Deadcon: Don’t Forget to ‘Unsubscribe’ From This Cheap Thriller

So what’s trending in horror? Hashtags. Snap streaks. Likes. Clickbait. Selfies. The horror genre’s never been one to miss out on what’s ‘trending’. Or what’s causing anxiety amongst the masses. And, in some cases, what grates on our nerves. In the 1980’s, slasher movies played on conservative fantasies of ‘punishing’ rebellious youth. Over the last […]

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Love, Actually: You Back for Season 2 on Netflix

He’s back! Everyone’s favourite delusional stalker, Joe Goldberg, returns for Season 2 of You. With its antagonist-focused perspective, You’s Season 1 proved to be binge-worthy Netflix viewing. After Guinevere Beck’s shocking death, there didn’t see to be any direction for another season. And then Joe’s supposedly dead ex-girlfriend, Candace Stone, turned up in a jaw-dropping […]

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The Dark Compass Directs Dracula Way Off Course

And it’s gone. Dracula built a lot of good will and potential over two episodes. And then Gatiss and Moffat went all Dracula AD on their story, staking that potential rather abruptly. Following its final episode, critics and fans alike expressed their discontent with the Netflix series creative choices. Indeed, Dracula’s unnecessary jump to a […]

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Blood Vessel: Dracula Sets Off For England Aboard the Demeter

Like Dracula’s first episode, Episode 2, entitled Blood Vessel, expands one small section of Bram Stoker’s novel into a full 90 minutes. In this case, Count Dracula’s voyage from Transylvania to England on Russian ship, Demeter, takes centre stage. From a narrative perspective, Gatiss and Moffat have a lot of wiggle-room to expand on the […]

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Rules of the Beast: First Episode of Netflix Dracula Series Bloody Fun

Past collaborators, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, have re-connected to resurrect another old, popular intellectual property. Previously, the duo re-imagined Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detective for their hit BBC series, Sherlock. Now Gatiss and Moffat are dipping back into classic literature for their latest series. This time around they’re dusting off Bram Stroker’s Dracula, which […]

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A Cut Above the Rest: The 10 Best Horror Movies of 2019

Happy New Year! We’ve reached the end of 2019. Things started off quickly with a surprisingly good January effort. Along the way, a few anticipated movies faltered. Two Stephen King adaptations – Pet Sematary and In The Tall Grass – disappointed. Remakes of Child’s Play and Black Christmas were good, but proved to be divisive. […]

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V-Wars on Netflix: Pilot Episode Sinks Teeth Into Its Vampire Story

In 2019, Netflix doubled down on horror series. From the good (Marianne, Chambers) to the mixed (Black Summer) to the terrible (Haunted), Netflix embraced the genre. As the year winds down, the streaming platform dropped yet one more horror series, V-Wars. The 10-episode vampire thriller sees Ian Somerhalder of Vampire Diaries fame return to the […]

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Assimilate ‘Clones’ Better Sci-Fi Thrillers For Netflix

Since Jack Finney published his science fiction novel, The Body Snatchers in 1954, Hollywood has adapted it, in one way or another, several times. To date, four direct adaptations have been produced between 1956 and 2007. Don Siegel’s 1956 Invasion of the Body Snatchers and the 1978 remake are considered science-fiction classics. Moreover, Finney’s themes […]

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Rattlesnake Lacks Enough Bite to Get Under Your Skin

With Halloween less than a week away, Netflix has released its latest original horror-thriller, Rattlesnake. Arguably, Netflix and Chills has underwhelmed this year. In place of The Haunting of Hill House, Netflix has treated horror fans to middling thrillers, Eli and In The Tall Grass, and the ‘candy corn’ of horror series, Haunted. Two years […]

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AMI: SIRI Clone Serves Up Bloody Revenge

If enough people are afraid of something, chances are there’s a horror movie about it. Don’t like clowns. Well, there’s plenty of low-budget killer clown movies to accompany Pennywise the Clown (It, It Chapter 2). Apparently, technology is a lot scarier for some people than figuring out the TV remote. From killer VHS tapes and […]

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