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Nightwatch: Demons Are Forever is the Sequel No One Asked For

A bad movie simply doesn’t deserve a sequel. When a film fails to captivate its audience with a compelling story, engaging characters or even basic entertainment value, the idea of continuing its narrative feels more like a punishment than a… Continue Reading →

Chapter 1 Reintroduces The Strangers’ Horrors

Navigating prequels can be a tricky business venture. On one hand, you’re dealing with already-established characters, while placing them in new situations. Their audience awareness was high enough that a production company decided to invest more money into telling their… Continue Reading →

Why Does Maggie Q Fear the Night?

Per Matt I’m always searching for the latest and greatest movies that present familiar themes in new and unique ways. And should I receive a free preview weekend of The Movie Channel, there’s a very good chance I’m spending way… Continue Reading →

Shudder’s V/H/S/85 Makes My Halloween Playlist

I have a complex relationship with the found-footage horror genre. The first one I ever watched was The Blair Witch, and it left a profound, but fleeting impact on me. I genuinely believed I was witnessing the harrowing ordeal of… Continue Reading →

The Nun II is a Jump Scare-Filled Disappointment

Experiencing true fear from a horror film is a rare feat for me. I distinctly remember the first time it happened, back in the early ’90s on Halloween night. I hosted a party with friends, and after grilling, gaming and… Continue Reading →

Russell Crowe Raises Hell as The Pope’s Exorcist

Russell Crowe is one of my favorite actors in Hollywood. He has exceptional talents and versatility as an actor. From playing a Roman commander-turned-slave in Gladiator — probably my favorite film of his — to portraying a brilliant man suffering… Continue Reading →

Scream’s Shock Doc Brings True Terror to the Film Franchise

Shock Doc Sundays has a nice ring to it, especially when they air after the awards season, during the brief dead zone for major sporting events — that’s after the Super Bowl ends, but before Major League Baseball begins. If… Continue Reading →

Viral Sensation, Skinamarink, Foreshadows the Future of Horror

I have been a fan of the independent horror channels on YouTube for quite some time now. The main ones, like Crypt TV and Alter, are worthy of praise. The quality of their short stories is amazing, and it is… Continue Reading →

Forget the Terminator, M3GAN is the Her-minator!

Per Matt M3GAN is something like a Teddy Ruxpin-Skynet mashup, where the intended toy is meant to be the child’s protector, but it exceeds its original programming as it learns to become self-aware (with some assistance to its always-open internet… Continue Reading →

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