“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” – Spoiler Free Review

Following multiversal incidents in Spider-Man: No Way Home, What If?, and Loki, as well as horror fans being promised the first “official” MCU horror film; Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness remained one of the most anticipated Marvel Studios films since Avengers: Endgame. And that anticipation only grew with the inclusion of Scarlet Witch (fresh off WandaVision) and Sam Raimi back in the director’s … Continue reading “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” – Spoiler Free Review

25 Fun Facts About “The Shining” TV Miniseries

The Shining remains one of the most iconic horror films of all time.  Lines like “Here’s Johnny” or “Redrum” have become recognizable not just among diehard horror fans, but with the general public as well.  However, one of the movie’s harshest critics has always been Stephen King himself, who famously took issue with the way that Stanley Kubrick adapted his novel. For years, King was … Continue reading 25 Fun Facts About “The Shining” TV Miniseries

“Night’s End” – Movie Review

Isolation and horror have gone hand in hand for decades.  Films like The Shining, Misery, The Thing, Alien, and countless others have utilized the characters’ isolation from the outside world as a way for the horror to spread.  Shudder’s latest original film, Night’s End follows in the footsteps as far as thematic elements go.  However its execution is far different (not in a good way) … Continue reading “Night’s End” – Movie Review

The Bunker Game – Movie Review

Through the lens of entertainment, it’s easy to look at history as just a prop or background setting to create new stories.  However, we must never forget that the past really happened and that with it comes many scars and traumas.  This idea is at the forefront of the latest Shudder Exclusive, The Bunker Game. Alternate History (Minor Spoilers) Opening with a fake newsreel that … Continue reading The Bunker Game – Movie Review

“Dead Silence” 15 Years Later: The Right Movie at the Wrong Time

When it comes to popular horror franchises of the last two decades, it’s hard to think of two people more iconic that Leigh Whannell and James Wan.  With Whannell screenwriting, and Wan directing, they spawned the “torture-porn” era with Saw in 2004, and then revolutionized horror again with Insidious in 2011. Even after they both went off on their own, Wan helped create the Conjuring … Continue reading “Dead Silence” 15 Years Later: The Right Movie at the Wrong Time

“The Scary of Sixty-First” (Movie Review)

As a horror fan, one must get accustomed to films that are unique, bizarre, and sometimes downright strange.  To call the latest Shudder Exclusive The Scary of Sixty-First bizarre would be the understatement of the century. Ever since launching Halloween Year-Round in 2019, I’ve reviewed my share of strange and bad movies, but none have made me question my own logic and sanity quite like … Continue reading “The Scary of Sixty-First” (Movie Review)

“Studio 666” – Movie Review

Since the days of Tipper Gore and her Parents Music Resource Center, rock music has always been associated with devil worship.  Films like Trick or Treat (1986), The Lords of Salem, and Black Roses played into that fear, as did Tenacious D (albeit in a more satirical way). So when it was announced that Dave Grohl and the rest of the Foo Fighters were starring … Continue reading “Studio 666” – Movie Review

“Hellbender” – Movie Review

Not to be confused with the absurd 2012 horror-comedy Hellbenders, Shudder’s latest original movie Hellbender is a family affair in every sense of the word.  Written, directed, shot, and starring the Adams family (no not Gomez and Morticia), this movie manages to be subtle and dramatic, but also incredibly creepy and surreal. Sheltered Existence After a legitimately badass opening scene taking place many years in … Continue reading “Hellbender” – Movie Review

“They Live in the Grey” – Movie Review

With a title like They Live in the Grey, one might expect a crossover sequel where a famous wrestler with sunglasses fights wolves with Liam Neeson.  Awesome as that may sound, the latest Shudder original is far from it, and in fact it’s far better.  Equally chilling and compelling, They Live in a Grey dabbles in supernatural horror while exploring very relatable themes of grief, … Continue reading “They Live in the Grey” – Movie Review

The Messengers: 15 Years Later (aka the pre-Twilight Kristen Stewart Movie You Forgot Existed)

We have enough distance from the 2000’s that we can look back with nostalgic and hindsight.  While the era is known for its foray into torture porn with film series like Saw and Hostel, a lot of people forget that there was a boom in American remakes of Asian Horror, as well as just a lot of generic PG-13 horror movies that were bland and … Continue reading The Messengers: 15 Years Later (aka the pre-Twilight Kristen Stewart Movie You Forgot Existed)