Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight Stalks Just About Every Slasher Trope

Poland isn’t known for the horror movie output. But that didn’t stop director Bartosz M. Kowalski from crafting one of more the bloody and off-the-wall slasher efforts in recent memory. Two years ago, Netflix debuted the backwoods knockoff Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight. Despite a lack of originality, the neo-slasher found enough of a […]

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Fresh Picks: A Menu Of Cannibal Horror Movie Selections

As a genre, horror is intended to be transgressive and push boundaries. If there’s a taboo subject matter, cannibalism would have to rank pretty high on the list. Not surprisingly then, plenty of horror movies have sunk their teeth into the subject. Just last week, Hulu released horror-comedy Fresh to a strong critical reaction. In […]

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Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Substitutes Grimy Gore For Tension

As an individual movie, Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remains among the greatest horror movies produced. Unfortunately, the legacy of its sequels, prequels, and remakes is checkered. In between Hooper’s misunderstood sequel and the crater-sized disaster that was Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, New Line Pictures took a more straightforward approach to the […]

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The Hills Have Eyes Part 2 A Dull 80s Follow-Up To a 70s Classic

In the 1970s, Wes Craven directed two landmark horror movies – The Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes. A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream followed in the 80s and 90s. That’s an impressive legacy. Yet somewhere in between The Hills Have Eyes and Elm Street, Craven struggled to connect with […]

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The Wrong Turn Franchise: Ranking the Series from Inedible to Tasty

They can’t all be Friday the 13th, Halloween, or A Nightmare on Elm Street. To fill the void between A-list horror franchise releases, you need some B-list franchises – Child’s Play, Final Destination, or Resident Evil. Even Hellraiser had few decent theatrical sequels before churning out discount bin straight-to-video “hell” crap. And then there are […]

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The Green Inferno: A Main Course For Gorehounds Only

Aside from Rob Zombie, few current horror filmmakers understand exploitation cinema like Eli Roth. From his debut Cabin Fever to his ‘Torture Porn’ contribution Hostel, Roth has a penchant for gore. Yet Roth’s homage to the cannibal exploitation subgenre, Green Inferno, struggled to find an audience. Critics were even less impressed. Was it the excessive […]

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Habit, British Neo-Noir Horror, Bites Off More Than It Can Chew

Based on a novel by Stephen McGeagh, Habit is a new British horror film set in the neon-drenched streets of Manchester. An interesting blend of neo noir and horror, Habit is the rare horror movie that doesn’t tip full hand in its own promotional materials. The film’s synopsis is vague and its trailer really only […]

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