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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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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The Slumber Party Massacre Reboot Drills Fun Out Of Old Concept

Not every 80s slasher became a big franchise like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Some one-off’s, like Prom Night, My Bloody Valentine, and The House on Sorority Row, found new audiences during the 2000s remake craze. Other slashers lingered in obscurity with their small but devoted fanbases. Few slashers better embody […]

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Rucker Runs Low On Diesel in this Road Trip Serial Killer Movie

America has miles of empty, desolate highway. And horror movies have exploited these for some classic results. From Steven Spielberg’s Duel to Jeepers Creepers, horror movie characters have been running on fumes cross-country in the USA. Common sense would suggest that drivers would be best to avoid hitchhikers (The Hitcher, House of 1000 Corpses). But […]

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The Horror Show a Boring Rerun of Better Movies

Maybe Child’s Play was the last truly good slasher movie of the 1980s. Certainly, the subgenre was in decline by the decade’s end and early 1990s. Slasher entries either turned cheesy and low-budget (Cheerleader Camp, Slumber Party Massacre II) or found increasingly bizarre premises to stretch the tropes. By the time the 1990s rolled around, […]

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The Girl Who Got Away Escapes Serial Killer Tropes

After The Boy Behind The Door put children in the path of a dangerous killer, another serial killer thriller hits VOD platforms. This time its young girls in peril or, more specifically, one girl who escapes. From writer and director Michael Morrissey, The Girl Who Got Away picks up years after a young girl who […]

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Eye Without a Face Forgets To Hack Into Much-Needed Scares

No, it’s not the classic 1960 French horror movie. And it’s not even the Billy Idol song. This latest indie horror release drops the ‘s’ for its techno horror adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window. In fact, Eye Without a Face looks to meld bits of Hitchcock with more recent techno-thrillers, most notably Open Windows, […]

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A Dark Foe Can’t Overcome Its Greatest Adversary – An Incomprehensible Story

Horror movies mixing serial killer narratives with police procedurals and the supernatural are a mixed bag. Look back at movies like End of Days, The First Power, or Resurrection and there’s not a great track records for meshing these genres. But The Cell balanced its serial killer story with wildly inventive visuals. Now the latest […]

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