Sleepaway Camp: Camper Slasher With A Twist

If the 1970’s is horror’s ‘prestige era’, then the 1980’s is best classified as the genre’s ‘guilty pleasure’. By and large, the 1980’s was the slasher movie era. Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Child’s Play, Hellraiser – each of these franchises began in the 80’s. Just below these A-listers were a series […]

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Jordan Peele’s Us An Instant Horror Classic

Jordan Peele’s sophomore effort, Us, is easily one of the most anticipated horror movies of 2019. Released on March 22nd, Us kicks off what promises to be a hot wave of horror over the next several months. Horror fans can look forward to Pet Sematary, It: Chapter Two, The Curse of La Llorona, and the […]

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Deadly Detention: The Breakfast Club Meets Lame Horror Spoof

When horror and comedy together are done right, the result can be classic. Look no further than The Evil Dead or Shaun of the Dead, for proof. Originally titled The Detained, Netlix’s latest release, Deadly Detention, looks to tap into the same campy vibe as 2017’s The Babysitter. But is this horror spoof inspired luanacy? […]

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‘All Light Will End’ Will Have You Praying for the End

Indie horror-thriller, All Light Will End, was among Netflix’s new slate of horror movies added in February. Like many independent horror movies, Chris Blake’s directorial debut screened at a few smaller horror film festivals before landing a distribution deal. Last year at this time, horror fans were surprised with a few good, smaller movies like […]

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Better Watch Out: A Stocking Stuffed With Subversive Fun

Welcome to The Abominable Dr. Welsh’s inaugural 12 Days of Christmas Carnage. Yes, Christmas horror movies are indeed a thing. In fact, there’s actually quite a few Yule-themed horror outings. Over the next 12 days, as Christmas approaches, I’ll be watching and reviewing a different Xmas horror movie. For the first day of Christmas Carnage, […]

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Midnighters: Noir Thriller That Offers Hitchcockian Twists

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. […]

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Seven in Heaven: Worse Than a Game of ‘Spin the Bottle’

Blumhouse Productions must have its own version of ‘Santa’s Workshop’ hidden away somewhere. I can almost see a secret army of filmmakers and writers toiling around the clock to produce an endless stream of cheap horror films. Case in point – new teen horror film, Seven in Heaven. Blumhouse unceremoniously dumped Seven in Heaven today […]

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Diane Mixes Crime and Horror Genres to Haunting Effect

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 […]

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Hell House LLC Scares New Life out of Found Footage

Hell House LLC probably suffered somewhat from audience burnout with found-footage horror (FFH). Despite a release almost two years ago to most VOD-streaming platforms, Stephen Cognetti’s fun little horror film has largely languished in obscurity. I saw it for the first time last fall and was pleasantly surprised. With a Shudder-exclusive sequel released earlier this […]

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I See … The Best Twist Endings in Horror Films

Everyone loves a good twist once in a while. We all remember Charlton Heston screaming ‘You maniacs! You blew it up’ at the end of Planet of the Apes. Could you forget Keyser Soze walking out from under the noses of law enforcement in The Usual Suspects? Great twist endings can sometimes turn a good film […]

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