Blood Sacrifice Crosses Two Suspects From The Watcher’s Suspect List … Maybe

In spite of its lukewarm reviews, Ryan Murphy’s The Watcher bumped Dahmer – another Murphy production – from Netflix’s top streaming spot. Much of its debut episode was all about introducing us to the Braddock family and the moderately sized pool of suspects. For its second episode, Blood Sacrifice, The Watcher promises to tell us […]

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The Watcher Introduces Us To Plenty of Red Herrings in Welcome, Friends

Ryan Murphy is back. Again. Love his work or not, there’s no deny the writer, director, and producer stays busy. The American Horror Story already topped the Netflix streaming charts this month with the Dahmer series. Now he’s back on top again with the highly anticipated mini-series, The Watcher. A psychological mystery and thriller in […]

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Watcher Re-Imagines Rear Window For a New Audience

There’s a good reason why he was recognized as the ‘Master of Suspense’. Years after his death, Alfred Hitchcock’s influence on thriller and horror genres hasn’t waned. Identifying the most influential movie from his filmography is pretty daunting stuff. But Rear Window has inspired countless thrillers (and horror movies) from Fright Night to Disturbia. Following […]

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Men is Alex Garland’s Most Thematically Dense Movie To Date

British writer and filmmaker Alex Garland has put together an impressive résumé. In addition to penning the 1990s novel, The Beach, Garland has written screenplays for 28 Days Later, Dredd, and Sunshine. His directorial debut was the critically-lauded Ex Machina and his follow-up, Annihilation, was criminally underseen. His latest movie, Men, marks his third collaboration […]

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The Overnight Forgets To Include Scares With Its Turndown Service

If you read enough Yelp or TripAdvisor review, just about any hotel can seem scary. One of two new releases on VOD platforms this week – including Unhuman – The Overnight checks into a familiar horror setting. From The Bates Motel to The Overlook, plenty of horror movies have turned up the scares alongside the […]

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On the Eighth Day of Christmas: P2 Parked at About the Same Level of Fear

On paper, 2007 horror thriller P2 had a lot going for it. Both its premise and setting promised a nail-biting game of cat-and-mouse. Director Franck Kahlfoun came into the movie – his feature length debut – with lots of promise, And Kahlfoun would go on to direct the very disturbing Maniac remake. Writer and producer […]

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Fatal Affair: A Strictly Platonic Psychological “Thriller”

Aside from cooking reality shows and schmaltzy Christmas movies, Netflix seems to love nothing more than middle-of-the-road psychological thrillers. There’s Twinsanity, Bad Match, My Teacher, My Obsession, The Student, AMI. Occasionally, Netflix adds what might quality as a decent guilty-pleasure thriller. Count Fear, The Crush, and When The Bough Breaks among these selections. At present, […]

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#FollowMe: Unsubscribe From This Social Media Warning Tale

Technology as a source of horror has been a popular genre staple. As the 80’s gave way to the 1990’s, the Internet replaced computers as our ‘techno-boogeymen’. Not surprisingly then, horror has increasingly shifted its focus onto social media to mine more scares out of technophobes. While Unfriended exploited fears of social media and cyberbullying, […]

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