“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

“Smile” – An Unrelenting, Disturbing Supernatural Thriller (Spoiler Free Review)

Smiles are meant to convey feelings of happiness or humor, but for horror fans, they’re often used to convey abject terror and fear.  No movie better embodies that than Parker Finn’s feature directorial debut, Smile.  Starring Sosie Bacon (daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick), Smile is intentionally vague on lore, but very heavy on supernatural terror… Smiles, Smiles Everywhere Following a grim dream/flashback to … Continue reading “Smile” – An Unrelenting, Disturbing Supernatural Thriller (Spoiler Free Review)

“Incantation” – Movie Review

One part Paranormal Activity, one part Hereditary, the latest Netflix original horror film from Taiwan, Incantation begs the question of whether curses can be passed down from one generation to the next.  Utilizing the found footage style, but in a fresh and unique manner, Incantation manages to tell a fragmented, but compelling story with genuine creepy scares. Devastating Curse The worst nightmare for any parent … Continue reading “Incantation” – Movie Review

“On the 3rd Day” – Movie Review

If the entire world told you that someone you loved didn’t exist and acted like you were crazy for thinking so, would you just accept it or do everything you could to prove them wrong?  Shudder’s latest exclusive film On the 3rd Day touches upon this very issue.  It boasts creative and creepy visuals, with a mystery/thriller vibe that works most of the time… Amnesia … Continue reading “On the 3rd Day” – Movie Review

“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)

“They Live in the Grey” – Movie Review

With a title like They Live in the Grey, one might expect a crossover sequel where a famous wrestler with sunglasses fights wolves with Liam Neeson.  Awesome as that may sound, the latest Shudder original is far from it, and in fact it’s far better.  Equally chilling and compelling, They Live in a Grey dabbles in supernatural horror while exploring very relatable themes of grief, … Continue reading “They Live in the Grey” – Movie Review

20 Fun Facts About “The Others”

The haunted house ghost story remains one of the oldest themes in all of horror, dating back to 19th century novels (and folklore long before that).  There’s something equally frightening and intriguing, and just a little bit ethereal about ghost stories.  They frighten us, but provide a window into the afterlife, something most of us question and wonder about. Despite the subgenre being so played … Continue reading 20 Fun Facts About “The Others”

How Leigh Whannell and James Wan Changed Horror (Twice)

Most writers and directors could only dream of making a movie that’s so popular and has such an impact so as to create a shift in the genre itself. George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead led to the birth of the zombie subgenre,  John Carpenter’s Halloween lead to the slasher boom of the 80’s, and Wes Craven’s Scream led to slashers going full … Continue reading How Leigh Whannell and James Wan Changed Horror (Twice)