March 16, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
Once the direct-to-video franchise had been to the ‘hood’ and then to outer space, there wasn’t much left to do but reboot the whole thing. Afterall, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre had already gone the reboot route. And the Leprechaun series was barely a B-level horror franchise […]
March 15, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, Irish horror movie Unwelcome finds its way onto VOD platforms. For horror fans who just aren’t into Leprechaun, director Jon Wright’s incorporation of Celtic folklore and the legend of redcaps may be more appealing. Several years ago, Wright impressed critics and fans alike with his low-budget monster […]
November 10, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
Over the last several years, folk horror has seen a resurgence in popularity. Back in the 1960s and 1970s, British folk horror delivered memorable classics like Witchfinder General and The Wicker Man. More recently, The Witch, Apostle, The Ritual, Men, and Midsommar – to name just a few – have sparked new interest in the […]
April 22, 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
Fun little piece of trivia – Dracula author Bram Stoker was Irish. It’s a fun tidbit that Irish writer and director Chris Baugh puts to good use in his horror-comedy, Boys From County Hell. But if Baugh uses Stoker’s Irish legacy, it’s only as a springboard to tell his own story. What Boys From County […]
April 10, 2021.Reading time 7 minutes.
Early in 2020, before theaters closed, Kristen Stewart’s Underwater re-introduced us to aquatic horror. Too bad critics and fans gave it a soggy response. On a side note, Underwater was actually quite good. Yet somewhere below the radar another aquatic horror movie fared better on video on demand (VOD). After a 2019 debut at the […]
March 8, 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
A horror movie called Shrooms sounds like what you would watch at a sleepover in high school. This should be the kind of movie that gains cult status like The Evil Dead. If not, it should at least achieve some level of fondness amongst genre fans like Deathgasm or Zombeavers. And even if Shrooms wanted […]
December 31, 2019.Reading time 13 minutes.
Happy New Year! We’ve reached the end of 2019. Things started off quickly with a surprisingly good January effort. Along the way, a few anticipated movies faltered. Two Stephen King adaptations – Pet Sematary and In The Tall Grass – disappointed. Remakes of Child’s Play and Black Christmas were good, but proved to be divisive. […]
June 30, 2019.Reading time 6 minutes.
Are we already halfway through June? Time flies by for horror fans when you’re coasting through another good year for the genre. In 2019, we’ve seen a horror movie defy the “January Jinx”. We’ve already gotten Jordan Peele’s follow-up to Get Out, and we still have It: Chapter Two and Midsommar to look forward to. […]