September 9, 2022.Reading time 7 minutes.
Seems like a while since we’ve had some good techno-horror to warn us about the dangers artificial intelligence, computers, and the Internet. But as smart home technology like Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa expands, it was only a matter of time before we got a movie like the new Margaux. This one looks like it […]
June 6, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
Casual horror fans may not be familiar with early 80s horror release, Evilspeak. At first glance, it’s a B-movie that mixes Stephen King’s Carrie with bits of leftover 70s occult and early techno-horror. The star, Clint Howard – director Ron Howard’s brother – was best known the children’s series Gentle Ben. But Evilspeak found some […]
April 15, 2022.Reading time 7 minutes.
Earlier this year, Netflix divided horror fans with its Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel. Now its latest original movie looks to tap into a mix of early 90s techno-horror and some Wes Craven-inspired fantasy-horror. Originally titled CURS-R, Choose or Die marks the directorial debut for Toby Meakins. Whether the title change is an improvement for the […]
February 28, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
No amount of nostalgia can change the fact that horror hit a low point in the first half of the decade. Technically, Silence of the Lambs mixed crime drama, suspense, and horror elements. Major horror franchises – including Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street – were running on fumes. Aside from the […]
August 20, 2021.Reading time 7 minutes.
Here we go, another demonic possession movie. So far 2021 has already given us The Unholy, The Seventh Day, The Conjuring III: The Devil Made Me Do It, and Separation. There truly is no rest for the wicked. But when the subgenre is done well it’s given us some of horror’s most memorable classics. And […]
September 27, 2020.Reading time 7 minutes.
Today, it’s easy to pick out something frightening about the Internet. The Dark Web, conspiracy websites, identity theft, data-mining, online predators – take your pick. But back in the early 2000’s, long before SnapChat or TikTok, the Internet was still a nascent entity. Downloading a single song could take an entire day. And people really […]
July 12, 2020.Reading time 11 minutes.
If you’re old enough, maybe you recall the frustration of not being able to connect to the Internet because your roommate was on the phone. Or the struggle of waiting several hours to download a single song from Napster. Did you have your ‘Top 8” on MySpace? Even if the Internet wasn’t always as efficient […]
June 8, 2020.Reading time 8 minutes.
Japanese horror, particularly during the aughts, set a high bar for horror movie creepiness. In the late 1990s, Hideo Nakata and Takashi Miike gave us Ringu and Audition, respectively. Only a few years later, Nakata followed up Ringu with one of the better supernatural horror movies that decade – Dark Water. Like Nakata’s Ringu, Kiyoshi […]