Summer’s End: Back to School Horror Films

Fall may not officially begin until Monday, September 23rd, but for horror fans and parents, summer is over. Today, schools re-open their doors for the start of a new year. The days of parents listening to their kids complain about being bored ends. However, most kids are probably less excited for a new school year. […]

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The Craft: Still A Bewitching Teen Horror

Released on May 3rd, 1996, The Craft was a minor box office success grossing just $25 million dollars in theaters. On Rotten Tomatoes, the teen witches film has a ‘Rotten’ rating of just 50% from 32 reviewers. Yet the teen-centric horror film has built a sizable cult following among fans, particularly horror buffs who grew […]

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Seven in Heaven: Worse Than a Game of ‘Spin the Bottle’

Blumhouse Productions must have its own version of ‘Santa’s Workshop’ hidden away somewhere. I can almost see a secret army of filmmakers and writers toiling around the clock to produce an endless stream of cheap horror films. Case in point – new teen horror film, Seven in Heaven. Blumhouse unceremoniously dumped Seven in Heaven today […]

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Youth Gone Wild: Super Dark Times A Sombre Thriller

Super Dark Times received a lot of buzz on horror critics’ ‘end-of-year’ lists. Less a horror film and more of a psychological character study, Super Dark Times marks the directorial debut of Kevin Phillips and certainly highlights him as a filmmaker to watch in the future. Available now on Netflix, Super Dark Times has been […]

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It … Will Get Under Your Skin

While the remake of Stephen King’s It saw a lot of obstacles it was inevitably a critical and financial success. Released last fall, It grossed just over $327 million on a $35 production budget (Box Office Mojo, n.d.). The final box office totals are particularly impressive when you that R-rating and retention of the source […]

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The ‘Social Outcast’ and the Bully Revenge Film

This past Wednesday was Anti-Bullying Day, so for this edition of The Chopping Block, we’ll take a look at some of the best of a smaller subgenre in horror, the ‘bully revenge’ horror film. The horror narrative of the ‘social outcast’ who discovers supernatural powers and uses them to exact burial revenge has enjoyed some […]

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