15 Fun Facts About “1408”

Ever since “The Shining”, Stephen King has been synonymous with haunted hotels.  And while that remains a classic of both literature and film, another iconic haunted hotel story of his was released and adapted many years later.  In the years since its release, 1408 has become iconic in its own right. It boasts great performances from John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson, and is an … Continue reading 15 Fun Facts About “1408”

“The Black Phone” – Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

After very publicly exiting Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, director Scott Derrickson went back to full horror with an adaption of Joe Hill’s short story “The Black Phone”.  Reuniting with Ethan Hawke and James Ransone from Sinister, Derrickson delivers with a film that features interesting characters, a tense story, and an overall chilling experience! Child Endangerment Opening in 1978, we see a seemingly … Continue reading “The Black Phone” – Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

“Jurassic World: Dominion” – Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

Following the game changing cliffhanger that saw dinosaurs released into the human world, Jurassic World: Dominion certainly had its work cut out for it.  It had to take the series into this new territory, while also balancing legacy characters with new ones, while also serving as a finale to both the Jurassic World trilogy, and the overall franchise as a whole. And for the most … Continue reading “Jurassic World: Dominion” – Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

“Dashcam” – Movie Review

While the world remained in indefinite lockdown during the first half of 2020, British writer/director Rob Savage took the anxieties and uncertainties we all felt and turned it into an award winning 50 minute film called Host.  Shot entirely over Zoom during the first wave of quarantine, Host perfectly captured what it felt like during that time, while also delivering a legitimately creepy supernatural thriller. … Continue reading “Dashcam” – Movie Review

“Crimes of the Future” – Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

Long known for his bizarre and surreal horror classics like The Fly (1986), Videodrome, and Scanners, as well as gritty and brutal crime thrillers like A History of Violence and Eastern Promises, David Cronenberg is a director that certainly needs no introduction.  While he’s been busy with acting roles in series like Slasher: Flesh and Blood, he finally returns to the director’s chair for his … Continue reading “Crimes of the Future” – Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

“A Banquet” – Movie Review

Horror has always been an avenue to take real world issues and extrapolate them into dark and supernatural territory.  It’s a genre that’s always been smarter than it gets credit for, and it’s one that has always reflected society as a whole. Shudder’s latest exclusive film, A Banquet, takes one such issue and runs with it into that territory.  Simple and direct in its approach, … Continue reading “A Banquet” – Movie Review

“The Found Footage Phenomenon” – Movie Review

One of the often-overlooked collections on Shudder is its “Diabolical Documentaries” lineup, which includes a myriad of great non-fiction deep dives into the genre that we all love.  Among them are Shudder originals like the critically acclaimed Cursed Films and Horror Noire. Shudder’s latest original film The Found Footage Phenomenon is a worthy addition to this collection.  Tracing the origin of the subgenre itself and … Continue reading “The Found Footage Phenomenon” – Movie Review

“The Sadness” – Movie Review

For reasons that should be obvious to all, it’s been one hell of a time these last two years since March 2020.  Filled with high highs and incredibly low lows, the world will never truly be the same again.  In many ways, Shudder’s latest original film from Taiwan, The Sadness is the perfect anthem for the last two year.  It’s one part “zombie” movie, one … Continue reading “The Sadness” – Movie Review

“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

“The Northman” – Movie Review

If there’s one thing that writer/director Robert Eggers is known for, it’s his ability to tell an incredibly disturbing story with an amazing attention to detail for historical accuracy and realism.  The Witch and The Lighthouse were both hailed by critics as “elevated horror”, but that term does them a disservice as they’re both so much more than that. Following the success of both of … Continue reading “The Northman” – Movie Review