“Host” – Movie Review

While the world dealt with the complete lockdown in the early months of the global pandemic, Shudder thought that adding a little demonic horror to the mix would spice things up, and they weren’t wrong. The result is Host, a film shot entirely over Zoom, and one which achieves maximum scares and impressive technical achievements, with minimal resources. What Else Is There To Do? Amidst … Continue reading “Host” – Movie Review

“Cannibal Holocaust” vs. “The Green Inferno”

Despite being infamous as one of the most controversial films of all time, there’s no denying that Cannibal Holocaust has had a profound effect on horror, and cinema in general. It remains the first true found footage movie, and inspired a generation of filmmakers, most notably Eli Roth. The director of Hostel and Cabin Fever has made it no secret that Ruggero Deodato’s visceral film … Continue reading “Cannibal Holocaust” vs. “The Green Inferno”

“Impetigore” – Movie Review

How responsible are we for the circumstances of our birth? This deep philosophical query is the very heart of Shudder’s latest original movie Impetigore, written and directed by the incredibly talented Joko Anwar. He’s become a leading voice in Indonesian horror, and hopefully he has many more ideas to show us! Discovering Our Roots For someone who moved at an early age, it’s not at … Continue reading “Impetigore” – Movie Review

15 Brutal Facts About “The Devil’s Rejects”

There’s truly no other filmmaker quite like Rob Zombie. Among horror fans, he’s either loved or hated, but either way, in elicits a strong reaction. Known for his ultra-violent, gritty, and graphic films, none are as iconic (or infamous) as The Devil’s Rejects. So in honor of its 15th anniversary today, we thought it would be fun to take a look at 15 brutal facts … Continue reading 15 Brutal Facts About “The Devil’s Rejects”

Does “What Lies Beneath” Hold Up 20 Years Later?

Long before he became the king of unintentionally creepy motion capture films (Polar Express, Beowulf, A Christmas Carol), it was really hard to peg Robert Zemeckis down to just one genre. He brought the world a sci-fi/comedy classic with Back to the Future, a heartwarming, Oscar-winning dramedy with Forrest Gump, and an imaginative animation/live action hybrid with Who Framed Roger Rabbit? But it was 20 … Continue reading Does “What Lies Beneath” Hold Up 20 Years Later?

What’s the Best Movie About Lizzie Borden?

One of the most infamous murder cases in American History, Lizzie Borden has since become something of a legend. Her (alleged) gruesome crime was only the second time in history that photographs of the crime scene were taken for forensic purposes (the first being Jack the Ripper’s crime scenes in London). We all know the grimly catchy nursery rhyme “Lizzie Borden Took an Ax”, but … Continue reading What’s the Best Movie About Lizzie Borden?

15 Movies We’d Love to See on “The Last Drive In” Season 3

Fans of Joe Bob Briggs are celebrating at yesterday’s announcement that The Last Drive In will be getting a third season in 2021 (along with a summer special coming soon). The next season may still be 9+ months away, but it’s never too early to speculate. So we thought it would be fun to look at Shudder’s current inventory, and pick 15 movies that would … Continue reading 15 Movies We’d Love to See on “The Last Drive In” Season 3

Top 10 Summer Slasher Movies

For most people, summer is a time for vacations, beaches, outdoor activities, and summer camp (at least before Covid). The same rings true for horror fans, only with the added spice of monsters, murder, and mayhem. The summer slasher has since become a pastime for horror fans. There’s just something so fun about blending fun summer activities with a masked killer stalking people. So, in … Continue reading Top 10 Summer Slasher Movies

“The Beach House” – Movie Review

As (some) people are hesitant to go back to the beach amidst this pandemic, Shudder’s new original film The Beach House certainly isn’t encouraging anyone to go back in the water. Blending elements of isolation, surrealism, and body horror, The Beach House has a lot going for it, although it does take a bit too long to get there. Awkward Vacation The film begins with … Continue reading “The Beach House” – Movie Review

“Viy”: The Only Horror Movie from the Soviet Union

While horror is a word often associated with the many atrocities and abuses suffered in the Soviet Union, horror itself is not something that the nation wanted to promote, at least not in cinema. When looking up horror films from Russia, it’s quite surprising to find that between the few silent pictures in the 1920’s and the slight boost in the 2000’s, there were virtually … Continue reading “Viy”: The Only Horror Movie from the Soviet Union