Incantation – Taiwanese Found-Footage Horror Looks to Cast a Curse on Netflix

Though the found-footage horror subgenre’s peak days passed several years ago, filmmakers still find ways to wring out scares from the mockumentary approach. Thus far in 2022, Netflix hasn’t offered much to horror fans, seemingly deferring to Shudder. And what the struggling streaming platform has delivered – Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Choose or Die, for […]

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The Monster and the Superhero Finds More Than One ‘Monster’ in Stranger Things

Two episodes into Season 4 and Stranger Things has given us new characters, elevated smaller roles, and introduced a new villain. But the endgame still isn’t clear and the Hawkins gang is spread pretty thinly. And Episode 3, The Monster and the Superhero, promises to bring back another character. Does the title’s ‘superhero’ and ‘monster’ […]

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The Hellfire Club Introduces Us to a Very Big Fourth Season of Stranger Things

Has it really been nearly three years since we last visited Hawkins? After a long wait, the first part of Season 4 of Stranger Things has arrived. A lot has changed since the third season aired in July 2019. When the last season concluded our growing cast of heroes defeated the Mind-Flayer in the Battle […]

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Choose Or Die a Laggy Netflix Techno-Horror Effort

Earlier this year, Netflix divided horror fans with its Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel. Now its latest original movie looks to tap into a mix of early 90s techno-horror and some Wes Craven-inspired fantasy-horror. Originally titled CURS-R, Choose or Die marks the directorial debut for Toby Meakins. Whether the title change is an improvement for the […]

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Windfall Falls Short of Its Noir Ambitions

This March Netflix takes a bit of a break from its true crime docu-series staples (Bad Vegan, The Tinder Swindler) for some original escapist entertainment. Directed by Charlie McDowell and featuring Jason Segel, Lily Collins, and Jesse Plemons, Windfall looks like an old-fashioned crime thriller. With its California setting and small cast, this story of […]

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The Weekend Away a Safe, Tepid Thriller

Maybe The Weekend Away didn’t get the memo. After The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window skewered straightforward thrillers, Netflix releases its latest original movie … another straightforward thriller. All the basics for a decent psychological thriller are present. There’s an exotic locale, a mystery novel as the […]

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Decent Slasher, So-So Texas Chainsaw Sequel

Here we go, again. When Halloween found success going back to basics, it was only a matter of time before other horror franchises followed. Technically, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre already went this route. Before we were calling them legacy sequels or ‘re-quels’, the awful Texas Chainsaw 3D positioned itself as a direct follow-up to the […]

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