The Mutilator Carves Out a Bit of Cult Status From Its B-Movie Kills

Even if it was the ‘Golden Era’ of the slasher, not every slasher title released in the 1980s found an audience. Before the slasher franchise cycles kicked into effect and a Friday the 13th or Elm Street sequel released every year, micro-budgeted slashers still snuck into theaters. By the late 80s, the direct-to-video market offered […]

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Raven’s Hollow Boasts Atmosphere But Runs Thin On Story

Before there was H.P. Lovecraft and Stephen King, there was Edgar Allan Poe. Poe’s poetry and short stories hugely influenced the horror genre. Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Black Cat, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Masque of the Red Death, and Legeia all found their way […]

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Speak No Evil Mines Cultural Misunderstandings for Disturbing Horror

As summer gives ways to fall, Shudder continues to platform a diverse range of domestic and international horror titles for audiences. Just weeks ahead of Halloween, this week’s latest release is Danish horror thriller Speak No Evil. From writer and director Christian Tafdrup, Speak No Evil finds its horror from the cultural misunderstandings between Danish […]

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Saloum a Gripping Mix of Western, Revenge Thriller, and Ghost Story

As summer gives way to fall and Halloween quickly approaches, Shudder continues to platform a diverse range of horror movies. Everything from obscure old movies to international offerings, the mini-horror Netflix continues to distinguish itself as the best option for international horror fans outside of Screambox. Today, Shudder has released African horror movie, Saloum. From […]

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Who Invited Them Invites You to Stay For a Nightcap

What’s worse than a guest overstaying their welcome? How about someone showing up uninvited? Hollywood has played the guest who would not leave for laughs (Madhouse, What About Bob? You Me, and Dupree), suspense (Windfall), and horror (Funny Games). On horror streaming platform Shudder, writer and director Duncan Birmingham moves from short films to a […]

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Glorious Offers Fun Cosmic Horror on a Refreshingly Small Scale

Shudder’s latest release, Glorious, comes with quite a bit of fanfare for a smaller horror movie. Starring J.K. Simmons and True Blood alumni Ryan Kwanten, the cast is impressive for a small budgeted movie. And its premise of a supernatural force talking to a doomed man through a bathroom ‘glory hole’ promises something fresh. To […]

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What Josiah Saw a Disturbing Southern Gothic Thriller

After flirting with the horror genre last year and for the early part of 2022, Netflix seems to have once again forgotten about horror. Meanwhile Shudder continues to platform obscure old horror movies and new ones from across the globe. The platform’s commitment to smaller moves ensures that what we get week in and week […]

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Slaughterhouse Rock An Obscure 80s Horror Movie Suffering From An Allergy to Logic

As slashers declined in popularity by the late 1980s, horror went into something of a temporary recession. The decline coincided with a growth in the VHS market. As a result, many horror movies saw brief or no theatrical runs and instead went straight to videostore shelves. Plenty of obscure horror movies languished in Blockbuster in […]

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