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Posted on: January 14th, 2021

Apple TV+ is all set to serve up the eagerly anticipated second season of M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller “Servant.” Viewers will be once again wined and dined with a ten course season with the first episode airing globally this 15 January, 2021, followed by new episodes every subsequent Friday. Carrying on just hours after …Read More

Posted on: January 13th, 2021

Yesterday we posted our interview with scriptwriter Robert Benjamin who revealed how he came up with his latest film, Bloody Hell, best described as Die Hard meets The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Putting a whole new spin on the action/comedy/horror formula, the film follows Rex (Ben O’Toole), a man with a mysterious past who ups and …Read More

Posted on: January 12th, 2021

The wisecracking, loose cannon/buddy cop sub-genre has never ceased to reinvent itself as it’s such a popular format and one that’s flexible enough to cater for pretty much all your storytelling needs. Not only has it served as a springboard for deceptively simple escapist popcorn entertainment, but it’s also proven itself as a fertile breeding …Read More

Posted on: December 26th, 2020

In the indie horror world, few names crop up as often as Larry Fessenden. From writing and directing films like Habit and Wendigo to appearing in cult favourites like Session 9, Fessenden wears a lot of hats and has an IMDb page long enough to make many A-listers jealous. Through his production company Glass Eye …Read More

Posted on: December 22nd, 2020

If someone told you the film you were about to watch followed a couple of Satanists preying on a pregnant woman, you probably wouldn’t picture the cast of Anything for Jackson—or the surprisingly tender dynamic that plays out between them. Following Audrey (Sheila McCarthy) and Henry (Julian Richings), an older couple mourning the tragic loss …Read More

Posted on: December 17th, 2020

Cabin-in-the-woods horror movies are a dime a dozen, with most following a typically familiar plot, so it was a pleasant surprise to come across one that brought something really unique to this particular sub-genre. Rather than your typical movie about a group of teens heading off to a lake house for the summer, Shawn Linden’s …Read More

Posted on: December 16th, 2020

Many a critic might have given “Skyline” a bit of a hard time when it came out ten years ago but looking back, it really was as unique as they come in terms of alien invasion movies. Undeterred by that first stumbling block, one of the original film’s screenwriters, Liam O’Donnell refused to give up …Read More

Posted on: December 15th, 2020

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been covering the release of “Smiley Faced Killers”, a unique stalker/slasher movie directed by Tim Hunter and penned by “American Psycho” author, Bret Easton Ellis. The film is based on “The Smiley face murder theory” which was advanced by retired New York City detectives Kevin Gannon and Anthony …Read More

Posted on: December 14th, 2020

November marked the 42nd anniversary of I Spit on Your Grave (aka Day of the Woman), one of the most infamous rape-revenge movies ever made. First released in 1978, the film rose to notoriety in the US when famed critic Roger Ebert labelled it a “vile bag of garbage… sick, reprehensible and contemptible.” A few …Read More

Posted on: December 14th, 2020

Between the late 1990s and the 2010s, the corpses of numerous young men were found in various bodies of water across several Midwestern American states. Although law enforcement agencies concluded that all the men had drowned, retired New York City detectives Kevin Gannon and Anthony Duarte, together with Dr. Lee Gilbertson, a criminal justice professor, …Read More

Posted on: December 11th, 2020

The Covid crisis has sent the whole word into a tailspin, forcing everyone to adapt to the situation as best we can. One particularly encouraging testament of adaptation has been filmmaker Adam Mason’s (Hangman, I’m Just F*cking with You) decision to make the most of a unique opportunity just 24 hours after having been forced …Read More

Posted on: December 10th, 2020

‘Daniel isn’t Real’ was far and away this writer’s favourite horror movie last year and filmmaker Adam Egypt Mortimer’s latest outing, ‘Archenemy’ reaches those same heights. This time trying his hand at the superhero genre – sans the standard Marvel hyperbole trappings – Mortimer’s latest outing certainly feels very much like the natural next step …Read More

Posted on: December 5th, 2020

If, like us, you share an interest in unsolved crimes, then one case you’re probably familiar with is “The Smiley face murder theory,” something that made the headlines as a result of speculations advanced by retired New York City detectives Kevin Gannon and Anthony Duarte, and Dr. Lee Gilbertson, a criminal justice professor and gang …Read More

Posted on: December 4th, 2020

Premiering as part of the Un Certain Regard strand of the 2018 Cannes Film festival, Argentinean director Alejandro Fadel’s latest film, ‘Murder Me, Monster’ has finally reached our shores, and the two year wait for such an unorthodox slice of psychological horror was more than worth it. Boasting an intelligently-devised narrative and intricate, hallucinogenic direction, …Read More

Posted on: December 4th, 2020

For those of you who prefer your eco-horror sci-fi with heavy doses of coming-of-age drama and allegoric narratives then newcomer Bradon R. Duemmler’s directorial debut, ‘What Lies Below’ is a film you won’t want to miss this week. Starring Ema Horvath (The Mortuary Collection, “The Lord of the Rings”), Trey Tucker (The Outpost) and Mena …Read More

