10 Creepy Facts About “Sinister”

There are few horror films from the last decade that have had quite the impact as 2012’s Sinister.  Coming completely out of nowhere, it blew away both critics and audiences, a consensus rarely received for a horror film. It’s the perfect example of how the horror genre remains a place for new and original films, especially in a cinematic landscape filled with sequels, prequels, and … Continue reading 10 Creepy Facts About “Sinister”

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)

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 New Mutants” – Movie Review

Well it’s finally here! It’s been through reshoots, the Disney/Fox merger, a global pandemic, New Mutants is finally being released in theaters, nearly 2 ½ years after it was originally slated for release. Can it live up to all the hype, or has all the waiting given everyone an unrealistic expectation. Let’s take a closer look and find out! (Spoiler Free Until the End) Disclaimer: … Continue reading “The New Mutants” – Movie Review

“Insidious” vs. “Sinister” vs. “The Conjuring”

The 2010’s saw a shift in horror as far as popular trends go. Ultra-violent “torture porn” like Saw and Hostel had dominated the 2000’s, but as the 2010’s dawned demonic/paranormal horror movies became the popular norm. One could argue it began with Paranormal Activity in 2009. And while it was definitely a paranormal film (it’s even in the title), it was a bigger inspiration in … Continue reading “Insidious” vs. “Sinister” vs. “The Conjuring”