Sleepstalker May Be The Quintessential 1990s Straight-to-Video Horror Movie

Traditionally, horror movies, particularly the slasher genre, have played fast and loose with rules the serial killer that populate their movies. Neither Jason Voorhees or Michael Myers are supernatural killers. Yet that hasn’t stopped the Friday the 13th and Halloween series from bringing their respective killers back from sequel to sequel. Other horror movies skirted […]

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Piggy a Revenge Thriller With Bigger Moral Questions on its Mind

This October has been jam-packed with horror offerings for genre fans. Following on the heels of Smile, Netflix cued up the latest Stephen King adaptation, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, as well as two creepy mini-series, The Midnight Club and The Watcher. Over at Disney Plus, the Marvel Cinematic Universe detoured into horror with the one-off special, […]

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Intruders Can’t Quite Capitalize On Its Home Invasion Twist

Some horror movie premises are a bit like comfort food. Fans are willing to eat them up even if the presentation looks like something recycled from much better movies. Case in point, there’s always still a little mileage in home invasion movies. Just the idea of a stranger trying to break into the one place […]

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Barbarian Defies Expectations With Terrifying Horror Tale

When its trailer premiered ahead of The Black Phone, Barbarian jumped up pretty high on the list of most anticipated horror movies for 2022. Critical buzz for this one has been impressive. But outside of a creepy trailer that will make you think twice about renting an Airbnb, there’s not a whole lot of information […]

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Watcher Re-Imagines Rear Window For a New Audience

There’s a good reason why he was recognized as the ‘Master of Suspense’. Years after his death, Alfred Hitchcock’s influence on thriller and horror genres hasn’t waned. Identifying the most influential movie from his filmography is pretty daunting stuff. But Rear Window has inspired countless thrillers (and horror movies) from Fright Night to Disturbia. Following […]

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I Know Who Killed Me … A Terrible Story and Lackluster Direction

Though it’s hard to recall, Lindsay Lohan was once a big star. Following her commercially successful movies as a young Disney star, Mean Girls marked Lohan’s transition into more adult roles. But the wheels came of the train quickly afterwards. Personal and legal struggles ultimately derailed Lohan’s career. And I Know Who Killed Me was […]

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Shocker Packed With More Unintentional Laughs Than Jolts

By the late 1980s, the slasher subgenre was long past its expiry date. At this point, most slasher movies were campy straight-to-video efforts that barely qualified as B-movies. Occasionally, a high concept slasher, like Child’s Play, still broke out and found success. But not even Wes Craven could really revive the slasher in 1989. He’d […]

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Ghost in the Machine A Dial-Up 90s Techno-Thriller

No amount of nostalgia can change the fact that horror hit a low point in the first half of the decade. Technically, Silence of the Lambs mixed crime drama, suspense, and horror elements. Major horror franchises – including Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street – were running on fumes. Aside from the […]

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