Review: ‘The Retaliators’ Brings Horror Vibes to a Classic Revenge Tale

We often imagine the line between good and evil. However, we rarely acknowledge how easy it might be to cross that threshold. Whether someone looks to steal our power out of our hands or harm someone we love, we all can create true violence. After making some noise on the independent circuit, horror/thriller The Retaliators … Continue reading Review: ‘The Retaliators’ Brings Horror Vibes to a Classic Revenge Tale

Review: ‘Terrifier 2’ Favors Gore Over Scares, But Makes for an Effective Slasher

Back in the 1980s, the slasher became the default landing place for horror directors. Not only were dozens being released yearly (especially in 1982), but many fostered sequels. Mild success was all that was needed when the budgets ran cheap. As long you could get butts in seats, your latest slasher was bound to make … Continue reading Review: ‘Terrifier 2’ Favors Gore Over Scares, But Makes for an Effective Slasher

Review: ‘Hellraiser’ Returns With Gritty and Psychodelic Flair

When one imagines the Hellraiser franchise, the gloom and ugliness come spewing out. While Clive Barker's original film featured cutting-edge makeup and special effects, the subsequent films in the franchise struggled to live up to his talent. Instead, images of Pinhead and the other Cenobites became bits of self-parody. The franchise felt like a relic … Continue reading Review: ‘Hellraiser’ Returns With Gritty and Psychodelic Flair

Review: ‘Two Witches’ Scares Despite Uneven Storytelling

While there are dozens of monsters that find their way into horror films, witches remain the most versatile. There are stories that showcase the exciting and fun side of witchcraft. Others face the gory details of black magic that chill to the bone. Directed by Pierre Tsigaidis, Two Witches leans into the darker, more sinister … Continue reading Review: ‘Two Witches’ Scares Despite Uneven Storytelling

31 Horror Days of Halloween: Rob Zombie’s 2007 ‘Halloween’ Stumbles as a Frustrating Reboot

The Rob Zombie aesthetic can be grating for some viewers. While his House of 1000 Corpses franchise remains a highlight, there are genuine peaks and valleys in his career. At the height of his power, Zombie sought to revive Halloween from its hiatus. In many ways, horror fans should be thankful to Zombie. The brutal … Continue reading 31 Horror Days of Halloween: Rob Zombie’s 2007 ‘Halloween’ Stumbles as a Frustrating Reboot

Bela Lugosi’s Undead – Episode 6 – May (2002) – Directed by Lucky McKee

We're back with 2002's May, a horror film from Lucky McKee. A dark, Frankenstein-adjacent slasher with a Vet Tech surprised us with its surprising themes and ideas.  Come for dark horror, and stay for discussions about Rian Johnson's first job, a very excited Roger Ebert, and the weirdest caterer stories you've ever heard.  00:00 - 05:40 … Continue reading Bela Lugosi’s Undead – Episode 6 – May (2002) – Directed by Lucky McKee

Review: ‘X’ Simmers with Sexuality and Regret In Homage to ’70’s Exploitation

The eternal debate about the depiction of sex and violence in movies continues in 2022. Some want to return to the Code days, where sex was self-regulated out of Hollywood in favor of innuendo. Others, including some infamous international filmmakers, push the boundaries. Yet a brief era during the 1970s led some to believe that … Continue reading Review: ‘X’ Simmers with Sexuality and Regret In Homage to ’70’s Exploitation

Review: ‘When I Consume You’ Delivers a Punishing Emotional Story of Grief

The stigma of asking for help dates back generations but continues to affect people worldwide. Whether pride or personal motivations make it impossible for us to reach out, many find themselves at a disadvantage facing off against any number of issues. My family worries about issues regarding addiction. Others may be haunted by diseases like … Continue reading Review: ‘When I Consume You’ Delivers a Punishing Emotional Story of Grief