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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Fall Has One Last Summer Thrill-Ride For Audiences

Gimmick and/or single-setting horror movies aren’t uncommon. And when done right, they can be a supremely effective way of putting audiences in the shoes of characters trapped in pretty awful circumstances. Mandy Moore found herself trapped in a shark cage for 47 Meters Down while Open Water left two scuba divers bobbing on the ocean. […]

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Alone With You a Creepy Pandemic Thriller That Runs Out of Ideas

As movie releases were delayed and productions halted during the pandemic, filmmakers had to get creative to get their projects made. We saw some great example of innovation in movies, like Host, that embodied the spirit of DIY indie horror. At present, Emily Bennett isn’t a household name – she’s directed some short films and […]

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On The Tenth Day of Christmas: The Lodge An Unsettling Psychological Horror

Since its resurrection in the late 2000s, Hammer Films has quietly re-established itself in the horror genre. Though Blumhouse Productions has eclipsed the British studio in quantity and, arguably, overall quality, Hammer has a delivered a few memorable projects. Most notably, Let Me In and The Woman in Black were hallmarks of the studio’s atmospheric […]

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Sea Fever: Parasitic Terror Just Beneath The Sea’s Surface

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 […]

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The Dark and the Wicked: Down on the Farm For An Unnerving Slow-Burn Horror

Since his directorial debut, The Strangers, Bryan Bertino has worked sparsely in the genre. But his work has been generally impressive. In addition to directing the very underrated The Monster, Bertino has produced Stephanie, The Strangers: Prey at Night, and The Blackcoat’s Daughter. For his most recent effort behind the camera, Bertino collaborated with production […]

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