March 7, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
Even over the pandemic, Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions have kept busy. Last year, the studio produced and distributed a whopping 13 movies that included Halloween Ends, the Firestarter remake, and The Black Phone. And Blumhouse hasn’t slowed down in 2023. To date, the studio has already released the box office hit, M3gan, and […]
January 17, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
Kids can be pretty scary. They’re basically little adults with no moral compass. And the horror genre has traded on this idea since Patty McCormack starred in The Bad Seed. Over the years, ‘creepy kids’ has become something of its own subgenre in horror. Whether it’s Children of the Corn, Village of the Damned, or […]
December 4, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
Horror boasts plenty of ‘creepy kid‘ movies for parents or people who just find half-sized humans scary. Alice, Sweet, Alice, The Omen, Children of the Corn, The Bad Seed – they all reminded us that being able to drive isn’t a perquisite for terror. Earlier this, Norwegian thriller The Innocents made itself a candidate for […]
November 14, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
By and large, director Brian De Palma is largely known for his crime and psychological thrillers. To date, The Untouchables, Scarface, and Dressed to Kill remain genre classics. On a handful of occasions, however, De Palma has ventured into ‘near horror’ territory (Sisters, Phantom of the Paradise) and outright horror (Carrie). In addition to his […]
September 10, 2022.Reading time 7 minutes.
When its trailer premiered ahead of The Black Phone, Barbarian jumped up pretty high on the list of most anticipated horror movies for 2022. Critical buzz for this one has been impressive. But outside of a creepy trailer that will make you think twice about renting an Airbnb, there’s not a whole lot of information […]
September 2, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
Gimmick and/or single-setting horror movies aren’t uncommon. And when done right, they can be a supremely effective way of putting audiences in the shoes of characters trapped in pretty awful circumstances. Mandy Moore found herself trapped in a shark cage for 47 Meters Down while Open Water left two scuba divers bobbing on the ocean. […]
April 28, 2022.Reading time 7 minutes.
At face value, Shudder’s latest original release, Virus-32, may feel like a case of ‘been there, done’ that’. For over a decade, zombies were all the rage in horror. While The Walking Dead scored huge ratings, Dawn of the Dead, 28 Days Later, and the Resident Evil franchise scared up dollars at the box office. […]
March 15, 2022.Reading time 7 minutes.
Last week, indie horror filmmaker Mikey Keating’s latest effort, Offseason, made its ways to VOD platforms. To date, Keating has quietly carved out a nice little niche in horror with movies like Carnage Park and Darling. With horror veterans Jocelin Donahue, Joe Swanberg, and Richard Brake onboard, Offseason promises quiet chills set against the backdrop […]