October 21, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
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 […]
October 13, 2022.Reading time 9 minutes.
In a Jan 26 2006 New York Magazine article, David Edelstein coined a now familiar phrase – ‘Torture Porn‘. Though he was initially commenting on Eli Roth’s Hostel, Edelstein stepped back and identified what he saw as a new horror trend. Following Saw’s unexpected box office success in 2004, a handful of movies released in […]
September 26, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
Even if it was the ‘Golden Era’ of the slasher, not every slasher title released in the 1980s found an audience. Before the slasher franchise cycles kicked into effect and a Friday the 13th or Elm Street sequel released every year, micro-budgeted slashers still snuck into theaters. By the late 80s, the direct-to-video market offered […]
August 31, 2022.Reading time 7 minutes.
We’re two-thirds of he way through 2022 and it’s looking like this is going to be a breakout year for Argentinian horror movies. To date, Virus: 32, Welcome to Hell, and On the Third Day have represented the genre on behalf of Argentinian filmmakers. Now the latest horror movie from the South American country, PussyCake, […]
June 3, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
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 […]
March 24, 2022.Reading time 7 minutes.
Among the most anticipated horror movies of 2022, Ti West’s collaboration with A24, X, sits near the top of the list. For the last several years, A24 has established itself as the production studio for elevated horror (Midsommar, The Witch, Saint Maud). Though it’s been a while since he made an outright horror movie, West […]
January 15, 2022.Reading time 7 minutes.
As an individual movie, Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remains among the greatest horror movies produced. Unfortunately, the legacy of its sequels, prequels, and remakes is checkered. In between Hooper’s misunderstood sequel and the crater-sized disaster that was Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, New Line Pictures took a more straightforward approach to the […]
January 8, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
Sometimes a title tells you everything you need to know about a movie. Though For the Sake of Vicious saw a limited theatrical release in 2021, most horror fans will just be getting a look at it now as it pops up on streaming platforms. Both its tile and promotional material promise some old-fashioned Grindhouse […]