April 2, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
French director Pascal Laugier is about as polarizing as it gets in the horror genre. His sophomore effort, Martyrs, remains one of the most controversial horror movies of all time. Though it didn’t have the same far-reaching impact, Ghostland – or Incident in a Ghostland -was no less divisive upon its release. Somewhere in between […]
March 18, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
Another new release on Shudder and another horror movie delving into family relationships and secrets. Following on the heels of the quietly excellent Attachment, Norwegian horror movie Leave teases a mix of a supernatural Satanic thriller grounded in the country’s infamous Black metal scene. If a family with a secret isn’t enough to give you […]
January 18, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
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 […]
January 4, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
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’ […]
December 6, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
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 […]
November 10, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
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 […]
November 4, 2022.Reading time 9 minutes.
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 […]
October 28, 2022.Reading time 7 minutes.
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 […]