Mandrake a Quietly Unsettling Folk Horror Release From Shudder

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 […]

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Slender Man: Internet Boogeyman Exceeds Low Expectations, But Still Underwhelms

Maybe you’ve heard of the Slender Man urban legend. If you’re young and hip, then you likely first heard of the fictional character through a creepypasta Internet meme. Eric Knudsen, or “Victor Surge”, created the legend on the Something Awful forum. If you’re older, you likely don’t know a creepypasta from a seafood linguine. As such, […]

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Dark Light: Netflix Snoozer Will Put Your Lights Out

Writer and director Padraig Reynolds, whose prior effort was the somewhat interesting Rites of Spring, is back with Dark Light. What kind of movie Reynolds has in store for audiences depends on the promotional material you’re looking at. Some posters tease an alien invasion angle. Other promotional materials hint at subterranean monsters. Everything suggests a […]

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