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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Sound of Violence Hits Almost All the Right Horror Notes

Killing for your art. Or your art killing you. Since The Picture of Dorian Gray the horror genre has occasionally dabbled in the world of artists killing for their work (Bliss, Velvet Buzzsaw). Earlier in 2021, writer and director Alex Noyer premiered his debut Sound of Violence at SXSW. Critics were a bit mixed on […]

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Night at the Eagle Inn Has Most Amenities Included

Horror loves its ‘terrible places‘. The looming Gothic castles of Hammer horror movies. Remote cabins in dense woods. Haunted houses with creaking doors and dimly lit halls. According to American professor Carol J Clover, the ‘terrible place’ was one of several necessary ingredients for horror. Though they may not immediately come to mind, hotels have […]

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The Spore May Not Grow On You

Aside from delayed major horror releases, if the Year in Horror in 2021 has a theme it’s been a minor resurgence in eco-horror. To date, a handful of indie horror movies – In The Earth and Gaia – have reminded us that all is not well in our environment. And the quietly underrated The Beach […]

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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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