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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Misery: Stephen King’s Warning of Toxic Fandom

To date, Misery remains one of Stephen King’s best works. Undoubtedly, the book’s success owes in part to its memorable villain, Annie Wilkes. But Misery’s status also stems from its relevancy. Like the best fictional works, King’s story of an obsessed fan eerily forecasted the current state of toxic fan culture. Similarly, Rob Reiner’s 1990 […]

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Black Christmas 2019: Hark a Christmas Horror Remake

Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions sparked initial excitement when they announced a Black Christmas remake for 2019. Unfortunately, Black Christmas 2019’s early goodwill quickly gave way to criticism and divisive reactions. An early trailer seemed to give away a major twist – and departure from the original. Next, the MPAA assigned the remake a […]

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Offerings A Late, Low Budget 80’s Slasher With Little to Offer

Welcome to the most obscure of the obscure. I consider myself to be something on 80’s horror movie aficionado. Previously, I thought I had seen just about every slasher movie to emerge from that decade. And then I found Offerings on Amazon Prime. Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of it. This 1989 slasher came […]

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#FollowMe: Unsubscribe From This Social Media Warning Tale

Technology as a source of horror has been a popular genre staple. As the 80’s gave way to the 1990’s, the Internet replaced computers as our ‘techno-boogeymen’. Not surprisingly then, horror has increasingly shifted its focus onto social media to mine more scares out of technophobes. While Unfriended exploited fears of social media and cyberbullying, […]

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The Farm: More Weeds Than Scares In This Hillbilly Horror Movie

‘Hillbilly’ backwoods horror has been alive and kicking since before even The Texas Chainsaw Massacre shocked audiences. Arguably, you could go back to the 1968 cult movie, Spider Baby, starring Lon Chaney Jr, for the first real backwoods horror movie. From Motel Hell to Wrong Turn, horror gives each new generation of fans its own […]

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Daniel Isn’t Real: An Imaginary Friend, A Real Unnerving Thriller

At some point, we probably all had an imaginary friend. But what if that friend wasn’t so imaginary. And that’s the jumping point for South by Southwest psychological horror thriller Daniel Isn’t Real. Up-and-coming horror director Adam Egypt Mortimer, and Brian DeLeeuw, adapted DeLeeuw’s own novel, In This Way I Was Saved, for the indie […]

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Vacancy Offers Passable Room Service for Horror Fans

When Screen Gems released Vacancy in 2007, horror was in somewhat of a transition. The ‘Torture Porn’ subgenre was breathing its last gasp. Hostel II underperformed, Saw IV marked that franchise’s downward slide, and new entries like Captivity and I Know Who Killed Me were failures. Yet this was also the same year that saw […]

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Antrum: ‘Cursed’ Movie Takes You To Hell

Just over 20 years ago, The Blair Witch Project mixed ‘faux documentary’ movie-making with more traditional horror story-telling. Following its success, found-footage horror took over in the 2000’s. Indie horror offering, Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made, isn’t likely to have the same impact on the genre. After all, its gimmick – a cursed movie […]

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