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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Paranormal Investigation Exorcises Scares Out Of Two Horror Subgenres

If the supernatural exists, and if they see Paranormal Investigation on Netflix, they’ll leave us alone. Director Franck Phelizon isn’t content with ruining paranormal horror movies. No, he takes a giant crap on the found footage horror subgenre for good measure. But if you were a fan of last year’s faux-documentary, Demon House, you’re in […]

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High Tension Puts the ‘Extreme’ in ‘New French Extremity’

Coinciding with the American ‘Torture Porn‘ movement in the early to mid-2000’s, the ‘New French Extremity’ subgenre, a term coined by scholar Alexandra West, re-acquainted horror fans with levels of gore and violence missing from theater screens since the early 1980’s. The New French Extremism was an eclectic collection of disparate films that were part […]

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