Irish Lore In The Hallow

There were two movies released in 2015 with very similar names, one was called The Hallow and the other The Hollow. One movie was over shlocky completely saturated with unbelievable CGI and a horrendously incomprehensible plot, the other was an amazing English-Irish production about a family tormented by ecological monsters from ancient celtic lore seeking…

Europa’s Sea Monster

In Arthur C. Clarke’s  2010: Odyssey Two, Jupiter’s dense atmosphere ignites turning the giant into a small star, this concept is not far off from many ideas that NASA has about our solar system’s 5th planet from the sun. It is believed and theorized that Jupiter is a failed star leading many to speculate that…

Critters Ate The Farm

Carnivorous space hedgehogs armed with poisonous spikes and an insatiable appetite escape from an intergalactic prison, travel to earth and attack an unsuspecting family of farmers with space bounty hunters hot on their trail. Sounds like a standard 80’s schlock creature feature, and it was, but it also symbolized the pinnacle of 80’s  horror classics….

Filleted With A Bone Tomahawk

Blending of genres is an interesting way to inject a stale plot with an invigorating and fresh life, Bone Tomahawk at first could be considered a Western film with a horror subplot but I would argue that writer and director S. Craig Zahler created a horror thesis in a Western setting. Bone Tomahawk begins  with a…

Justice League Dark….Very Dark

I should first point out that I am in no way a fan of the DC Universe, I find it non comparable to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and I make that apparent in a previous editorial I wrote “Marvel vs DC.” That being said the animated DC movies are far superior to the DCU as…

Arkham House: August Derleth and Cthulhu Mythos

Speaking with a client about horror (as I often do) he one day recommended me to seek out the author August Derleth, saying that me being a horror fan of many genres I would greatly enjoy his work. Upon further investigation not only did I discover some of Derleth’s writing but that he had an…

Lifeforce-A Time When Vampires Were Evil

Tobe Hooper, the name says it all with accolades of horror directed, written and produced. The most infamous is the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist though even Hooper himself stated that Spielberg had more to do with the direction of that film than he did. Among Hooper’s classics should be noted his space vampire masterpiece…

Friend Request From The Dead

In my opinion Friend Request received a raw deal from the start, being released after the sub-par horror film Unfriended which immediately left a sour taste for social media based horror not only in the fans of the genre but general audience as well. I am going to go out in defense of Friend Request…

Residue of Evil

Most of us have seen Stranger Things on Netflix, hell even non horror fans have watched it and absolutely loved it, the accolades of nominations speaks for itself. Netflix has proven to be a force against traditional television and pay stations when it comes to programming, and while the standard means have to adhere to…

Like A Rat In A Cage 47 Meters Down

Shark movies keep getting better and better despite SyFy Channel’s best efforts. 47 Meters Down was originally titled In The Deep which was also the original title for the Blake Lively film The Shallows released this summer. 47 Meters Down was originally scheduled to be released early Summer 2016 to pull in from the draw from…

Dissection of Evil-The Autopsy of Jane Doe

The underground horror scene is rife with underrated and unhyped movies just waiting for the large scale audiences to discover, The Autopsy of Jane Doe is one of these hidden treasures. Secreted into limited release and vanishing into streaming services this film is the first English-language release from Norwegian director Andre Ovredal who created the…