Bad Candy Likely to Leave a Bad Aftertaste

With Halloween just over a month away, horror anthology Bad Candy makes its way to VOD platforms. From Amicus Productions to the V/H/S series, the horror anthology has a longstanding history in the genre. Some anthologies – Dr Terror’s House of Horrors, Creepshow, Tales from the Hood, Trick R’ Treat – are justly regarded as […]

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Ghosts of Mars: Too Campy Or Not Campy Enough?

Nobody’s perfect. Even the best have an off-day once in a while. Critics and horror fans alike regard John Carpenter as one of the genre’s greatest filmmakers. Certainly, the praise is well placed. Carpenter’s filmography includes bona fide classics – Halloween, The Thing, and Escape From New York. And his smaller movies – Assault on […]

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Grace: The Possession – POV Approach Can’t Exorcise Its Generic Story

Another week, another demonic possession movie on Netflix. Like haunted house movies, the demonic possession or exorcism movie is something like comfort food for horror fans. It may also have something to do with the fact that these movies tap into very basic fears about good and evil. Though it’s several years old, Grace: The […]

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The Conjuring The Devil Made Me Do It: Mostly Satisfying Sequel Possesses Enough Scares For Fans

Since The Conjuring haunted theatres in 2013, its shared universe of sequels and spin-offs has carved out a lucrative box office franchise. While Annabelle: Creation and Annabelle Comes Homes nearly approached the main movies’ quality, the spin-offs have been mixed. Neither The Nun nor The Curse of La Llorona impressed critics or audiences. But The […]

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Haunted or Cursed: The Conjuring Universe Movies Ranked

With nearly $650 million dollars in box office receipts, The Conjuring Universe is an unqualified success. Outside of Marvel, James Wan and company have accomplished something pretty noteworthy. The fact that this is a horror universe just makes its success even sweeter for genre fans. Yes, critical reaction to the movies have varied widely. Nonetheless, […]

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The Crow: a Dark 90s Fairy Tale of Love and Revenge

For anyone who came of age in the 1990s, The Crow is an instantly recognizable movie. Based on James O’Barr’s graphic novel of the same name, The Crow was a surprise critical and box office success. Its dark visuals and sullen atmosphere distinguished it from the action movies of the 80s. And the tragic death […]

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Sator: Minimalist Horror With Maximum Scares

Jordan Graham’s supernatural thriller Sator defines a ‘labor of love’. Apparently, Graham – who pretty much did everything – worked on the movie for several years. This is the kind of DIY filmmaking that made The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, and The Blair Witch Project genre favorites. Based on the available promotional material, Sator promises […]

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Things Heard & Seen: Netflix Feature Struggles to Scare Its Disparate Genres Together

While Shudder has stepped up its distribution of older and original horror content, Netflix continues to be fickle on the genre. To date, the streaming giant hasn’t unveiled much in the way of original horror offerings in 2021. Now its latest release, Things Heard & Seen, promises some pedigree for their horror menu. Based on […]

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