“The Lair” – Movie Review

Science gone wrong remains a popular subgenre of both sci-fi and horror (often at their intersection) going all the way back to the monster movies of the 1950s.  In Shudder’s latest exclusive film The Lair, we see extra-terrestrial monster horror set against the backdrop of a war drama and the result is a decent action-horror movie that despite taking itself too seriously at times, ends … Continue reading “The Lair” – Movie Review

“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” 10 Years Later – A Campy, Fun Horror/Action Thriller

Who else remembers that odd trend in the early 2010’s when studios were putting out gritty, action-oriented adaptations of classic fairy tales?  This trend included 2011’s Red Riding Hood, 2012’s Snow White and the Hunstman (and its 2016 sequel), 2013’s Jack the Giant Slayer, as well as Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (also from 2013). The result was a much darker take on some of … Continue reading “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” 10 Years Later – A Campy, Fun Horror/Action Thriller

“Violent Night” is a Brutally Gory and Surprisingly Wholesome Christmas Classic [Review]

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the night, Santa was kicking ass and putting up a fight.  At least that’s the plot of the new Christmas action/thriller Violent Night, starring none other than Stranger Things’ David Harbour.  One part Die Hard, one part Home Alone, with a dash of sentimental Christmas magic, Violent Night is as entertaining and heartwarming as it is brutally … Continue reading “Violent Night” is a Brutally Gory and Surprisingly Wholesome Christmas Classic [Review]

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”

15 Awesome Superhero “Horror” Movies

While most superhero movies occupy the Action/Adventure genre, their absolute explosion over the last 20 years has resulted in them branching out into different subgenres. It’s party what keeps fans interested as a franchise like the MCU can have a variety of different tones and vibes (i.e. Captain America: Winter Soldier being a spy thriller, Guardians of the Galaxy being a Star Wars comedy, and … Continue reading 15 Awesome Superhero “Horror” Movies

“The Northman” – Movie Review

If there’s one thing that writer/director Robert Eggers is known for, it’s his ability to tell an incredibly disturbing story with an amazing attention to detail for historical accuracy and realism.  The Witch and The Lighthouse were both hailed by critics as “elevated horror”, but that term does them a disservice as they’re both so much more than that. Following the success of both of … Continue reading “The Northman” – Movie Review

“For the Sake of Vicious” – Movie Review

When pushed far enough, there’s no telling what acts of brutality an ordinary person is capable of.  Shudder’s latest exclusive film For the Sake of Vicious takes an ordinary Halloween night, and turns it into an evening of disturbing allegations, and gruesome violence perpetrated by people who never imagined they’d be doing so. Getting to the Truth Following a long and exhausting shift, nurse Romina … Continue reading “For the Sake of Vicious” – Movie Review

Why Steven Spielberg’s “Duel” Still Holds Up 50 Years Later

When people look back on Steven Spielberg’s prolific and acclaimed career, most will cite Jaws as his first “official” film.  And while that’s the movie that birthed the Hollywood blockbuster and made him a household name, it was technically not the first feature length film he ever made. Four years prior, he directed a TV Movie that was so well received, it wound up getting … Continue reading Why Steven Spielberg’s “Duel” Still Holds Up 50 Years Later

“The Forever Purge” – Movie Review

What began as a home invasion film with a twist has grown into one of the most over the top, brutally violent, and socially relevant action/horror franchises ever seen. After the incredibly popular Purge: Election Year, we’ve gotten a prequel movie with The First Purge, and a prequel series with the Purge TV show on USA. But we’ve never gotten a proper sequel that followed … Continue reading “The Forever Purge” – Movie Review

“Army of the Dead” – Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

2021 has been quite the year for Zack Snyder.  After a very vocal fan campaign resulted in his long awaited “Snyder Cut” of Justice League finally being released, another project of his debuts this very month on Netflix. Snyder came onto the cinematic scene strong with his remake of Dawn of the Dead back in 2004 (which was also his directorial debut).  According to the … Continue reading “Army of the Dead” – Movie Review (Spoiler Free)