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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The Reef: Stalked Another Soggy Killer Shark Movie

Halfway through the summer and we have a killer shark movie releasing onto Shudder and VOD platforms. A shark movie releasing in the dog days of summer isn’t surprising. But The Reef: Stalked is now the fourth shark thriller to swim onto screens this year. This low-budget thriller does have a couple of factors working […]

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On The Third Day Strives for Poignancy, Settles for Middle-of-the-Road

Following on the surprisingly good Virus: 32, Shudder recently began streaming another Argentinean horror export, On Third Day. As its title implies, the thriller’s mysterious story revolves around some religious cult or conspiracy. Aside from its basic premise, which involves a mother’s son who goes missing after a car crash, On The Third Day comes […]

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Halfway to Hell 2022: The Best Horror Movies of the Year … So Far

Somehow we’re already halfway through the year. Yes, it’s already the end of June, and that means it’s time to count down the best horror movies in the 2022 edition of Halfway to Hell. And it’s already been a packed year for the horror genre. We’ve already had a legacy sequel to The Texas Chainsaw […]

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The Sadness a Boundary-Pushing Zombie Movie

Another week, another zombie movie premieres on Shudder. At face value, The Sadness doesn’t promise much outside of the familiar narrative. But this Taiwanese horror movie comes with a buzz generally reserved for the most shocking horror movies. Its violence and purported willingness to cross just about any boundary may draw comparisons to A Serbian […]

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The Twin a Creepy, Occasionally Scary Thriller That Shares Too Much DNA With Other Creepy Kid Movies

Last week, Shudder released its latest original production, The Twin to mixed reactions. From Finnish director Taneli Mustonen, who gave us the underrated 2016 slasher Lake Bodom, The Twin looks to tread some familiar ground. We’ve seen plenty of creepy kid (Children of the Corn, The Children) and demonic offspring (The Omen) movies. Even horror […]

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Virus-32 Proves There’s Still Plenty of Life in the Zombie Movie

At face value, Shudder’s latest original release, Virus-32, may feel like a case of ‘been there, done’ that’. For over a decade, zombies were all the rage in horror. While The Walking Dead scored huge ratings, Dawn of the Dead, 28 Days Later, and the Resident Evil franchise scared up dollars at the box office. […]

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The Cellar: Haunted House Horror Doesn’t Add Up To Many Scares

Do you know what’s scarier than creepy old houses? Cellars of creepy old houses. Horror has no shortage of haunted house movies. And plenty of bad things in horror movies happen in dank cellars. Don’t Breathe. The Amityville Horror, The Conjuring. There’s even scary movies with ‘cellar’ or ‘basement’ right in the title. The Basement. […]

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