They Live in the Grey A Dour Thriller With Few Fresh Thrills

As we roll into mid-February, horror fans are likely anticipating Netflix’s release of the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre with high hopes after Scream met most expectations. Meanwhile Shudder continues to excel at platforming original content alongside classics and more obscure horror titles. This week, Shudder’s newest release, They Live in the Grey, promises a blend […]

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The Slayer Overcomes Low Budget With Surrealist Atmosphere

We’re digging deep into the 80s horror library for this edition of The Obscuratorium. In total, the United Kingdom added 72 movies – mostly from the horror genre – to their ‘Video Nasties‘ list. This was part of a moral panic that saw sweeping hysteria over the perceived corrupting effect of horror on youth. Just […]

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The Seventh Day Can’t Exorcise Familiar, Mediocre Story

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 […]

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The Dark and the Wicked: Down on the Farm For An Unnerving Slow-Burn Horror

Since his directorial debut, The Strangers, Bryan Bertino has worked sparsely in the genre. But his work has been generally impressive. In addition to directing the very underrated The Monster, Bertino has produced Stephanie, The Strangers: Prey at Night, and The Blackcoat’s Daughter. For his most recent effort behind the camera, Bertino collaborated with production […]

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The Clovehitch Killer: Evil Lurks in Unlikely Places

In 2018, The Clovehitch Killer was among several indie thrillers that created positive buzz. Critics were reasonably impressed with the serial killer movie. Sadly, the critical buzz only translated into a very limited theatrical release last fall. Now IFC Midnight has released the thriller onto several VOD-streaming services. Synopsis Tyler Burnside lives a perfectly normal […]

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The Crucifixion: True Story, Fake Scares

Exorcism-themed movies are so plentiful in horror that they’re practically their own subgenre. Don’t believe me. Check out Netflix’s current horror titles. I’m willing to bet there’s several movies with some possession story element. Veronica, Deliver Us From Evil, The Rite, The Taking of Deborah Logan, The Possession – they’re all still floating around Netflix. […]

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Veronica Is Familiar But Genuinely Scary Spanish Horror

As compared to 2017, the 2018 year in horror has been a little slower. By this time a year ago, Split, Get Out, The Blackcoat’s Daughter, and The Void had already been released. To date, the only major horror releases, Insidious: The Last Key and Winchester, have been lacklustre or outright duds. The Ritual, available since early […]

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