Top 70 Movies Shown on “The Last Drive In with Joe Bob Briggs”

For over 40 years, the legendary John Bloom (or as he’s professionally known “Joe Bob Briggs”) has served as a champion of the types of films that most critics wouldn’t touch.  Between reviewing movies at drive-ins and grindhouses, and promoting low budget gems on his numerous TV series over the years, Joe Bob has certainly done a lot for not just horror, but genre films … Continue reading Top 70 Movies Shown on “The Last Drive In with Joe Bob Briggs”

“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]

The Visceral, Surrealist Nightmare That is 1981’s “Possession”

Released in 1981 and subsequently banned and added to the infamous “Video Nasty” list, Andrzej Zulawski’s Possession is a film that for a long time wasn’t the most accessible or easiest to get ahold of.  Thanks to Shudder, it’s now streaming as an exclusive on their platform, and for many fans who are watching it for the first time, they’re finding out just how bizarre, … Continue reading The Visceral, Surrealist Nightmare That is 1981’s “Possession”

“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

Top 10 Shudder Original Movies of 2022

2022 will go down in history as one of the best years for horror films in the last two decades.  And the same was true over at Shudder.  They repeatedly go above and beyond for their subscribers and the horror community in general. And a large part of that is debuting a new original or exclusive film just about every single week of the year.  … Continue reading Top 10 Shudder Original Movies of 2022

“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]

“Christmas Bloody Christmas” – Silent Night, Deadly Night Meets Terminator [Review]

They say that commercialism has turned Christmas into something terrifying, and Shudder’s latest original film Christmas Bloody Christmas takes that concept and just runs with it.  From writer/director Joe Begos (VFW, Bliss), Christmas Bloody Christmas is another gritty action/horror film that feels like the basic killer Santa premise of so many Christmas horror films blended with the sci-fi horror of Terminator! RoboSanta+In a fun nostalgic … Continue reading “Christmas Bloody Christmas” – Silent Night, Deadly Night Meets Terminator [Review]

How Shudder Goes Above and Beyond for Horror Fans

As the unfortunate news is being reported in articles like this, Shudder is sadly being caught up in its parent company’s financial issues.  AMC’s widespread layoffs across the board are affecting Shudder.  Even if they’re doing very well themselves, they’re part of a much larger system whose problems become their problems. It’s upsetting because Shudder is truly unlike any other streaming service.  Their level of … Continue reading How Shudder Goes Above and Beyond for Horror Fans