Gehenna: Now Cursing Netflix

Promotional materials matter. For proof look no further than the posters for Gehenna: Where Death Lives. Its promotional posters call to mind some of the worst Grade-Z horror movies you can imagine. But the Chicago Indie Horror Film Festival gave Gehenna some love. So do we have a hidden gem on our hands? Or does Gehenna’s marketing […]

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Red Christmas: A Humbug of Christmas Horror

Aussie horror export, Red Christmas, came and went in 2016 with minimal buzz. It was briefly on my radar two years ago, but when it wasn’t initially available here, the Christmas horror movie was quickly forgotten. But ’tis the season, and Red Christmas popped back onto my radar. Though its official synopsis promises a straightforward […]

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The Crucifixion: True Story, Fake Scares

Exorcism-themed movies are so plentiful in horror that they’re practically their own subgenre. Don’t believe me. Check out Netflix’s current horror titles. I’m willing to bet there’s several movies with some possession story element. Veronica, Deliver Us From Evil, The Rite, The Taking of Deborah Logan, The Possession – they’re all still floating around Netflix. […]

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Feral Will Leave You Hungry For More Fresh Horror

Over the last decade or so, zombies have been all the range in horror. In fact, zombies have been something of a rare crossover sensation. But there are signs that even the zombie can suffer from some rigor mortis. The Walking Dead, for instance, has continued to bleed audiences in its most recent season. Though […]

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Black Christmas: A Remake That Drops a Lump of Coal in Your Stocking

The American Thanksgiving long weekend is over. As of today, we’re just a month away from Christmas. For horror fans, this could mean only one thing – Christmas-themed horror movies. And what better place to start than re-visiting one of the best Christmas horror movies, Black Christmas. Not surprisingly, like just about every horror movie, […]

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Sabrina: Demonic Doll, Not The Teenage Witch

No, not that Sabrina. Netflix expands its international horror offerings this week with Indonesian movie, Sabrina. And it’s not even about a witch. Instead Sabrina plays as part Annabelle, part Ouija, and part The Conjuring with some Truth or Dare mixed in for good measure. In a year that’s seen international horror movies like Veronica and May The Devil […]

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The Babysitter On Netflix: Not Your Parents’ Mary Poppins

The ‘babysitter in peril’ trope is a favourite in the horror genre. We’ve seen it before from John Carpenter’s Halloween to When a Stranger Calls. But since Wes Craven flipped the rules in Scream, horror fans have gotten smarter. We expect more from our horror movies today, not more of the same. Just over a […]

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Silent Night: Re-Gifting an ‘80’s Cult Classic

To this day, Silent Night, Deadly Night remains one of the most controversial horror films produced. Of course, the controversy that swirled around the 1984 exploitation slasher was misguided at best. Nonetheless, the ‘Santa Claus Killer’ movie reached a similar level of infamy as the ‘Video Nasty List’ in the United Kingdom. And like many […]

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Death House: Ambitious But Flawed Horror Homage

Death House has been one of the more talked about indie horror movies in recent memory. This is no small part due to the sheer number of horror alumni in the cast. Fans have described Death House as ‘The Expendables’ of horror movies. It’s a virtual ‘who’s who’ of horror wrapped up in vintage 80’s […]

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Drag Me to Hell Looks to Curse New Fans on Netflix

After Army of Darkness, Sam Raimi took a break from horror to do other things. Of course, those ‘other things’ included directing the original Spider-Man trilogy, so Raimi kept himself busy. Two short years after the letdown of Spider-Man 3, Raimi returned to horror with Drag Me To Hell. Co-written with his brother, Ivan, Drag […]

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