November 23, 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
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 […]
November 14, 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
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 […]
July 5, 2021.Reading time 7 minutes.
Peter Straub is a Bram Stoker Award-winning horror author. The Talisman – co-authored with Stephen King – is a classic. And Black House was another excellent collaboration between the two authors. To date, however, Straub’s work has rarely made it to the big screen. In fact, Hollywood has only adapted one Straub novel into a […]
June 6, 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
Poor Halle Berry. Following her Oscar win for Monster’s Ball, she found herself in some truly awful duds. Obviously, Catwoman was the most notable turkey. After all, Catwoman did “win” several Golden Raspberry Awards. But Dark Tide and A Perfect Stranger weren’t particularly memorable either. And then there was supernatural thriller, Gothika. The fourth Dark […]
May 1, 2021.Reading time 7 minutes.
It’s hard to tell if The Resort was a small horror movie originally intended for a quiet theatrical release before the summer season kick-off. Like everything else in the world, COVID-19 has thrown movie release schedules into disarray. Thought its story sounds derivative, that hasn’t stopped studios from dropping uninspired horror late in April before […]
April 29, 2021.Reading time 7 minutes.
While Shudder has stepped up its distribution of older and original horror content, Netflix continues to be fickle on the genre. To date, the streaming giant hasn’t unveiled much in the way of original horror offerings in 2021. Now its latest release, Things Heard & Seen, promises some pedigree for their horror menu. Based on […]
August 16, 2020.Reading time 9 minutes.
If there’s a horror franchise that needs to die, it’s the Amityville series. But Children of the Corn and the Hellraiser movies aren’t far behind. At present, there’s possibly at least 20 movies that have some – albeit loose – connection to The Amityville Horror. Though opinions may vary, the original 1979 movie is the […]
July 13, 2020.Reading time 9 minutes.
A Quiet Place 2, Godzilla vs Kong, The Conjuring 3, Halloween Kills – one by one the COVID-19 virus has pushed them from this year’s release schedule. That’s the bad new for horror fans. If there’s good news – and yes, there is some good news – smaller horror movies have found room to reach […]