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Posted on: June 28th, 2021

It’s no secret that horror films can make for the best social commentaries, something proven once again with John C. Lyons and Dorota Swies’ Unearth, a genre film that shines a light on the catastrophic effects of fracking, the horrifying repercussions sown by short-sighted decisions, and what our children reap from our actions. Helmed by …Read More

Posted on: June 28th, 2021

Fracking has continued to expand ever since its first commercial use in the late 1940s, leaving a trail of contamination in its wake. But, rather than the oil and gas industries bearing the brunt of the adverse effects induced by this process, the true cost of fracking is being borne by the general public. After …Read More

Posted on: June 25th, 2021

Ubisoft’s Annual Women’s Film & Television Fellowship invites women, non-binary, trans, gender-nonconforming and gender-variant people within the entertainment industry to explore it’s extensive library of intellectual property as well as pitch original ideas for possible development. One of Ubisoft’s inaugural fellows was screenwriter and bestselling author, Mishna Wolff (I’M DOWN), who was so intrigued by …Read More

Posted on: June 25th, 2021

The all-too-common “based on a true story” title card that fades onto the screen ahead of the opening credits in so many horror films has rendered such claims pretty dubious, to say the least. But, if Swedish filmmakers’ Tord Danielsson and Oskar Mellander’s inspirations for their debut horror movie, THE EVIL NEXT DOOR are anything …Read More

Posted on: June 11th, 2021

When it comes to supernatural urban legends, throughout history many have revolved around people performing some form of ritual or dare involving mirrors. Arguably the most renowned of these is Bloody Mary, a legend that became common knowledge around the world through film and media, but there are many variants to this particular legend. One …Read More

Posted on: June 10th, 2021

In the early ’80s, with the advent of the VHS invasion, there was a boom in straight-to-video low-budget horror films getting produced but no form of censorship was in place to control this new media. The only films being censored at that time were those screening in cinemas so it wasn’t long before this new, …Read More

Posted on: May 10th, 2021

Back in 2006, Karl Holt decided to try his hand at directing horror with the short film ‘Eddie Loves You’. Making deft use of a shoestring budget and a tattered “Tickle-Me-Elmo” toy, the end product went on to take home a handful of awards on the international horror festival circuit. Bitten by the filmmaking bug, …Read More

Posted on: May 7th, 2021

The seed for writer/director John Berardo’s timely slasher shocker, Initiation, was first planted way back when he was all of 11 years young watching his first R-rated film at a friend’s party. The film in question was Wes Craven’s SCREAM and the second he and his pushed that particular Blockbuster VHS into the VCR unit, …Read More

Posted on: April 29th, 2021

Two themes that played pivotal roles in William Brent Bell’s ‘The Boy’ franchise were parenting and the mourning process. Fans of those two films will be happy to hear that his latest outing, Separation, doesn’t fall far from the tree, dissecting the harsh consequences of divorce and sudden death in the family. Penned by Nick …Read More

Posted on: April 28th, 2021

From Lovecraftian co-op card games to sinister tabletop escape rooms, horror-themed board games have always been an ever-popular pastime. But nothing you might have played before compares to the game Writer/Director Michael Lovan came up with to lay the foundations for his directorial debut, Murder Bury Win. Starring Mikelen Walker, Elrich Lane, Henry Alexander Kelly …Read More

Posted on: April 23rd, 2021

Following our interview with Amelia Moses, director of the female-driven werewolf shocker Bloodthirsty, we also got a chance to pick the brains of two of the film’s leads. Conceived and written by mother-daughter duo Wendy Hill-Tout and singer-songwriter Lowell, and featuring the original music of Lowell, Bloodthirsty provides a sharp and authentic riff on lycanthrope …Read More

Posted on: April 23rd, 2021

Werewolves have come in all shapes and sizes over the years, whether it be American backpackers, a squad of soldiers in the Scottish Highlands or a high-school student dead set on playing on the basketball team. But one profession we don’t recall ever having been combined with werewolf tropes is that of a singer/songwriter. That’s …Read More

Posted on: April 21st, 2021

Cody Calahan’s latest feature, The Oak Room sees the Black Fawn Films director exploring completely new terrain. This, his latest collaboration with writer Peter Genoway, adapting the latter’s stage play of the same name, earned rave reviews on the international festival circuit last year and is all set to release in the UK. Far removed …Read More

Posted on: April 15th, 2021

The world-famous tag line, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” just took on a whole new meaning with the release of Zack Snyder’s (300, Zack Snyder’s Justice League) upcoming zombie heist mash-up, Army of the Dead. And if it bears any similarities to the filmmaker’s directorial debut, 2004’s Dawn of the Dead, May 21st …Read More

Posted on: April 14th, 2021

After a few years of genre hopping, Neil Marshall is making a return to his horror roots, reuniting with his debut feature film (Dog Soldiers) star Sean Pertwee, for the harrowing period piece, The Reckoning. Penned by Marshall, Charlotte Kirk (Ocean’s Eight, Vice, How To Be Single), and Edward Evers-Swindell (Dark Signal) and brimming with …Read More

