Deadly Detention: The Breakfast Club Meets Lame Horror Spoof

When horror and comedy together are done right, the result can be classic. Look no further than The Evil Dead or Shaun of the Dead, for proof. Originally titled The Detained, Netlix’s latest release, Deadly Detention, looks to tap into the same campy vibe as 2017’s The Babysitter. But is this horror spoof inspired luanacy? […]

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Velvet Buzzsaw Paints a Dark Mix of Comedy and Horror

Fans of dark crime-thriller Nightcrawler rejoice! Writer and director Dan Gilroy has reunited with Jake Gyllenhaal for a new Netflix original movie. Velvet Buzzsaw promises a sardonic mix of dark humour and horror set in the shallow world of the Los Angeles art community. Gilroy’s latest movie debuted earlier in 2019 at Sundance. Netflix released […]

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All The Creatures Were Stirring: More Treats Than Coal In Its Stocking

‘Tis the season for a new Christmas-themed horror movie. Yes, it’s Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas Carnage. Today, we’re celebrating with a brand new horror anthology under our Christmas tree. Husband-and-wife duo, David and Rebekah McKendry, make their directorial debuts with All the Creatures Were Stirring. Both McKendry’s have worked in horror in some […]

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Leprechaun Returns: A Pot of Gold For Series’ Fans

Let’s be honest. The Leprechaun series is the most ridiculous franchise in the horror genre, followed closely by The Puppet Master series. But like the Hellraiser and those Puppet Master movies, Leprechaun movies have been quietly getting made for 25 years now. To date, an unbelievable seven Leprechaun movies have made the direct-to-video rounds. Now […]

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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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Killers Klowns from Outer Space Landed in Theaters 30 Years Ago

Years before the ‘Killer Clown’ moral panic from Fall 2016 and Twisty the Clown from Season 4 of American Horror Story, there was Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Author Stephen King popularized the ‘evil clown’ in mainstream circles with Pennywise from his novel, It. Of course the idea of killer clowns has a long history going […]

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4/20 Massacre: The Most Lit Slasher Film of 2018

The slasher film subgenre has banked pretty heavily on the holiday calendar for much of its success. With 4/20 Massacre, writer and director Dylan Reynolds has taken the rather creative route of embracing a relatively new holiday for a slasher film – ‘4/20’, or April 20, the day of all things marijuana. Not surprisingly, 4/20 […]

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Party Bus to Hell Stalls in its Mix of Horror and Comedy

Horror and comedy are perhaps the two most difficult genres to blend. Filmmakers like Edgar Wright are among the rare talents that have the deft hands to mix the disparate genre styles. Directed by Role Kanefsky and billed as starring Tara Reid, Party Bus to Hell is an example of horror and comedy done wrong. Very […]

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Tragedy Girls Is a Date Worth Making

Horror is catching up with social media and its potential as a source of the horrific. Over the last few years, the horror genre has given us Unfriended, The Den, and the dreadful Friend Request. Each of these movies exploited the anonymous cruelties of our “likes’ based culture. Earlier this week, I reviewed the fun #FromJennifer that […]

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#FromJennifer is Worth a Follow

We’re living in an era that has witnessed an unprecedented rapid expansion of technology. I can still remember using Napster in the early 2000s and waiting an entire afternoon for a single song to download. In less than a decade we’ve discarded MySpace (and  Facebook could follow) for Snapchat and Instagram. The emergence of social […]

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