a young filmmaker. And if anyone was worried that Ducournau might hit a sophomore slump they can be rest assured that […]

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The Void Recalls The Best of 80s Carpenter-esque Horror

Nostalgia is all the rage right now. Take a look at familiar franchises that tried to reboot with fresh ideas. Star Wars The Last Jedi. The 2016 Ghostbusters. Halloween III: Season of the Witch. As it turns out, despite what they claimed, audiences didn’t want something new. They wanted something familiar with an upgrade. Not […]

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Tusk: ‘I Am The Walrus’ Horror Comedy A Tough Sell

In the 1990s, Kevin Smith was among several directors responsible for the resurgence of indie filmmaking. Most film buffs know the story of how Smith maxed out credit cards to finance his feature debut, Clerks. Between 1995 and 1999, Smith wrote and directed Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and Dogma – all of which achieved some level […]

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The Beach House: Cosmic Pandemic Thriller Gets Under Your Skin

With studios delaying theatrical releases well into the fall – if we’re lucky – Shudder continues to fill a void for horror fans. Following a buzzworthy round at small film festivals,  The Beach House is now streaming on the horror platform. If horror works best by pulling back the curtains on what frightens us at the […]

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Rabid: The Soska Sisters Take a Bite Out of a Cronenberg Cult Classic

Over the last 20 years, Hollywood has raided most major horror masters‘ closets for remakes. Romero (Dawn of the Dead, The Crazies), Craven (The Hills Have Eyes), Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing) – each of these filmmakers has seen their work re-imagined with mixed results. It was only a matter of time before someone turned their […]

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