Q the Winged Serpent an Early 80s Monster Movie That May Defy Expectations

Following the box office success of Conan the Barbarian, the early 80s saw a slew of low-budget action movies that mixed ‘sword-and-sandal’ epic with weird science fiction vibes. If you grew up in the 80s, you probably remember cult movies like Krull, The Sword and the Sorcerer, or The Ice Pirates. If you look at […]

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Troll – A Norwegian Monster Movie Content To Stomp on Familiar Ground

Horror movies aren’t unusual for December. There’s certainly plenty of Christmas-themed genre movies to warrant a release at this time of year. But Norwegian export Troll isn’t a very Yule-ish monster movie. No, Netflix’s latest monster movie has no connection to the infamously bad Troll 2. And it’s not connected to the widely revered mockumentary, […]

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Godzilla 1998 Trades Allegorical Storytelling for Loud, Heartless Spectacle

Alongside King Kong, Godzilla is one of film’s most iconic ‘big monsters or kaiju. Since Toho Studios debuted the atomic monster in 1954, Godzilla (or Gojira) has appeared in 37 movies. Most of those movies have come courtesy of Toho. Not surprisingly, however, Hollywood has tried to cash in with an American-ized version for Western […]

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The Lair Brings The Creatures But Falls Short on Expectations

British director Neil Marshall has made one genuine classic horror movie, the claustrophobic The Descent. And one could argue that his debut effort, Dog Soldiers, remains one of the best werewolf movies. Follow-up projects Doomsday and Centurion divided critics, but they’re still wildly interesting movies. Recent works haven’t been so much divisive as outright loathed. […]

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Splinter a Criminally Underseen Horror Movie Worth Re-Visiting

Before the zombie craze was fully under way, indie horror movie Splinter was enjoying a bit of critical buzz. It only saw a limited theatrical run in 2008, but still earned a Best Horror Movie nomination at the Saturn Awards. Since its release, however, Splinter has unfairly faded into obscurity. In addition to some good […]

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Boogeyman Won’t Have You Checking The Closet Before Bedtime

Amidst the remakes, Torture Porn, and New French Extremity, the 2000s produced some strong genre movies. Boogeyman was not one of those movies. In a decade where House of the Dead, FearDotCom, Ghost Ship, and The Wicker Man remake all hit theatres, Boogeyman still stands out as a noteworthy stinker. Before Sam Raimi’s production company […]

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A Quiet Place Part II: A Worthy Follow-Up to a Classic Movie

Finally, yet another major delayed horror release has made its way to theaters. Originally planned for 2020, like just everything else, A Quiet Place Part II took a backseat to a global lockdown Apparently, movie fans have been chomping at the bit to see John Krasinski’s follow-up to his major 2018 hit. To date, A […]

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The Devil Below Sinks Under a Familiar and Poorly Executed Concept

Who doesn’t love a good monster movie? And not just a big kaiju movie monster mashup a la Godzilla vs Kong. Sometimes a movie that sticks a small group of characters into a claustrophobic space can deliver supreme thrills. Neil Marshall’s The Descent remains one of the best monster movies in recent memory. And A […]

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