Room 203 Evicts an Intriguing Premise for Supernatural Tropes

If you’ve watched enough horror movies, one thing – among many others – you’ll learn is that a gaping hole never goes anywhere good. More often than not, they just lead to Hell or other nasty inter-dimensional places. Whether it’s holes in the ground (The Gate, The Hole in the Ground) or holes in the […]

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Night’s End Can’t Quite Deliver On A Strong Opening

As 2022 marches on, Shudder continues to serve as one of the best streaming platforms for more obscure titles and smaller, new horror releases. With March winding down and April just around the corner, Shudder’s latest release, Night’s End, marks Jennifer Reeder’s (V/H/S/94) latest feature-length horror effort. Its story of a reclusive man rebuilding his […]

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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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The Entity An Uncomfortable Mix of Supernatural Scares and Parapsychology

When legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese says something about movies, people listen. So when Scorsese ranked his scariest movies of all time, horror fans took notice. It’s an impressive list that includes noted classics like The Haunting, hidden gems (Night of the Demon), and one surprise entrant – The Entity. Ask horror fans to cite their […]

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Titane a Disturbingly Bizarre, If Not Incomprehensible, Body Horror Thriller

Four years ago Julia Ducournau blew critics and audiences away with the controversial and visceral Raw. Early comparisons made connections between Ducournau and legendary Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg. Not bad company to share for a young filmmaker. And if anyone was worried that Ducournau might hit a sophomore slump they can be rest assured that […]

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The Deep House Finds Some New Scares in Familiar Haunted House Conventions

Following the breakthrough success of the intense Inside, French filmmaking duo, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, have struggled to find the perfect follow-up project. While their Leatherface prequel boasted the same in-your-face shocks and violence, it failed to connect with Texas Chainsaw fans. Smaller projects, including Among the Living and Kandisha, were similarly mixed. But […]

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The Night House Re-Models The Haunted House Movie Into Something Refreshingly Scary

A longtime staple of the horror genre, the haunted house movie has been done ad nauseum. From low-budget chillers to big budget extravaganzas, filmmakers have stretched imaginable scares in a variety of ways. But 2021 has shown that with a bit of inventiveness, there’s still plenty of scares to mortgage from the sub-genre. The Deep […]

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