The Ranger Invites Horror Fans to The Woods

Indie horror movie The Ranger generated some low-key positive buzz in 2018. A fun retro-trailer that harkened to old school PSA’s undoubtedly helped. Critics also seemed mildly impressed with The Ranger when it debuted at SXSW. Of course, ‘lost in the woods’ horror movies are a familiar genre staple. But The Ranger promises a refreshing […]

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Babysitter Must Die Can’t Decide What Kind of Movie It Wants To Be

Hands down, babysitting is one of the worst jobs in horror movies. Halloween. When a Stranger Calls. The Babysitter. Better Watch Out. The House of the Devil. Annabelle Comes Home. And those are just the more notable examples. In horror movies, babysitting should come with hazard pay. One could almost consider the ‘babysitter in peril’ […]

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Bloodthirsty Warns of THe Dangers of The Hunger For Fame

Could werewolves be primed for a comeback? One of the perennial horror movie monsters, werewolves haven’t enjoyed the recent surges in popularity as either vampires or zombies. Hollywood has almost bludgeoned horror fans with zombie movies and television series over the last decade or so. And vampires always seem to be just on the fringes. […]

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Sator: Minimalist Horror With Maximum Scares

Jordan Graham’s supernatural thriller Sator defines a ‘labor of love’. Apparently, Graham – who pretty much did everything – worked on the movie for several years. This is the kind of DIY filmmaking that made The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, and The Blair Witch Project genre favorites. Based on the available promotional material, Sator promises […]

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Hacksaw: Some Legends Should Probably Stay Dead

Looking to cash in on the low-budget grindhouse aesthetic that Rob Zombie and Eli Roth perfected, Anthony Leone’s 2020 indie horror, Hacksaw, hits VOD platforms this week. To his credit, first-time director Leone is almost a one-man show, taking on writing, producing, and cinematography credits. Though Leone demonstrates ambition, Hacksaw follows a familiar blueprint. Based […]

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Let’s Scare Julie: Clever Approach, Fumbled Ending

Don’t confuse it with Let’s Scare Jessica to Death. That’s 1970’s surrealist horror. Let’s Scare Julie is the latest indie horror with a trick up it’s sleeve looking to fill 2020’s void in the absence of theatrical releases. First-time writer and director Jud Cremata pulls a trick out of Alfred Hitchcock’s playbook. In his 1948 […]

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