The Accursed Finds Itself Cursed With Generic Story, Lack of Scares

Halloween may be over but that doesn’t mean the genre sleeps. Plenty of horror movies are still making their way out to streaming and VOD platforms. Unfortunately for the recently released The Accursed, it’s one year removed from another movie called – yes, The Accursed. Starring Mena Suvari and The Order’s Sarah Grey, Willy’s Wonderland […]

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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 Cursed Gives the Werewolf Movie New Teeth

Over the last 20 years, vampires and zombies enjoyed a revival in horror. HBO series True Blood and (for better or worse) Twilight re-ignited a wider interest with vampires. And zombies dominated horror on the big and small screen for a better part of a decade. Comparatively, werewolves haven’t enjoyed quite the same renaissance. However, […]

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The Medium A Rare Horror Movie That Genuinely Disturbs

Asian cinema has been a leader in the horror genre going on for two decades strong now. In the early 2000s, J-Horror was all the rage. Western horror fans gobbled up movies like The Ring, Pulse, and The Grudge. And Hollywood studios quickly signed up for remakes. Likewise, Korean (The Wailing, Train to Busan) and […]

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The Grudge 2: J-Horror “Re-Quel” Recycles Tired Scares

For a brief period of time, Hollywood studios were obsessed with Japanese horror. What followed was a glut of J-horror remakes that quickly saw diminishing returns. Things started off promising with the successful, and very scary, The Ring remake in 2002. Though The Grudge remake made money at the box office, critics were less impressed […]

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May The Devil Take You: A Devilish Homage To Evil Dead

Netflix released Indonesian horror homage, May The Devil Take You (Sebelum Iblis Menjemput) this past Friday. Timo Tjahjanto served as writer and director on this Sam Raimi-esque story about Faustian deals and family curses. Previously, Tjahjanto contributed to the recent anthology movies, V/H/S 2 and ABC’s of Death. With May the Devil Take You, Tjahjanto […]

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