Polaroid: A Snapshot of Standard Teen Horror

Maybe you remember seeing trailers for a movie about a ‘killer Polaroid camera’. And then … nothing. For whatever reason, Polaroid was delayed and delayed. Following Harvey Weinstein’s criminal charges and The Weinstein Company’s bankruptcy, Polaroid was permanently shelved. But along came independent studio Lantern Films. Now, along with distributor Vertical Entertainment, Polaroid is streaming […]

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The Witch: Do You Want to Live Deliciously?

Over the last several years, independent studio A24 has quietly produced and/or distributed some of the best horror movies this decade. It’s a list that includes Under the Skin, Green Room, Hereditary, The Monster, and The Blackcoat’s Daughter. And this past summer, Midsommar was their latest release to win over horror fans. To date, however, […]

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The Curse of La Llorona: A Dull, Uninspired Conjuring Spin-Off

And The Conjuring Universe marches on in 2019. Before the much hyped Annabelle Comes Home was released, Warner Brothers and producer James Wan snuck The Curse of La Llorona into theatres. Yes, La Llorona saw a wide theatrical release. But the studio was oddly ‘hush hush’ about the movie’s connection to The Conjuring franchise. Perhaps […]

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The Prodigy Gets a B for Scares, D for Originality

Recently revived Orion Pictures released The Prodigy earlier this year. Tucked in between Escape Room and Happy Death Day 2U, Nicholas McCarthy’s ‘creepy kids’ horror movie scraped together just enough to turn a profit. Think of it as a supernatural variation on 2009’s Orphan. But with so many ‘bad seeds in horror, is The Prodigy […]

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The Dead Zone: A Chilling Blend of Supernatural and Human Drama

Stephen King week continues here with another blast from the past. Though it wouldn’t be accurate to characterize The Dead Zone as underrated, this 1983 film adaptation has maybe been forgotten in the shuffle of all the Hollywood treatments of King’s work. But it’s David Cronenberg and Stephen King and Christopher Walken. That’s a lot […]

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Be Careful What You Wish For: The Final Wish Offers Decent Scares

After a very limited theatrical release earlier this year, cautionary supernatural tale, The Final Wish, is available now on VOD platforms. It’s yet another contemporary take on the old Monkey’s Paw tale. With so many modern versions of the story can The Final Wish distinguish itself? Will the presence of horror favourite Lin Shaye give […]

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St Agatha Looks to Revive Nunsploitation Films

Darren Lynn Bousman is back behind the camera for his first directorial effort since the 2016 Abattoir. Of course, Bousman is best known for his work on the better Saw sequels. Now Bousman is diving into religious horror with nunsploitation flick, St. Agatha. Scary nuns are back in style again since The Nun came out […]

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Wish Upon: You’ll Wish For Your Time Back

Be careful what you wish for? That’s the conceit of 2017 supernatural horror flick, Wish Upon. Critics hated it, but enough people showed up at the cineplex to make it a minor box office hit. Now Netflix is giving the PG-13 teen horror a chance to find a new audience. Is Wish Upon worth your […]

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Class is in Session: The School Promises Haunting Atmosphere

From Wolf Creek to The Bababdook, Australia has delivered some great horror imports over the years. Just last year, the gritty Hounds of Love and the supernatural-themed Boys in The Trees garnered some critical praise for ‘Down Under’ filmmakers. Later this month, Cinema Management Group (CMG) will be distributing the creepy looking Aussie horror offering, […]

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Veronica Is Familiar But Genuinely Scary Spanish Horror

As compared to 2017, the 2018 year in horror has been a little slower. By this time a year ago, Split, Get Out, The Blackcoat’s Daughter, and The Void had already been released. To date, the only major horror releases, Insidious: The Last Key and Winchester, have been lacklustre or outright duds. The Ritual, available since early […]

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