The Boy Behind The Door A Terrifying Test of Childhood Friendship

While Netflix recently has invest a little more in horror, Shudder has consistently taken care of genre fans. During the pandemic, as major studios held back major title, Shudder has platformed some pretty diverse horror offerings. Now Shudder’s latest release crosses into territory many mainstream horror movies avoid – putting children in direct danger. From […]

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Blood Red Sky … Or Vampires On A Plane

For the fourth straight week, Netflix premieres a new horror movie on Friday. And it’s not some throwaway movie dug up from several years past. On the heels of the Fear Street trilogy, Blood Red Sky queues up on Netflix’s runway with a vampire battling hijackers on a plane. It’s been awhile since horror fans […]

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The Seventh Day Can’t Exorcise Familiar, Mediocre Story

Scroll through Netflix’s horror selection. How many demonic possession movies pop up? Oh, there’s The Possession of Hannah Grace. And then there’s The Assent, Soul to Keep, Mark of the Devil, and The Unborn. Keep scrolling and you’ll also find The Crucifixion, Paranormal Investigation, and Sabrina. On any given day, there seems to be a […]

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Fear Street Part Three 1666 Conjures Up a Winning End to The Trilogy

And finally the third installment of the Fear Street trilogy concludes. In what has represented Netflix’s biggest investment in horror in recent memory, the RL Stine adaptation wraps up its story of Shadyside and Sara Fier’s 300 plus-year curse. Initially intended for a theatrical release, Netflix took a gamble releasing three interconnected feature-length movies back-to-back-to-back. […]

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The Call Dials a Wrong Number for Horror Fans

And with Shudder’s latest exclusive release, The Call, the horror platform embraces a popular and recent horror trend – the 1980’s. A growing number of horror movies have either imitated that 80’s VHS aesthetic or set their story right in the slasher decade. Netflix series Stranger Things may have kicked off this recent love affair […]

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A Classic Horror Story Maybe Takes Its Title Too Seriously

Out of the blue, Netflix suddenly seems vaguely interested in horror again. From the outset of July, the streaming giant has released the the two Fear Street movies with the third due this Friday. And viewership numbers seem to support this creative direction. Grace: The Possession, Oxygen, the Black Summer series, and Army of the […]

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Meander Traps Audiences in a Familiar But Tense Story

The latest horror movie out of France, from the director of the impressive Hostile, Mathieu Turi, combines two common fears. His latest effort, Meander, puts audiences into a claustrophobic setting with a series of elaborate death traps. Devil, As Above, So Below, The Descent, Oxygen, and Buried have all exploited our fears of being trapped. […]

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Blair Witch Can’t Catch Lightning In A Bottle

To date, The Blair Witch Project remains one of the biggest indie horror movie successes of all time. Love it or hate it, the shaky-cam found-footage kicked off an entire horror sub-genre. So you can’t blame Hollywood for trying to catch lightning in a bottle twice. What followed was the disappointing sequel, Book of Shadows: […]

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