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Another 666-Character Review of ‘The Dark’

Somewhere between Let the Right One In, a zombie movie, and an episode of ‘SVU’ exists The Dark. Tobey Nichols plays an abducted boy who makes friends with a monster (played by Nadia Alexander) that resides in a dilapidated house in woods. Tackling topics like child abuse with attention & …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘What We Do in the Shadows’

From the beautiful minds of Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, we’ve been gifted this irreverent mockumentary following a group of vampires flatting together in New Zealand. Rhys Darby and Johnny Brugh round out the cast with some highly charismatic portrayals of fantastical characters. Genuine belly laughs and highly quotable lines …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Idle Hands’ (1999)

Dude Where’s My Car meets Scream in a 90’s horror comedy featuring Jessica Alba and Seth Green? I mean, come on! Idle Hands is a blast. A teenage stoner comedy, high school romance, and slasher-esque horror film all rolled into one; this movie is everything you want from the genre. …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Little Evil’

Little Evil is a silly, light hearted, fun movie that deals with the spawn of Satan as a 5 year old child. The whole movie is carried on the back of Adam Scott; so if you’re not a fan of his comedic style, this may not work for you. I …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Killer Klowns from Outer Space’ (1988)

Before there was It, there was Killer Klowns from Outer Space. The three Chiodo brothers cover a slew of crew and leadership roles, setting out to make a horror comedy they would all enjoy. What ensued was not an initial success but is now one of the most recognized campy …

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FILMREVIEW

A 666-Character Review of ‘Beetlejuice’ (1988)

A recently-deceased young couple portrayed by Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis seek the help of a devious spirit in order to exorcise the living from their former home in Tim Burton’s 1988 classic Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! In true Burton fashion, the Beetlejuice filmscape is somewhere between fantasy and nightmare. With effects ranging from stop-motion to …

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13 Horrific Moments That Made Us Question Our Sense of Humor

There’s a particular genre of horror that’s meant to make you scream and laugh. We’re thankful that these disgusting yet hilarious movies exist. The following list contains 13 horror movie scenes the Frightday writers think are pretty hilarious. Some scenes contain outright humor; others are more subtle. After all, “funny” …

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FILMREVIEW

A 666-Character Review of ‘Scary Movie’ (2000)

Scary Movie is arguably the most earnest attempt at parody the ‘[Insert Genre] Movie’ game has ever seen. It borrows heavily from Scream, but takes notes from I Know What You Did Last Summer too. It’s full of copious references to the horror of yesteryear, all wrapped up in some …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Frighteners’ (1986)

The Frighteners is the kind of freaky-fun flick that gets young people into horror movies. Although the film’s liberal use of CGI doesn’t stand the test of time (and how could it; The Frighteners came out in 1996 and was one of the first movies to really use the technology), …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Puppetmaster’ (1989)

The puppet master, played by William Hickey (typecasted as a weird, old man; see: Mousehunt), commits suicide after realizing his puppets are alive and murderous. Before his death, he alerts a cohort of parapsychologists who comes to investigate. A lot of weird and unnecessary sex scenes ensue. Puppetmaster is by …

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Weekly Watch: ‘Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon’ (2006)

Weekly Watch is a special series for the month of October. Each Monday we’re sharing a movie, and Frightday staffers will host a live review (shared on our Facebook group) the following Friday. The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans …

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FILM

Hi, I’m Chucky. Wanna Rank My Movies?

Depending on who you ask, the 1980s was either great or terrible for horror. Having watched through the entire franchise, I think it’s safe to say Child’s Play fits both of these descriptions. From the mind of Don Mancini, Child’s Play follows Charles Lee Ray (AKA Chucky), a serial killer …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Anna and the Apocalypse’

When you hear a film being described as a, “holiday, zombie version of a High-School Musical“…for some, it’s already steep uphill battle. And I would be lying if I didn’t anticipate the grade being a potential problem while waiting for the theater lights to dim, instrumental, seasonal songs quietly in …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Open 24 Hours’

Mary, a young woman with an awful case of trauma induced paranoid delusions is just trying to put her life back together. However, her past keeps coming back to haunt her…or does it? “Open 24 Hours” is reaching for our slasher nostalgia heartstrings, and sometimes manages to pluck them with …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Guilty’

The Guilty is a Danish dramatic thriller that operates on minimal sets and cast. Jakob Cedergren plays Asger, a cop on desk duty who is pretty much the only actor we see, and his performance takes what could be a bland film into an anxiety-inducer. The plot twists and turns …

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FILMTRAILERS

The ‘Pet Sematary’ Trailer Confirms that Dead is Better

The first Pet Sematary remake trailer looks really messed up, which also means that it looks really promising. In the trailer, we watch the Creed family move into their new home. Dread quickly seeps in once the narration—spoken by Jud Crandall, the Creed family’s local confidant—details the possible horrors the …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Maximum Overdrive’

Summer ’87. Earth finds itself in the tail of a rogue comet for 8 days, 5 hours, 29 minutes, and 23 seconds. During this time, it’s discovered that all machines now have a murderous mind of their own. This (literally) cocaine-fueled thrill ride is widely regarded as the worst Steven …

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Episode 182: Hold the Dark / Werewolves

This week Byron takes full advantage of the spooky season, we shine some moonlight on lycanthrope, & share our thoughts on Jeremy Saulnier’s chilly thriller, Hold the Dark.   Peter Stumpp Execution   Garnet Ghost Town  

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FILM

The Unexpected Horror of ‘The Brave Little Toaster’ (1987)

I do not remember the first time I saw The Brave Little Toaster. I’m sure I was young. I’m sure I was too young. Because The Brave Little Toaster, for all its appearances, is actually a fairly bleak horror film for the majority of its run. The cute animation is …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Rubber’ (2010)

No one expects a lot out of a movie that’s about a homicidal car tire that learns it can kill animals and people via paranormal, psychic vibrations. And that’s most likely why Rubber kind of works. The tire’s kills (yes, I realize how incredibly strange that reads) are quite creative, …

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Diamond

"The Hug" hands down and seems that the general public is loving it too, with over 230K views so far. : )

Jessica Vergari

This movie is a soon to be Christmas classic for me. It is a musical that is beautifully written and sung. Attention to detail was certainly noted here. What an…

Byron McKoy
Byron McKoy

I love this, James! Thanks for reading.

Zach DF

The Rizzle stands out for me as the scariest and also the most well written. Although the ending was somewhat predictable, it felt like a complete story. The atmosphere made…