The Assent: The Point At Which You Lose Interest In a Movie

Another month, another possession horror movie on Netflix. Maybe the streaming platform needs to call an exorcist. We’ve seen no shortage in demonic thrillers popping up over the last couple of years. Mark of the Devil, The Crucifixion, Soul to Keep, Paranormal Investigation, etc., etc. Maybe you’ve seen some of these titles. If so, there’s […]

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Get In (or Furie): Netflix French Thriller Mixes Up Get Out with Straw Dogs

Poor Get In. Or Furie. Though Netflix makes a relatively good effort to acquire and stream international movies, they’re less committed to letting you know these titles are available. You’re forgiven if you didn’t know Get In was available earlier this week. Netflix forgot to mention it. To make matters worse, the streaming giant re-christened […]

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Escape Room: Same Title, Definitely Wrong Movie

Like haunted attractions or amusement park ‘dark rides’, the escape room fad was tailor-made for horror movies. Not surprisingly then, a handful of recent horror movies have released in the last few years exploiting the trend. But what were the odds you’d have two similarly-themed horror movies with the exact same title? Of course, odds […]

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Dark Light: Netflix Snoozer Will Put Your Lights Out

Writer and director Padraig Reynolds, whose prior effort was the somewhat interesting Rites of Spring, is back with Dark Light. What kind of movie Reynolds has in store for audiences depends on the promotional material you’re looking at. Some posters tease an alien invasion angle. Other promotional materials hint at subterranean monsters. Everything suggests a […]

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Mark of the Devil: Netflix Horror Can’t Exorcise ‘Been There, Done That’ Feeling

Browse Netflix’s horror catalogue and you’ll find no shortage of demonic possession movies. The Crucifixion, Veronica, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Constantine, Malicious – these are just a handful of the devilish subgenre to turn up on the streaming platform. Now Mexican director Diego Cohen’s Mark of the Devil is available for Netflix subscribers. Cohen’s […]

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Elephant in the Room: Bloodride’s Final Destination

And just like that, Bloodride brings us to its final stop – Episode 6, Elephant in the Room. If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting to find out the story behind the man in the elephant suit. As the opening credits roll, the camera once again pans over the doomed passengers. It finally settles on […]

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The Old School: Bloodride Drops Its Most Disappointing Episode

Welcomes to Bloodride’s fifth episode, The Old School. Thus far throughout its inaugural season, Bloodride has dipped its toes into multiple horror genres. As The Old School opens, our ‘bus driver’ adjusts the mirror. The camera slowly pans across the rows of passengers before stopping at a smiling young woman reading a book covered in […]

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Lab Rats: Bloodride ‘Cages’ This episode’s passengers

Hop on board for Bloodride’s fourth episode, Lab Rats. Once again we start things off on a stormy night as our silent host, the ‘Bus Driver’, adjusts his rearview mirror. As we pan along the rows of hopeless passengers, the camera lingers of five people dressed only their undergarments. Admittedly, I’ve been most curious about […]

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Bad Writer Pens A Darkly Fun episode for bloodride

Hop on board for Bloodride’s third episode, Bad Writer. If the last episode, Three Sick Brothers, felt derivative, Bad Writer promises some more of the twisty, dark humour that previously worked for it. As the opening credits and ominous music kicks things off, we pan across the rows of lost passengers again. This time the […]

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Three Sick Brothers: Bloodride Trades in Familiar Trope with its Second Episode

Welcome back for Bloodride’s second episode, Three Sick Brothers. Once again our host, the silent bus driver, adjusts his mirror and the camera pans along the rows of doomed passengers. This time the camera finally rests on a young man with blood dripping from his ear. And with that, Three Sick Brothers promises to deliver […]

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