December 3, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
While it’s almost surreal, we’ve been living through a global pandemic for almost three years and counting now. Of all the things COVID has impacted, movies and theatrical releases hardly ranks high on the list. Despite its impact on release schedules, it didn’t take long for filmmakers to exploit the pandemic for scares. To date, […]
July 26, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
Apparently, the found-footage format is making a comeback. Or at least in indie horror circles. We’re just past the halfway point of 2022 and we’ve already Dashcam, Infrared, The Outwaters, Incantation, and We’re All Going to the World’s Fair. Now He’s Watching hits VOD platforms this week courtesy of writer and director Jacob Estes. Indie […]
June 3, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
Not surprisingly, DASHCAM arrives with plenty of buzz. For starters, it’s Rob Savage’s follow-up to the breakout horror movie of 2020, Host. And Savage once again mixes technology and our pandemic setting. That alone makes DASHCAM a must see horror movie for 2022. Recently, news broke that some theater chains were cancelling screenings of the […]
May 12, 2022.Reading time 6 minutes.
Another week, another zombie movie premieres on Shudder. At face value, The Sadness doesn’t promise much outside of the familiar narrative. But this Taiwanese horror movie comes with a buzz generally reserved for the most shocking horror movies. Its violence and purported willingness to cross just about any boundary may draw comparisons to A Serbian […]
April 10, 2021.Reading time 7 minutes.
Early in 2020, before theaters closed, Kristen Stewart’s Underwater re-introduced us to aquatic horror. Too bad critics and fans gave it a soggy response. On a side note, Underwater was actually quite good. Yet somewhere below the radar another aquatic horror movie fared better on video on demand (VOD). After a 2019 debut at the […]
April 3, 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
Across his massive body of work, The Stand holds a special place amongst Stephen King fans. It’s an epic, sprawling story of good vs evil that remains one of King’s best books. But it’s scope made a big-screen adaptation unlikely. Back in the 1990s, when made-for-television movies and mini-series were a thing, ABC actually pulled […]
January 21, 2020.Reading time 8 minutes.
Canadian horror movie, Antisocial, hit the film festival circuit way back in 2013. As if often the case with smaller movies, Antisocial was just one of those movies that fell under the radar. With its story of a social media site embedded with a virus that turns users into ‘rabid zombies’, Antisocial touches on themes […]