6:45 Offers a Darker Take on Groundhog Day

Among just a few new horror releases this week, 6:45 gives us another horror take on Groundhog Day. Unlike Happy Death Day, this one promises fewer laughs and a more grim tone. Science fiction has successfully played with time loops in Edge of Tomorrow, Source Code, Looper, and Deja Vu. And last year, Shudder’s feminist […]

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The Changed: Sci-Fi Thriller Doesn’t Do Much To Change Up a Familiar Premise

Based on Jack Finney’s 1954 science fiction novel, The Body Snatchers, Invasion of the Body Snatchers is classic of 70s sci-fi and horror. Its paranoia-laden premise is one easily adapted to a number of contexts and time periods – its relevance never wanes. Not surprisingly then, Finney’s story has been adapted in some form or […]

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Hell is Empty: Indie Thriller Promises a ‘Cult of Personality’

February is officially over and we’ve moved onto March, with spring just around the corner. And several new horror movies make their way to various streaming and VOD platforms this week. Amongst this crop of new releases. Hell is Empty promises to take audiences into a small cult of sister-wives under the spell of a […]

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Scream 2022 Takes A Successful Stab At Re-Invigorating the Franchise

A decade passed between what was supposed to be the end, Scream 3, and Wes Craven re-visiting his creation in 2011 with Scream 4. Plenty had changed in the horror genre and Craven found a new voice for his belated sequel. Yet despite better-than-expected results, audiences largely stayed away. Ultimately, Scream 4 was the lowest […]

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They Live in the Grey A Dour Thriller With Few Fresh Thrills

As we roll into mid-February, horror fans are likely anticipating Netflix’s release of the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre with high hopes after Scream met most expectations. Meanwhile Shudder continues to excel at platforming original content alongside classics and more obscure horror titles. This week, Shudder’s newest release, They Live in the Grey, promises a blend […]

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Student Body: High School Slasher Misunderstood the Assignment

On the surface, writer and director Lee Ann Kurr’s debut feature-length movie, Student Body, looks like just another slasher. High school students trapped inside a posh prep schools certainly doesn’t sound like it deviates much from expectations. At least Student Body isn’t another entry in a growing line of meta-slashers. And Kurr looks like she […]

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The Medium A Rare Horror Movie That Genuinely Disturbs

Asian cinema has been a leader in the horror genre going on for two decades strong now. In the early 2000s, J-Horror was all the rage. Western horror fans gobbled up movies like The Ring, Pulse, and The Grudge. And Hollywood studios quickly signed up for remakes. Likewise, Korean (The Wailing, Train to Busan) and […]

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On The Tenth Day of Christmas: The Lodge An Unsettling Psychological Horror

Since its resurrection in the late 2000s, Hammer Films has quietly re-established itself in the horror genre. Though Blumhouse Productions has eclipsed the British studio in quantity and, arguably, overall quality, Hammer has a delivered a few memorable projects. Most notably, Let Me In and The Woman in Black were hallmarks of the studio’s atmospheric […]

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