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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The Devil Made Me Do It – Seven Of the Best Exorcism Movies for Halloween Season

Demons and, in many cases, the Devil himself have a long history in horror. Silent Swedish film Häxan introduced film-goers to the occult with its fictionalized documentary approach to pagan practices. As public interest in the occult grew, Burn, Witch, Burn, Black Sunday, The Devil Rides Out, and Rosemary’s Baby exploited fears about Satanic cults, […]

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He’s Watching Trades Coherency for a Nightmare Experience

Apparently, the found-footage format is making a comeback. Or at least in indie horror circles. We’re just past the halfway point of 2022 and we’ve already Dashcam, Infrared, The Outwaters, Incantation, and We’re All Going to the World’s Fair. Now He’s Watching hits VOD platforms this week courtesy of writer and director Jacob Estes. Indie […]

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Infrared Forgets to Include a Movie With Its Final Ten Minutes

As July winds its way down into the dog days of summer in August, Infrared joins a handful of new horror releases this week. Of course, Nope is the big story of the week as one of the year’s most anticipated movies. On the other hand, Infrared is an indie found-footage horror movie making its […]

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Incantation – Taiwanese Found-Footage Horror Looks to Cast a Curse on Netflix

Though the found-footage horror subgenre’s peak days passed several years ago, filmmakers still find ways to wring out scares from the mockumentary approach. Thus far in 2022, Netflix hasn’t offered much to horror fans, seemingly deferring to Shudder. And what the struggling streaming platform has delivered – Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Choose or Die, for […]

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DASHCAM Horrifying for All the Wrong Reasons

Not surprisingly, DASHCAM arrives with plenty of buzz. For starters, it’s Rob Savage’s follow-up to the breakout horror movie of 2020, Host. And Savage once again mixes technology and our pandemic setting. That alone makes DASHCAM a must see horror movie for 2022. Recently, news broke that some theater chains were cancelling screenings of the […]

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Horror in the High Desert a Faux-Documentary Hidden Gem

Maybe found-footage movies aren’t quite as in vogue as the early 2010s. But that’s not to say the format doesn’t still work when used right. After all, Host was one of the best movies of a truncated 2020 horror movie schedule. Both Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin and V/H/S 94 delivered decent scares in 2021. […]

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Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin Borrows The Franchise Title For a New Direction

Though it’s hard to believe, nearly 15 years have passed since Paranormal Activity rode a brilliant marketing plan en route to massive box office success. If The Blair Witch Project introduced mainstream audiences to the found-footage format, Oren Peli’s Paranormal Activity solidified it as a bankable horror subgenre. Five sequels follow over the next eight […]

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