V/H/S/99 Rewinds the Horror Anthology Series Back to the ’90s Again

Following V/H/S: Viral, the found-footage anthology series took an extended break until last Halloween season. Horror-streaming platform Shudder released V/H/S/94 to a strong critical response and record-setting viewership. Not surprisingly, Shudder promptly announced yet another sequel also set in the 1990s – V/H/S/99. And it makes sense – how could the horror anthology series miss […]

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My Best Friend’s Exorcism Won’t Appeal To Most Horror Fans, But It Makes For Good Gateway Horror

And October has finally arrived. Most of the streaming platforms have their Halloween titles lined up. Studios have a handful of anticipated releases ready for the season including Smile, Halloween Ends, and Prey for the Devil. Don’t forget about AMC FearFest, which kicked off earlier today. For its part, Amazon Prime got things started early […]

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The Last Exorcism Casts Out Decent Demonic Scares From Found-Footage Format

When it hit theatres in 2010, The Last Exorcism was riding the peak of the found-footage horror wave. Three years earlier, Paranormal Activity solidified found-footage as a viable subgenre. Cloverfield, [REC] and its American remake, Quarantine, The Fourth Kind, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, among others, flooded the cineplexes. But The Last […]

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Slaughterhouse Rock An Obscure 80s Horror Movie Suffering From An Allergy to Logic

As slashers declined in popularity by the late 1980s, horror went into something of a temporary recession. The decline coincided with a growth in the VHS market. As a result, many horror movies saw brief or no theatrical runs and instead went straight to videostore shelves. Plenty of obscure horror movies languished in Blockbuster in […]

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Ghoulies (Not Gremlins) May Not Be Essential Viewing, But It’s Definitely 80s Horror

Fewer decades produced more spirited, fun, and silly horror B-movies than the 1980s. The Evil Dead. The Toxic Avenger. Then there’s Night of the Creeps … and Night of the Comet. Alligator. The Stuff. Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Humanoids from the Deep. Maybe it’s not surprising that the neon decade of decadence inspired so […]

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Room 203 Evicts an Intriguing Premise for Supernatural Tropes

If you’ve watched enough horror movies, one thing – among many others – you’ll learn is that a gaping hole never goes anywhere good. More often than not, they just lead to Hell or other nasty inter-dimensional places. Whether it’s holes in the ground (The Gate, The Hole in the Ground) or holes in the […]

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Blood Conscious An Uneven Mix of Paranoia and Social Commentary

Do you know your neighbours? Your friends? Family? Good horror movies tap into basic fears that transcend time periods. From Invasion of the Body Snatchers to The Thing to The Invitation, paranoia has made for fertile ground in the horror genre. One of the strengths of the premise is its malleability. That is, good filmmakers […]

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