The Head Hunter: A Cut Above Most Indie Horror

Vikings have enjoyed a recent cultural renaissance courtesy of The History Channel’s epics series. Likewise, Game of Thrones has proven the crossover appeal of fantasy-based medieval storylines. Now director Jordan Downey’s Viking-monster mashup, The Head Hunter, is available on select VOD-platforms. Synopsis A lone medieval warrior scours mist-covered lands for the monster that killed his […]

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Big Legend A Better Than Expected Bigfoot Tale

Everyone loves a good creature feature. Whether it’s killer sharks or giant insects, monster movies make for great rainy afternoon viewing. In spite of its expansive catalogue of potential movie monsters, cryptozoology hasn’t made much of a dent in the horror genre. While there are Bigfoot movies, they’re largely forgettable low-budget offerings. Personally, the cyborg […]

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‘All Light Will End’ Will Have You Praying for the End

Indie horror-thriller, All Light Will End, was among Netflix’s new slate of horror movies added in February. Like many independent horror movies, Chris Blake’s directorial debut screened at a few smaller horror film festivals before landing a distribution deal. Last year at this time, horror fans were surprised with a few good, smaller movies like […]

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The Dark: Brooding Allegorical Tale of Abuse and Trauma

An English-language Austrian movie filmed in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, The Dark is yet another horror allegory borrowing bits of zombie narrative. It follows on the heels of several similar 2018 releases that included Cargo and The Cured. Now after making the rounds at film festivals, The Dark hit several streaming platforms earlier in January. […]

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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. After a long wait, The Ranger finally hit Blu-ray shelves this past week. Synopsis After a tragic confrontation with […]

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The 6th Friend Slashes Its Way Onto Streaming Platforms

Indie horror flick, The 6th Friend, was filmed way back in 2016. But it’s only just now seeing the light of day on streaming platforms. Perhaps horror fans will recognize star and co-writer Jamie Bernadette from the fun stoner-slasher, 4/20 Massacre. Independent film company The Asylum is distributing what promises to be a bloody mix […]

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All Through the House: O’ Come Yet Another ‘80’s Redux Horror

And on the eleventh day of our 12 Days of Christmas Carnage, it’s low-budget slasher All Through The House. Todd Nunes wrote and directed this DIY-indie horror movie that enjoyed some success on the festival circuit. Yes, it’s one of growing number of horror movies basking in ‘80’s film-making aesthetics. But can All Through The […]

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It Follows: A Modern and Smart Update of the Teen Slasher

You can find good horror films from any era. But it would be hard to argue that the last several years have not witnessed the release of some remarkable genre films. Written and directed by David Robert Mitchell, It Follows was a 2015 breakthrough indie hit that generated considerable buzz. Like several recent horror films, […]

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Malevolence Overcomes Familiarity To Genuinely Disturb

Perhaps no other horror sub-genre is better-suited to low-budget, DIY filmmaking than the slasher film. Malevolence is one of dozens of micro-budgeted slasher films produced and released since Scream re-invigorated the sub-genre. Yet unlike most of those other movies, Malevolence somehow secured a limited, albeit unsuccessful, theatrical run. Written and directed by Steven Mena, Malevolence […]

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Rave Party Massacre Minus the Massacare

Available this week on most streaming platforms, independent film director Jason Winn unveils his latest offering, Rave Party Massacre or DeadThirsty. Winn has an interesting filmography as a director, which includes a Lifetime movie, The Assault, as well as a critically-acclaimed indie drama, The Fat Boy Chronicles. With no expectations from this little film, I was hoping to […]

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