Tag Terror

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

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

Clarice Brings Psychological Horror to a Procedural Setting

Per Matt Brought to the small screen as a sequel series to The Silence of the Lambs, Clarice fills the procedural void that C.S.I. popularized for 15 seasons (including its many spin-offs) on CBS. But this show isn’t a one-trick… Continue Reading →

IFC Midnight’s Hunter Hunter Explores Your Breaking Point

How much does it take? What is the breaking point? How far can someone be torn down before they stop being a person? Before they stop having any humanity and finally succumb to a dark, deadly state of mind, where… Continue Reading →

Giant from the Unknown Roars Back to Life!

Per Matt A new generation gets the opportunity to experience the golden era of science fiction in crisp, high-definition video, as The Film Detective releases limited-edition Blu-ray and DVD versions of Giant from the Unknown.

My Guilty Pleasure Delivers Toys of Terror!

Per Matt It’s been a while since I’ve visited My Guilty Pleasure. With the holidays in full effect, family was over for Thanksgiving and all of the aftermath that ensued. Now, it’s on to Christmas, rinse and repeat. As a… Continue Reading →

Dystopian Disruptions Mar New Order’s Best-Laid Wedding Plans

Per Matt Protestors demanding change. Fires being started. Phone lines dying. Roads closing. Mass chaos. Nightly lootings. A revolution is taking place in Mexico, so it’s the perfect time for a lavish wedding, naturally. No, this isn’t a cinematic response… 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 →

Santa Takes on the FBI in The Nights Before Christmas

Tis the season. Or at least the beginning of the season. The year 2020 is almost out of here. In less than 60 days, the year of coronavirus, lockdowns, civil unrest, depression and uncertainty will be over. Everyone has been… Continue Reading →

Welcome to the Blumhouse: Piecing It All Together

Per Matt At times, movies can be like puzzles. The viewer must constantly decipher what’s going on with the characters, who they are and their importance to the ongoing storyline. So, when Blumhouse Productions released four unrelated horror films just… Continue Reading →

Experiencing The Other Side of Madness

Per Matt Monsters come in all shapes and sizes. Even the smaller ones can be incredibly ruthless. Such is the case with Charles Manson. As a charismatic master manipulator, he played to people’s weaknesses, eventually leading a pseudo-religious cult. Preaching… Continue Reading →

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