Hell House LLC 2 Cordially Invites You Back to The Abaddon Hotel

As it turns out, Christmas isn’t the only holiday that encourages giving. With Halloween just over a month away, horror-streaming service Shudder surprised horror fans. Last week, Shudder debuted the surprise sequel to found-footage gem, Hell House LLC. The first film was a hidden gem that showed the found-footage format could still produce scares. With […]

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Hell House LLC Scares New Life out of Found Footage

Hell House LLC probably suffered somewhat from audience burnout with found-footage horror (FFH). Despite a release almost two years ago to most VOD-streaming platforms, Stephen Cognetti’s fun little horror film has largely languished in obscurity. I saw it for the first time last fall and was pleasantly surprised. With a Shudder-exclusive sequel released earlier this […]

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Cushing, Lee, and Price – Hidden Gems in Their Filmography

This past weekend marked the birthdays of not one, but three icons of the horror genre. Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, and Vincent Price would have all celebrated birthdays over the last weekend of May. Throughout the 1950’s to the late 1970’s, all three performers defined the horror genre with their various roles. They are horror […]

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The Omen: The Devil is in the Details

The 1970’s was a golden age for horror movies in general. It was a decade that saw the release of genre classics like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Dawn of the Dead, and Halloween. It was also a good decade for the Devil himself. Public interest in the occult trickled in several areas of public life. […]

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Believe the Hype: Hereditary Is Destined to Be a Classic

Aside from the upcoming Halloween sequel, there was perhaps no other horror film more anticipated than Hereditary. By the way, Hereditary is director Ari Aster’s debut feature length effort – an impressive feat. The first trailer for Hereditary was absolutely chilling, promising one of the more intense horror experiences in recent memory. As initial reviews […]

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Shout at the Devil: Satan, Heavy Metal, and Horror

Get out your devil horns. If you grew up in the 1980s, there’s. a good chance you may have listened to Motley Crüe, Ozzy Osbourne, or Iron Maiden. I went to a Catholic high school and distinctly recall getting a detention or having an Iron Maiden poster in my locker – it was considered morally […]

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Within the Darkness (2018)

Ghost-hunting ‘reality’ shows have a big audience. The expansion of cable television networks like the Discovery Channel and A&E along with the increased availability of cheap ‘ghost-hunting’ technology have probably played small parts in feeding public appetite for the subject matter. From Paranormal State to Ghost Adventures, supernatural seekers can usually find something on their […]

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The Devil’s Rain Offers Cheesy Fun for B-Film Fans

You can usually distinguish casual film fans from horror buffs based on their appreciation of the rare and, sometimes inept examples, of the genre. The Devil’s Rain is probably a good litmus test. Among the number of ‘Satanic Panic’ movies from the 70’s, this one straddles that fence between ‘so bad it’s actually good to […]

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