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Direct to streaming and Blu-ray: the horror of Jesse Thomas Cook

I’ve already blogged about several films from director Jesse Thomas Cook (Septic Man, The Hexecutioners, Monster Brawl), so after gravitating to another film of his on Prime, I figured it was time to complete my viewing of all his films…and … Continue reading

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PRIME TIME: are the ghouls scarier than the movies?

I checked out four flicks on Prime ranging from slasher to supernatural, and they all delivered on the cool creeps—but is that enough? FLIGHT 666 (2018) I’ve seen zombies on a plane, snakes on a plane, demons on a plane…now … Continue reading

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When a queer horror short makes me a size queen that wants it longer

Innocent Boy is a strikingly sleek, disturbing yet tantalizing short film that runs just about 11 minutes long—and I imagine you’ll walk away from this one wanting more. The characters and the concepts presented are such a tease, because they’re … Continue reading

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STREAM QUEEN: there are boys and bears, but are these horror comedies funny?

They all have some man meat and at least a couple of laughs, but three of these horror comedies dragged on with plodding dialogue, while the fourth one was nonstop action and humor. Let’s take a look. CORPSE (2019) Based … Continue reading

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SHUDDER & SHRIEK: four sleek and stylized slashers

From throwbacks to thought-provoking, this Shudder selection hit my watchlist just when I was really in need of a good slasher fix. So which ones did the trick? PARTY HARD, DIE YOUNG (2020) This German language film is available in … Continue reading

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PRIME TIME: hitting the road for some camping and killing

This foursome of road trip/backwoods flix is a mixed bag. Let’s take brief looks at The Cool Kids, Restricted Area, Animal Among Us, and Darkslide. THE COOL KIDS (2016) The title of this 62-minute movie speaks volumes, because the first … Continue reading

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PRIME TIME: a quick foursome in a variety of subgenres

Since there’s no lost gem to celebrate here, I’ll make this quick as I look at four films I’ve watched recently: a dark comedy, a vampire film, a slashers, and a found footage backwoods horror. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES (2019) Watching the … Continue reading

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PRIME TIME: taking a break from the fun for a serious triple feature

I’ve suddenly noticed my Prime watchlist is filling up with darker selections, so I took a break from the good time horror for a change to go a little deeper—as much as I could take without letting it get me … Continue reading

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PRIME TIME: a slasher, the occult, werewolves, a home invasion, and ghosts

I can always count on Prime to for indie flix I’ve heard nothing about, and this time a total of five movies offered me a whole load of subgenres. So here goes. BLACK HOLLER (2017) This supernatural slasher comedy is … Continue reading

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STREAM QUEEN: a home invasion, ghosts, and a backwoods slasher with back door boys

My latest selections come from Hulu, Netflix, and Prime respectively, definitely making for a better triple feature than my last one. And there’s even a gay couple as a major focus in one of the films. TRESPASSERS (2018) Tightly made … Continue reading

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