How Leigh Whannell Made “The Invisible Man” Scary Again

Between 2010’s The Wolfman, 2014’s Dracula Untold, and 2017’s The Mummy, Universal has tried (and failed) several times to launch what would be their “Dark Universe”.  And while Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible-inspired Mummy film seemed to be the nail in the coffin (no pun intended), Universal still eventually found success rebranding one of their old properties. And the reason is largely due to Leigh Whannell.  … Continue reading How Leigh Whannell Made “The Invisible Man” Scary Again

“The Lords of Salem”: Rob Zombie’s Strangest, Most Fascinating Movie

Rob Zombie is definitely a subgenre on his own.  Known for his hyper-violent, hyper-vulgar, and hyper-grotesque everything, his films usually fall into the brutally gory slasher genre.  But, citing old school classic horror as an inspiration, they’ve always had a sense of surrealist style to them. And no film of his captures this style quite like 2012’s The Lords of Salem.  It has all the … Continue reading “The Lords of Salem”: Rob Zombie’s Strangest, Most Fascinating Movie

“Spiral” – Movie Review

As 2020 goes down in infamy for being one of the most absurd years in recent history, Shudder just released a piece of 90’s period horror that reminds us that back then was a great time to lose one’s mind as well.  Spiral deals with themes of xenophobia and otherness, all while remaining a really compelling horror/mystery. Small Town, Small Minds The film opens in … Continue reading “Spiral” – Movie Review

15 Fun Facts About “The Corpse Bride”

2005 was quite the year for Tim Burton as he had not one, but two major releases.  Only two months after Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Burton released a grimly delightful musical about love, loss, and death. The Corpse Bride remains a fun gem in his filmography and today it celebrates its 15th anniversary.  So in honor of that, here are 15 fun facts about … Continue reading 15 Fun Facts About “The Corpse Bride”

Top 10 Saw Traps

Saw is definitely one of the most unique horror franchises of all time.  Unlike most other villains, Jigsaw doesn’t actually want his “subjects” to die.  He would much rather see them succeed in their tests and survive. Thusly, he doesn’t outright kill them the way the Michael Myers or Freddy Kruger would.  Instead he puts them through insanely difficult and dangerous tests or games.  These … Continue reading Top 10 Saw Traps

“The Babysitter: Killer Queen” – Movie Review

2017’s The Babysitter took the world by storm, and remains one of the most popular sleeper hits of Netflix Originals.  It was clever, comedic, meta, and didn’t fail to deliver in the gore department. So a sequel was inevitable and three years later, fans finally got one.  Does Killer Queen live up to its original source film, or does it deserve to be sacrificed to … Continue reading “The Babysitter: Killer Queen” – Movie Review

15 Creepy Facts About “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”

Demonic possessions movies and courtroom dramas seem about as far apart as two different subgenres can get. However, back in 2005, one movie managed to blend them perfectly.  The Exorcism of Emily Rose delivered on the horror, but also gave audience something to think about. It remains one of the smartest and philosophical horror films, while never going too surreal to do it.  In honor … Continue reading 15 Creepy Facts About “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”

How the Global Pandemic will Change Horror

It’s hard to believe that things like stay at home orders, social distancing, and wearing masks in public have been the new normal for nearly six months.  For many horror fans, as well as all movie fans, this was an opportunity to catch up on watching movies that had been on our lists forever. And while the world slowly returns to normalcy (or at least … Continue reading How the Global Pandemic will Change Horror

“Bram Stoker’s Dracula” Remains a Timeless Classic

There’s a reason that Dracula is one of the oldest, most enduring characters in both literature and film. In terms of horror, he’s the most iconic and well-recognized character to ever terrorize the silver screen. But over countless adaptations over the decades, one movie stands out not only as the best adaptation of the source novel, but as the most interesting, poignant, and compelling Dracula … Continue reading “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” Remains a Timeless Classic

“Train to Busan” vs. “Seoul Station” vs. “Peninsula”

In a decade dominated by countless zombie movies of varying quality, Train to Busan stood out as one of the best. Gaining international acclaim, it redefined the genre and gave it an emotional core not seen since the early days of Romero’s Living Dead series. Within the next few years, it was given both the sequel and prequel treatment, creating a trilogy of vastly different … Continue reading “Train to Busan” vs. “Seoul Station” vs. “Peninsula”