Blood Red Sky … Or Vampires On A Plane

For the fourth straight week, Netflix premieres a new horror movie on Friday. And it’s not some throwaway movie dug up from several years past. On the heels of the Fear Street trilogy, Blood Red Sky queues up on Netflix’s runway with a vampire battling hijackers on a plane. It’s been awhile since horror fans […]

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The Seventh Day Can’t Exorcise Familiar, Mediocre Story

Scroll through Netflix’s horror selection. How many demonic possession movies pop up? Oh, there’s The Possession of Hannah Grace. And then there’s The Assent, Soul to Keep, Mark of the Devil, and The Unborn. Keep scrolling and you’ll also find The Crucifixion, Paranormal Investigation, and Sabrina. On any given day, there seems to be a […]

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Fear Street Part Three 1666 Conjures Up a Winning End to The Trilogy

And finally the third installment of the Fear Street trilogy concludes. In what has represented Netflix’s biggest investment in horror in recent memory, the RL Stine adaptation wraps up its story of Shadyside and Sara Fier’s 300 plus-year curse. Initially intended for a theatrical release, Netflix took a gamble releasing three interconnected feature-length movies back-to-back-to-back. […]

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A Classic Horror Story Maybe Takes Its Title Too Seriously

Out of the blue, Netflix suddenly seems vaguely interested in horror again. From the outset of July, the streaming giant has released the the two Fear Street movies with the third due this Friday. And viewership numbers seem to support this creative direction. Grace: The Possession, Oxygen, the Black Summer series, and Army of the […]

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Black Summer’s Cold War Heats Up The Zombie Series

After Episode 3, Card Game, delivered a quietly tense 40 minutes or so of television, Cold War switches things up. In Episode 4, Black Summer cranks up the action with an all-out war for ‘The Manor’. As the episode opens, we re-join Sun, Officer Ray, and his militia whose fates were unknown after being thrown […]

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Fear Street Part Two 1978 Mostly Avoids the Middle Movie Curse of a Trilogy

Finally, Netflix is delivering a major horror movie event. And with movie theatres just opening in some areas, the timing couldn’t be better. Based on RL Stine novels, the streaming platform is in the middle of its Fear Street trilogy. After Fear Street Part One 1994 introduced us to Shadyside and witch Sarah Fier’s curse, […]

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Black Summer’s Card Game Delivers Series’ Best Episode To Date

After Prelude filled in some storytelling gaps, Black Summer’s next episode, Card Game, looks to do something the Netflix series has struggled to accomplish. That is, Card Game promises to give us some narrative momentum. Finally, the zombie series looks to give us some extended time with previously established characters. To date, Rose and her […]

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Fear Street Part 1 1994 Kicks Off Netflix Slasher Franchise In Fun Fashion

Over the last few years, Netflix hasn’t put much effort into its horror selection. By and large, horror fans have found movies they’ve seen or generic, uninspiring selections. So it was something of a surprise when the streaming giant announced it was release a trilogy of horror movies in back-to-back-to-back weeks. Based on RL Stine’s […]

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