Bruce Campbell is the Lord and Saviour of ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’

Ash Vs Evil Dead very much feels like the weakest entry in the much beloved franchise. Which is all well and good, but what really matters when assessing a series like Ash vs Evil Dead is whether or not it justifies its own existence. Bruce Campbell’s Ashley J. Williams character has lived on in fandom since his last feature film, Army Of Darkness (1992). There have been comic books galore, … Continue reading Bruce Campbell is the Lord and Saviour of ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’

‘Black Christmas’ (2019) is a Vital Horror Remake

Riley Stone (Imogen Poots) and her sorority sisters are doing their best to enjoy a Yuletide break at Hawthorne College between their controversial public performances, traumatic pasts, and a masked killer stalking them. While her friends are putting their professor on blast for not teaching from books written by women, Riley’s avoiding her rapist who’s been acquitted and now rules the fraternity. Such layered issues … Continue reading ‘Black Christmas’ (2019) is a Vital Horror Remake

Review – ‘Hubie Halloween’ is a Sandler Celebration

[Editors note: this review contains spoilers for Hubie Halloween] Adam Sandler reunites with his regular squad of collaborators for the holiday themed underdog comedy, Hubie Halloween. Teaming up with the writer of Little Nicky and chock full of Sandler alumni cameos, you’d be forgiven for mistaking this movie as a Saturday Night Live special. It’s classic Happy Madison, which means it’s total Marmite viewing and … Continue reading Review – ‘Hubie Halloween’ is a Sandler Celebration

Review – ‘Black Box’ is a Suspenseful Welcome to Blumhouse

The Blumhouse brand has quickly become synonymous with successful horror movies, so they’ve gone all out in packaging their latest four films under the banner of ‘Welcome to the Blumhouse’, each exclusively streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Each of these offers something unique, from spirits and psychos to science fiction — in the case of Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr.’s Black Box. However, this film veers too … Continue reading Review – ‘Black Box’ is a Suspenseful Welcome to Blumhouse

Review – ‘Vampires vs. the Bronx’ is Lightweight Young Adult Fun

When you watch a film titled Vampires vs. The Bronx, you automatically associate with Attack the Block or Monster Squad. As you would expect, it’s a good time with the same magic from those other directors. It continues to possess the same charm as most horror comedies that have children leads. The first person who becomes aware of the vampires is Miguel (Jaden Michael) who … Continue reading Review – ‘Vampires vs. the Bronx’ is Lightweight Young Adult Fun

The Girls Will Wake Up when They Are Hungry: Feminist Horror ‘House’

A feminine phantasmagoria, Nobuhiko Obayashi’s House uses meta-narrative, fairytale allusion, and surreal imagery alongside the classic horror trope of a bunch of teenage girls left alone in an old dark house to create a truly singular cinematic experience. Using the homestead as the ultimate symbol of female power and dominance, HOUSE explores female desire through the lens of increasingly bizarre supernatural happenings, but also never … Continue reading The Girls Will Wake Up when They Are Hungry: Feminist Horror ‘House’

Review – ‘The Social Dilemma’ Uncovers the Greater Evil of Social Media

This documentary might make you want to delete every social media account you have. At least I felt that way. This is probably one of the more important documentaries out there, regarding our current online culture. It’s not just about social media either; it touches on everything we do online and how it affects us as people, globally. You’ll come in thinking, yeah, I’ve seen … Continue reading Review – ‘The Social Dilemma’ Uncovers the Greater Evil of Social Media

‘A Scanner Darkly’ Might Be the Trippy Sci-Fi Film You’re Looking For

What if I told you there was an upcoming science fiction film that stars Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Winona Ryder, and Woody Harrelson? What if I told you that film was based on a story written by the same guy who gave us Blade Runner, Total Recall, and Minority Report? And imagine that film was directed by experimental director Richard Linklater. Would you be … Continue reading ‘A Scanner Darkly’ Might Be the Trippy Sci-Fi Film You’re Looking For

Fantasia ‘20 – ‘Yummy’ is a Nice Throwback to B Zombie Horror

Over the years, I’ve seen a number of indie horror critics “retire” or let self-owned sites lapse into 404 errors. Prior to winding down, some of these writers posted explanations echoing a common sentiment. After reviewing a countless number of redundant movies that blandly blurred together in disinterested memory banks, their passion for writing about fright films diminished due to a fear of repeating one’s … Continue reading Fantasia ‘20 – ‘Yummy’ is a Nice Throwback to B Zombie Horror

Review – Shudder’s ‘La Llorona’ is a Tale of Horror and Fantasy

Ghosts gather at the edges of Jayro Bustamante’s exquisitely ominous La Llorona, a postcolonial parable that reimagines the Latin-American myth of the weeping woman as a force for truth and reconciliation in post-Civil War Guatemala. (In other words – and unlike the weeping woman’s last cinematic outing, WB’s water-logged Conjuring spinoff – Bustamante’s film, now streaming on Shudder, is more supernaturally charged allegory than assembly-line … Continue reading Review – Shudder’s ‘La Llorona’ is a Tale of Horror and Fantasy

The Final Girl Grow Up: Representation of Women in Horror

I was a highly sensitive kid growing up. I was terrified of any horror movie I saw in the video store, I refused to dress up as anything but a Disney princess for Halloween, and to this day I hate haunted houses. I never took an interest in horror until I took a class abroad in Boston about horror films, and what peaked my interest … Continue reading The Final Girl Grow Up: Representation of Women in Horror

Review – ‘Host’ (2020) is an Intense Heart-Pounding Zoom Call

Shudder presents its newest feature, Host. It revolves around six friends and their weekly Zoom hangout, which is a very familiar activity in 2020. However, this call turns into their biggest nightmare when the friends start to notice strange occurrences in their homes. It’s impressive to see what a film can do with minimal resources. It follows the same format as Unfriended and Searching, with … Continue reading Review – ‘Host’ (2020) is an Intense Heart-Pounding Zoom Call