Snow Falls A Wintery Indie Horror That Can’t Quite Dig Itself Out of Its Own Limitations

Three years have no passed since COVID-19 plunged the world into unprecedented lockdowns and isolation. While the pandemic persists, more movies are releasing that either directly work the events into their narrative or implicitly explore themes of isolation, paranoia, and infection. The latest indie horror movie to hit VOD platforms this week, Snow Falls, lands […]

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Burial a Serviceable, If Not Forgettable, War Thriller

At the end of 2022, one of the last original releases platformed on Shudder was Ben Parker’s period mix WWII genre mash-up, Burial. Just based on the synopsis, it’s a little hard to tell what to expect from this one. The premise – Soviet soldiers ferreting Hitler’s corpse back to Stalin hunted by Nazi ‘werewolves’ […]

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Old Man a Thriller That Nearly Outreaches Its Small Setting

Not to be confused with ‘The Blind Man’ from the Don’t Breathe movies – or the Neil Young song of the same title – Old Man puts excellent character actor Stephen Lang front row and center. For much of his career, Lang has shined in strong supporting role from Gods and Generals to James Cameron’s […]

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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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Götterdämmerung Finds a New Suspect in a Creepy Third Episode of The Watcher

After two episodes of dangling red herrings in front of audiences, The Watcher’s second episode, Blood Sacrifice, ended with a literal bang. Now two suspects are off the table though it’s worth pointing out that we didn’t really see their bodies. Given that there’s only seven episodes slated for this limited series, Ryan Murphy’s going […]

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Blood Sacrifice Crosses Two Suspects From The Watcher’s Suspect List … Maybe

In spite of its lukewarm reviews, Ryan Murphy’s The Watcher bumped Dahmer – another Murphy production – from Netflix’s top streaming spot. Much of its debut episode was all about introducing us to the Braddock family and the moderately sized pool of suspects. For its second episode, Blood Sacrifice, The Watcher promises to tell us […]

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The Watcher Introduces Us To Plenty of Red Herrings in Welcome, Friends

Ryan Murphy is back. Again. Love his work or not, there’s no deny the writer, director, and producer stays busy. The American Horror Story already topped the Netflix streaming charts this month with the Dahmer series. Now he’s back on top again with the highly anticipated mini-series, The Watcher. A psychological mystery and thriller in […]

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Saloum a Gripping Mix of Western, Revenge Thriller, and Ghost Story

As summer gives way to fall and Halloween quickly approaches, Shudder continues to platform a diverse range of horror movies. Everything from obscure old movies to international offerings, the mini-horror Netflix continues to distinguish itself as the best option for international horror fans outside of Screambox. Today, Shudder has released African horror movie, Saloum. From […]

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