1BR – Psychological Thriller Sublets Some UnnervinG Horror

Horror is often most potent when it touches a nerve. Yes, jolts and jumps make for good popcorn horror. But when a movie pulls back the curtain on social anxiety or ill, it has the power to disturb. By now most of us have heard somewhere that millennials will be the first generation to fare […]

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Lord of Illusions: Clive Barker’s Underrated Supernatural Noir

Though Stephen King is still the ‘Master of Horror’, Clive Barker is an undeniably unique voice in the literary genre. And as a filmmaker, Barker’s directorial efforts are marked improvements over King’s one-shot directing gig, Maximum Overdrive. Behind the camera, Barker directed both Hellraiser and Nightbreed, both uniquely classic additions to horror. After Nightbreed failed […]

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Cult of Personality: 10 Horror Movies About Cults

When police arrested Charles Manson and his “Family” members for the Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969, it triggered a public fascination with cults that has endured. Never a genre to miss an opportunity, cult-themed horror movies began popping up almost immediately in the early 1970s. One of the 2019’s worst movies, The Haunting of Sharon Tate, […]

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The Lodge: Unsettling Psychological Horror

Since its resurrection in the late 2000s, Hammer Films has quietly re-established itself in the horror genre. Though Blumhouse Productions has eclipsed the British studio in quantity and, arguably, overall quality, Hammer has a delivered a few memorable projects. Most notably, Let Me In and The Woman in Black were hallmarks of the studio’s atmospheric […]

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Satanic Panic: Indie Horror A Fun Deal With The Devil

Revived Fangoria continues to branch out into movie production and distribution. Last year, Fangoria Presents produced the surprisingly decent belated sequel, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich. Now as a follow-up, Fangoria Presents recently released horror-comedy, Satanic Panic. With a cast of new and familiar faces, this indie horror joins a growing horror trend of mining […]

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Hell House LLC Scares New Life out of Found Footage

Hell House LLC probably suffered somewhat from audience burnout with found-footage horror (FFH). Despite a release almost two years ago to most VOD-streaming platforms, Stephen Cognetti’s fun little horror film has largely languished in obscurity. I saw it for the first time last fall and was pleasantly surprised. With a Shudder-exclusive sequel released earlier this […]

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Mandy Mesmerizes With Dreamy Visuals and a Wild-Eyed Nicolas Cage

Italian-Canadian film director Panos Cosmatos waited awhile before following up his debut feature, Beyond the Black Rainbow. Based on the buzz his latest release, Mandy, generated at the Sundance Film Festival, it was worth the wait. Considered a mix of surrealist horror and action, Mandy has steadily built anticipation based on its trailers and word-of-mouth. […]

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Have You Checked The Children: Five Good Horror Films Based On Urban Legends

This weekend Sony Entertainment and Screen Gems are feeding Slender Man to The Meg in a box office sacrifice. It’s a sad fate for the infamous digital urban legend given the promise its mythology held for a horror film. If you’re fascinated with urban legends and love horror films, there’s no reason to despair with […]

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The Endless: An Engaging Fusion of Horror, Mystery, and Science Fiction

In 2012, a science-fiction–horror hybrid called Resolution hit VOD services. Directed by the duo of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, Resolution followed two old friends holed up in a run-down house out in the desert and stalked by an unseen entity. It boasted an intriguing premise that was masterfully executed with the kind of growing tension that […]

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Believe the Hype: Hereditary Is Destined to Be a Classic

Aside from the upcoming Halloween sequel, there was perhaps no other horror film more anticipated than Hereditary. By the way, Hereditary is director Ari Aster’s debut feature length effort – an impressive feat. The first trailer for Hereditary was absolutely chilling, promising one of the more intense horror experiences in recent memory. As initial reviews […]

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