Much like comedy, horror is the only genre that relies on a visceral reaction from its audience. Both laughs and scares are automatic responses we have when we find something amusing or frightening. And you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who would disagree with the statement, “comedies should be funny”. The fact is, there’s nothing more awkward than sitting through a comedy movie or … Continue reading Do Horror Movies Have to “Scare” You to be Good?
We’re now getting to the point that the early 2000’s are twenty years behind us and starting to become nostalgic. In terms of horror films, it was the era of ultra violent “torture porn”, no doubt a reflection of society’s anxieties about the post 9/11 and War on Terror era. And while you had famous franchises like Saw or Hostel, another one that often gets … Continue reading “Wrong Turn” 20 Years Later – A Solid Slasher Better Than Its Reputation
Back in 2020 when the world was in lockdown and movie theaters were mostly closed, a small indie survival horror/thriller called Becky managed to rule the box office at the #1 spot for 3 weekends in June. At a time when big summer blockbusters usually dominate the landscape, this low budget movie gained national headlines for its success, given that it was still playing in … Continue reading “The Wrath of Becky” – A Gory, Hilarious, Over the Top Sequel [Review]
There are vacation horror stories and then there are vacation horror stories. The former usually involves bad food, less than ideal lodging, and bad experiences with tourists. And the latter aptly describes the latest Shudder original movie, Influencer. Like many other vacation horror movies, Influencer follows a character whose tropical getaway turns into a life or death situation. Filled with twists and turns (some of … Continue reading “Influencer” – Movie Review
Horror fans have always held a special place for the 1980’s. It was a decade filled with Reaganomics, heightened Cold War tensions, heavy metal, Satanic panics, a boom in consumerism and technology advancement. And for the movie industry, it served as a sort of democratization of filmmaking. With the advent of VHS and video rental, you didn’t need a movie to get a big hit … Continue reading “Killer Klowns From Outer Space” 35 Years Later – A Cult Classic With a Legacy
Move over Oscars, Golden Globes, and all the rest of the snobby award shows that look down on and never recognize horror! The Fangoria Chainsaw Awards are here for us horror fans that want to see the movies we love properly recognized! Hosted by David Dastmalchia and Peaches Christ, and presented by a who’s who of horror legends and content creators, the awards featured a … Continue reading “The Black Phone”, “Terrifier 2”, and “Prey” Win Big at the 2023 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards
Oh to be back in the late 90s. Video stores were still everywhere, social media wasn’t even in our vocabulary, and big budget disaster movies were the Hollywood tentpoles rather than superhero franchises. There is no conversation about this era without mentioning German-born director Roland Emmerich. In 1996, he captivated audiences with Independence Day. While the movie didn’t review very well critically, it was a … Continue reading “Godzilla” 25 Years Later – Was This Version That Bad?
After giving us a short teaser a few months ago, Disney dropped the full trailer of their upcoming horror-comedy, Haunted Mansion. And honestly, it looks genuinely creepy, at least for a Disney movie… We’re treated to dark and creepy settings with jump scares and imagery that feels like a cross between The Further from Insidious and the vibrantly colored ghosts from 2016’s Ghostbusters. Let’s not … Continue reading Disney Brings Genuine Scares in New “Haunted Mansion” Trailer
The body count rises, arrests are made, and we learn the difference (and similarities) between justice and vengeance. All this and more on the final episodes of Slasher: Ripper! Spoilers Ahead – You’ve Been Warned Narrowing Suspects As Rijkers discovers Dr. Israel’s dismembered body, he seems more personally horrified than with any other Widow victim. Largely because he and Israel worked so closely together on … Continue reading Slasher: Ripper “Divine Secrets/Vengeance” Review
After decades of rumors, planned pre-productions that went nowhere, and fans speculating/hoping it would come true, it has finally come true. Beetlejuice is back, and he’ll be here in time for Halloween 2024! While details are still emerging, we know the following based on what Warner Brothers has announced: “Beetlejuice 2” will release on September 6, 2024, Michael Keaton will be reprising his role as … Continue reading Jenna Ortega Cast in “Beetlejuice” Sequel with September 2024 Release Date