Red Christmas: A Humbug of Christmas Horror

Aussie horror export, Red Christmas, came and went in 2016 with minimal buzz. It was briefly on my radar two years ago, but when it wasn’t initially available here, the Christmas horror movie was quickly forgotten. But ’tis the season, and Red Christmas popped back onto my radar. Though its official synopsis promises a straightforward […]

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Terror Train: All Aboard for a Killer Party

Today is ‘Scream Queen’ Jamie Lee Curtis’ birthday. Undoubtedly, the legendary actress has made her mark in films across genres. But Curtis defined her early career with a series of starring roles in horror movies beginning with Halloween. Fans fondly remember most of these roles. Hollywood has even given some of these movies the remake treatment. […]

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Monster Party: Blood, Guts, and Class Consciousness

Writer and director Chris von Hoffmann’s previous movie was the hit-or-miss exploitation flick, Drifter. Genre fans who appreciate spirited mayhem may want to check it out on Netflix. On Friday November 2, von Hoffman released his follow-up effort, Monster Party, on several VOD-streaming platforms. No, it’s not the older Rankin/Bass Mad Monster Party with Boris […]

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Most Likely to Die is Most Likely to be Forgotten

Most Likely to Die is one of those horror movies you’ve probably skipped over a dozen times on Netflix. Despite its vaguely interesting poster, Most Likely to Die looks like the kind of generic horror movie you’d find at the bottom of a dollar-bin. Perspectives may vary but the casting of Perez Hilton in a supporting role […]

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Hush Is a Quietly Unsettling Blend of Slasher and Home Invasion Horror

Horror director Mike Flanagan is on quite the roll. Two years ago, Flanagan helmed the sequel to the lame Ouija film, Ouija: Origin of Evil. To everyone’s surprise, his sequel was a vast improvement and a damn good horror film. Last year, Flanagan took one of Stephen King’s ‘unfilmable’ Gerald’s Game, and delivered one of 2017’s better horror […]

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Halloween: Ranking the Series from Tricks to Treats

The wait is almost over. In less than two days, ‘The Shape’ comes home … again. It’s been over nine years since a Halloween movie was in theatres. But this time feels different. With the return of Jamie Lee Curtis and positioning itself as a direct sequel to the original, it can’t help but feel […]

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Malevolence 3 – Killer: A Belated Sequel That Kills the Best Elements of the Original

In 2003, writer, director, and producer Stevan Mena released his indie slasher homage, Malevolence. While it didn’t reach a large audience, Malevolence made enough of an impression to get a belated prequel, Bereavement. Now eight years later, series fans may finally get a resolution to Mena’s story. Though critics lambasted Malevolence as derivative, Mena showed […]

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Shocking Audiences After Five Decades

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre premiered 44 years ago on October 1st, 1974. With the sequels and remakes, it’s hard to believe that Tobe Hooper’s original movie was banned in several countries. I grew up in the videostore era of the 1980’s, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was not a video cassette cover I readily recall. […]

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Halloween: Curse of Michael Myers Curses a Franchise With Needless Retconning

After its first sequel, the Halloween franchise took a bold direction with the vastly underrated Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Risk didn’t lead to reward, and Season of the Witch disappointed at the box office. Six years would pass before Michael Myers got another proper sequel. Halloween fans may disagree, but there was something […]

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Hell Fest Is A Fun Popcorn Slasher To Kick Off Halloween

With October just around the corner, Hell Fest gets the Halloween movie season officially kicked off. Haunted scares have dramatically risen in popularity over the last several years. In southern Ontario, we’ve seen several summer theme parks extend their season with elaborate haunted mazes and costumed performers. Hell Fest builds this idea right into the […]

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