Internet Horror Movies: Eight Movies Scaring Your For The Lulz

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 […]

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Decade of Dread: Top 50 Horror Movies of the 2010’s Part I

Time flies by. Believe it or not, we’ve reached the end of the 2010’s. Arguably, it’s a decade that will likely be remembers as one the best for the horror genre. While found-footage continued to flourish, torture porn faded. Psychological horror and old-fashioned hauntings supplanted grisly dismemberment. We lost legendary filmmakers Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper, […]

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The Following is Based on Re-Assembled Footage: The 10 Best Found-Footage Horror Movies

The following true story is based on the re-assembled found-footage of … Anyone who’s watched a horror movie in the last 20 years should be familiar with that cold open. Cheap to produce and distribute, studios increasingly embraced found-footage horror over the 2000’s into the first half of this decade. Though Cannibal Holocaust may the […]

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Unfriended: Dark Web Is a Servicable But Disappointing Sequel

Following the success of Unfriended, Blumhouse Productions wasted no time announcing a sequel. Writer and director Stephen Susco has some horror credentials. Previously, Susco worked on screenplays for The Grudge and Texas Chainsaw 3D. Though the sequel uses the same laptop and smartphone format, it’s a standalone film with no narrative connection to its predecessor. […]

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Technology in Horror: A Brave New World of Terror

Horror films resonate with audiences in part because they allow us to explore ours fears in the safety of theatres. The Jetsons may have promised a future where technology and humanity lived in harmony, but our reality is entirely different. The interconnected digital world has given us instant content-on-demand where almost no aspects of our lives […]

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Unfriended: Don’t Block This Friend Request

This week on the blog I will be taking a look at technology as a source of horror in the genre. Hopefully, I’ll be posting a larger thematic piece in The Laboratory and, maybe, I’ll have a podcast uploaded soon. In the meantime, over the next few days, I’ll be reviewing a few more noteworthy […]

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Ignore This Friend Request

This past year was a banner year for horror. Arguably, Get Out and It’s runaway success stories played a huge role in this success. Yet not every horror movie released in 2017 scared up box office receipts or critical triumph. Friend Request, a German English-language film produced in 2016 and shelved until late in 2017, […]

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