The Sadness a Boundary-Pushing Zombie Movie

Another week, another zombie movie premieres on Shudder. At face value, The Sadness doesn’t promise much outside of the familiar narrative. But this Taiwanese horror movie comes with a buzz generally reserved for the most shocking horror movies. Its violence and purported willingness to cross just about any boundary may draw comparisons to A Serbian […]

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Virus-32 Proves There’s Still Plenty of Life in the Zombie Movie

At face value, Shudder’s latest original release, Virus-32, may feel like a case of ‘been there, done’ that’. For over a decade, zombies were all the rage in horror. While The Walking Dead scored huge ratings, Dawn of the Dead, 28 Days Later, and the Resident Evil franchise scared up dollars at the box office. […]

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Welcome to Racoon City a Glitchy Resident Evil Remake

Good, let alone great, movie adaptations of video games are hard to find. For every Werewolves Within there’s a handful of Alone in the Dark or House of the Dead duds. Though it spawned six movies, the Resident Evil series never won over critics. In fact, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is the highest rated […]

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The Spore May Not Grow On You

Aside from delayed major horror releases, if the Year in Horror in 2021 has a theme it’s been a minor resurgence in eco-horror. To date, a handful of indie horror movies – In The Earth and Gaia – have reminded us that all is not well in our environment. And the quietly underrated The Beach […]

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Night of the Living Dead: Romero’s Masterpiece Remains Essential Viewing

“They’re coming to get you, Barbara.” And with that line of dialogue, Night of the Living Dead  entered popular cultural lexicon. To date, George A. Romero’s zombie masterpiece has produced five sequels and its own thriving horror subgenre. Horror fans know the story behind the movie. Romero made his masterpiece with a small budget, on-location […]

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Summer’s End: Back to School Horror Films

Fall may not officially begin until Thursday, September 23rd, but for horror fans and parents, summer is over. Next week, schools re-open their doors for the start of a new year. The days of parents listening to their kids complain about being bored ends. However, most kids are probably less excited for a new school […]

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The Dead Pit a Forgotten ‘Sort of’ Zombie Movie From The VHS Era

Few horror fans have probably heard of The Dead Pit. If you’re old enough, you might have caught it on a local television station playing late at night. Or perhaps you saw its VHS cover with the glowing zombie eyes. But Brett Leonard’s (The Lawnmower Man) early directorial effort has languished in obscurity. Neither a […]

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Black Summer’s Currency A Little Bankrupt on Story Advancement

We’re past Season 2’s halfway point in Black Summer now and the zombie series seems to have found its footing. Though White Horse slowed things down again, the fifth episode didn’t skimp on stakes and introduced a little more emotional depth. Now Episode Six, which is entitled Currency, brings us back to the present timeline. […]

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