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A 666-Character Review of ‘Stephanie’

“Just a little bit nasty,” laughed director Akiva Goldsman, before Stephanie premiered to a packed house at the inaugural Overlook Film Festival. The newest addition to Blumhouse’s stable, Stephanie stars a show-stealing Shree Crooks in the title role as a precocious orphan. Heartwarming at times–and nasty indeed–the film straddles horror, …

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Breaking News: Remake of ‘Firestarter’ Confirmed

The Overlook Film Festival opened strong on Thursday night with a new Blumhouse Productions film, Stephanie, directed by Akiva Goldsman. After the screening, Goldsman took to the stage along with Jason Blum to formally announce a remake of 1984’s Firestarter, which was itself the film version of a 1980 Stephen …

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Relationship Horror on Full Display in ‘Hounds of Love’ Trailer

 In suburban Perth during the mid 1980s, people are unaware that women are disappearing at the hands of serial killer couple John and Evelyn White. After an innocent lapse in judgment, Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted by the disturbed couple. With her murder imminent, Vicki realizes she must find a …

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‘Tilt’ Teaser Offers Up Psychological Uncertainty

I have to say, I don’t quite know what to make of the teaser trailer for Kasra Farahani’s upcoming film Tilt. The overall feel is very much in the psychological thriller vein, but I’m also seeing plenty of less subtle doses of surrealism what with all the spooky masks and …

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Horrific Snapshots Develop in ‘Camera Obscura’

A veteran war photographer with PTSD sees imminent deaths in his developed photos, questioning his already fragile sanity and putting the lives of those he loves in danger. This new feature from Chiller Films looks to be a curious bit of premonition horror. As far as trailers go, things get …

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‘Polaroid’ Poster Unveiled with Release Date

From the producers of the The Ring and The Grudge, comes the next iconic horror franchise: Polaroid. High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn’t take long to discover that those who have their …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Tilt (2017)’

Tilt follows Joseph Burns, a struggling Los Angeles documentarian, in his disturbing and allegorical descent into madness. At first glance, the plot takes shape as a played-out straight white male who feels slighted by his wife’s neediness in her pregnancy. However, the use of recent election coverage ties in with …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Endless’

Two brothers return to the cult they escaped only to discover that the group’s beliefs may not have been all that far from the truth. The Endless covers a lot of ground as it explores human themes through an altogether otherworldly premise. It’s a strange mixture, to be sure as …

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A 666-World Review of ‘Cannibal Holocaust’

Cannibal Holocaust tells the story of an investigative team venturing into the Amazonian rainforest in Peru among two opposing primitive tribes to see what happened to a previous expedition who were ambitious filmmakers thirsty for fame and prestige. This film is an early example of found footage, influential to many …

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Akiva Goldsman and Blumhouse Productions to Premiere ‘Stephanie’ at Overlook Film Festival

THE OVERLOOK FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES OPENING NIGHT FILM – THE WORLD PREMIERE OF STEPHANIE FROM DIRECTOR AKIVA GOLDSMAN AND BLUMHOUSE PRODUCTIONS WHO PREVIOUSLY COLLABORATED ON THE PARANORMAL ACTIVITY FRANCHISE! Following the Screening of Stephanie, Goldsman and Blumhouse Will Unveil and Screen Their Favorite Paranormal Activity Film. Full program schedule & tickets …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Don’t Knock Twice’

Jess wants to reconnect with her daughter Chloe and gain guardianship of her again. Chloe is resistant, but runs to her mother when a supernatural presence harasses her. Together, they try to defeat the evil and rebuild their relationship. Don’t Knock Twice feels very familiar because much of the plot …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Prevenge’

Very pregnant Ruth takes orders from her unborn child to kill each of the people responsible for her partner’s death. Her fetus threatens death in a high pitched voice if disobeyed. Prevenge is laugh out loud funny with a dark and twisted sense of humor. Alice Lowe, who wrote and …

