The haunted house genre remains one of the oldest staples of horror itself, dating back to things like Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher”. In a more modern sense, they can challenging to pull off simply because they’ve been done to death (no pun intended). However with a strong sense of atmosphere, and a whole lot of dread, 32 Malasaña Street … Continue reading “32 Malasaña Street” – Movie Review
La Llorona aka “the weeping woman” is a well-known piece of Latin American folklore, dating back to the conquistador days of the 16th century. Due to last year’s Conjuring spinoff, The Curse of La Llorona, the legend has gained a bit more notoriety. However, Shudder’s new original film La Llorona has very little connection, or in common with the latest entry in The Conjuring universe. … Continue reading “La Llorona” – Movie Review
Long before he became the king of unintentionally creepy motion capture films (Polar Express, Beowulf, A Christmas Carol), it was really hard to peg Robert Zemeckis down to just one genre. He brought the world a sci-fi/comedy classic with Back to the Future, a heartwarming, Oscar-winning dramedy with Forrest Gump, and an imaginative animation/live action hybrid with Who Framed Roger Rabbit? But it was 20 … Continue reading Does “What Lies Beneath” Hold Up 20 Years Later?
While more known for its horror originals, Shudder just released a sci-fi space opera that has to been seen to be believed. Blending stunning visuals, with a fun 80’s synth soundtrack, and a bizarre B-movie plot, Blood Machines is…well it’s something. Not About Plot On the surface, Blood Machines is just the story of two spaceship crew members who get attacked by scavengers that unleash … Continue reading “Blood Machines” Review
With the Sony’s Slenderman film, as well as SyFy’s Channel Zero, it’s difficult to argue that creepypastas haven’t gone fully mainstream. While folktales and urban legends have been around for centuries, the nature of the internet and social media has allowed these new web versions to go viral much faster than ever before. Because of this, many more people are aware of them and are … Continue reading What Do Creepypastas Tell Us About Ourselves?
The latest Shudder original, 0.0 MHz is a fascinating gem of Korean horror cinema. While on the surface it’s nothing more than a typical supernatural thriller, it ends up being an interesting amalgamation of many different horror tropes and subgenres. Some work, some don’t. To find out which is which, let’s take a closer listen to 0.0 MHz. Evil Dead Meets Asian Horror We follow … Continue reading “0.0 MHz” – Movie Review
Another week, another hotline call, another list of 4 awesome horror movies! As we all try to stay busy in quarantine, Shudder just continued their Halfway to Halloween Hotline for its third week (only 1 more to go), and they didn’t disappoint! Every Friday in April (from 3-4pm EST), you call the hotline number, speak directly with one of their curators, discuss what your preferences … Continue reading Recommendations from Shudder’s Hotline – Week 3
There’s been a constant debate among horror fans whenever the question of John Carpenter’s greatest film comes up. Some say Halloween, others say The Thing, while some even point to They Live or Escape from New York. But The Fog has always remained an underrated gem of his. And now with it celebrating its 40th anniversary, we thought it would be fun to take a … Continue reading 40 Fun Facts About “The Fog”
After a particularly intense demonic case last week, Evil took a step back to breathe this week, giving us time to get to know the characters a little better, while still delving into the supernatural. Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at “2 Fathers”! Spoilers Ahead: You’ve Been Warned!!! Too Close to Home Upon analyzing the sigils from the Vatican investigation last episode, … Continue reading Evil: “2 Fathers” Review
Who says you can’t blend supernatural horror with historical drama?! Vengeful spirits have long been the subject of horror films, particularly those imported from Asia. Much like how the American urban legend of a hook-handed killer gave birth to the slasher subgenre, ghost stories in Asia have greatly influenced what we’ve come to call “J-Horror”. The Wrath follows in this long line of tradition. A … Continue reading “The Wrath” – Movie Review