“The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia” – 10 Years Later

One of the first things that stands out about 2013’s The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia, is that the title contains two states that are nowhere near each other.  As a result of this confusion, as well as it getting only a limited release in the US (most people thought it was just direct to video), Ghosts of Georgia (which is what the … Continue reading “The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia” – 10 Years Later

“Fear” – Movie Review

Fear is at the very center of what the horror genre is all about.  Although to be fair, just because a film isn’t “scary” to a particular person doesn’t mean it’s a terrible movie (which is a debate for a different day).  But fear itself is at the core of what horror’s ultimate purpose is.  So many different horror movies have toyed with the idea … Continue reading “Fear” – Movie Review

“Infinity Pool”: A Visceral, Surreal, Sci-Fi Nightmare [Review]

Traveling abroad is an excellent way to expand on your horizons, learn about new cultures, and gain a great deal of respect and understanding for the world in which we all live.  However, for anyone who’s ever stayed in a beach resort where you’re asked not to leave the property, it’s easy to see the vast contrast between the tourism luxury at the hotel, and … Continue reading “Infinity Pool”: A Visceral, Surreal, Sci-Fi Nightmare [Review]

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

“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” 10 Years Later – A Campy, Fun Horror/Action Thriller

Who else remembers that odd trend in the early 2010’s when studios were putting out gritty, action-oriented adaptations of classic fairy tales?  This trend included 2011’s Red Riding Hood, 2012’s Snow White and the Hunstman (and its 2016 sequel), 2013’s Jack the Giant Slayer, as well as Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (also from 2013). The result was a much darker take on some of … Continue reading “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” 10 Years Later – A Campy, Fun Horror/Action Thriller

“Darkness Falls” 20 Years Later: The Killer Tooth Fairy Movie You Forgot Existed

If there’s one thing the horror genre is known for, it’s taking every single holiday, fairy tale, or beloved children’s icon and making it demented and terrifying.  We’ve had killer Santas, so in 2003 filmmakers tried to do the same with the tooth fairy and the result was Darkness Falls. Critics and audiences didn’t warm up to it at the time, and in the years … Continue reading “Darkness Falls” 20 Years Later: The Killer Tooth Fairy Movie You Forgot Existed

“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]

“Skinamarink”: An Experimental Assault on the Senses [Review]

Critics will often describe a film as an “experience”.  And while that descriptor can very easily be overused, Skinamarink is perhaps the only movie upon which that term fits aptly. The latest Shudder original (released in theaters now and due out on the platform later this year) is truly unlike anything you’ve seen before.  That said, it will inevitably be polarizing and you definitely have … Continue reading “Skinamarink”: An Experimental Assault on the Senses [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”