Speak No Evil Mines Cultural Misunderstandings for Disturbing Horror

As summer gives ways to fall, Shudder continues to platform a diverse range of domestic and international horror titles for audiences. Just weeks ahead of Halloween, this week’s latest release is Danish horror thriller Speak No Evil. From writer and director Christian Tafdrup, Speak No Evil finds its horror from the cultural misunderstandings between Danish […]

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House of Darkness a Dialogue-Driven Game of Cat-and-Mouse

Over 10 years later, Neil LaBute is still probably apologizing for his remake of The Wicker Man. Now he’s back in the horror genre – including some intentional dark comedy – with the ‘date gone wrong’ House of Darkness. Before The Wicker Man, LaBute has explored themes of misogyny, which looks pretty central to House […]

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Intruders Can’t Quite Capitalize On Its Home Invasion Twist

Some horror movie premises are a bit like comfort food. Fans are willing to eat them up even if the presentation looks like something recycled from much better movies. Case in point, there’s always still a little mileage in home invasion movies. Just the idea of a stranger trying to break into the one place […]

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Saloum a Gripping Mix of Western, Revenge Thriller, and Ghost Story

As summer gives way to fall and Halloween quickly approaches, Shudder continues to platform a diverse range of horror movies. Everything from obscure old movies to international offerings, the mini-horror Netflix continues to distinguish itself as the best option for international horror fans outside of Screambox. Today, Shudder has released African horror movie, Saloum. From […]

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Fall Has One Last Summer Thrill-Ride For Audiences

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. […]

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Orphan First Kill a Better-Than-Expected Belated Prequel

A lot of things have changed since Orphan was released in 2009. Back in those days, there was no TikTok, Obama was in the first year of his presidency, and the (original) Harry Potter franchise was still rolling. Though it was something of an over-achiever at the box office, critics weren’t particularly impressed. Besides 13 […]

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I Know Who Killed Me … A Terrible Story and Lackluster Direction

Though it’s hard to recall, Lindsay Lohan was once a big star. Following her commercially successful movies as a young Disney star, Mean Girls marked Lohan’s transition into more adult roles. But the wheels came of the train quickly afterwards. Personal and legal struggles ultimately derailed Lohan’s career. And I Know Who Killed Me was […]

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Windfall Falls Short of Its Noir Ambitions

This March Netflix takes a bit of a break from its true crime docu-series staples (Bad Vegan, The Tinder Swindler) for some original escapist entertainment. Directed by Charlie McDowell and featuring Jason Segel, Lily Collins, and Jesse Plemons, Windfall looks like an old-fashioned crime thriller. With its California setting and small cast, this story of […]

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