On the First Day – Christmas Bloody Christmas a Neon-Soaked Grindhouse Stocking Stuffer

Today, horror fans may have a hard time understanding the controversy that met Silent Night, Deadly Night. And it stirred up plenty of angst amongst critics and some parent groups. Nearly 40 years have passed and we’ve seen a handful of ‘Killer Santa’ movies that have elicited collective shrugs. Instead, audiences have mostly ignored movies […]

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Old People May Be The ‘OK Boomer’ Of Zombie Movies

Horror boasts plenty of ‘creepy kid‘ movies for parents or people who just find half-sized humans scary. Alice, Sweet, Alice, The Omen, Children of the Corn, The Bad Seed – they all reminded us that being able to drive isn’t a perquisite for terror. Earlier this, Norwegian thriller The Innocents made itself a candidate for […]

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The Harbinger a Moody, Atmospheric Pandemic Horror Movie

While it’s almost surreal, we’ve been living through a global pandemic for almost three years and counting now. Of all the things COVID has impacted, movies and theatrical releases hardly ranks high on the list. Despite its impact on release schedules, it didn’t take long for filmmakers to exploit the pandemic for scares. To date, […]

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A Wounded Fawn Puts a Bold Experimental Spin on the Serial Killer Narrative

As 2022 comes to a close, a quiet November for horror finds Shudder offering another new original release. On one hand, a psychological serial killer thriller hardly feels like a fresh way to end off the year for a streaming platform that has offered some risky genre fare. If you haven’t had your fill of […]

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Prey for the Devil Possesses Too Few Scares To Justify a Formulaic Story

Since The Exorcist shocked audiences in 1973, plenty of demonic possession movies have followed. At this point, the storytelling conventions and tropes are well-established. To date, The Exorcist remains the gold standard of the horror subgenre. But The Exorcist III has slowly won over critics and fans. And The Last Exorcism and The Exorcism of […]

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Mandrake a Quietly Unsettling Folk Horror Release From Shudder

Over the last several years, folk horror has seen a resurgence in popularity. Back in the 1960s and 1970s, British folk horror delivered memorable classics like Witchfinder General and The Wicker Man. More recently, The Witch, Apostle, The Ritual, Men, and Midsommar – to name just a few – have sparked new interest in the […]

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The Accursed Finds Itself Cursed With Generic Story, Lack of Scares

Halloween may be over but that doesn’t mean the genre sleeps. Plenty of horror movies are still making their way out to streaming and VOD platforms. Unfortunately for the recently released The Accursed, it’s one year removed from another movie called – yes, The Accursed. Starring Mena Suvari and The Order’s Sarah Grey, Willy’s Wonderland […]

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Run Sweetheart Run Slows Down a Tense Premise With One Too Many Detours

Days before Halloween, Amazon Prime follows up its original movie, My Best Friend’s Exorcism, with another original release, Run Sweetheart Run. Like a lot of movies, Blumhouse Tilt originally scheduled Run Sweetheart Run for a theatrical release. But the COVID-19 pandemic derailed those plans and its sat on the shelf for two years. Promotion for […]

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