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Are There Really Cursed Films? New Docuseries Explores That Question.

The term “cursed films” has been around Hollywood since the dawn of the movie industry. I think the first example I ever heard was in The Wizard of Oz (1939). No, I am not talking about the infamous “munchkin suicide… Continue Reading →

Don’t Go Into The Shed! Shudder Unpacks Horrors With Teen Drama.

I have watched many teen coming-of-age films. I have reviewed a few here, including the highly enjoyable Booksmart, and they all seem to have a familiar formula. You have a teen who is picked on or treated badly by people… Continue Reading →

My Guilty Pleasure: Jigsaw

Per Matt The game is afoot in the most recent entry of the resurrected Saw franchise. Jigsaw details a murder mystery drenched in torture porn, sprinkled atop with some vigilante justice… and surprise, surprise, the Big Bad still lives and… Continue Reading →

Devil’s Road Explores Ed and Lorraine Warren’s Paranormal World

Per Matt When you hear the names Ed and Lorraine Warren, what’s the first thing to pop into your mind? Is it something random from the The Conjuring Universe, by chance? Could it be their long history studying the spooky,… Continue Reading →

Random Acts of Violence is a Horror Film That Hates Itself

Actor Jay Baruchel is known for many movies throughout his career. He has been a novice wizard beside Nicolas Cage (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, 2010). He helped a dying friend break into Skywalker Ranch to see Star Wars: Episode I (Fanboys,… Continue Reading →

IFC Midnight Delivers Russian Alien Horror Film Sputnik to the U.S.

In 1979, the world was introduced to Ridley Scott’s extraterrestrial nightmare film, Alien. Ever since then, horror moviegoers have used the film as the gold standard for space-based horror. While Alien was truly a great and ground-breaking film, as time… Continue Reading →

The Overseas Box Office Roars Back to Life With Train to Busan Sequel

Per Matt While U.S. movie theaters remain dark like a hiding monster, ready to strike its prey at a moment’s notice once given the all-clear signal, the overseas box office has awakened and is alive and well. And all it… 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 →

Vampires Receive a Temporary Stay of Execution in Shadows’ Finale

Per Matt There’s certain rules that need to be followed when creating a horror-comedy series about a trio of vampires who live in Staten Island, New York. They can’t survive being caught in sunlight, or they’ll die. They can transform… Continue Reading →

Charlie Manx Finally Gets a Backstory in NOS4A2

Per Matt Sometimes, when you’re a soul-eating vampire, you’re bound to lose your way. Whenever you’re not kidnapping children and whisking them off to the magical Christmasland, a place which exists solely within the mind of Charlie Manx, you might… Continue Reading →

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