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Movie reviews for horror fans; from gruesome bone-chillers to dark horror thrillers, a showcase for frightful films that seek to entertain and to terrify.

Welcome Back to Derry, Maine: 'IT Chapter Two'
As promised, Warner Bros released some bodily fluids out of us on this lovely Thursday morning. The first teaser trailer for the highly-anticipated horror sequel was just released this morning, IT Cha...
Peter Pa month ago
'Wildling' (2018)
Do you want to hear a story? Do you want me to tell you about the Wildling? Wildling is a peculiar film. It’s hard to put a specific label on it. One moment it feels like a teenage movie about a fresh...
Reed Alexandera month ago
Reed Alexander's Horror Review of 'Phantoms' (1998)
I remember this being a pretty bad movie when I was a teenager growing up. I watched it again to determine if it was a good-bad movie or just another Ben Affleck bomb. I mean, Ben Affleck has a lot of...
Reed Alexandera month ago
Reed Alexander's Horror Review of 'Radius' (2017)
Here's the thing about this movie. There was a lot to hate about it, but a lot to love about it. It really felt like a ton of the plot was forced. I'm not sure if I can call it Deus Ex Machina, but th...
Q-ell Bettona month ago
'Gerald's Game' - A Review (Netflix)
A middle-aged couple, Jessie and Gerald Burlingame (Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood) goes to a remote lake house to try and spice up their marriage. As they drive, Gerald nearly hits a stray, hungry ...
Q-ell Bettona month ago
'He's Out There' - Review (Netflix)
Laura (Yvonne Strahovski), along with her daughters, Kayla and Maddie (real-life sisters Anna and Abigail Priowsky) are going to stay at a lake house, getting away from the city for the weekend. Her h...
Sean Patricka month ago
The 2000s Movie Project: 'Scream 3'
The third entry in The 2000s Movie Project was the first blockbuster of this young century Scream 3. I won't lie to you, when it was released on February 11, 2000, I was a Scream 3 apologist. I defended the movie even as the critical consensus was dire. Naturally, I never revisited the movie again so as to preserve my opinion. Watching it again, from a more mature perspective, it's not that I was wrong, it's that I did not yet know how to determine how wrong I was. Scream was a phenomenon of the...
Tom Bakera month ago
The (Old) New Flesh
Film critic the late Roger Ebert once famously quipped that the colors of the movie Videodrome were mostly "those of dried blood." That was perhaps overstating things, but not by much. It is, at any r...
Q-ell Bettona month ago
'Deadly Detention'—Review (Netflix)
Less than five minutes into Deadly Detention, a Netflix teen horror flick, and I knew it was going to be eye-wateringly awful. It opens with a girl running from an unseen threat, along narrow corridor...
Sean Patricka month ago
Movie Review: The Original 'I Spit on Your Grave' Is Still Terrible
In the early 2000s, it became briefly hip amongst film cultists to defend Meir Zarchi's 1978 exploitation flick, I Spit on Your Grave. Cult film critic, Joe Bob Briggs, is on the record calling the film a "masterpiece of cinema.” So many stepped forward to defend the film, that it earned a special edition dvd release from Elite Entertainment to celebrate the film’s 25 year anniversary back in 2003. The dvd came complete with THX sound, tv spots, critic reviews, and two commentary tracks—one by t...
Peter P2 months ago
'Escape Room' (2019)
Be the first to escape our most immersive rooms yet and win $10,000. Does coincidence exist? I’m starting to believe it. Coincidentally, I had just seen this movie and a few days later my wife receive...
Q-ell Betton2 months ago
'Cam' - A Review (Netflix)
When asking someone to rate something between one and ten, a score below six would be considered poor. Even a five-point-nine would make you think twice about watching a show. It’s like less than thre...
Reed Alexander2 months ago
Reed Alexander's Horror Review of 'Under The Skin' (2013)
SPOILERS!!! And what do we know about my reviews if they start with spoilers? They're usually about shitty movies... Why does this feel like a revenge rape porn? This is essentially about some strange...
Kathryn Parker2 months ago
Remaking My Childhood (Pt. 2)
In my last chapter of this series (the only one written so far), I compared the novel and 1989 movie to the information given about the remake. Well, April 5th came and went and we were told an old ta...
Reed Alexander2 months ago
Reed Alexander's Horror Review of 'The Bye Bye Man' (2017)
I have to admit, I was shocked to see a "Not Slenderman" movie produced by someone other than Gravitas. But Jesus fuck! How the hell did they land Carrie-Anne Moss?! Come'on Carrie, you're better than...
Marielle Sabbag2 months ago
'Hush'—A Movie Review
A lot goes on in the mind of a writer. Your story just may turn into something you never expected like Maddie Young’s evening. Hush is a 2016 slasher film directed by Mike Flanagan. Independent deaf w...
Reed Alexander2 months ago
Reed Alexander's Horror Review of 'The Silence' (2019)
When I read the description on Netflix, my first impression was, "How the fuck did they not get sued?!" By reading the description alone, you know this is a blatant ripoff of A Quite Place. But you kn...
Peter P2 months ago
What Keeps You Alive (2018)
She fell off a cliff. 911, my wife, she fell off a cliff. Oh, my God! Please help me. Some marriages fail because married people come to realize that their interests are different, or because there ar...