Tag horror thriller

The Forever Purge is What Happens When People Won’t Stop Killing

Very few film series keep the attention of viewers after a trilogy has run its course. The Purge franchise is one of the rare exceptions to this legacy. With The Forever Purge, the lineup of Purge releases is now up… Continue Reading →

Oxygen Fights to Break Free and Breathe

Per Matt Many great stories are centered around tight environments. Specifically, within the science-fiction realm, I’m thinking about the Alien film franchise. With nowhere to run and no place hide, an unseen killer lurks out of eyesight and our heroes must… Continue Reading →

Amazon’s Them Gets Scary in the Suburbs

Per Matt Trauma is a terrible thing. Each and every person may experience it at some point in their lives. So, when you bring four characters together to form a family, placing them into equally hostile environments, each one is… Continue Reading →

Big Monsters Make Big Bucks: Godzilla vs. Kong Smashes The COVID Box Office Ceiling

The COVID pandemic has destroyed the massive profits that Hollywood has raked in over the past decade. Looking back at 2019, the domestic box office for just the Top 100 films of the year panned out to just under $10… Continue Reading →

Wrong Turn Reboot Swerves Into a New Direction

It feels like it has not been too long ago when the Wrong Turn franchise first came out. In fact, I had to go back and look to see when it was originally made. The first installment released on May… Continue Reading →

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

Per Matt The horror genre, probably more so than all the rest, has long relied on clichĂ©s, 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 →

Reflecting on Elisabeth Moss as Horror Writer, Shirley Jackson

Per Matt Biopics can be dangerous subjects. On one hand, they can lead the uninformed into believing fictionalized stories of actual people. On the other hand, they can also withhold some major attributes of real-life people, while accentuating others. Sometimes… Continue Reading →

Technology Goes Dark and Bloody in Possessor

We live in a world that both owns and is owned by technology. Everywhere you look, tech controls so much. Think about your day, today. When you woke up, you were probably awakened by either your smartphone or smart clock…. Continue Reading →

Bad Hair Weaves in Too Many Tropes

Have you ever stopped to think about all the subgenres that exist within the horror movie industry? Taking a quick peek around the internet, we find there is actually no exact “set in stone” list. Wikipedia, the bastion of information… Continue Reading →

Holiday Horror Gets Isolated in The Lodge

Per Matt When you think of a stereotypical horror movie, what kind of setting immediately pops into your mind? Is it a haunted house? A high school, perhaps? What about a summer camp? What if Purgatory was a snowy cabin… Continue Reading →

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