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Everything Frightening at the Overlook Film Festival

The Overlook Film Festival is proud to announce its inaugural year programming lineup. In addition to the 37 films (20 features and 17 short films from 16 countries) on offer, the festival will overflow with genre-themed parties, interactive events, and live experiences, all set against the breathtaking backdrop that is …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Capture Kill Release’

Capture Kill Release is a found footage film that brings viewers into the lives of Jennifer and Farhang, a couple very much in love and very much planning to murder a stranger for the thrill. It’s incredibly uncomfortable and completely riveting. The production places a clear emphasis on authenticity, both …

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Possession Mumbler ‘Another Evil’ Arrives Early May

Dark Sky Film’s supernatural comedy Another Evil, a hit at SXSW, BAMcinemaFest, and the Fantasia Film Festival, is due for an early May release. Another Evil is the first feature-length film from writer/director Carson Mell (Eastbound & Down, Silicon Valley) whose short films have been official selections at Sundance as well as other film …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Void’

I’ve been keeping an eye out for this film since directors Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski announced their Indegogo campaign to raise funds for building the practical creature designs. That said, I may have gotten my hopes up a bit too much. While the monsters were certainly impressive, the film …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Here Alone’

Ann lives a solitary life in a camp, constantly working to stay alive on meager resources. The story alternates between the present and the start of the zombie plague where she, her husband, and her baby escape the city. From the beginning, Ann was willing to try to help people …

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‘House on Willow Street’ Looks Like a Total Gore Fest

“After a young woman is kidnapped, her captors soon come to realize that in fact they may be the ones in danger and this young woman has a dark secret inside her.” A House on Willow Street, the latest film from Alastair Orr, has released an action-packed trailer that promises …

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‘Capture Kill Release’ Trailer is Sinister and Smiling

A couple plots to murder a random stranger just for the thrill of it, but things turn ugly when one of them decides not to go through with it. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen a trailer so thoroughly unsettling. From the lead actress’s upbeat talk about murder to the …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Hounds of Love’

No, not the Kate Bush album for 1985. Yes, an unflinching glimpse into Aussie Christmastime 1987 for a serial killer and his reluctant co-conspirator of a wife. Director Ben Young has a steady hand, taking his time while simultaneously testing the audiences tolerance for tension. There may be long stretches …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Tragedy Girls’

Just when you thought meta horror was on the outs, Tragedy Girls steps up. The later nineties vibe cycle of horror has begun, and I couldn’t be more stoked. With social media as culturally entrenched as it is, it’s still hard to pull off in a movie. This is not …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Like Me’

Life spirals when a loner named Kiya (Addison Timlin of Odd Thomas, The Town That Dreaded Sundown ’14) finds herself doing increasingly disturbing things, for her increasing online audiences admiration. We’ve got forced feedings, general insensitivity, fear based urination, and a bonus Fessenden? Striking neon lighting, interesting framing, surreal moments of …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Honor Farm’

The Honor Farm can’t decide whether it wants to be a formulaic teenage horror flick or an incoherent Lynchian oddity. It sits somewhere in the middle, neglecting both fun, campy gore and a compelling plot. Cliches incorporated in this 74-minute head-scratcher include virgins at prom, an abandoned mental hospital, tripping …

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‘Phoenix Lights’ Spotted at SXSW ’17

If you were in attendance at this year’s SXSW, you may have been a part of the lucky group who got to witness the marvelous recreation of one of the most famous UFO sightings in history, The Phoenix Lights incident. The festival recreated the true events that occurred in Phoenix …

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New Look at Oz Perkins’ ‘The Blackcoat’s Daughter’

A deeply atmospheric and terrifying new horror film, The Blackcoat’s Daughter centers on Kat (Kiernan Shipka) and Rose (Lucy Boynton), two girls who are left alone at their prep school Bramford over winter break when their parents mysteriously fail to pick them up. While the girls experience increasingly strange and …

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A 666-Character Review of ’68 Kill’

