Nightmare Beach: The Best (Worst) Slasher, Spring Break Something or Other

Nightmare Beach is an under-the-radar horror movie. Despite it’s lack of brand familiarity, this Umberto Lenzi-flick accomplishes an impressive feat. That is, it combines not one, but two, sub-genres whose popularity had receded by the late 80’s – the slasher and the Spring Break teen sex romp. For older horror fans, Nightmare Beach was that […]

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Trick: A Slasher Reminder To Always Go With Treat

Did you really like Trick ‘r Treat? Guess what? This isn’t that long-rumoured sequel to the fantastic 2007 horror anthology. No, Trick is an original movie, out just in time for Halloween. Frequent collaborators Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer have re-assembled to deliver a neo-slasher movie for the holiday season. With lofty ambitions of becoming […]

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The One Without Jason: Friday the 13th, A New Beginning

Yes, it’s the one without Jason. And no, not the first one. Paramount promised that Part IV was the ‘Final Chapter’. But when ‘The Final Chapter’ made just north of $30 million, you knew he’d be back. Except he wasn’t. It probably says something about the Friday the 13th franchise that Part V, A New […]

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Cold Prey: Get Snowed In With This Winter Slasher

Norway isn’t a major horror player. But the northwestern European nation has produced a few noteworthy chillers including the Dead Snow movies and Trollhunter. In the mid-2000’s, Norway even produced its own budding slasher franchise – the Cold Prey movies. Released in 2006, the original Cold Prey was a box office hit in Norway. Followed […]

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Dementia 13 Spins a Passable Tale of Greed and Revenge

Before Francis Ford Coppola revolutionized film-making with The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, he directed Dementia 13. A low-budget, black-and-white chiller, Dementia 13 is the type of movie with which only die-hard horror fans are familiar. In this respect, Coppola’s directorial debut is an ideal candidate for the remake treatment. After making little to no waves […]

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Red Christmas: A Humbug of Christmas Horror

Aussie horror export, Red Christmas, came and went in 2016 with minimal buzz. It was briefly on my radar two years ago, but when it wasn’t initially available here, the Christmas horror movie was quickly forgotten. But ’tis the season, for the third day of our 12 Days of Christmas Carnage, I finally give Red […]

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Hell Fest Is A Fun Popcorn Slasher To Kick Off Halloween

With October just around the corner, Hell Fest gets the 2018 Halloween movie season officially kicked off. Over the last several years, haunted attractions have dramatically risen in popularity. In southern Ontario, we’ve seen several summer theme parks extend their season with elaborate haunted mazes and costumed performers. Hell Fest builds this idea right into […]

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Hell Fest Kicks Off the Halloween Movie Season

Escape rooms and haunted attractions are arguably at peak popularity right now. Horror filmmakers haven’t missed this trend either. In the last few years, we’ve seen The Houses That October Built and Hell House LLC, with their respective sequels, cash in on the craze. Now this week Lionsgate and CBS Films release their Halloween park […]

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