The Long Night Harkens a Familiar Prophecy of Doom

Originally titled The Coven, an early 2022 horror release, The Long Night, missed out on a theatrical release. Promising a mix of supernatural horror with an apocalyptic cult, The Long Night marks the return of Scout Taylor-Compton to horror alongside veteran character actors Jeff Fahey and Deborah Kara Unger. Cults rarely go out of style […]

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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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Extracurricular: High School Horror Falls Just Short of the Honour Roll

A close cousin to ‘Creepy Kids’ horror, high school horror movies have always enjoyed a small niche in the genre. After all, most people would agree that high school is generally pretty awful. And the angst, brooding, and narcissism that characterizes adolescence makes it fertile ground for horror. From the dark snark of Heathers and […]

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The Farm: More Weeds Than Scares In This Hillbilly Horror Movie

‘Hillbilly’ backwoods horror has been alive and kicking since before even The Texas Chainsaw Massacre shocked audiences. Arguably, you could go back to the 1968 cult movie, Spider Baby, starring Lon Chaney Jr, for the first real backwoods horror movie. From Motel Hell to Wrong Turn, horror gives each new generation of fans its own […]

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Vacancy Offers Passable Room Service for Horror Fans

When Screen Gems released Vacancy in 2007, horror was in somewhat of a transition. The ‘Torture Porn’ subgenre was breathing its last gasp. Hostel II underperformed, Saw IV marked that franchise’s downward slide, and new entries like Captivity and I Know Who Killed Me were failures. Yet this was also the same year that saw […]

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Ruin Me: Neo-Slasher Invites You To Camp Out

Haunted attractions are big business. Forget about haunted hayrides. Now you can watch a screening of Jaws while floating on a lake. Or you can take a tour the campsite where Sean S Cunningham filmed the original Friday the 13th. Too tame. Try spending the night at a horror-themed campsite. Never one to miss a […]

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The Strangers: Prey at Night or Pray for a Better Script

It’s taken nearly a decade, but after several years of rumours and speculation, the sequel to home invasion horror film The Strangers is finally in theaters. While the original movie, written and directed by Bryan Bertino, was not necessarily warmly received by critics, it proved to be a modest box office hit. A well-structured horror […]

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