Love can make you do stupid things, but there is a line. In 68 Kill, Chip Taylor (Matthew Grey Gubler Criminal Minds, Suburban Gothic) has trouble finding where exactly it is. When his girlfriend, Liza (AnnaLynne McCord Excision, Trash Fire) forms a plan to steal $68,000 for her sugar daddy, …

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13 Horror Films for Black History Month

Unfortunately, actors of color in horror movies are under-represented and tend to follow a short-lived trope: they are the token minority and then they die. Some directors, writers, and other film folks have worked to challenge this concept and place non-white actors in lead roles. This list aims to showcase …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore’

Macon Blair’s directorial debut, I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore is a darkly funny crime thriller about a woman’s search for justice after her home is burglarized. Melanie Lynskey stars as Ruth, a nursing assistant turned vigilante, and is joined by Elijah Wood as Tony, the awkward neighbor. Lynksey …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Phantom of the Opera (1925)’

This ain’t your mom’s Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. The original adaptation of the book has less Broadway flair and more Lon Chaney. Young soprano Christine has secured her role as an understudy for the local opera diva, but the theater’s phantom sees this as an injustice to her talents. Overtaken …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘XX’

XX is an anthology horror film featuring four shorts written and produced by women. The shorts go in the following order: “The Box,” “Birthday Party,” “Don’t Fall,” and “Her Only Living Son.” There doesn’t seem to be an overarching tie-in like most anthologies, but each film is separated by disturbing, …

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‘The Devil’s Candy’ Promises to Satisfy Your Murder Sweet Tooth

Sean Byrne, who wowed (and disgusted) audiences with 2009’s The Loved Ones, is back with his sophomore full-length effort, The Devil’s Candy. A not-so-average family wrestles with Satan in a house from hell in this heavy metal-charged shocker from the director of The Loved Ones. Diehard metalhead and struggling artist Jesse (Ethan Embry) moves …

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

When an experiment goes wrong, Seth Brundle mutates into something truly monstrous, both in body and mind. An update of the 1958 classic, David Cronenberg’s vision for this tale of science gone wrong pushes things further in every direction. Jeff Goldblum plays Brundle with a nuanced eccentricity and a convincing …

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13 Horror Films with Heart

Valentine’s Day is behind us, but love is still in the air. Cuddle up with that special someone and turn on any of these 13 movies for a night of romance and horror.   What’s more romantic than a getaway to a remote cabin, just you and your significant other? …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Heathers’

A great ‘80s take on “be careful what you wish for,” Heathers follows Veronica Sawyer, a wise-beyond-her-years high schooler, as she navigates the typical stresses of catty teenage girls and a homicidal weirdo boyfriend. Not wanting to deal with her school’s queen bees, Sawyer (played by Winona Ryder) enlists the …

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Sequel to Home Invasion Horror ‘The Strangers’ Confirmed

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t cite The Strangers as one of the best horror movies since the turn of the millennium. And we’re finally getting a sequel. This week, production company BLOOM announced its acquisition of international rights to the sequel to the 2008 home invasion flick. …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Misery’

Paul Sheldon finishes his new book and gets into a devastating car accident. He’s saved by Annie Wilkes, his biggest fan who nurses him back to health. When she finds her favorite character Misery dies, Annie forces him to resurrect Misery in a new book or face painful consequences. This …

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‘Catfight’ Trailer Lives Up to Its Name and More

One-time college pals Veronica (Sandra Oh) and Ashley (Anne Heche) run into each other at a party. The women, now in their forties and having not seen each other since school, find that their lives have taken radically different paths. Ashley is barely scraping by as a painter of politically …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Fraud’

Fraud is a marathon of quick cuts and rough cinematography that don’t seem to have a script. In other words, it’s found footage in top form. The film clocks in under one hour, and unfolds rather quickly as the family racks up debt, panics, and commits insurance fraud. The footage has …

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Lost Memories Surface in ‘Lavender’

