Violation: Disturbing, Tense … And An Important Canadian Horror Movie

For its U.S. audiences, Shudder released its latest original movie, Violation. After premiering at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Violation generated some strong critical buzz. A subversion of the rape-revenge narrative, Violation has also elicited some conversation around its disturbing violence. Though it’s only been available for less than a week, audiences are […]

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The Craft Legacy: Sisterhood of the Traveling Spells

Horror remakes aren’t always a bad idea. In some cases, movies don’t age well. Either the effects (or the movie’s story itself) become dated. Sometimes good ideas get lost in bad movies. And occasionally, a filmmaker comes along with a new twist on an old idea. Gore Verbinski’s update of Ringu added interesting subtext alongside […]

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Lucky: Feminist Horror Puts Subversive Spin On the Slasher Formula

With big studios shelving their major releases, horror-streaming platform Shudder has upped its commitment to producing original content. In 2020, Shudder released over 20 feature movies that included Host, Random Acts of Violence, and The Beach House. At present, it’s only March and Shudder already has five original movies available for streaming. While Shook was […]

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Black Christmas 2019: Hark a Christmas Horror Remake

Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions sparked initial excitement when they announced a Black Christmas remake for 2019. Unfortunately, Black Christmas 2019’s early goodwill quickly gave way to criticism and divisive reactions. An early trailer seemed to give away a major twist – and departure from the original. Next, the MPAA assigned the remake a […]

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Ginger Snaps: A Powerful and Relevant Werewolf Film

A uniquely Canadian horror film, Ginger Snaps doesn’t get near the attention it deserves in horror circles. Simply put, Ginger Snaps was one of the best horror films of the 2000s. Written by Karen Walton and directed by John Fawcett, Ginger Snaps is a werewolf story revolving around two outcast sisters obsessed with death. Yet […]

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