Etheria Film Night 2022 Review

It’s June at Shudder which means the Etheria Film Festival is back!  For the past three years, Shudder has showcased a collection of horror/sci-fi short films (all directed by women).  So here are our mini-reviews of each of the seven short films.  If you haven’t already, definitely check them out on Shudder! This is Our Home Written and Directed by A.K. Espada We all see … Continue reading Etheria Film Night 2022 Review

Why “Dear Billy” is the Greatest Episode That Stranger Things Has Ever Done

Fans of Stranger Things waited patiently for 3 years to finally get a fourth season.  And while Netflix has only released the first seven episodes, their extended runtimes and whopping $30 million budget (per episode) has resulted in a season that some are claiming is as good as the first. While there’s certainly more going on and a much higher CGI budget, it’s the character … Continue reading Why “Dear Billy” is the Greatest Episode That Stranger Things Has Ever Done

Why “Alien: Covenant” Failed to Save the Franchise (5 Years Later)

Ridley Scott’s Alien has always been on people’s “Best Of” lists when it comes to horror/sci-fi movies.  And its sequel Aliens is widely regarded as one of (if not the) greatest movie sequels in history.  So to say that this franchise was iconic from the start would be an understatement.  That said, the next two entries, Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection suffered from both critical … Continue reading Why “Alien: Covenant” Failed to Save the Franchise (5 Years Later)

20 Strange Facts About “The Cell”

The word strange doesn’t begin to describe the 2000 movie The Cell. Part Se7en/Silence of the Lambs gritty crime thriller and part The Matrix/Inception dreamlike, and it makes for a truly unique viewing experience. It’s always been very divisive among horror fans, some claiming that it’s artistically brilliant, and others arguing that it’s a whole lot of style with no actual substance. But the one … Continue reading 20 Strange Facts About “The Cell”

“Blood Machines” Review

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

How “Phantasm” is Unlike Any Other Horror Series

The 1970’s has always been synonymous with the birth of several iconic horror franchises. That decade gave us the likes of Halloween, The Exorcist, The Omen, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Jaws, and Alien, to name a few. Yet often overlooked is the indie darling, which would go on to become a cult classic: Phantasm. What started as a simple sci-fi/horror film (as well as an … Continue reading How “Phantasm” is Unlike Any Other Horror Series

“V-Wars” Season 1 Review (Spoiler Free)

As the great vampire of the last decade seems to fizzle out, Netflix dropped another entry into the myriad of vampire media, and the best and worst thing about it is that it’s merely okay.  It has brilliant ideas and pulls of certain elements with perfection, but in other areas it seriously lacks, thus holding back the series as a whole.  So let’s take a … Continue reading “V-Wars” Season 1 Review (Spoiler Free)