Watcher Re-Imagines Rear Window For a New Audience

There’s a good reason why he was recognized as the ‘Master of Suspense’. Years after his death, Alfred Hitchcock’s influence on thriller and horror genres hasn’t waned. Identifying the most influential movie from his filmography is pretty daunting stuff. But Rear Window has inspired countless thrillers (and horror movies) from Fright Night to Disturbia. Following […]

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The Basement: Torturing Audiences on Netflix

Did you watch The OC in the 2000’s? Do you remember Mischa Barton? If you do, and you’re wondering what she’s been doing for the last decade or so, then The Basement is for you. Like Tara Reid (Party Bus to Hell), Barton has found a niche in low-budget horror outings (The Toybox). Her latest, […]

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Leprechaun Returns: A Pot of Gold For Series’ Fans

Let’s be honest. The Leprechaun series is the most ridiculous franchise in the horror genre, followed closely by The Puppet Master series. But like the Hellraiser and those Puppet Master movies, Leprechaun movies have been quietly getting made for 25 years now. To date, an unbelievable seven Leprechaun movies have made the direct-to-video rounds. Now […]

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House on Sorority Row: Pledge the Original, Not the Remake

We are now a couple of weeks into a new school year. In Canada, students have finished their frosh week fun and are likely (or should be) getting into their coursework. Fraternities and sororities at U.S. colleges may still be ‘rushing’ potential pledges. In this edition of Re-Animated, in honour of college life, I’ll be dusting […]

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Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich Hits the Reset Button on the Straight-To-Video Franchise

Like the Hellraiser franchise, Puppet Master films have been getting produced and released for almost three decades. The original Puppet Master was a straight-video release in 1989 that exceeded expectations and developed a cult following. To date, several sequels have been released under the radar of most horror fans. Unlike the Hellraiser movies, Puppet Master films have never […]

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Prom Night: Make a Date With The Original, Ghost the Remake

Following the slasher-lite renaissance that capitalized on the success of Wes Craven’s Scream, major studios soon opted to re-visit the ‘Golden Era’ of the slasher. The 2000’s witnessed major and minor titles alike get the remake treatment. Unfortunately, studio executives forgot about the ‘slashing’ part in their zeal to corner the youth market. This was exactly […]

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