June 1, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
From the ‘Based on a true story’ files of horror, low-budget indie flick The Haunting of Julia Fields surfaced on Tubi earlier this year. In all likelihood, we can take the ‘true story’ with something of a grain of salt. Don’t confuse this 2023 release with the 70s British supernatural horror, The Haunting of Julia, […]
May 7, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
Netflix invests little effort into its horror movie library. By this time last year, the streaming giant had at least released the divisive Texas Chainsaw Massacre legacy sequel. Thus far in 2023 Netflix hasn’t platformed any original horror movies. At least the horror content quietly shuffles a bit each month. So if you’re inclined to […]
March 28, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
Today, James Wan isn’t just the acclaimed genre filmmaker responsible for Saw, The Conjuring, and Malignant. Over the several last years, Wan has found success outside horror with huge hits Furious 7 and Aquaman. Somewhere in between his directorial debut Saw and the first Insidious, however, Wan struggled with two original releases in 2007. Wan’s […]
March 25, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
Following the positive response to the short movie of the same name, The Pact is one of those horror movies that saw a limited theatrical release. Caught in between the Torture Porn and found-footage cycle of the 2000s and bigger The Conjuring and Insidious universe release, most horror fans probably missed it. And that’s too […]
March 19, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
For years, Guillermo del Toro has defined Mexican horror. From Cronos to The Devil’s Backbone to Crimson Peak, del Toro is the auteur with whom we most associate with Mexican scare flicks. But there’s plenty of good genre fare to find from south of the States. From Alucarda to We Are What We Are to […]
February 8, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
Few things are quite as scary as the past. Maybe we don’t all have a dark past waiting to peak its head up at some inopportune moment. Yet in all likelihood, at the very least, everyone has a handful of embarrassing moments they’d rather forget. With his latest effort, They Wait in the Dark, veteran […]
January 14, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
One of the more interesting sidenotes for horror in 2014 just happened to be two movies that bombed with critics but scored at the box office. Neither Annabelle nor Ouija were remotely good scary movies. And the fact that they both got follow-ups isn’t a shock – they made money. However, each of these movies […]
January 11, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
Traditionally, horror movies, particularly the slasher genre, have played fast and loose with rules the serial killer that populate their movies. Neither Jason Voorhees or Michael Myers are supernatural killers. Yet that hasn’t stopped the Friday the 13th and Halloween series from bringing their respective killers back from sequel to sequel. Other horror movies skirted […]