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.
Scare Rating- 7 out 10 Every Sunday we shall explore the scientific inaccuracies in various zombie films, TV shows, books, and maybe even plays. I will then give them a scare rating of 1 to 10, 10 meaning the most accurate if it were to happen in today's society. And, what better time to start than zombie appreciation month. Warning this article will contain spoilers so the reader's digression is advised.
Friday the 13th: Impact of a Legend.
On May 9th, 1980, Friday the 13th made it's theatrical debut across the country. Written by Victor Miller and directed by Sean S. Cunningham, critics labelled it the most definitive slasher film in horror. Though Friday the 13th was not the first slasher film ever made, having been preceded by Psycho (1960), The Last House on the Left (1972), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), and Halloween (1978), Friday the 13th was the first of it's horror kind to have the moniker of "slasher" tied to its identity due to its exploitative nature displayed by a slasher-killer. Friday the 13th would not only become one of the most beloved horror classics of all time, but would influence many other slashers in the genre it pioneered down the line. In addition to it's status as horror royalty, the Friday the 13th film series would also become a staple on the identity of American pop culture.
‘The Twin’ Movie Review
In this Shudder original, after the death of their son Nathan (Tristan Ruggeri), American couple Rachel (Teresa Palmer) and Anthony (Steven Cree) move to rural Finland, Anthony's ancestral home, with their surviving son Elliott (also Ruggeri), Nathan's identical twin. But their attempt to escape is threatened when it appears that Elliott is somehow communing with Nathan.
Review of "How To Survive Your Murder"
Synopsis Alice Lawrence is the sole witness in her sister’s murder trial. And in the year since Claire’s death, Alice’s life has completely fallen apart. Her parents have gotten divorced, she’s moved into an apartment that smells like bologna, and she is being forced to face her sister’s killer and a courtroom full of people who doubt what she saw in the corn maze a year prior. Claire was an all-American girl, beautiful and bubbly, and a theater star. Alice was a nerd who dreamed of becoming a forensic pathologist and would rather stay at home to watch her favorite horror movies than party. Despite their differences, they were bonded by sisterhood and were each other’s best friends. Until Claire was taken away from her. On the first day of the murder trial, as Alice prepares to give her testimony, she is knocked out by a Sidney Prescott look-alike in the courthouse bathroom. When she wakes up, it is Halloween morning a year earlier, the same day Claire was murdered. Alice has until midnight to save her sister and find the real killer before he claims another victim.
The Deep House - A Movie Review
Are you sure that nothing is going to happen if we explore this underwater house? Diving into the lake in 2021, The Deep House is a film about two divers who discover a house at the bottom of a lake in France. Making their investigation for their social media channel, they awaken a dark presence in the house.
Movie Review: 'Hatching' is One of the Best of the Year
Hatching takes the story of a girl ‘coming out of her shell’ to a frightening and enlightening place. This stylish film from Finland may have a rather blunt metaphor regarding a young woman transitioning into becoming a teenager but that bluntness is part of the disorienting and exciting horror/thriller vibe that director Hanna Bergholm is going for in Hatching. The bluntness is completely intentional and it works like a magic trick to keep you looking one way while you are upended by the style of the storytelling, the frightening metaphoric imagery, and the exceptional use of color.
The Weekend Away
I take time on Sunday mornings now to watch Netflix by myself. To be honest I haven’t been impressed or excited to watch anything on Netflix recently. However, I decided to throw on The Weekend Away and I was entertained and engaged which is rare for me. The Weekend Away was not something I was expecting at all when it came to its twists and turns. The movie stars Leighton Meester and Christina Wolfe as the lead best friends. The two best friends go away to Croatia for a little getaway. One friend is a new mom, Beth. While the other is freshly divorced, Kate. Hoping to relax and let loose they run into some trouble. From escorts and drugs, to affairs and death, this movie is messy in a good way.
X is MUST see Horror
It's hard to describe Ti West's X in just a sentence. It's part slasher, part psychological thriller, part...Boogie Nights?
Movie Review: 'Children of Sin' is Better Poster than a Movie
Children of Sin has a terrific movie poster. The poster is 80’s style, hand drawn, animated art that evokes the aesthetic of direct to VHS horror movie discoveries of the 1980s. It’s a great poster that creates an aesthetic expectation that is sadly unfulfilled in the actual movie. Whereas the poster is distinctive and eye-catching, the movie is indistinct and rather by the numbers in style and in execution.
According to our assessment, 'We're All Going to the World's Fair' is a Terrifically Moody ARG Horror Movie.
One of my favorite YouTube rabbit holes is Alternate Reality Games, or ARGs. ARGs are a sort of interactive online mystery in which viewers and players track and record clues to a central mystery. These stories usually include elements of true crime, such as a murder or an urban legend, suspects and clues, and new uses of YouTube, Reddit, and other forms of social media to enhance the mystery. The stories are filled with information, and it's easy to lose track of time when reading them.
The Battery- a seriously underrated 2012 zombie apocalypse thriller.
What images come to mind when you think of the zombie apocalypse genre? You may recall the sleek and sexy characters of the Resident Evil franchise, or the violence soaked 2021 movie Army of the Dead and its amazing special effects. Or perhaps you're partial to a certain motorcycle riding loner who's an expert at wielding a crossbow on The Walking Dead. These examples are well acted, well produced, valuable assets to the zombie apocalypse genre.
'Morbius' Movie Review
In Sony's latest non-MCU Marvel villain origin movie, Dr. Michael Morbius (Jared Leto) attempts to cure his unspecified blood disease, as well as that of his childhood friend Milo (Matt Smith), by mixing his DNA with bat DNA. The serum he creates succeeds in restoring his strength, but it also turns Morbius into a real-life vampire, and he must continue to consume blood in order to maintain his newly regained strength. But FBI agents Stroud (Tyrese Gibson) and Rodriguez (Al Madrigal) are hunting him down, and his only true ally is his associate, Dr. Martine Bancroft (Adria Arjona).