Turn of the Century: Best Horror Remakes of the 2000’s

‘Torture Porn’, J-horror, found-footage, and remakes. At the turn of the century, these were the major trends that would define horror for several years. Though remakes were nothing new in Hollywood, studios seemed particularly interested in ransacking 70’s and 80s horror catalogues. Sadly, most of these remakes were watered-down PG-13 knock-offs starring CW Network cast-off’s. […]

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House of the Dead: Horror’s Version of the Fyre Festival

For a brief and shining moment, Uwe Boll was the undisputed ‘king of bad movies’. Like Ed Wood, only more angry and less earnest, Boll made aggressively bad movies. Alone in the Dark, BloodRayne, Postal – he was notorious for the sheer incompetency of his filmmaking. Following the success of Resident Evil, Boll wasted little […]

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Resident Evil: Best and Worst of the Film Series

Try as they may, Hollywood has struggled to turn video games into thriving film franchises. But you can’t blame them for trying. Modern video games often boast some impressively sprawling narratives. Yet in spite of all the cinematic failures, the Resident Evil franchise has somehow proven to be an exception. In fact, the Resident Evil […]

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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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