Snow Falls A Wintery Indie Horror That Can’t Quite Dig Itself Out of Its Own Limitations

Three years have no passed since COVID-19 plunged the world into unprecedented lockdowns and isolation. While the pandemic persists, more movies are releasing that either directly work the events into their narrative or implicitly explore themes of isolation, paranoia, and infection. The latest indie horror movie to hit VOD platforms this week, Snow Falls, lands […]

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On The Third Day – The Apology Can’t Quite Capitalize on its Intriguing Premise

For the last few years, Shudder has firmly established itself as the streaming destination for horror content – both old and new. With just a couple of weeks remaining in 2022, the streaming platform has delivered yet another original title for horror fans – Alison Locke’s Christmas-set The Apology. And it has been another banner […]

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Old Man a Thriller That Nearly Outreaches Its Small Setting

Not to be confused with ‘The Blind Man’ from the Don’t Breathe movies – or the Neil Young song of the same title – Old Man puts excellent character actor Stephen Lang front row and center. For much of his career, Lang has shined in strong supporting role from Gods and Generals to James Cameron’s […]

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Raising Cain a Campy 90s Psychological Thriller That Rarely Bores

By and large, director Brian De Palma is largely known for his crime and psychological thrillers. To date, The Untouchables, Scarface, and Dressed to Kill remain genre classics. On a handful of occasions, however, De Palma has ventured into ‘near horror’ territory (Sisters, Phantom of the Paradise) and outright horror (Carrie). In addition to his […]

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The Watcher Introduces Us To Plenty of Red Herrings in Welcome, Friends

Ryan Murphy is back. Again. Love his work or not, there’s no deny the writer, director, and producer stays busy. The American Horror Story already topped the Netflix streaming charts this month with the Dahmer series. Now he’s back on top again with the highly anticipated mini-series, The Watcher. A psychological mystery and thriller in […]

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The Temp Won’t Have Most Viewers Eager to ‘Circle Back’ to 90s Psychological Thrillers

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, safe psychological thrillers had mostly supplanted the edgier resurgence of neo-noir. Thrillers like Pacific Heights, Sleeping With The Enemy, and The Hand That Rocks the Cradle were suspenseful star-laden affairs that were tailormade for wide theatrical releases. None of the chills were likely to disturb mainstream audiences and […]

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Torn Hearts Mixes Country Music and Psychological Thriller

Thus far in 2022, Blumhouse Productions has continued to dominate horror in terms of sheer quantity, if nothing else. In addition to The Black Phone, the Jason Blum et al. have produced They/Them, Dashcam, and the Firestarter remake. As part of their deal with premium cable channel Epix, Blumhouse also produced the mixed Unhuman and […]

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Resurrection Slow Burns To a Disturbing Boiling Point

As the bigger event horror movies have marched into theaters this summer, smaller indie horror movies have quietly tried to scratch out niches on VOD platforms. Last week, Resurrection – starring Rebecca Hall and Tim Roth – found itself sandwiched between Jordan Peele’s Nope and the upcoming Bodies, Bodies, Bodies. And the twisty psychological thriller […]

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