May 26, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
Another month, another new entry to the rapidly growing social media horror subgenre. Just over the last year or so, we’ve seen Deadstream, Sissy, Shook, Followers, and We’re All Going to the World’s Fair pop and click ‘Unlike’ on influencers and other aspects of our social media culture. Now as May comes to a close, […]
February 22, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
Not enough people know about The Ruins. When it was released in 2008, it feel amidst the Torture Porn wave that defined the early 2000s. And critics weren’t particular kind to the mix of eco- and body horror. Regardless it’s much better than its initial critical reception and marked an impressive debut feature for director […]
February 4, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
And the M. Night Shyalaman comeback tour-lite continues. After several critical and box office duds, Shyalaman course-corrected with the creepy found-footage thriller, The Visit. While his subsequent output has been a bit mixed, Shyalaman has re-discovered footing with the excellent Split and ‘decent enough’ Glass and Old. For his latest thriller, Knock at the Cabin, […]
July 31, 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
While Netflix recently has invest a little more in horror, Shudder has consistently taken care of genre fans. During the pandemic, as major studios held back major title, Shudder has platformed some pretty diverse horror offerings. Now Shudder’s latest release crosses into territory many mainstream horror movies avoid – putting children in direct danger. From […]
March 14, 2020.Reading time 8 minutes.
Norway is known for its fjords and mountains, the Northern lights, skiing, and black metal. Though Norwegians haven’t produced a lot of horror movies, the country has given us a few underrated gems. There’s the Cold Prey and Dead Snow series, Trollhunter, and death metal thriller, Lords of Chaos. Now Netflix is marking Friday the […]
April 22, 2019.Reading time 4 minutes.
As Black Summer hits the season’s halfway point, Alone delivers what may be the best episode to date. If you were wondering what happened to Lance following Summer School, Alone picks up following his separation. It’s a largely dialogue-free episode focused solely on one character. Lance Goes Shopping … Alone At the start of Alone, […]
November 6, 2018.Reading time 7 minutes.
Midnighters, the Hitchcockian noir film distributed by IFC Midnight, is finally available on Netflix. Written and directed by the Ramsay brothers, Midnighters is a small indie movie that has slowly built solid word of mouth among critics. Its story of a troubled married couple and a dead body promises some simple Hitchcockian suspense for film fans. […]
September 26, 2018.Reading time 5 minutes.
Writer and director Michael Mognillo’s latest film, Diane, is a daring mix of genres. It’s part horror film, part psychological thriller, and part crime genre. Diane is an example of ambitious storytelling on a shoestring budget. Though it had a limited released in 2017, Diane is just turning up on VOD-streaming platforms. Synopsis Disabled war […]