Candy Land an Unflinching Grindhouse Look at Religious Extremism

In the opening week of 2023, M3gan looks to kick off the year for horror at the box office. Meanwhile a handful of indie horror movies have made their way to streaming and VOD platforms. On Vudu and Apple TV, an indie mix of slasher, Grindhouse, and religious horror, Candy Land became available today to […]

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Bodies Bodies Bodies a Sharp, Sardonic Mix of Slasher and Dark Comedy

When it was released in 1996, Scream was a game-changer that reinvigorated the slasher and horror generally. While slasher-comedy Bodies Bodies Bodies isn’t in the same position to have that impact, it certainly shares some DNA with Wes Craven’s classic. Based on a story of the same name by Kristen Roupenian, director Halina Reijn and […]

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Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight Stalks Just About Every Slasher Trope

Poland isn’t known for the horror movie output. But that didn’t stop director Bartosz M. Kowalski from crafting one of more the bloody and off-the-wall slasher efforts in recent memory. Two years ago, Netflix debuted the backwoods knockoff Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight. Despite a lack of originality, the neo-slasher found enough of a […]

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Popcorn Screens Some Early 90s Meta Horror

Before Scream, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, and In The Mouth of Madness, a small slasher movie called Popcorn experimented with meta-horror. Today meta-horror is common enough to sometimes wonder if straightforward horror wouldn’t be more revolutionary. But in 1991, Popcorn was just taking a risk daring to recycle tired slasher tropes. Adopting films-within-a-film was a […]

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Séance Channels Several Styles With Underwhelming Results

As a screenwriter, Simon Barrett has put together some impressive credentials. Though it’s largely gone unseen, Barrett’s first writing credit, the supernatural western Dead Birds, was a decent little movie. Over the last decade, Barrett has collaborated with horror director Adam Wingard on You’re Next, The Guest, and Blair Witch. With Wingard branching off into […]

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The Marshes a Soggy Aussie Horror

Most horror fans can probably agree that Netflix’s catalogue leaves much to be desired. Enter horror-streaming service, Shudder. In addition to a pretty impressive library of older horror movies, Shudder platforms some decent indie productions. Last year, Shudder released two stand-outs in Prevenge and Revenge. Now early in 2020, Shudder’s latest release is Aussie slasher […]

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AHS 1984 Marks 100 Episodes of American Horror Story

Hard to believe, but American Horror Story has hit its 100th episode in Season 9. It’s an impressive milestone and one that heightens expectations for AHS 1984’s sixth episode. Audiences likely expect some big surprises for Number 100. And with the wide-open ending from last week’s Red Dawn, AHS 1984 has the additional challenge of […]

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Slasher Solstice Stalking Netflix In Time For Summer

Over the last decade, horror hasn’t just seen a boon on the big screen. With the proliferation of speciality channels and streaming platforms, horror fans have enjoyed a selection of horrror TV series not previously available. American Horror Story. The Walking Dead. Bates Motel. In the last few months alone, Netflix has released the very […]

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