Curve: Netflix Thriller Trapped By Its Own Premise

Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions has established quite the hold on horror. In fact, Blumhouse’s success necessitated the creation of Blumhouse Tilt to produce and release smaller movies across multiple platforms. One of BH Tilt’s early releases, Curve, has sat on Netflix now for a few years. Finally, after skipping over this title countless times, I’m […]

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The Student Finds Itself on the ‘Dis-Honor’ Roll of Thrillers

Another new month on Netflix, another generic Lifetime-like thriller. In the tradition of past lame tele-film thrillers like Bad Match and Twinsanity, Netflix is now offering The Student. With movies like My Teacher, My Obsession and Dismissed, however, the classroom seems like a pretty dangerous place these days. Is The Student an honor roller thriller? […]

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Twinsanity Fails to Live Up To The Promise of Its Title

Twinsanity is a psychological thriller about twin sisters – one good, one insanely evil. Get it? See what they did there with the title? Now available on Netflix, Twinsanity sadly never comes close to achieving the cheesy fun its title promises. Originally titled Downward Twin, the Buz Wallick-directed thriller patterns itself after ‘90’s movies like […]

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The Lords of Chaos Torments With Disturbing But Uneven Story

There’s an undeniably appealing connection between heavy metal, Satanism, and horror. And no, there is in fact no connection between heavy metal and the Devil. But there’s a reason Black Sabbath and Motely Crüe were able to so successfully exploit Satanic references to the tune of millions. Though it’s not a horror movie, Lords of […]

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Triangle: A Hidden Gem For Fans of Twisting Thrillers

Before Happy Death Day incorporated time loops in its zany horror-comedy fusion, there was Christopher Smith’s Triangle. To date, Smith’s directorial credits include witty horror-comedy, Severance, and the underrated Black Death. But Triangle is an oddly forgotten gem in the British filmmaker’s resume. Spoiler alert – I like this movie. Scroll past my final rating […]

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The Hitcher Reminds You To Never Pick Up Strangers

At first glance, The Hitcher looks exactly like the kind of movie that Cannon Films would have released in the 1980’s. On one hand, The Hitcher seems to take some cues from Steven Spielberg’s early ‘road trip’ thriller, Duel. Screenwriter Eric Red (Bad Moon) was apparently influenced by The Doors’ song, Riders on the Storm. […]

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Piercing: The Best Laid Plans Make For a Solid Thriller

Director Nicolas Pesce follows up his on fantastic directorial debut, The Eyes of My Mother, with Piercing. For his sophomore effort, Pesce plays with genres, mixing some old-school Giallo thriller with dark comedy. Though he debuted Piercing at Sundance over a year ago, it’s taken this long for Pesce’s latest movie to hit most VOD-streaming […]

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Glass Still Entertains In Spite of Some Cracks

Though critics and fans widely consider The Sixth Sense to be M. Night Shyalaman’s best movie, I’ve always personally preferred Unbreakable. Released before superhero movies were the norm, Unbreakable was groundbreaking. Rumours of a sequel swirled for years. It only took 15 years before Shyalaman shocked audiences with Split’s surprise reveal – a shared movie […]

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P2: Pretty Much the Same Level of Fear

On the second day of The Abominable Dr. Welsh’s 12 Days of Christmas Carnage, we have P2. You may not remember the movie, but horror fans likely know its creators. Alexandre Aja was one of the darlings of the 2000’s New French Extremity movement. Director Franck Kahlfoun directed a remake of a certain 80’s slasher classic. […]

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Spinning Man Engages, But Never Quite Thrills

Netflix’s latest psychological thriller, Spinning Man, boasts some pedigree. The strong cast includes Guy Pearce, Pierce Brosnan, Minnie Driver, Alexandra Shipp, and Clark Gregg. An unrecognizable Jamie Kennedy even turns up in a small role. Less a ‘whodunnit’ and more of a dive into the fragility of memory and truth, Spinning Man clearly was shooting […]

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