Incantation – Taiwanese Found-Footage Horror Looks to Cast a Curse on Netflix

Though the found-footage horror subgenre’s peak days passed several years ago, filmmakers still find ways to wring out scares from the mockumentary approach. Thus far in 2022, Netflix hasn’t offered much to horror fans, seemingly deferring to Shudder. And what the struggling streaming platform has delivered – Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Choose or Die, for […]

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The Long Night Harkens a Familiar Prophecy of Doom

Originally titled The Coven, an early 2022 horror release, The Long Night, missed out on a theatrical release. Promising a mix of supernatural horror with an apocalyptic cult, The Long Night marks the return of Scout Taylor-Compton to horror alongside veteran character actors Jeff Fahey and Deborah Kara Unger. Cults rarely go out of style […]

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Sin Eater Can’t Exorcise The Limits of its Budget

Religious horror has a long history in the genre. An increased fascination with the occult in the 1970s – and the success of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist – saw Hollywood studios scaring North American audiences back into the pews. In addition to this pro-faith horror movement, filmmakers have often used the horror genre to […]

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V/H/S/94 Rewinds the Franchise and Finds New Scares

Nearly a decade has passed since horror anthology V/H/S saw a limited theatrical release. Both its unique wraparound story and roster of up-and-coming directors set the anthology movie apart. In spite of tepid reviews, V/H/S generated enough box office receipts and audience buzz to warrant two sequels and a spin-off. That first sequel, V/H/S 2, […]

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White Horse Slows Things Down In Black Summer’s Second Season

After Black Summer delivered its best episode across both seasons, Episode 5, White Horse hits the brakes. Maybe John Hyams was worried audiences forgot about mystery “soldier” Spears. So White Horse abandons Rose, Anna, and the ‘Manor’ to get us caught up with our last remaining original character from Season 1. Recall from Prelude that […]

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And a Child Shall Lead Them: Ranking The Children of the Corn Series

Horror fans have gone over a decade without a Friday the 13th or A Nightmare on Elm Street movie. Yet the universe continues to give us Hellraiser, Puppet Master, and Leprechaun sequels. Sometimes life isn’t fair. For further proof, look no further than the Children of the Corn series. Included in his Night Shift anthology, […]

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Drive Angry: Pedal-to-the-Metal of Guilty Pleasure Thrills

Once upon a time, directing-and-writing duo Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer had a promising genre career. After his directorial debut, Dracula 2000, Lussier collaborated with Farmer on the wickedly fun remake, My Bloody Valentine 3D. At one point, Dimension Films pegged the duo to follow-up Rob Zombie’s Halloween II, tentatively titled Halloween 3D. But that […]

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Trick: A Slasher Reminder To Always Go With Treat

Did you really like Trick ‘r Treat? Guess what? This isn’t that long-rumoured sequel to the fantastic 2007 horror anthology. No, Trick is an original movie, out just in time for Halloween. Frequent collaborators Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer have re-assembled to deliver a neo-slasher movie for the holiday season. With lofty ambitions of becoming […]

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