Category Archives: Horror

Under the Shadow Review: Iranians Know How to Make True Horror!

Warning: The following review contains spoilers for the Iranian horror film Under the Shadow. Who would have guessed that the post-Islamic Revolution Iran-Iraq War could be the perfect backdrop to this year’s surprise stellar horror film? In Under the Shadow, silence is rare; whether it’s the jarring sound of a Jane Fonda workout video blasting in the living room as bombs going off in the distance, screaming air raid sirens, whispers, or radio stations blaring angry... Read More

The Chair (2016) Movie Review on The Final Cut

Things get dark and disturbing as we look at another feature from the #NeWHorrorFest 2016. This one stars Bill Oberst Jr and Roddy Piper. Prepare to be shocked as we head to The Chair. Check out The Chair’s official site and get even more details here. For full information on the Northeastern Wisconsin Horror Film Fest, check out their site. ... Read More

Ash vs Evil Dead, Season 2, Episode 2 – “The Morgue” Review

Warning: This article contains spoilers for this and previous episodes of Ash vs Evil Dead. At the end of last week’s season premiere, a shaky truce between Ruby (Lucy Lawless) and Ash’s (Bruce Campbell) crew to find the Necronomicon Ex Mortis and use it to send Ruby’s demonic children and the deadites back to Hell once and for all.  Sounds easy enough. The three caballeros of horror–Ash, Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo), and Pablo (Ray Santiago)— see this as the only... Read More

The Bye Bye Man Trailer Conjures Classic Urban Legend Horror Motifs

What is it about urban legends that always make for effective horror film plots? Those grotesquely memorable creatures whose mere physical appearance conjures a shiver and sense of dread in us (and somewhere down the line often become super cool McFarlane actions figures). Last week horror fans were given a trailer for the newest inheritor of this long-standing tradition: The Bye Bye Man. Slated for release January 13th, The Bye Bye Man follow four college kids who move into a vacant... Read More

Third Time’s a Charm: The Science of the Blair Witch Franchise

Warning: The following review contains spoilers for Blair Witch. What happens when two of the directors from V/H/S/2 run into Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez, the original The Blair Witch Project filmmakers, at Sundance? A sequel is born. It’s been fifteen years since Book of Shadows, the last Blair Witch film, won the 2001 Razzie for Worst Remake or Sequel, which might explain that gap in time. Is the better part of two-decades enough to make moviegoers give this horror franchise... Read More

Time’s Running Out on the Groovy Official Evil Dead 2 Board Game Kickstarter!

Ever wanted to play the grooviest tabletop game on the planet with two-to-six players? Well, Space Goat Productions, Inc. has made your nightmares come true with Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game! The Kickstarter campaign offers to editions for you to choose from based on your donation level–the standard and the deluxe–but they essentially function as the same game. As far as the premise goes, it’s pretty simple (and gleefully reminiscent of Evil Dead 2): Two-to-six... Read More

James Wan’s The Conjuring 2 Sets a New Bar for Paranormal Horror Films

Warning: The following review contains some spoilers for The Conjuring 2. In the horror film realm there are, at this point, several relatively universal truths, the majority of which are best laid out in Wes Craven’s classic, Scream. If you have sex, you’re going to die. Should you hear a noise, never go inspect it by yourself. If you’re a black character, you probably aren’t going to make it to the end (with the exception of the House on the Haunted Hill remake, a... Read More