The Boy Behind The Door A Terrifying Test of Childhood Friendship

While Netflix recently has invest a little more in horror, Shudder has consistently taken care of genre fans. During the pandemic, as major studios held back major title, Shudder has platformed some pretty diverse horror offerings. Now Shudder’s latest release crosses into territory many mainstream horror movies avoid – putting children in direct danger. From […]

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The Call Dials a Wrong Number for Horror Fans

And with Shudder’s latest exclusive release, The Call, the horror platform embraces a popular and recent horror trend – the 1980’s. A growing number of horror movies have either imitated that 80’s VHS aesthetic or set their story right in the slasher decade. Netflix series Stranger Things may have kicked off this recent love affair […]

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Halfway To Hell 2021: The Ten Best Horror Movies So Far

After a COVID-disrupted year in 2020, the first half of 2021 has slowly seen theaters open in select locations. And with theaters opening their doors, studios have started releasing all those delayed movies we’ve been dying to see. To date, Godzilla vs Kong, Spiral: From the Book of Saw, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me […]

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Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker: Little Seen 80s Oedipal Exploitation Thriller

As 1970s’ exploitation and splatter horror gave way to the slasher era of the 1980s, horror movies occasionally straddled styles. The result was some tonally oddball movie like Nightmare Beach, Pieces, Humanoids from the Deep, Sleepaway Camp, and Madman. While these movies had recognizable slasher DNA, their atmosphere and aesthetics felt like spiritual descendants of […]

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Boys From County Hell: Irish Horror-Comedy Puts Dracula Legend On Its Head

Fun little piece of trivia – Dracula author Bram Stoker was Irish. It’s a fun tidbit that Irish writer and director Chris Baugh puts to good use in his horror-comedy, Boys From County Hell. But if Baugh uses Stoker’s Irish legacy, it’s only as a springboard to tell his own story. What Boys From County […]

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The Banishing: British Haunted House Can’t Sustain Its Scares

Not to be outdone by The Conjuring’s use of historical hauntings, British haunted house thriller The Banishing rips its subject from the history books. The Borley Rectory, upon which The Banishing loosely bases its story, is Britain’s Amityville Horror. With its large Gothic structure, Downton Abbey period setting, and stately British accents, The Banishing promises […]

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The Power: Shudder Exclusive Will Make You Afraid Of The Dark

As 2021 marches on, Shudder continues to lead the way in original horror programming. To date, Shudder has added new feature length horror movies each and every Thursday. While some of these releases have missed the mark (Shook), Violation, Hunted, Lucky, and Slaxx delivered solid chills early in the year. In addition to offering horror […]

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The Cleansing Hour: There’s Still a Devil of a Good Time in Demonic Possession Subgenre

In what was its biggest year for original content, Shudder released Damien LeVeck’s The Cleansing Hour in October 2020. Audiences and critics in kind responded positively. Now if you’ve watched enough horror movies, there’s a better than average chance you’ve seen a demonic possession movie. Since The Exorcist shocked audiences in the 1970s, the horror […]

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