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I’ve been Scared to Death by a Syngenor Creature

Director William Malone (Parasomnia, House on Haunted Hill remake) introduced two different creatures that brought us through the 80s in three different movies. So let’s take a look at Creature, Scared to Death, and its sequel, Syngenor. CREATURE (1985) I’ll … Continue reading

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I Am Zozo on Halloween and Sick for Toys on Christmas

Halloween and Christmas flicks I Am Zozo and Sick for Toys are two very different movies, both with wickedly devilish names, but does either film do its holiday–and my holiday horror page–justice? I AM ZOZO (2012) Aside from the fact … Continue reading

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Hulu’s Into The Dark installments for March and April

Fell a little behind on watching Hulu’s holiday horror series, which is now at the halfway mark, but before I get into the two most recent films (I finally have a favorite film in the series), here are the links … Continue reading

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All eyes on The Hills Have Eyes franchise

It’s one of the most iconic titles in horror history, and every installment has horror master Wes Craven’s name on it, but does the series live up to its reputation? THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977) Much of Wes Craven’s The … Continue reading

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Streaming is free: Bigfoot Country and Late Fee

Every once in a while I scan the horror selection on the free streaming services—Popcorn Flix, Crackle, Vudu, BingeHorror, Tubi—for any new indies that haven’t landed on the pay services. This time around I scored a creature feature and Halloween … Continue reading

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Time to return to House on Haunted Hill – twice

For me, 1959’s House on Haunted Hill is the masterpiece of William Castle/Vincent Price collaborations. So before revisiting this 1999 remake twenty years later, I was assuming I was unfairly hard on it the first time around. I was…until the … Continue reading

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Is the Boogeyman trilogy a thrillogy?

As I revisited the 2005 Boogeyman and got the same vibe the chilling opening of Darkness Falls gave me—boy terrified of monster coming into his room—I couldn’t fathom why I remembered nothing about this film. Then I watched the rest … Continue reading

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Slashing in the woods, in the mountains, and in a T-shirt?

Slashers never fully go out of style, but they sure do go through dry spells. If you’re hunting for something you haven’t seen yet…does these three satisfy? YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER (2018) The director of Husk, Animal, and contributor … Continue reading

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Indulging in the full Feast

John Gulager, son of Clu Gulager (who reignited his career with 80s horror), won Ben & Matt’s Project Greenlight, and the first Feast was born. Naturally, his dad stars in all three installments, and these midnight movie grindhouse creature features … Continue reading

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Backwoods slashers and a supernatural killer in the 00s

Crazed killers, a grim reaper, and killer cannibals in this foursome from 2006, 2007, and 2008.  Did any of them stand out? WILDERNESS (2006) This survivalist horror flick essentially takes the most basic slasher premise and relocates it to a … Continue reading

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