There are two kinds of horror fans out there. The first kind is always in the mood for a good demonic possession flick, while the second kind groans at the thought of watching yet another one. If you're the former, a Danny Trejo fan, or both, The Last Exorcist may well be on your running to-see list.
There are genre movies out there that play on humanity’s fear of supernatural horrors like ghosts, goblins, and unknown presences. Then some play to fears we have about the everyday world around us instead. Think home intruders, killers, modern technology, and human betrayal. Directed by first-timer Dave Franco, The Rental is the latter. It stars Dan Stevens (from Apostle), Alison Brie (from Born), Sheila Vand (from A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night), Toby Huss (from The Invitation) and Jeremy Allen White.
These days, a new horror feature dropping on Netflix is cause for a lot of excitement among genre fans. This year, it was the appearance of Gareth Evans latest feature, Apostle that had social media platforms all abuzz… but is it actually worth your time or would you be better off spending that two hours re-watching a tried and true classic instead?
People have a real love/hate relationship with sequels in general, but horror fans can be tougher sells than most. That goes double when you’re talking about a sequel to a masterpiece like Kubrick’s The Shining. However, it’s hard for even diehard sequel haters to deny that Dr. Sleep looks promising on paper. It’s directed by the talented Mike Flanagan (Hush, Gerald’s Game), based on a hit novel by Stephen King, and stars the consistently great Ewan McGregor (Nightwatch), but does it actually deliver or are you better off simply re-watching The Shining instead?
As any die-hard Jaws fan can tell you, it’s just not summer without at least one good (or better yet, not so good) shark movie to take in over a six pack and some popcorn. This year brought us 6-Headed Shark Attack, the latest of Asylum’s campy sequels to 2012’s low-budget 2-Headed Shark Attack.
Anyone familiar with the original versions of classic fairy tales like “Hansel and Gretel” already knows that they have lots of horror movie potential. As a rule though, most attempts to capture these tales on film tend to miss the mark. It’s clear from the conspicuous reversal of the titular names that Gretel & Hansel hopes to distinguish itself from the rest of the pack right from the get-go, but does it actually do the job, or are you better off spending 90 minutes of your time on some other film?