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Hulu’s Fresh Brings New Meaning to “Dinner Date”

Take it from me: Trying to find someone special is extremely hard after 40. Ever since my divorce, I have done almost everything I have been told I should be doing to get my dating life back on track. I… Continue Reading →

Michael Myers Returns (Finally!) and Halloween Kills

Per Matt The brutal rivalry/competition between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers is endless. Good vs. evil duking it out during a creepy holiday felt like great storytelling more than 40 years ago, so what’s an apex predator to do for… Continue Reading →

A Classic Horror Story Creates Creepy Crawlies in Any Language

Per Matt A broken-down RV in the middle of a European forest. No phone service for this group of ride-sharing tourists. An isolated cabin in the woods that is filled with creepy pictures. Hungry, blood-lusting villagers are somehow connected to… Continue Reading →

Terror Time Travels to Camp Nightwing in Fear Street Part Two

Per Matt A witch and a town curse… is there no end to the pain the inhabitants of Shadyside must endure? While many believe their days of suffering have nothing to do with tall tales and urban legends, their bad… Continue Reading →

Fear Street Conjures Up Scream Franchise Vibes

Per Matt Retro-styled horror movies are all the craze these days. That’s probably the main reason why I enjoyed watching Fear Street Part 1: 1994, which was recently released on Netflix.

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

Per Matt The horror genre, probably more so than all the rest, has long relied on clich├ęs, tropes and stereotypes in depicting stories for the big and small screen. Often used in low-budget releases (but not exclusively), these tired portrayals… Continue Reading →

Getting Lost in the Woods With Shudder’s Hunted

Survival horror films are a “hit or miss” subgenre. In some cases, you get amazing films like Universal’s The Hunt. In others, you get what is widely known as one of the worst horror films ever, in 20th Century Fox’s… Continue Reading →

Jamie Chung Brings Sorority Row to My Guilty Pleasure

Per Matt How would you react if a sexy, stupid prank went horribly, horribly wrong? I had long forgotten the first time watching Sorority Row as a Redbox rental several years ago, but as soon as I started rewatching it… Continue Reading →

The Strangers Prey at Night in My Guilty Pleasure

Per Matt The ’80s will never die. Long live the ’80s! Director Johannes Roberts seemingly agreed with that statement, as his feature film, The Strangers: Prey at Night, much like so many other killer releases today, owe way too much… Continue Reading →

Hell Fest: Stunting the Antagonist

Per Matt The strong-but-silent type can describe a variety of characters, most notably the hero of many stories. But what happens when your antagonist is silent but deadly? Hell Fest explores the horror trope of having a bad guy who… Continue Reading →

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