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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 →

The Last Matinee Drips of My Guilty Pleasure

Per Matt What’s Halloween without a little subtitled terror? The Last Matinee is My Guilty Pleasure!

The Killer is a Methodical Mess

Per Matt Michael Fassbender starring as a hitman in a David Fincher movie that’s based on a French graphic novel really sounds like the beginnings of a terrific logline. Somewhere along the way, the script unfortunately flips on The Killer.

Murder is So 1987 in Amazon Prime’s Totally Killer

It’s no surprise that I have a deep affection for horror movies. Whether there’s an axe-wielding maniac, a chainsaw-swinging mutant or anything filled with blood and gore, it’s safe to say I’m a delighted viewer (and not the Camp Crystal… 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 Top 10 Must-See Shudder Movies for Halloween

Halloween is upon us again. In years past, it has been my favorite time of year. As I worked in the haunted-attractions business for so long, it feels awkward not to be a part of one this year (I had… Continue Reading →

If Halloween Ends, What’s Next for the Franchise?

Per Matt I make no bones that John Carpenter’s Halloween is one of my all-time favorite horror movies. While much has been made of its shoestring budget, I truly enjoyed the storyline, which was groundbreaking in 1978 and still holds… Continue Reading →

Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror Gets Historically Spooky!

Per Matt Eli Roth isn’t the only filmmaker allowed to explore the history of big-screen horrors. Just in time for the spooky season, EPIX has released a five-part documentary series exploring Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror.

Mind-Manifesting a Movie: The Empty Man

When you’re dealing with supernatural horror as a filmmaker, you’ve got to walk the fine line between real life and suspending believability. And if that means toning down your story which flips and flops between concepts of The Matrix and… Continue Reading →

You Won’t Be Alone When You’re a Witch

Per Matt There is weird. There’s horror. Then there’s art-house horror. And finally, there’s You Won’t Be Alone. Distributed by Focus Features and currently enjoying a limited release in movie theaters, this movie definitely qualifies for each of previously listed… Continue Reading →

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