Snow Falls A Wintery Indie Horror That Can’t Quite Dig Itself Out of Its Own Limitations

Three years have no passed since COVID-19 plunged the world into unprecedented lockdowns and isolation. While the pandemic persists, more movies are releasing that either directly work the events into their narrative or implicitly explore themes of isolation, paranoia, and infection. The latest indie horror movie to hit VOD platforms this week, Snow Falls, lands […]

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Candy Land an Unflinching Grindhouse Look at Religious Extremism

In the opening week of 2023, M3gan looks to kick off the year for horror at the box office. Meanwhile a handful of indie horror movies have made their way to streaming and VOD platforms. On Vudu and Apple TV, an indie mix of slasher, Grindhouse, and religious horror, Candy Land became available today to […]

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When I Consume You Brings Ambiguous Psychological Horror to VOD Platforms

Last week, indie horror When I Consume You finally made its way to VOD platforms after quietly impressing people on the film festival circuit. Its director, writer, and producer, Perry Blackshear previously impressed with They Look Like People, which you can still find on Netflix. When I Consume You actually marks the director’s third feature-length […]

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Splinter a Criminally Underseen Horror Movie Worth Re-Visiting

Before the zombie craze was fully under way, indie horror movie Splinter was enjoying a bit of critical buzz. It only saw a limited theatrical run in 2008, but still earned a Best Horror Movie nomination at the Saturn Awards. Since its release, however, Splinter has unfairly faded into obscurity. In addition to some good […]

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The Changed: Sci-Fi Thriller Doesn’t Do Much To Change Up a Familiar Premise

Based on Jack Finney’s 1954 science fiction novel, The Body Snatchers, Invasion of the Body Snatchers is classic of 70s sci-fi and horror. Its paranoia-laden premise is one easily adapted to a number of contexts and time periods – its relevance never wanes. Not surprisingly then, Finney’s story has been adapted in some form or […]

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Hellbender: Indie Horror Casts a Spell in Haunting Coming-of-Age Story

No, not that Addams Family. That’s Adams Family, with just one ‘d’. With their latest collaborative effort, Hellbender, debuting on Shudder, the family filmmakers return horror to the same DIY roots of early George Romero and Sam Raimi. And it’s indeed a family affair with husband-and-wife John Adams and Toby Poser sharing writing and directing […]

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For the Sake of Vicious Delivers Bloody Grindhouse Home Invasion

Sometimes a title tells you everything you need to know about a movie. Though For the Sake of Vicious saw a limited theatrical release in 2021, most horror fans will just be getting a look at it now as it pops up on streaming platforms. Both its tile and promotional material promise some old-fashioned Grindhouse […]

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