Posted on: December 4th, 2020

When we talk about the “fish-out-of-water” genre you typically tend to recall all kinds of classic comedies from Billy Wilder’s ‘Some Like it Hot’ through to Richard Linklater’s ‘School of Rock’ but it’s a concept that’s far from limited to that genre alone. One film that tackles the fish-out-of-water premise more literally than most is …Read More

Posted on: December 1st, 2020

If you stopped by yesterday, you probably caught our interview with James Duval (Donnie Darko, Independence Day) ahead of the release of Chris W. Freeman and Spain Willingham’s horror satire ‘Beast Mode’, a film that underscores how so many stars often end up constituting a brand in and of themselves, and ultimately getting exploited as …Read More

Posted on: December 1st, 2020

Films that lampoon Hollywood have never really crowded the market, although Tarantino’s most recent outing, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will no doubt have many a filmmaker jumping on that particular sub-genre bandwagon. But one film that started life way before “Anybody Order Fried Sauerkraut?!” joined the long list of legendary QT quotes is …Read More

Posted on: November 21st, 2020

Whilst it’s hard to believe, this 21st of November marks 30 years since the theatrical release of Stephen Hopkins’ PREDATOR 2. Despite receiving generally negative reviews when it first came out, both old fans and new have come to appreciate the drastic change in tack that co-writers Jim and John Thomas opted for once Hopkins …Read More

Posted on: November 9th, 2020

Grief can make people do funny things. But hopefully, most people wouldn’t go quite as far as the central characters in Anything for Jackson, an upcoming horror film that had its world premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival earlier this year. The film follows Audrey (Sheila McCarthy) and Henry (Julian Richings), an older couple …Read More

Posted on: November 7th, 2020

Following the huge success of his English language shockers The Autopsy of Jane Doe and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, acclaimed filmmaker André Øvredal has returned to his natal country to direct a film that shares a whole lot more in common with his 2010 feature TROLLHUNTER. Going by the name of MORTAL, …Read More

Posted on: November 4th, 2020

Setting out to make a thrilling midnight movie that riffs on the “kill game” genre, South African filmmaker Alastair Orr (From a House on Willow Street) got behind the camera once more for Triggered, a film he describes as “Saw meets American Pie.” On reading the original script from David D. Jones, Orr was immediately …Read More

Posted on: October 28th, 2020

Tales of technology turned bad is an inescapable part of the zeitgeist in horror cinema, and whilst many “terror tech” clichés haven’t done the sub-genre many favours, every once in a while filmmakers do come up with refreshingly novel ways of implementing state-of-the-art gadgets to create terrifying new visions. That’s exactly what writer/director Jacob Chase …Read More

Posted on: October 22nd, 2020

As trashy as it often is, reality TV can be strangely comforting, too. Who doesn’t like to switch their brain off from time to time to indulge in the entertainment equivalent of junk food? But what if your favourite supernatural reality show suddenly got a little too real for comfort, putting the cast and crew—and …Read More

Posted on: October 21st, 2020

Despite most critics coming down on 2010’s Skyline like a tonne of bricks, in hindsight, no one can really fault just how unique a spin it put on mainstream alien invasion tropes. Thankfully, undeterred by initial criticism, one of the original film’s writers, Liam O’Donnell took the plunge and penned and directed 2017’s Beyond Skyline, …Read More

Posted on: October 20th, 2020

Few serial killer movies have become as deeply ingrained in the public imagination as American Psycho. Two decades later, it’s almost impossible to hear Huey Lewis and the News’ “Hip to Be Square” without thinking of Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) dancing in his clear plastic raincoat, lecturing Jared Leto’s Paul on the music before sinking …Read More

Posted on: October 14th, 2020

Following last week’s release of the first two standalone films making up the “Welcome to the Blumhouse” anthology, Amazon Prime has now unleashed a further two unsettling shockers that introduce audiences to new worlds and diverse perspectives whilst tapping into our deepest fears. One of these new releases is the Faustian musical mindbender Nocturne, starring …Read More

Posted on: October 14th, 2020

Following last week’s release of the first two standalone films making up the “Welcome to the Blumhouse” anthology, Amazon Prime has now unleashed a further two spine-chilling tales developed with the intention of introducing audiences to culturally diverse stories in the horror, psychological thriller, and paranormal mediums. One of this week’s releases is the spectral …Read More

Posted on: October 6th, 2020

Amazon Studios and Blumhouse Television’s “Welcome to the Blumhouse” film series finally opens its doors to Prime customers amidst a huge amount of buzz. Both studios joined forces with the intention of bringing eight original and spine-chilling genre films from diverse casts and filmmakers to a platform where they would receive the wide audience they …Read More

Posted on: October 6th, 2020

The wait is over as Amazon Studios and Blumhouse Television have opened the doors to “Welcome to the Blumhouse,” an eight film anthology series available on Amazon Prime. The studios joined forces with the deliberate goal of giving diverse, genre filmmaking talent a home via which to reach the huge audiences they deserve. Today sees …Read More

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