Terrifier 2 is Equal Parts Revolting, Riveting

Against all odds, Terrifier 2 is the official box office winner of the 2022 Halloween season. While it’s not surprising that Terrifier eventually beget a sequel, it seemed unlikely that Damien Leone’s follow-up would get much of a theatrical release. Yet somehow this micro-budgeted splatter-fest has slowly expanded its theatrical release each week since its […]

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V/H/S/99 Rewinds the Horror Anthology Series Back to the ’90s Again

Following V/H/S: Viral, the found-footage anthology series took an extended break until last Halloween season. Horror-streaming platform Shudder released V/H/S/94 to a strong critical response and record-setting viewership. Not surprisingly, Shudder promptly announced yet another sequel also set in the 1990s – V/H/S/99. And it makes sense – how could the horror anthology series miss […]

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The Mutilator Carves Out a Bit of Cult Status From Its B-Movie Kills

Even if it was the ‘Golden Era’ of the slasher, not every slasher title released in the 1980s found an audience. Before the slasher franchise cycles kicked into effect and a Friday the 13th or Elm Street sequel released every year, micro-budgeted slashers still snuck into theaters. By the late 80s, the direct-to-video market offered […]

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Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight Stalks Just About Every Slasher Trope

Poland isn’t known for the horror movie output. But that didn’t stop director Bartosz M. Kowalski from crafting one of more the bloody and off-the-wall slasher efforts in recent memory. Two years ago, Netflix debuted the backwoods knockoff Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight. Despite a lack of originality, the neo-slasher found enough of a […]

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Slaughterhouse Rock An Obscure 80s Horror Movie Suffering From An Allergy to Logic

As slashers declined in popularity by the late 1980s, horror went into something of a temporary recession. The decline coincided with a growth in the VHS market. As a result, many horror movies saw brief or no theatrical runs and instead went straight to videostore shelves. Plenty of obscure horror movies languished in Blockbuster in […]

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Ghoulies (Not Gremlins) May Not Be Essential Viewing, But It’s Definitely 80s Horror

Fewer decades produced more spirited, fun, and silly horror B-movies than the 1980s. The Evil Dead. The Toxic Avenger. Then there’s Night of the Creeps … and Night of the Comet. Alligator. The Stuff. Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Humanoids from the Deep. Maybe it’s not surprising that the neon decade of decadence inspired so […]

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Hatching a Dark Mix of Finnish Horror and Fairy Tale

Follows its debut at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, Finnish horror movie Hatching has generated considerable buzz. Just the premise and accompanying promotional material are enough pique curiosity. Its premise of a young girl ‘hatching’ a monster from an implausibly large egg conjures up allusions to something written by The Brothers Grimm. From first time […]

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