The Sword and the Sorcerer a Run-of-the-Mill, But Fun, Foray Into Fantasy

For a brief period in the 1980s, sword and sandal fantasy movies ruled video store shelves. While Clash of the Titans recalled 60s and 70s swashbucklers like Jason and the Argonauts and the Sinbad series, Conan the Barbarian was a pulpier, violent epic. Following Conan’s box office success, film studios rushed to capitalize with their […]

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Valentine Makes For a Bad Valentine’s Day Date

Welcome to everyone’s least favourite fake holiday – Valentine’s Day. During the golden era of the slasher, studios gave just about every calendar holiday the movie treatment. Even April Fool’s Day was treated to a horror movie adaptation. When Wes Craven turned the subgenre on its head with Scream he inadvertently re-ignited a brief slasher-lite renaissance. Over the next few years, several […]

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Yellowjackets Instantly Defines Itself as ‘Must See’ Television

Since Stranger Things became a massive breakout success for Netflix, streaming platforms and networks have jostled for the next winning mix of teen drama and supernatural mystery. Some of these shows (Chambers, The Society) never made it past a first season. Other series haven’t made the same cultural impact (The A-List). But Amazon Prime’s The […]

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Midnight Mass Delivers a Horrifying Sermon to Horror Fans

Over the last decade, Mike Flanagan has assembled an impressive horror résumé. Alongside James Wan (Malignant, Saw), he’ll likely find his name mentioned next to all-time greats like Carpenter and Craven. He’s moved from small thrillers (Oculus, Hush) to big-screen scares (Ouija: Origin of Evil) to marque Stephen King adaptations (Doctor Sleep). Both his Netflix […]

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Prisoners of the Ghostland A Less Satisfying Gonzo Vehicle for Nicolas Cage

Earlier this month, Nicolas Cage declared he is “never going to retire from acting”. Depending on your perspective, that’s either a promise or a threat. Regardless Cage has definitely found himself amidst a career resurgence courtesy of embracing some gonzo roles. Critics praised Cage’s performance in Michael Samoski’s Pig, which came out this past summer. […]

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The Girl Who Got Away Escapes Serial Killer Tropes

After The Boy Behind The Door put children in the path of a dangerous killer, another serial killer thriller hits VOD platforms. This time its young girls in peril or, more specifically, one girl who escapes. From writer and director Michael Morrissey, The Girl Who Got Away picks up years after a young girl who […]

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Eye Without a Face Forgets To Hack Into Much-Needed Scares

No, it’s not the classic 1960 French horror movie. And it’s not even the Billy Idol song. This latest indie horror release drops the ‘s’ for its techno horror adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window. In fact, Eye Without a Face looks to meld bits of Hitchcock with more recent techno-thrillers, most notably Open Windows, […]

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The Green Knight: A Darkly Ambiguous Take on an Old Myth

As theaters have slowly re-opened in 2021, The Green Knight has stood out as one of the anticipated movies of the summer. Based on the anonymous 14th Century poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the movie promises a unique blend of styles. In addition, The Green Knight boasts an impressive collection of talent behind […]

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