The Deep House Finds Some New Scares in Familiar Haunted House Conventions

Following the breakthrough success of the intense Inside, French filmmaking duo, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, have struggled to find the perfect follow-up project. While their Leatherface prequel boasted the same in-your-face shocks and violence, it failed to connect with Texas Chainsaw fans. Smaller projects, including Among the Living and Kandisha, were similarly mixed. But […]

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The Swarm Buzzes Onto Netflix with Skin-Crawling Horror

Insects – big or small – have historically made for creepy horror movie antagonists. In the atomic horror era of the 1950s’, giant, radioactive-infused bugs (Them, Deadly Mantis, Tarantula) crawled onto drive-in screens. Next, 1970s eco-horror gave us ridiculous movies like Squirm, Frogs, and the actually not bad Phase IV. As the 1990s and 2000s […]

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Brotherhood of the Wolf A Visually Stunning Mix of Genres

Though it was considered a box office success, Brotherhood of the Wolf has mostly languished in obscurity. Twenty years after its global release, the French-made movie isn’t available on any streaming platform. And Shout Factory just gave the movie the Blu-ray treatment it deserved. Perhaps the movie’s ‘difficult to summarize’ story made it a tough […]

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Meander Traps Audiences in a Familiar But Tense Story

The latest horror movie out of France, from the director of the impressive Hostile, Mathieu Turi, combines two common fears. His latest effort, Meander, puts audiences into a claustrophobic setting with a series of elaborate death traps. Devil, As Above, So Below, The Descent, Oxygen, and Buried have all exploited our fears of being trapped. […]

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Get In (or Furie): Netflix French Thriller Mixes Up Get Out with Straw Dogs

Poor Get In. Or Furie. Though Netflix makes a relatively good effort to acquire and stream international movies, they’re less committed to letting you know these titles are available. You’re forgiven if you didn’t know Get In was available earlier this week. Netflix forgot to mention it. To make matters worse, the streaming giant re-christened […]

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Climax: Psychedelic Psychological Horror Entrances, Frustrates

Argentinian director Gaspar Noe doesn’t have an extensive filmography. But the controversial filmmaker’s penchant for pushing boundaries has made his movies ‘must see’ experiences for cinephiles. His brutal 2002 movie, Irreversible, and its fire extinguisher scene, was a defining entry in the New French Extremity movement. His latest movie, Climax, has been no less divisive. […]

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Marianne Kicks Off ‘Netflix and Chill’

With Halloween just around the corner, Netflix has begun unfolding its ‘Netflix and Chill’ lineup for the year. Unfortunately, Mike Flanagan’s follow-up to The Haunting of Hill House – The Haunting of Bly Manor – doesn’t come out until next year. But fear not, Netflix dropped French series, Marianne, on Friday the 13th this month. […]

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Bonne Nourriture – The Ravenous a Tasty Zombie Movie

The Walking Dead’s ratings may be dropping, but French-Canadian horror movie, The Ravenous, shows there’s still life in the zombie genre. Over 50 years ago, George A Romero re-imagined the zombie. Thirty-five years later, Danny Boyle sparked new interest in the sub-genre with 28 Days Later. When The Walking Dead premiered in 2010, the zombie […]

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