Willy’s Wonderland: Nicolas Cage in a Chuck E Cheese(y) Fun Nightmare

Over the last few years, movie fans have celebrated the ‘Keanusaince‘, or resurgence of Keanu Reeves. Though it’s been much more lowkey, Nicolas Cage has enjoyed something of a comeback. Once a Hollywood A-lister, Cage’s career sort of went off the rails after The Wicker Man debacle. Today, younger fans may be more likely to […]

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Night of the Lepus: Can Giant ‘Killer’ rabbits Be Scary?

If you didn’t know, animals can be pretty scary. Zoophobia refers to the general fear of animals. Not surprisingly, horror movies have exploited the more obvious choices. Are you afraid of spiders? If so, you’re not alone. Arachnophobia is the fear of spiders and several horror movies have dangled these eight-legged beasts into our laps. […]

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Tusk: ‘I Am The Walrus’ Horror Comedy A Tough Sell

In the 1990s, Kevin Smith was among several directors responsible for the resurgence of indie filmmaking. Most film buffs know the story of how Smith maxed out credit cards to finance his feature debut, Clerks. Between 1995 and 1999, Smith wrote and directed Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and Dogma – all of which achieved some level […]

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Deadly Highways: Seven Road Trip Horror Movies To Keep You Home

As summer winds down, what better way to close it out than with a road trip. Who doesn’t like getting into the car, driving with the windows down, and blasting your favourite tunes? If you have a good roadside assistance plan, what could go wrong? Well, horror fans know that plenty can go wrong. From […]

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Take a Stand with VFW: Joe Begos Scores with Brutal Siege Thriller

Last year, Joe Begos impressed with his trippy indie horror-thriller, Bliss. In fact, Bliss was a solid enough effort to make my list of 10 best movies of 2019. Now Begos is following up his modern take on the vampire with an ‘urban siege’ movie in the tradition of Assault on Precinct 13. Though it’s […]

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Drive Angry: Pedal-to-the-Metal of Guilty Pleasure Thrills

Once upon a time, directing-and-writing duo Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer had a promising genre career. After his directorial debut, Dracula 2000, Lussier collaborated with Farmer on the wickedly fun remake, My Bloody Valentine 3D. At one point, Dimension Films pegged the duo to follow-up Rob Zombie’s Halloween II, tentatively titled Halloween 3D. But that […]

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The Evil: Midnight Movie 70’s Supernatural Oddity

Following The Exorcist and The Omen’s successes, Hollywood abruptly attempted to cash in. In turn, several supernatural and/or Satanic-themed horror movies quickly found their way into theatres. There were box office successes, like The Amityville Horror, along with middling releases that included Burnt Offerings and The Sentinel. As horror rode this occult wave, a few […]

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Phantasm: A Surreal Midnight Movie Classic

A ‘phantasm’ refers to something illusory, an apparition, or a figment of the imagination. What’s not illusory is the surprising legacy of Don Coscarelli’s low-budget masterpiece, Phantasm. Earlier this week, the incomparable surreal horror celebrated its 40th anniversary. In the years since its release, Phantasm has spawned four sequels across four decades. Angus Scrimm’s ‘The […]

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