Snow Falls A Wintery Indie Horror That Can’t Quite Dig Itself Out of Its Own Limitations

Three years have no passed since COVID-19 plunged the world into unprecedented lockdowns and isolation. While the pandemic persists, more movies are releasing that either directly work the events into their narrative or implicitly explore themes of isolation, paranoia, and infection. The latest indie horror movie to hit VOD platforms this week, Snow Falls, lands […]

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Ouija Mostly Plays As An Uninspired PG-13 Horror Movie Saved By Its Prequel

One of the more interesting sidenotes for horror in 2014 just happened to be two movies that bombed with critics but scored at the box office. Neither Annabelle nor Ouija were remotely good scary movies. And the fact that they both got follow-ups isn’t a shock – they made money. However, each of these movies […]

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Sleepstalker May Be The Quintessential 1990s Straight-to-Video Horror Movie

Traditionally, horror movies, particularly the slasher genre, have played fast and loose with rules the serial killer that populate their movies. Neither Jason Voorhees or Michael Myers are supernatural killers. Yet that hasn’t stopped the Friday the 13th and Halloween series from bringing their respective killers back from sequel to sequel. Other horror movies skirted […]

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The Menu Prepares a Full Course of Deliciously Fun and Dark Satire

Cooking shows have been all the rage for the last several years. Whether it’s MasterChef, Chef’s Table, Iron Chef, or Cake Wars, everyone’s a foodie these days. Not surprisingly then, horror has finally jumped on the bandwagon. In fact, the only thing that’s surprising is that it’s taken this long for the genre to bake […]

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Candy Land an Unflinching Grindhouse Look at Religious Extremism

In the opening week of 2023, M3gan looks to kick off the year for horror at the box office. Meanwhile a handful of indie horror movies have made their way to streaming and VOD platforms. On Vudu and Apple TV, an indie mix of slasher, Grindhouse, and religious horror, Candy Land became available today to […]

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Possession – The Obscure Cult Classic Finally Arrives on Shudder

In the first week of 2023, Shudder surprised horror fans by adding Polish filmmaker Andrzej Żuławski’s cult classic, Possession. Starring a young Sam Neill and Isabelle Adjani, Possession’s story of a marriage dissolving set against the backdrop of Cold War West Berlin was met with an initially lukewarm critical response and backlash. It quickly found […]

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New Year’s Evil Fails On Its Resolution To Be a Decent 80s Slasher

Black Christmas and Halloween didn’t just kick off the slasher subgenre – they turned filmmakers on to holiday-themed horror movies. Following on the heels of Halloween, Friday the 13th, My Bloody Valentine, April Fool’s Day, Graduation Day, and Uncle Sam all capitalized on the calendar. Despite the extent to which it’s celebrated, New Year’s Eve […]

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