“Knock at the Cabin” – A Tense and Emotional Shyamalan Thriller [Review]

After having a career and incredibly high highs and depressingly low lows, M. Night Shyamalan seems to be moving full speed ahead.  Following his “comeback” with The Visit and Split, he’s been busy, cranking out a new suspense/thriller film every 2 years: Split in 2017, Glass in 2019, Old in 2021, and now he’s kicking off 2023 with another adaptation, Knock at the Cabin. Featuring … Continue reading “Knock at the Cabin” – A Tense and Emotional Shyamalan Thriller [Review]

“Fear” – Movie Review

Fear is at the very center of what the horror genre is all about.  Although to be fair, just because a film isn’t “scary” to a particular person doesn’t mean it’s a terrible movie (which is a debate for a different day).  But fear itself is at the core of what horror’s ultimate purpose is.  So many different horror movies have toyed with the idea … Continue reading “Fear” – Movie Review

“Infinity Pool”: A Visceral, Surreal, Sci-Fi Nightmare [Review]

Traveling abroad is an excellent way to expand on your horizons, learn about new cultures, and gain a great deal of respect and understanding for the world in which we all live.  However, for anyone who’s ever stayed in a beach resort where you’re asked not to leave the property, it’s easy to see the vast contrast between the tourism luxury at the hotel, and … Continue reading “Infinity Pool”: A Visceral, Surreal, Sci-Fi Nightmare [Review]

“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

“Sorry About the Demon” – A Hilarious Take on Demonic Possession [Review]

Finding out that your dream house is infested with a demon trying to possess your family is certainly a downer of sorts.  But trying to manipulate someone into becoming an unwilling sacrifice so you can enjoy your own life is something else entirely.  Shudder’s latest original film Sorry About the Demon tackles this very subject, and does so with a great deal of wit and … Continue reading “Sorry About the Demon” – A Hilarious Take on Demonic Possession [Review]

“Skinamarink”: An Experimental Assault on the Senses [Review]

Critics will often describe a film as an “experience”.  And while that descriptor can very easily be overused, Skinamarink is perhaps the only movie upon which that term fits aptly. The latest Shudder original (released in theaters now and due out on the platform later this year) is truly unlike anything you’ve seen before.  That said, it will inevitably be polarizing and you definitely have … Continue reading “Skinamarink”: An Experimental Assault on the Senses [Review]

“M3GAN” is Equal Parts Campy Fun and Creepy Doll Horror [Review]

The most frightening thing about Artificial Intelligence (AI) is that it doesn’t necessarily have to turn “evil” in order to cause harm to humans.  It merely needs to think that causing harm to humans is a necessary byproduct to achieving its goal.  In essence, it will do exactly as we humans program it to do, and in doing so, will cause harm without remorse in … Continue reading “M3GAN” is Equal Parts Campy Fun and Creepy Doll Horror [Review]

“Burial” – Movie Review

The “mystery” surrounding Hitler’s fate at the end of WWII has long been the fodder of conspiracy theorists going back decades.  The official historical record states that he committed suicide in his bunker as Soviet forces were capturing the city.  However, given that his body was never found, many alleged that Hitler actually survived and escaped. This decades-long debate is the subject of Shudder’s latest … Continue reading “Burial” – Movie Review

“Scare Package II: Rad Chad’s Revenge” – Movie Review

Back in 2020, Shudder’s very meta horror comedy Scare Package took the streaming service by storm and flipped a lot of fun horror tropes and cliches on their heads.  It even debuted on an episode of The Last Drive In with Joe Bob Briggs with the titular host even showing up in the movie itself.  So with that kind of buzz, it was only natural … Continue reading “Scare Package II: Rad Chad’s Revenge” – Movie Review

“The Apology” – A Traumatic and Tense Christmas Thriller [Review]

Christmas is a time for family, but it can also be a time for intense stress.  No movie combines family drama and intense trauma quite like Shudder’s latest exclusive film The Apology.  Starring Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad), Linus Roache (Batman Begins, Mandy), and Janeane Garofalo (Mystery Men), The Apology is definitely more of a drama/thriller than straight up horror film.  But it’s masterfully written, acted, … Continue reading “The Apology” – A Traumatic and Tense Christmas Thriller [Review]