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Horror Movie Reviews

‘Blood Conscious’ picks up where most slashers end [Popcorn Frights 2021]
6.8
2 months ago

‘Blood Conscious’ picks up where most slashers end [Popcorn Frights 2021]

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At the end of most slashers the final girl (or guy) hobbles off, the credits roll, and we don’t give much thought to what those who next come across the …
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Schoolgirls, Spirits, and Slaughter – Simon Barrett’s Twisty ‘Séance’ Shines
7.5
5 months ago

Schoolgirls, Spirits, and Slaughter – Simon Barrett’s Twisty ‘Séance’ Shines

Simon Barrett’s feature directorial debut Séance begins with a peaceful, idyllic nighttime shot of snow falling outside the prestigious Edelvine Academy, an all-girls school. Inside the school’s stone walls, a …
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‘The Banishing’ offers pretty visuals, but little else to recommend
3.3
6 months ago

‘The Banishing’ offers pretty visuals, but little else to recommend

The Banishing is the latest film from director Chris Smith (Triangle, Creep, and Black Death). The film’s aesthetic is its strongest component, especially the emphasis on costuming and set dressing. Unfortunately, …
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Dark Fairy Tale ‘The Blazing World’ is Visually Striking and Ambitious [Panic Fest 2021]
6.3
6 months ago

Dark Fairy Tale ‘The Blazing World’ is Visually Striking and Ambitious [Panic Fest 2021]

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First time directors on limited budgets don’t often get as ambitious as Carlson Young does with The Blazing World, and I would imagine they certainly don’t do so during global …
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[Nightstream 2020] ‘Boys From County Hell’ Brings Vampire Lore Home to Ireland
6.8
1 year ago

[Nightstream 2020] ‘Boys From County Hell’ Brings Vampire Lore Home to Ireland

When it comes to the origins of vampire lore, the rest of Europe always gets all the credit.

Dracula and Nosferatu, both based on Bram Stoker’s original character, …
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[Sitges 2020] ‘The Old Ways’ brings something new to folk horror
7.3
1 year ago

[Sitges 2020] ‘The Old Ways’ brings something new to folk horror

“The old ways die with her. We have no more moves left…”

In the tropical forests of Veracruz, Mexico, there is a place that blends natural beauty with unnatural and …
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‘Never Hike in the Snow’ is a bigger, bloodier ‘Friday the 13th’ fan film
6.3
1 year ago

‘Never Hike in the Snow’ is a bigger, bloodier ‘Friday the 13th’ fan film

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Womp Stomp Films’ Never Hike Alone redefined what a fan film can be. After racking up nearly 2 million views on YouTube, premiering at one of the most beloved film …
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[Nightstream 2020] ‘Reunion’ Blends Family Drama and Haunted House Horror
7.5
1 year ago

[Nightstream 2020] ‘Reunion’ Blends Family Drama and Haunted House Horror

Jake Mahaffy is leaning into a handful of horror tropes with Reunion.

There’s a young woman in distress. There’s a family that was fractured by a tragic event …
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[Nightstream 2020] ‘Rose Plays Julie’ is haunting but comes up short
5.8
1 year ago

[Nightstream 2020] ‘Rose Plays Julie’ is haunting but comes up short

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Haunting and atmospheric, Rose Plays Julie slowly pulls us through the journey of a young woman as she seeks out her birth parents and comes to terms with being adopted. …
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‘Dead Dicks’ offers long, hard look at grief, depression, loss, and genitalia
7.3
1 year ago

‘Dead Dicks’ offers long, hard look at grief, depression, loss, and genitalia

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* If you’re contemplating suicide or self harm, please call 1-800-273-8255 in the United States. In Canada, please call Crisis Services at 1-833-456-4566 or visit Suicide.org to find help in …
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