Overlord: Inglorious Basterds Meets Zombies

Cloverfield fans had their fingers crossed when Bad Robot Productions released the first trailer for Overlord. Unfortunately, Overlord is definitely not connected to the Cloverfield universe. Perhaps even worse, The Cloverfield Paradox is stil a thing. Regardless of its lack of connectivity, Overlord promises wall-to-wall zombie goodness. Though it didn’t connect with audiences in its opening box office weekend, critics […]

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The Cured: Zombies, Trauma, and Forgiveness

At some point, you have to wonder if the zombie film is going to run out of steam. Just in time for Halloween, Netflix has added the Ellen Page zombie flick, The Cured. Though it premiered last year and saw a limited theatrical release earlier in 2018, The Cured is only now appearing on streaming […]

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Night of the Living Dead: Romero’s Masterpiece Celebrates 50 Years

“They’re coming to get you, Barbara.” And with that line of dialogue, Night of the Living Dead  entered popular cultural lexicon. To date, Romero’s zombie masterpiece has produced five sequels and its own thriving horror subgenre. Earlier in 2018, horror collectors rejoiced with the Criterion Collection release of Night of the Living Dead on Blu-Ray. Even […]

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Trench 11 Struggles to Find Momentum or Scares

The horror genre has a long, rich history of using Nazis as monsters. From Isla, She-Wolf of the SS to more recent entries like Dead Snow and Frankenstein’s Army, the Nazis have offered the genre some good villains for reasons that shouldn’t need further explanation. Later this fall, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions is releasing […]

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Summer’s End: Back to School Horror Films

Fall may not officially begin until Saturday, September 2, but for horror fans and parents, summer is over. Tomorrow 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. Colleges and universities will be welcoming thousands of first-year students into residences […]

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Canadian Bacon – Canadian Horror Films for Canada Day

Happy Canada Day! As a Canadian, I can pride in knowing that we have given our neighbour to the south high-quality beer, maple syrup, The Tragically Hip, hockey, and Ryan Reynolds. I disavow all responsibility for Justin Bieber and Nickelback. Canadians have also delivered some fantastic horror films over the years. Thus, to celebrate this […]

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Shock Waves: The Deep End of 1970s Horror

Shock Waves: The Deep End of 1970s Horror The 1970’s was a landmark decade for the horror genre. William Friedkin’s The Exorcist showed that horror could be taken seriously, while Steven Spielberg proved that horror could fill theatre seats, even in the summer months, with Jaws. It was the decade that saw Halloween, Phantasm, The […]

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Cargo (2018) Shows the Zombie Film Still Has Plenty of Life In It

Cargo Shows The Zombie Film Still Has Plenty of Life In It Recently it has appeared that even the ‘living dead‘ are vulnerable to the cyclical nature of popular culture. All the rage for over a decade, zombie entertainment has been seemingly waning over the last year or so. The Walking Dead’s Season 8 finale […]

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Day of the Dead: Bloodline Should Have Stayed Dead

Two months into 2018 and we’re getting our second remake of a classic horror film. First, we got the insipid re-telling of French horror film Inside and now Lionsgate Films is distributing another remake of George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead. Romero’s original ‘Dead’ trilogy has proven to be a treasure chest for film […]

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