May 7, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
Netflix invests little effort into its horror movie library. By this time last year, the streaming giant had at least released the divisive Texas Chainsaw Massacre legacy sequel. Thus far in 2023 Netflix hasn’t platformed any original horror movies. At least the horror content quietly shuffles a bit each month. So if you’re inclined to […]
February 24, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
It’s been a while since the horror genre has offered fans a good demonic scare. Not really – it’s a genre staple that possesses theatres and streaming platforms at least a few times a year. But so far 2023 has focused on killer dolls (M3gan), apocalyptic visions (Knock at the Cabin), and scary toy phones […]
November 18, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
Since The Exorcist shocked audiences in 1973, plenty of demonic possession movies have followed. At this point, the storytelling conventions and tropes are well-established. To date, The Exorcist remains the gold standard of the horror subgenre. But The Exorcist III has slowly won over critics and fans. And The Last Exorcism and The Exorcism of […]
December 30, 2021.Reading time 7 minutes.
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 […]
August 20, 2021.Reading time 7 minutes.
Here we go, another demonic possession movie. So far 2021 has already given us The Unholy, The Seventh Day, The Conjuring III: The Devil Made Me Do It, and Separation. There truly is no rest for the wicked. But when the subgenre is done well it’s given us some of horror’s most memorable classics. And […]
July 22, 2021.Reading time 7 minutes.
Scroll through Netflix’s horror selection. How many demonic possession movies pop up? Oh, there’s The Possession of Hannah Grace. And then there’s The Assent, Soul to Keep, Mark of the Devil, and The Unborn. Keep scrolling and you’ll also find The Crucifixion, Paranormal Investigation, and Sabrina. On any given day, there seems to be a […]
June 5, 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
Since The Conjuring haunted theatres in 2013, its shared universe of sequels and spin-offs has carved out a lucrative box office franchise. While Annabelle: Creation and Annabelle Comes Homes nearly approached the main movies’ quality, the spin-offs have been mixed. Neither The Nun nor The Curse of La Llorona impressed critics or audiences. But The […]
May 26, 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
As theatres slowly re-open in America, studios are finally starting to unload their bigger movies. While religious horror The Unholy likely wouldn’t be considered a ‘big release’ amongst genre fans, Sam Raimi’s (Evil Dead, Drag Me To Hell) role as producer would have ensured a theatrical release. Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures has scored some winners […]