Pet Sematary: A King Adaptation In Need of a Remake

This will likely be an unpopular opinion. I’m not a fan of the 1990 It mini-series. Aside from Tim Curry’s performance as Pennywise, I thought It was a miscast and watered down version of Stephen King’s novel. Last fall, I wrote a piece about Stephen King film adaptations that would benefit from a remake. Without […]

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The Fog is Murky Fun from John Carpenter

Thirty-nine years ago, on Feb. 8 1980, legendary horror film director, John Carpenter, released The Fog, his follow-up to Halloween (1978). A minor hit at the box-office (Box Office Mojo, n.d.), The Fog hasn’t received the same affection as other Carpenter films. Halloween is rightly held up as a classic of the horror genre. Over […]

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Wish Upon: You’ll Wish For Your Time Back

Be careful what you wish for? That’s the conceit of 2017 supernatural horror flick, Wish Upon. Critics hated it, but enough people showed up at the cineplex to make it a minor box office hit. Now Netflix is giving the PG-13 teen horror a chance to find a new audience. Is Wish Upon worth your […]

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Glass Still Entertains In Spite of Some Cracks

Though critics and fans widely consider The Sixth Sense to be M. Night Shyalaman’s best movie, I’ve always personally preferred Unbreakable. Released before superhero movies were the norm, Unbreakable was groundbreaking. Rumours of a sequel swirled for years. It only took 15 years before Shyalaman shocked audiences with Split’s surprise reveal – a shared movie […]

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Valentine Makes For a Bad Date

We’re just several days out from everyone’s least favourite fake holiday – Valentine’s Day. During the golden era of the slasher film, horror producers gave just about every calendar holiday the movie treatment. Even April Fool’s Day was treated to a horror movie adaptation. When Wes Craven turned the subgenre on its head with Scream he inadvertently re-ignited a brief slasher renaissance. […]

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Mara May Put Some Viewers to Sleep

Sleeping and dreams are fertile ground for horror films. Look no further than Wes Craven’s horror masterpiece, A Nightmare on Elm Street for proof. To date, no horror movie has come close to replicating the terror induced by Freddy Krueger. However, recent supernatural thriller, Mara, has an almost perfect hook for a horror movie. Sleep […]

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Escape Room Breaks Out From Horror’s January Jinx

Cinephiles know that the major studios use January as a dumping ground. Sadly, many of these leftovers include bad horror movies. Anyone remember The Unborn? How about the insipid One Missed Call? Or the dreadful Texas Chainsaw 3D? Escape Room had a great trailer, but the January release date instantly lowered expectations. While reviews haven’t […]

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Wildling: A Supernatural ‘Coming-of-Age’ Story With Teeth

As 2018 comes to an end, Netflix is finally getting around to streaming smaller horror releases from earlier in the year. Maven Pictures debuted their coming-of-age werewolf film, Wildling, at the South by Southwest in March. Less than a month later, IFC Midnight gave Wildling a limited released in theatres and video-on-demand. Critics were mildly […]

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Rare Exports: A Dark Christmas Fairy Tale

On the fourth day of our 12 Days of Christmas Carnage, we get the criminally under-seen Finnish horror-fairy tale, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale. Truth be told, Finland is known more for hockey and death metal than its contribution to the horror genre. But in the case of Rare Exports, it’s a case of quality over […]

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