Ramblers Lets Ramble: From Dusk Till Dawn Brings Vampires Into the 90’s

For some horror fans, the 1990’s wasn’t the best decade for the genre. Yes, it gave us Scream and Jacob’s Ladder. But it’s also the decade that produced forgettable genre fare like Man’s Best Friend and Brainscan. This was the decade where grunge, plaid flannel, and Beanie Babies ruled. Maverick indie filmmakers also briefly went […]

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Do You Want to Play A Game? Ranking The Saw Franchise

Somewhere in between ‘masked slashers’ and ‘insidious conjurings’, torture porn briefly reigned in horror. From Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects to Eli Roth’s Hostel and the ‘New French Extremity‘ movement, horror fans flocked to movies characterized by extreme graphic violence. However, it all started with James Wan’s Saw in 2004. The low-budget movie kickstarted a […]

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The Ranger Invites Horror Fans to The Woods

Indie horror movie The Ranger generated some low-key positive buzz in 2018. A fun retro-trailer that harkened to old school PSA’s undoubtedly helped. Critics also seemed mildly impressed with The Ranger when it debuted at SXSW. After a long wait, The Ranger finally hit Blu-ray shelves this past week. Synopsis After a tragic confrontation with […]

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Red Christmas: A Humbug of Christmas Horror

Aussie horror export, Red Christmas, came and went in 2016 with minimal buzz. It was briefly on my radar two years ago, but when it wasn’t initially available here, the Christmas horror movie was quickly forgotten. But ’tis the season, for the third day of our 12 Days of Christmas Carnage, I finally give Red […]

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P2: Pretty Much the Same Level of Fear

On the second day of The Abominable Dr. Welsh’s 12 Days of Christmas Carnage, we have P2. You may not remember the movie, but horror fans likely know its creators. Alexandre Aja was one of the darlings of the 2000’s New French Extremity movement. Director Franck Kahlfoun directed a remake of a certain 80’s slasher classic. […]

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You Might Be the Killer Goofs on Slasher Movie Tropes

As 2018 comes to a close, You Might Be The Killer promise one last un horror entry for the year. A favourite at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, this Brett Simmons’ horror-comedy is the latest horror movie to play hard and fast with the slasher movie’s familiar tropes. But can Simmons’ movie distinguish itself […]

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Downrange: Survival Horror That Goes for the Jugular

The term ‘downrange’ is a military term referring to a combat zone. It’s an apt title for the Ryuhei Kitamura horror-thriller that merges survival horror with slasher film sensibilities. Downrange debuted last September at the Midnight Madness event of the Toronto International Film Festival. Earlier this week, the horror-streaming platform, Shudder, made Downrange available for […]

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