“The Found Footage Phenomenon” – Movie Review

One of the often-overlooked collections on Shudder is its “Diabolical Documentaries” lineup, which includes a myriad of great non-fiction deep dives into the genre that we all love.  Among them are Shudder originals like the critically acclaimed Cursed Films and Horror Noire. Shudder’s latest original film The Found Footage Phenomenon is a worthy addition to this collection.  Tracing the origin of the subgenre itself and … Continue reading “The Found Footage Phenomenon” – Movie Review

Firestarter 1984 vs. 2022

Long before the massive superhero boom that has dominated the past 20 years, Stephen King wrote his own twisted version of a superhero (or perhaps villain) origin story with his 1980 novel “Firestarter”.  Sort of a Stephen King version of the Dark Phoenix saga from “X-Men”, it’s now been adapted twice with two very different interpretations of the source material. To be clear, the 2022 … Continue reading Firestarter 1984 vs. 2022

Everything Coming to Shudder June 2022

As we approach summer, Shudder has all of our horror needs covered for both the summer itself in recognition of Pride Month.  Their lineup includes critically acclaimed originals, a continuation of The Last Drive In with Joe Bob Briggs, as well as an updated Queer Horror collection among their myriad of curated playlists.  So let’s dive in! Originals/Exclusives June 10 – Offseason Starring Joceline Donahue … Continue reading Everything Coming to Shudder June 2022

“WNUF Halloween Sequel” Teaser Promises More Nostalgic Halloween Fun

Fans nostalgia and Halloween can rejoice!  Back in 2013, the world was treated to a fascinating experimental film titled WNUF Halloween Special.  Structured like a news broadcast that went terribly wrong due to supernatural activity, it featured vintage commercials and just oozed all things Halloween and 80’s nostalgia. The film itself mostly gained a cult following from online streaming audiences, most notably when it was … Continue reading “WNUF Halloween Sequel” Teaser Promises More Nostalgic Halloween Fun

20th Century Studios Releases Brief, But Thrilling Teaser for Predator Prequel “Prey”

Every since Arnold Schwarzenegger first fought to the death against the extra-terrestrial hunter in 1987, the Predator franchise has been a staple of sci-fi action/horror.  Consisting of six total films (including two crossovers with the xenomorphs from Alien), 20th Century Studios had previously announced that audiences would be gifted with a seventh installment in that series.And with the release of a brief, but thrilling teaser … Continue reading 20th Century Studios Releases Brief, But Thrilling Teaser for Predator Prequel “Prey”

5 Reasons “Full Moon High” is the Best Werewolf Parody

There are plenty of great werewolf films out there to watch, enjoy and be scared by. But when it comes to comedic parodies of the werewolf mythos, none can hold a fang to the over-the-top 1981 horror-comedy gem Full Moon High. Written, directed and produced by Larry Cohen (The Stuff, Q: The Winged Serpent), Full Moon High is the perfect blend of horror and humor … Continue reading 5 Reasons “Full Moon High” is the Best Werewolf Parody

“Firestarter” (2022) – Movie Review

The last few years has seen something of a renaissance in Stephen King adaptations, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the 1980’s (or the wave of TV movies in the 90’s).  The last 5 years alone, we’ve been treated to newer adaptations of It, The Stand, and Pet Semetary, along with first time adaptations of Mr. Mercedes, Doctor Sleep, and a King-inspired Hulu … Continue reading “Firestarter” (2022) – Movie Review

“The Sadness” – Movie Review

For reasons that should be obvious to all, it’s been one hell of a time these last two years since March 2020.  Filled with high highs and incredibly low lows, the world will never truly be the same again.  In many ways, Shudder’s latest original film from Taiwan, The Sadness is the perfect anthem for the last two year.  It’s one part “zombie” movie, one … Continue reading “The Sadness” – Movie Review

“Dark Shadows” 10 Years Later – The End of the Burton/Depp Era

Between The Addams Family, The Munsters, and Dark Shadows, the 1960’s seemed to be a highpoint for lighthearted “horror” based TV shows.  While the first two were more sitcom-based, Dark Shadows took the soap opera approach and remained a popular TV show.  So when it was announced that Tim Burton was doing a movie adaptation, fans were both intrigued but apprehensive. Casting his familiar actors … Continue reading “Dark Shadows” 10 Years Later – The End of the Burton/Depp Era

15 Fun Facts About “28 Weeks Later”

The 2000s brought with it not just the dawn of a new century and millennium.  It also breathed new life into the zombie genre, and with the help of 2002’s 28 Days Later, it reinvigorated the “infected” subgenre, which arguably began with George A. Romero’s The Crazies.  While 28 Days Later took the world by storm, its sequel 28 Weeks Later didn’t get quite the … Continue reading 15 Fun Facts About “28 Weeks Later”