Fear No Evil: The Omen Meets Revenge of the Nerds

Satan was alive and well in America during the 1970s and 1980s. On the heels of Rosemary’s Baby, religious-themed supernatural horror from The Exorcist to The Omen dominated horror for the next decade. As the 70s gave way to the 1980s and heavy metal, a new wave of Satanic panic took hold of Americans. All […]

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End of Days Fires Blanks in this Mashup of Horror and Action

Every 80s action star got one – their own hybrid of shoot ’em up and horror. Both Charles Bronson and Steve McQueen started in B-horror movies – House of Wax and The Blob, respectively. Stallone hunted a cult of serial killers in Cobra. Years later Jason Statham tangled with Ghosts of Mars before re-visiting the […]

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The Naughty List: Creepiest Kids of Horror

You better watch out, you better not cry. Better not pout, I’m telling you why… Yes, it’s that time of year. Maybe you have your ‘Elf on the Shelf’ out. We know Santa’s been checking and updating his list all year, but it’s never too late to end up on the ‘Naughty List.’ And let’s […]

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Anything For Jackson a Chilling Canadian Occult Horror

The 1980s was a decade defined by greed where the ‘rich got richer’. And it’s also the decade that saw a ‘Satanic Panic’ grip the United States. From handwringing over heavy metal music to a primetime special edition of Geraldo, Americans believed that Satanists were hiding in plain sight across the countryside. Recent horror movies […]

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The First Power: You Can’t Keep a Good Serial Killer Down

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A serial killer believed to be dead, resurrected from the grave, continues his bloody spree? Wes Craven did it in Shocker. Lance Henriksen hunted a serial killer’s spirit in The Horror Show. Body Parts, Trick or Treat, Fallen – they’re all variations on the same premise. At […]

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Warlock: Only the Most Ardent 90s Horror Fans Will Fall Under Its Spell

As the 1980s gave way to the early 90s, horror was waning amongst audiences. The golden age of the slasher had come and gone. By 1991, audiences were more interested in stylish psychological thrillers in the vein of Sleeping with the Enemy or Cape Fear. And it was this cinematic atmosphere that welcomed Steve Miner’s […]

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Monster Mash: Song Recommendations for Your Halloween Playlist

It’s October and Halloween season has officially started. Stuck amidst a global pandemic and traditional trick-or-treating looking pretty unlikely, families will be looking for other ways to celebrate the holiday. Maybe you’re having a Halloween party. Or perhaps you just want to shake the COVID-19 blues and get into the Halloween spirit. Christmas music will […]

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Devil: Thriller Overcomes Story ‘Ups and Downs’

Before M Night Shyamalan rehabilitated his image with back-to-back successes in The Visit and Split, he hit rock-bottom with 2010’s The Last Airbender. Oh, Shyamalan would still drop one more bomb called After Earth. But the divisive filmmaker took a small step in the right direction by stepping back. Though the story wasn’t necessarily original, […]

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