Halloween Kills Lives Up To Its Title – For Better, And Worse

Finally, it’s here. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed a lot of hotly anticipated horror movies. A Quiet Place II. The Forever Purge. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. But none of these movie had quite the same buzz as Halloween Kills. After David Gordon Green and Danny McBride successfully revitalized the dormant series three […]

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V/H/S/94 Rewinds the Franchise and Finds New Scares

Nearly a decade has passed since horror anthology V/H/S saw a limited theatrical release. Both its unique wraparound story and roster of up-and-coming directors set the anthology movie apart. In spite of tepid reviews, V/H/S generated enough box office receipts and audience buzz to warrant two sequels and a spin-off. That first sequel, V/H/S 2, […]

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There’s Someone Inside Your House: Dull Neo-Slasher Fails to Live Up To Its Title

Based on best-selling novelist Stephanie Perkins’ novel of the same name, There’s Someone Inside Your House arrives on Netflix with a lot of hype. So far in 2021, Netflix has already scored with one horror series, after debuting RL Stine’s Fear Street movies in three back-to-back-to-back weeks this summer. And there’s always a market for […]

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Séance Channels Several Styles With Underwhelming Results

As a screenwriter, Simon Barrett has put together some impressive credentials. Though it’s largely gone unseen, Barrett’s first writing credit, the supernatural western Dead Birds, was a decent little movie. Over the last decade, Barrett has collaborated with horror director Adam Wingard on You’re Next, The Guest, and Blair Witch. With Wingard branching off into […]

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No One Gets Out Alive Kicks Off Netflix and Chills

And as we head into October, it’s time for Halloween movie nights. Maybe you’ll tune in to AMC’s FearFest or hunker down with Shudder. Or perhaps you’ll settle for some Netflix and Chills. Aside from familiar old titles and some hotly anticipated new ones (Midnight Mass, There’s Someone Inside Your House), Netflix has already quietly […]

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Alone in the Dark: Forgotten Home Invasion Thriller Worth a Few Scares

Before New Line Cinemas struck gold with the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, it was largely an independent film distribution company. By the 1980s, New Line was slowly breaking into producing its own original movies. Not surprisingly, one of its early successes was a small horror movie – Alone in the Dark. And no, not […]

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Old Finds M Night Shyamalan Back in Polarizing Form

Few directors are quite as polarizing as M Night Shyamalan. Truth be told, Shyamalan may never make a movie as good as The Sixth Sense. And he’s made some good movies. Unbreakable showed how just how far outside the mold superhero movies could be long before Joker. Both Signs and The Village were effectively creepy […]

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The Hills Have Eyes Part 2 A Dull 80s Follow-Up To a 70s Classic

In the 1970s, Wes Craven directed two landmark horror movies – The Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes. A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream followed in the 80s and 90s. That’s an impressive legacy. Yet somewhere in between The Hills Have Eyes and Elm Street, Craven struggled to connect with […]

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