The Overnight Forgets To Include Scares With Its Turndown Service

If you read enough Yelp or TripAdvisor review, just about any hotel can seem scary. One of two new releases on VOD platforms this week – including Unhuman – The Overnight checks into a familiar horror setting. From The Bates Motel to The Overlook, plenty of horror movies have turned up the scares alongside the […]

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Homebound Houses Plenty of Atmosphere, But An Unfinished Story

The latest British horror movie, Homebound, treads some familiar ground with its premise. From first-time director Sebastian Godwin, this thriller mixes bits of ‘creepy kids‘ horror with a remote, seemingly idyllic country manor. In spite of its mixing of well-worn tropes, critics have been generally impressed with Godwin’s effort. And Homebound wouldn’t be the first […]

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I Know Who Killed Me … A Terrible Story and Lackluster Direction

Though it’s hard to recall, Lindsay Lohan was once a big star. Following her commercially successful movies as a young Disney star, Mean Girls marked Lohan’s transition into more adult roles. But the wheels came of the train quickly afterwards. Personal and legal struggles ultimately derailed Lohan’s career. And I Know Who Killed Me was […]

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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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Offseason Charts a Course for Creepy Cosmic Horror

Last week, indie horror filmmaker Mikey Keating’s latest effort, Offseason, made its ways to VOD platforms. To date, Keating has quietly carved out a nice little niche in horror with movies like Carnage Park and Darling. With horror veterans Jocelin Donahue, Joe Swanberg, and Richard Brake onboard, Offseason promises quiet chills set against the backdrop […]

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Soul Survivors A Car Wreck of a Teen Horror Movie

In between the slasher-lite revival and emergence of Torture Porn, horror found itself in another transition period. Nowhere was this more evident than the 2001 movie year. Some good horror movies – The Others, Frailty, Session 9, and Pulse – made their way into theatres. Quite a few of these releases disappointed (Ghost of Mars, […]

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Yellowjackets Instantly Defines Itself as ‘Must See’ Television

Since Stranger Things became a massive breakout success for Netflix, streaming platforms and networks have jostled for the next winning mix of teen drama and supernatural mystery. Some of these shows (Chambers, The Society) never made it past a first season. Other series haven’t made the same cultural impact (The A-List). But Amazon Prime’s The […]

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