Midsommar: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Director Ari Aster broke out last year with his critically-acclaimed debut, Hereditary. Alongside Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us), Aster positioned himself as a filmmaker to watch. Earlier this year, A24 Films released Aster’s follow-up project, Midsommar. A slice of folk horror in the vein of The Wicker Man, Midsommar once again divided critics and audiences. […]

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In The Tall Grass: Netflix Adaptation Can’t See The Forest For The Weeds

And the Stephen King renaissance marches on. Not unlike the the first wave of King adaptations, horror fans have been treated to the good (Gerald’s Game, It), the middle-of-the-road (Pet Sematary), and the bad (The Dark Tower). Now with Halloween around the corner, Netflix has unveiled its Netflix and Chills lineup. Among the new horror […]

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Polaroid: A Snapshot of Standard Teen Horror

Maybe you remember seeing trailers for a movie about a ‘killer Polaroid camera’. And then … nothing. For whatever reason, Polaroid was delayed and delayed. Following Harvey Weinstein’s criminal charges and The Weinstein Company’s bankruptcy, Polaroid was permanently shelved. But along came independent studio Lantern Films. Now, along with distributor Vertical Entertainment, Polaroid is streaming […]

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It Chapter Two Clowns Around

Two years ago, Andy Muschietti (Mama) scored a big hit with his update of Stephen King’s It. Despite an R-rating, It managed approximately $327 million at the box office. Even the critics overwhelmingly endorsed the big-screen remake. We’re now amidst something of a Stephen King renaissance. Earlier this year, a Pet Sematary remake hit theatres. […]

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Se7en: A Sin On Every Street Corner

Fresh off the notoriously frustrating Hollywood movie-making experience that was Alien 3, David Fincher bounced back with one the best thrillers of the 1990’s. New Line Cinema released Fincher’s Se7en in the fall of 2005, giving the acclaimed director his first major theatrical success. In spite of its grim subject matter, Se7en scored big at […]

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Head Count: Indie Thriller Will Get In Your Head

Do you really know the people around you? What if your friend, or lover, wasn’t who you they were anymore? That’s the simple premise driving Elle Callahan’s indie thriller, Head Count. It’s a premise that highly-regarded thrillers have used, including The Thing and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Though Callahan’s Head Count leans closer to […]

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Haunt Welcomes You To The Halloween Movie Season

Over the last few years, horror has jumped on the escape room and haunted attractions bandwagon in a big way. Since 2014, the genre has treated us to Hell House LLC, The Houses October Built, Hell Fest, and Escape Room. Even before these movies, carnivals and theme parks were understandably popular horror destinations. From midnight […]

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Satanic Panic: Indie Horror A Fun Deal With The Devil

Revived Fangoria continues to branch out into movie production and distribution. Last year, Fangoria Presents produced the surprisingly decent belated sequel, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich. Now as a follow-up, Fangoria Presents recently released horror-comedy, Satanic Panic. With a cast of new and familiar faces, this indie horror joins a growing horror trend of mining […]

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Ma: Uneven Thriller Wastes Octavia Spencer

Last year proved to be a busy one for Blumhouse Productions. Major theatrical and limited releases included Insidious: The Last Key, Truth or Dare, Upgrade, The First Purge, Cam, and the Halloween ‘re-quel’. Comparatively, 2019 has been a relatively quiet year. Earlier this year, Blumhouse released Glass and Happy Death Day 2U. Unfortunatley, Universal Pictures […]

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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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