Death Ship a Mildly Chilling Cruise for Nostalgic Horror Fans

No, it’s not Ghost Ship. And no, Ghost Ship is not a remake. This is the largely forgotten 1980 thriller, Death Ship. If you’re a certain age, and grew up in the 80s, you may have caught this one on late-night television. Like the eerie 70’s cult classic, Shock Waves, Death Ship is another horror […]

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The Bunker Game Burns Too Slowly For Genuine Scares

This week’s latest offering on Shudder feels like it may have missed the boat by a few years. For the uninitiated, LARPing, or Live Action Role-Playing, is something like playing Dungeons & Dragons. Except you’re outside and actually playing in costume. Maybe you remember that Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott comedy, Role Models? From […]

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Soul Survivors A Car Wreck of a Teen Horror Movie

In between the slasher-lite revival and emergence of Torture Porn, horror found itself in another transition period. Nowhere was this more evident than the 2001 movie year. Some good horror movies – The Others, Frailty, Session 9, and Pulse – made their way into theatres. Quite a few of these releases disappointed (Ghost of Mars, […]

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Suicide Forest Village A Chilling Reminder to Stay Out of the Woods

One of the leading creative forces behind the original J-horror craze of the early 2000s, Takashi Shimizu (Ju-On: The Grudge, The Grudge, The Grudge 2) is back with his latest release, Suicide Forest Village. And Shimizu doesn’t stray far from his wheelhouse. A second installment of a planned trilogy of thematically-related movies, Shimizu follows his […]

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They Live in the Grey A Dour Thriller With Few Fresh Thrills

As we roll into mid-February, horror fans are likely anticipating Netflix’s release of the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre with high hopes after Scream met most expectations. Meanwhile Shudder continues to excel at platforming original content alongside classics and more obscure horror titles. This week, Shudder’s newest release, They Live in the Grey, promises a blend […]

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On the Seventh Day of Christmas: Dead End Mixes Twilight Zone Mystery with Campy Tone

Christmas is a time for family. For better or worse. And the time spent travelling from family event to family event accounts for much of the worst parts. Snowy and slippery roads, traffic, arguing siblings, and shortcuts that inevitably aren’t any shorter than recommended route. French horror movie – with an all-American cast – Dead […]

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Last Night in Soho is Visually Stunning, Emotionally Distant Effort

Like so many movies, Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho fell victim to the COVID-19 pandemic in more ways than one. Originally intended for a fall 2020 release, the British psychological horror lingered on the shelves until this past November. And then Wright’s ambitious project underperformed at the box office though to what extent is […]

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