“The Crazies” 50 Years Later – Why It’s Even More Relevant Today

Known as the godfather of zombies, George A. Romero did more to define that subgenre than any other filmmaker, living or (un)dead.  However, in the 10 year gap between his iconic masterpieces, Night of the Living Dead (1968) and Dawn of the Dead (1978), he released a film that didn’t get quite the same mainstream attention. Released in 1973, The Crazies deals more with people … Continue reading “The Crazies” 50 Years Later – Why It’s Even More Relevant Today

Top 10 Killer AIs

Going all the way back to Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” in 1818, the trope of humanity’s own creation turning on us and being our demise has been a trope of literature, and later film.  This theme has always served as a cautionary tale about how any life or consciousness created outside the normal natural way can often lead to disaster. As time passed and technology grew, … Continue reading Top 10 Killer AIs

“Dark Skies” 10 Years Later – Why It Failed to Abduct Audience Attention

Alien abduction films occupy a strange gray area in between horror, thriller, and sci-fi.  Thus, they’ve always seemed underrepresented in the large horror zeitgeist. One such example was 2013’s Dark Skies.  Produced by Blumhouse (as well as the Weinstein Company unfortunately), Dark Skies had all the makings of a horror classic, but never really got the attention or recognition it deserved. It’s not without its … Continue reading “Dark Skies” 10 Years Later – Why It Failed to Abduct Audience Attention

“Videodrome” 40 Years Later – Why It’s Even More Relevant Now

Following up David Cronenberg’s cult success with films like Scanners and The Brood, the Canadian master of body horror released Videodrome in 1983.  Upon release critics loved it, admiring the bold statements and visceral nature of the film, but general audiences weren’t sure what to make of it, and it’s remained a cult classic ever since. Infamous artist Andy Warhol even called it “the Clockwork … Continue reading “Videodrome” 40 Years Later – Why It’s Even More Relevant Now

“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

“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]

15 Fun Facts About “I Am Legend”

Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel “I Am Legend” is considered by many to be among the first examples of post-apocalyptic media.  Featuring a character who’s completely alone in a world full of monsters, it’s quite the horrifying story that also makes you think. George A. Romero even cited the novel as a major inspiration for his 1968 zombie classic, Night of the Living Dead.  The 2007 … Continue reading 15 Fun Facts About “I Am Legend”

25 Fun Facts About “Alien Resurrection”

The Alien franchise is one that has seen incredibly high highs (like Alien and Aliens), and incredibly low lows (like AVP: Requiem and Alien Covenant).  But one entry that’s often caught somewhere in the middle of being praised and hated is 1997’s Alien Resurrection. While most fans agree that Alien 3 and Resurrection weren’t on par with the first two, these movies have many defenders … Continue reading 25 Fun Facts About “Alien Resurrection”

“Nope” – Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

Following the massive critical and commercial success of Get Out and Us, Jordan Peele has demonstrated his horror chops, along with his ability to make us laugh and scream in terror simultaneously.  In addition to delivering on laughs and scares, Peele’s movie always had a fascinating social commentary infused that allowed for greater discussion. And it’s in all that that Nope definitely feels different than … Continue reading “Nope” – Movie Review (Spoiler Free)