Ranking Every Scott Derrickson Movie (including The Black Phone)

When it comes to modern day masters of horror, Scott Derrickson is a name that often gets overlooked among others like James Wan, Jordan Peele, or Ari Aster.  But his incredibly solid body of horror work goes back two decades, and his most recent release, The Black Phone is further evidence of the genius of his craft.  So we wanted to give Derrickson his due, … Continue reading Ranking Every Scott Derrickson Movie (including The Black Phone)

“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

“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

“Incarnate”: The Most Unique Exorcism Movie in Decades

Following the massive success of The Exorcist back in 1973, there was a slew of exorcism based horror films that were nothing more than cheap knock offs.  While the subgenre continues to thrive today, none can escape the inevitability of being compared to the William Friedkin classic. Even the more recent ones which are incredibly highly regarded (such as The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The … Continue reading “Incarnate”: The Most Unique Exorcism Movie in Decades

Scott Derrickson and the Art of Blending Horror with Other Genres

Few directors have had the consistently strong track record of Scott Derrickson, particularly in such a short period of time. Getting his start with 2000’s Hellraiser: Inferno (one of the better direct to video sequels of that franchise), he hit it big with the trifecta that was The Exorcism and Emily Rose, Sinister, and Deliver Us from Evil, one after another (with a remake of … Continue reading Scott Derrickson and the Art of Blending Horror with Other Genres

“The Cleansing Hour” – Movie Review

Who’s to say what is and isn’t real on the internet anymore these days?  We’ve all seen a variety of paranormal based shows that purport themselves to be real, but deep down we all suspect are fully staged. Shudder’s latest original film, The Cleansing Hour takes this concept and runs with it deep into demonic territory.  The result is a legitimately tense and creepy paranormal … Continue reading “The Cleansing Hour” – Movie Review

Why “The Unborn” Never Really Took Off

Back in 2009, The Unborn debuted to a quiet January release, with legitimate box office success, but very mixed reviews.  It aimed to be a creepy supernatural thriller aimed at teens (with its PG-13 rating), but never fulfilled the potential it had.  The film was filled with great ideas that just never developed into the amazing piece of horror it could have been. A Different … Continue reading Why “The Unborn” Never Really Took Off

15 Creepy Facts About “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”

Demonic possessions movies and courtroom dramas seem about as far apart as two different subgenres can get. However, back in 2005, one movie managed to blend them perfectly.  The Exorcism of Emily Rose delivered on the horror, but also gave audience something to think about. It remains one of the smartest and philosophical horror films, while never going too surreal to do it.  In honor … Continue reading 15 Creepy Facts About “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”

10 Fun Facts About “The Last Exorcism”

Ever since sending shockwaves around the world in 1973, no other film has reached the level that The Exorcist did in terms of cultural impact. In fact, most horror filmmakers try to find ways to subvert the tropes set forth by that classic film. One such movie that does a particularly interesting job of this is 2010’s The Last Exorcism. Produced by Eli Roth, it’s … Continue reading 10 Fun Facts About “The Last Exorcism”

Why We Don’t Need an Exorcist Reboot

There are few films in history that have had such a cultural impact as 1973’s The Exorcist. For long time it was highest grossing horror film (as well as highest grossing “R” rated film) of all time, and it is still considered by many to be the scariest movie ever made. So it seems a bit sudden and out of left field that Morgan Creek … Continue reading Why We Don’t Need an Exorcist Reboot