Posted on: April 14th, 2021

Prepare yourselves to experience Barbara Crampton and Larry Fessenden like you’ve never seen them before when Jakob’s Wife releases this Friday. Written and directed by Travis Stevens (Girl on the Third Floor), Kathy Charles and Mark Steensland, this supernatural coming-of-age chiller sees Crampton and Fessenden in two of their most memorable performances to date. We …Read More

Posted on: April 8th, 2021

Just when you thought you’d managed to shake off your fear of candles after Shudder’s 2020 sensation, Host, the streaming service brings us yet another crepuscular creep show with BAFTA nominated British filmmaker Corinna Faith’s The Power, which appeared on 2018’s Brit List of best unproduced scripts. Told from a female perspective, with the female …Read More

Posted on: April 8th, 2021

Further to our interview with the directing duo behind Held, Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff, we also got the chance to speak with the writer and leading lady, Jill Awbrey, together with her co-star, Bart Johnson. Awbrey’s feature film scriptwriting and acting debut is a passionate and chilling, #MeToo inspired story that dissects relationship dynamics, …Read More

Posted on: April 7th, 2021

After a chance encounter on the set of a thesis film, Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing built up a solid friendship and soon went about devising a plan to write and direct a low budget movie which they were confident could emulate the same sort of success as the likes of Paranormal Activity or The …Read More

Posted on: April 1st, 2021

Further to our interview with Evan Spiliotopoulos, writer and director of the Screen Gems and Sam Raimi-produced The Unholy, we also sat down with Cricket Brown who plays Alice Pagett, the film’s pivotal character. Based on James Herbert’s 1983 novel “Shrine”, and starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Katie Aselton, William Sadler, Diogo Morgado, and Cricket Brown, …Read More

Posted on: March 31st, 2021

Horror movies with religious themes date back as far as the cinema industry itself but this past year has seen a real prevalence in this specific field from Rose Glass’ BIFA award-winning Saint Maud through to last week’s release of The Seventh Day. Another film all set to follow in the same spirit is Evan …Read More

Posted on: March 26th, 2021

Following our interview with the key cast members of Michael Nader’s feature directorial debut, The Toll, we also got a chance to sit down with the Director to talk about his terrifying dissection of the rise of the sharing economy. Prompting a debate on society’s increasing dependence on and trusting of complete strangers, The Toll …Read More

Posted on: March 26th, 2021

To celebrate today’s release of the gripping new exorcism film, The Seventh Day, which “casts out” timeworn tropes to provide a unique and stirring take in such a crowded sub-genre, we also sat down with writer/director Justin P. Lange. Switching things up more than most contemporary exorcism films by combining familiar formulae with buddy-cop trappings, …Read More

Posted on: March 26th, 2021

William Friedkin’s satanic shocker, The Exorcist annihilated box office records when it first released back in 1973, and it’s still seen as one of the scariest and greatest horror films ever made almost four decades later. Having had such a significant influence on popular culture, the exorcism sub-genre continues to thrive, with filmmakers “casting out” …Read More

Posted on: March 26th, 2021

Having garnered rave critical and audience response on the international film circuit, with Madeleine Sims-Fewer taking home the TIFF Rising Star Award at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival, the potent and eye-opening tale of retribution, Violation makes its way to Shudder today. Co-written and co-directed by Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli, this unflinching feminist revenge …Read More

Posted on: March 25th, 2021

Michael Nader’s feature directorial debut, The Toll might sound like a bare bones premise on the surface, but the first-time filmmaker puts all his cards on the table, implementing a myriad of layers and macabre reveals that are guaranteed to ensnare your attention from start to end. Prompting a debate about how blindly trusting we …Read More

Posted on: March 24th, 2021

Prompted by the fact that the world feels increasingly unkind and unsafe, filmmakers Philip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King felt the urge to escape into worlds of fantasy. The way in which they did this was by creating an ultra-violent, hand-rotoscoped epic fantasy film inspired by the cult classic works of animators Ralph Bakshi and …Read More

Posted on: March 23rd, 2021

Whilst Christopher Smith’s last full-fledged horror film is arguably his 2010 period piece, Black Death, he’s been readying a number of horror projects over the best part of the last decade, with the first of these set to release this Friday. Very loosely based on the events surrounding Borley Rectory (purportedly the most haunted house …Read More

Posted on: March 20th, 2021

British filmmaker Nick Gillespie’s latest outing, PAUL DOOD’S DEADLY LUNCH BREAK, a horror-comedy combining the dog-eat-dog worlds of TV Talent shows and social media influencers, premiered at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this week. Penned by Gillespie, Brook Driver and Matt White, and boasting an insanely extensive ensemble cast headed up by Tom Meeten, Jarred …Read More

Posted on: March 19th, 2021

The past few years really have seen a resurgence of horror anthology movies, and there’s no denying they’re a great showcase for short film. Testament to this fact is PHOBIAS, a filmmaking collaboration executive produced by Radio Silence (the team behind the upcoming sequel to Scream) that explores our extreme fears and anxieties. Directed by …Read More

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