May 26, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
Another month, another new entry to the rapidly growing social media horror subgenre. Just over the last year or so, we’ve seen Deadstream, Sissy, Shook, Followers, and We’re All Going to the World’s Fair pop and click ‘Unlike’ on influencers and other aspects of our social media culture. Now as May comes to a close, […]
April 28, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
In horror movies, deals with the Devil almost invariably end poorly for all involved. Wishmaster. Ready or Not. Devil’s Advocate. Dracula Untold. And it doesn’t matter if it’s just a demon – say, like Hellraiser – evil rarely keeps the promise as you intended or hoped. Nevertheless, ‘what if’ premises remain popular in horror, fantasy, […]
April 16, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
To date, the V/H/S found-footage anthology series has proved to be a pretty lucrative side gig for Brad Miska and Bloody Disgusting. Since the first V/H/S released in 2012, four sequels have followed with V/H/S/99 debuting on Shudder just last fall. Another series entry, V/H/S/85 should be coming out later this October making the sequels […]
March 31, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
Earlier this year, we got Unseen that found a nearly blind woman relying on a stranger to guide her to safety while her homicidal ex stalked her through the woods. Now Shudder has released its latest – The Unheard – a sonic-infused thriller centered around a young deaf woman experiencing auditory hallucinations. At face value, […]
March 18, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
Another new release on Shudder and another horror movie delving into family relationships and secrets. Following on the heels of the quietly excellent Attachment, Norwegian horror movie Leave teases a mix of a supernatural Satanic thriller grounded in the country’s infamous Black metal scene. If a family with a secret isn’t enough to give you […]
March 3, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
Imagine mixing the basics of the hit 90s psychological thriller The Hand That Rocks The Cradle with a creepy kid, some perverse sexual kinks, and some trippy psychedelic horror. This week’s latest release on Shudder, from director Mercedes Bryce Morgan, seems to mix several different familiar tropes into what looks like a bit of a […]
February 26, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
Only two months into the year and Attachment follows on the heels of The Offering as not only the second religious-themed horror movie, but the second religious horror movie rooted in Jewish tradition. Not surprisingly, religious themes are no stranger to the genre. Plenty of horror movies weave superstition and folklore into stories revolving around […]
February 12, 2023.Reading time 12 minutes.
Valentine’s Day is almost here. Though it’s technically a ‘holiday’, no one gets a day off and just a month and a half removed from Christmas, we’re forced to spend more money. So even if you’re in a relationship, there’s no guarantee you’ll be happy with the holiday. And for those going through a break-up, […]