“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]

“Glass Onion” – Hilariously Thrilling and Oddly Relevant (Spoiler Free Review)

After dazzling audiences with 2019’s Knives Out, Rian Johnson is back again with another murder mystery starring his Foghorn Leghorn-sounding detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig).  But of course it wouldn’t be Rian Johnson if he didn’t try to completely subvert expectations.  As a result Glass Onion is an entirely different setting, style, and type of mystery than its predecessor.  But the results are equally thrilling … Continue reading “Glass Onion” – Hilariously Thrilling and Oddly Relevant (Spoiler Free Review)

Dario Argento Returns From a 10 Year Hiatus with “Dark Glasses” (Review)

When it comes to giallo, there is no director more synonymous with the subgenre Dario Argento.  With such classics as Suspiria, Deep Red, Tenebrae, Phenomena, and Inferno to his name, it’s hard to believe that the latter part of his career was filled with critical and audience flops like Dracula 3D, Giallo, and Mother of Tears. After a decade-long hiatus, Argento returned to the director’s … Continue reading Dario Argento Returns From a 10 Year Hiatus with “Dark Glasses” (Review)

20 Fun Facts About “Red Dragon”

Winner of the Big 5 at the Oscars (Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actor, and Actress), Silence of the Lambs remains one of the most iconic horror films of all time.  Not only did it achieve Academy recognition (which never happens), but the American Film Institute ranked Hannibal Lector as the #1 movie villain of all time. However, that movie (and book) was not the first … Continue reading 20 Fun Facts About “Red Dragon”

“Speak No Evil” – Movie Review

Is there anything more awkward or uncomfortable than staying with strangers and realizing just how strange they are?  Shudder’s latest original film Speak No Evil taps into that fear and takes it to a genuinely disturbing place.  A co-production of Denmark and the Netherlands, Speak No Evil slow burns its way to a grisly final act. Vacation From Hell All begins great as Danish couple … Continue reading “Speak No Evil” – Movie Review

15 Fun Facts About “Vacancy”

We’ve all heard the rumors and urban legends about that infamous motel in the middle of nowhere that people get murdered in.  2007’s Vacancy took that concept and ran with it, resulting in a genuinely tense and thrilling survival horror movie. Released amidst a sea of ultra-gory torture porn, slasher remakes, and American remakes of Asian horror films, Vacancy was largely overlooked and has sadly … Continue reading 15 Fun Facts About “Vacancy”

“See For Me” – Movie Review

We rely on our five senses to inform us about the world around us.  And while not everyone has all five, those that don’t can often find ways to use their other ones to greater advantage.  Shudder’s latest exclusive home invasion thriller See For Me taps into that idea.  Featuring an admittedly tried and true setup, it has enough creativity and twists to put a … Continue reading “See For Me” – Movie Review

20 Fun Facts About “Panic Room”

Most people aren’t literally worried about things like vampires, werewolves, or aliens getting them.  However, home invasion is a very real, very terrifying threat that we read about in the news every day.  It’s the reason why home invasion horror/thriller movies strike a particular chord with not just horror fans, but general audiences as well. One such movie that struck a chord way back in … Continue reading 20 Fun Facts About “Panic Room”

“Silent House”: An Underrated Gem, 10 Years Later

Long before Elizabeth Olsen was casting spells with the Avengers and fixing multiverses with Doctor Strange, she was breaking into the acting scene and trying to escape the shadow that was being the younger sister of the much more famous Olsen twins. One of her earliest breakout roles was 2012’s Silent House, a lesser known, low budget psychological thriller that’s not only an underrated gem.  … Continue reading “Silent House”: An Underrated Gem, 10 Years Later

15 Cryptic Facts About “Zodiac”

Known for this dark and poetic thrillers David Fincher certainly has a style of his own.  And it’s a style so iconic that even recent superhero movies seem to be taking a page from his book.  Many will debate which of his movies is best, and honestly a case could be made for all of them.  But one that often stands out as his masterpiece … Continue reading 15 Cryptic Facts About “Zodiac”