Ready or Not: Wickedly Fun Mix of Dark Humour and Horror

Ready or Not is the other late-summer horror movie about hunting people that wasn’t cancelled (see The Hunt). Don’t worry, horror fans. Yes, its title is indeed a play on ‘hide and seek’. Fortunately, Ready or Not is not another lame horror spin on a childhood game, like Truth or Dare or Would You Rather. […]

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Slasher Solstice Stalking Netflix In Time For Summer

Over the last decade, horror hasn’t just seen a boon on the big screen. With the proliferation of speciality channels and streaming platforms, horror fans have enjoyed a selection of horrror TV series not previously available. American Horror Story. The Walking Dead. Bates Motel. In the last few months alone, Netflix has released the very […]

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All Through the House: O’ Come Yet Another ‘80’s Redux Horror

And on the eleventh day of our 12 Days of Christmas Carnage, it’s low-budget slasher All Through The House. Todd Nunes wrote and directed this DIY-indie horror movie that enjoyed some success on the festival circuit. Yes, it’s one of growing number of horror movies basking in ‘80’s film-making aesthetics. But can All Through The […]

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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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Monster Party: Blood, Guts, and Class Consciousness

Writer and director Chris von Hoffmann’s previous movie was the hit-or-miss exploitation flick, Drifter. Genre fans who appreciate spirited mayhem may want to check it out on Netflix. On Friday November 2, von Hoffman released his follow-up effort, Monster Party, on several VOD-streaming platforms. No, it’s not the older Rankin/Bass Mad Monster Party with Boris […]

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Hellraiser and Horror: Pinhead Still Tears Your Soul Apart

In his original review, Roger Ebert referred to Clive Barker’s Hellraiser as a ‘bankruptcy of imagination’. Despite Ebert’s role in elevating the art of film criticism, he most certainly got it wrong with Hellraiser. There may be many things wrong with the movie, but a lack of creativity is not one of them. Hellraiser premiered in […]

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