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Biting into the Bloodbath of Insane Like Me?

Who doesn’t love a good vampire movie? There’s something irresistibly alluring about the genre that has captivated my imagination for as long as I can remember. The blend of horror, action and dark romance in films like From Dusk Till… Continue Reading →

Shudder Gives New Life to Mute Witness Nearly Three Decades Later

In the realm of horror cinema, 1995 was a remarkable year. Se7en, starring Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt, captivated audiences with its dark tone and macabre subject matter. Director Roger Donaldson’s Species followed a team of scientists attempting to thwart… Continue Reading →

Easter Bloody Easter Carves Its Own Path in Holiday Horror

The horror genre’s fascination with holidays extends beyond mere scares; it’s a reflection of cultural significance, symbolism and the inherent themes ripe for exploration within each celebration. Halloween, with its association with the supernatural and fear, stands as the undisputed… Continue Reading →

Stopmotion is the Horror Masterpiece That Fans Have Long Awaited

The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline and Frankenweenie share more than just Tim Burton’s directorial touch. These films are united by their use of stop-motion animation, a meticulous and time-consuming process. Despite the challenges, these movies, alongside many others, have earned their… Continue Reading →

Dirty Money, Blackmail and Murder Sustain Film Masters’ Swiss Conspiracy

Per Matt Five secret bank account holders face off with unknown terrorists and the deadly consequences they bring in Film Masters’ The Swiss Conspiracy Special Edition. It’s mo’ money, mo’ problems, as the collector’s edition Blu-ray and DVD will be… Continue Reading →

It Lives Inside Succumbs to Something Sinister

Returning to horror movies feels great. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love awards season. It’s a time when I get to witness the pinnacle of excellence across various categories and genres, contributing to a more well-rounded perspective as a… Continue Reading →

Killers of the Flower Moon Explores the Darker Facets of American History

I must confess my fondness for well-crafted Westerns. Despite my virtual film library being primarily dominated by sci-fi and horror, classic and contemporary Westerns have captured my admiration. Whether it’s timeless gems like Gunfight at the O.K. Corral or Guns… Continue Reading →

Pet Sematary: Bloodlines Should Have Stayed Buried

Pet Sematary, the iconic Stephen King novel that inspired both a 1989 film adaptation and a 2019 remake, explores the depths of human grief and the consequences of meddling with the boundary between life and death. While King’s novel remains… 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 →

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