On the Seventh Day of Christmas: Dead End Mixes Twilight Zone Mystery with Campy Tone

Christmas is a time for family. For better or worse. And the time spent travelling from family event to family event accounts for much of the worst parts. Snowy and slippery roads, traffic, arguing siblings, and shortcuts that inevitably aren’t any shorter than recommended route. French horror movie – with an all-American cast – Dead […]

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The Dare Literally Dares You To Sit Through It ‘Till The End

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before … four strangers wake up chained and imprisoned in a grimy basement? A mysterious captor subjects the groups to a series of increasingly cringeworthy tortures? No, it’s not 2007. The Dare is just Netflix’s latest addition to it’s horror library. A throwback ‘Torture Porn‘ movie, The Dare, […]

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There’s Someone Inside Your House: Dull Neo-Slasher Fails to Live Up To Its Title

Based on best-selling novelist Stephanie Perkins’ novel of the same name, There’s Someone Inside Your House arrives on Netflix with a lot of hype. So far in 2021, Netflix has already scored with one horror series, after debuting RL Stine’s Fear Street movies in three back-to-back-to-back weeks this summer. And there’s always a market for […]

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Malignant A Refreshingly Off-The-Wall Horror Movie From James Wan

At some point in the future, horror fans will regard James Wan in the same way they do Wes Craven or John Carpenter. To date, Wan is responsible for not one, but three, major horror franchises. Saw, Insidious, and The Conjuring – that’s an impressive track record. But it’s been five years since Wan helmed […]

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The Girl Who Got Away Escapes Serial Killer Tropes

After The Boy Behind The Door put children in the path of a dangerous killer, another serial killer thriller hits VOD platforms. This time its young girls in peril or, more specifically, one girl who escapes. From writer and director Michael Morrissey, The Girl Who Got Away picks up years after a young girl who […]

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Oxygen: Sci-Fi Thriller Gives You Little Room to Breathe

From the New French Extremity and splatter flicks to ‘nature strikes back’ horror, Alexandre Aja has amassed an impressive filmography. To date, Aja’s highs – High Tension, Crawl, Piranha 3D, The Hills Have Eyes – outnumber his career lows – Mirrors. But Aja’s latest release, Oxygen, marks a significant departure from past work. What looks […]

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June 9: Scratch This Found Footage Horror From Your Calendar

Sometimes movies fall under the radar. Maybe the release is delayed or a similar major studio release overshadows it. Regardless some movies never reach their audience. Hence, we’re introducing a new column here at The Abominable Dr Welsh – The Obscuratorium – to shine a light on titles that escaped us. At the height of […]

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Devil: Thriller Overcomes Story ‘Ups and Downs’

Before M Night Shyamalan rehabilitated his image with back-to-back successes in The Visit and Split, he hit rock-bottom with 2010’s The Last Airbender. Oh, Shyamalan would still drop one more bomb called After Earth. But the divisive filmmaker took a small step in the right direction by stepping back. Though the story wasn’t necessarily original, […]

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