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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Lucky: Feminist Horror Puts Subversive Spin On the Slasher Formula

With big studios shelving their major releases, horror-streaming platform Shudder has upped its commitment to producing original content. In 2020, Shudder released over 20 feature movies that included Host, Random Acts of Violence, and The Beach House. At present, it’s only March and Shudder already has five original movies available for streaming. While Shook was […]

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Social Media Horror: Don’t Forget To Click ‘Subscribe’ On These Horror Movies

So what’s trending in horror? Do you know your ‘Fleets’ from ‘Snaps’? Are you up on ‘newsjacking’ or ‘impressions’. Maybe you’re suffering from FOMO. If so, don’t worry. The horror genre’s never been one to miss out on what’s ‘trending’. Techno-horror has a long, proud history in horror. Undoubtedly, this is in part due to […]

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Shook: Don’t Click ‘Subscribe’ On This Social Media Horror Movie

If you watched either the Netflix or Hulu documentaries on the ill-fated Fyre Festival, you’re probably familiar with the concept of ‘influencers‘. Like trolls and ‘food porn’, ‘influencers’ are just another unfortunate side-effect of social media. But somewhere in the midst of all that vapid glamour is a good horror movie waiting to happen. To […]

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Host: Shudder Original May Be the Scariest Zoom Meeting Ever

Well, that didn’t take long. Not even a full year into the COVID-19 pandemic and we have our first Zoom-centric horror movie. Yes, Shudder’s newest original movie – filmed during the 2020 lockdown – one up’s Unfriended by setting its story entirely in the latest in cloud-based conferencing technology. Host, a supernatural techno-horror, shares a […]

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