After losing her memory, a woman begins to see unexplained things after her psychiatrist suggests she visit her childhood home. It would be easy to watch the trailer for Lavender and write it off as another lazy thriller riding the amnesia train, but that doesn’t feel fair. There’s some standout cinematography, a …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Amityville Horror (1979)’

We all know the story. Happy new family moves into a house with a sordid history and, shortly thereafter, ghostly occurrences, imaginary friends, and drastic personality changes tear the family apart. In true 70’s fashion, it’s a bit heavy-handed with the, “there’s a portal to hell in the basement” issue, …

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‘Bad Day for the Cut’, Good Day for Revenge

Donal is a farmer who still lives at home in a little Irish village with his mother Florence. He works the fields during the day and drinks in the local pub at night. He seems content with a simple, quiet life. The only sense we get of his wish for …

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‘The Belko Experiment’ Promises Water Cooler Slaughter

Ah yes, another “kill people so you can win a twisted game” thriller. Feeding off the popularity of the Hunger Games franchise (and how it blatantly ripped off Battle Royale prior to that), The Belko Experiment takes an all-too-familiar plot and moves it to the corporate world. Featuring Scandal‘s President Grant, Silicon Valley‘s Big Head, Scrubs‘s Dr. Cox, and Henry: …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Axe Murders of Villisca’

In 1912, a family of eight was bludgeoned to death in their home in Villisca, Iowa. To this day, the crime remains unsolved. The Axe Murders of Villisca is the fictional account of three amateur ghost hunters who break into the site of these grisly murders hoping for one last big story. …

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‘Drifter’ Brings A Lot to the Table

A pair of outlaw brothers seek temporary refuge in a desolate town inhabited by a small family of psychotic cannibalistic lunatics. I’ve watched the trailer at least three times now and am still not entirely sure that I grasp the premise. It looks to me like a combination between Mickey …

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Female Horror Anthology ‘XX’ Offers Compelling Trailer

A horror movie trailer typically evokes one of two feelings for me: “oh god, that looks terrible” or “okay, that might be good.” Rarely, if ever, am I excited beyond belief, purely based on a trailer. Enter XX. The anthology includes Her Only Living Son (dir. Karyn Kusama, The Invitation), Don’t Fall (dir. Roxanne Benjamin, V/H/S franchise), Birthday Party (dir. …

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‘Get the Girl’ Gets Viewers’ Attention With Action Packed Trailer

A wealthy young man is conned into staging a fake kidnapping in order to be a hero and win the affection of a girl he’s madly in love with. But when one of the hired kidnappers is accidentally killed during the charade, he’s forced to actually save her life while …

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Syfy Films Reveals Upcoming Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Atomica’

Syfy Films has announced the upcoming release of their new sci-fi thriller Atomica. The film was directed by Dagen Merrill (Beneath, Broken Hill, Murder in the Dark) and written by Kevin Burke (Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Beneath), Fred Fernandez-Armesto and Adam Gyngel. When communications go offline at a remote nuclear power plant isolated in the desert, a young safety inspector, Abby Dixon, is forced to fly out …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Agatha’

My favorite thing about shorts is that they don’t wear out their welcome. They say what they need to say, and then they’re done. Agatha is no exception. Simple premise: take the food (freakishly ambiguous slabs of what is presumably meat) upstairs and come back downstairs. Don’t look around, don’t wander, don’t …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Abattoir’

It stands to reason that a house must be built before it can be haunted; this movie is about the reverse. What if you could build a house already haunted?Abattoir presents this novel premise as part of an investigative-thriller. In digging into why her sister’s family was murdered, Julia stumbles across …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Beyond the Gates’

Gordon and John take to clearing out their father’s old video store, assuming him dead after being missing for seven months. In the back office they discover an old, cheesy VHS horror board game, the titular Beyond the Gates (spectacularly narrated by Barbara Crampton). It’s quickly apparent the game is something more, …

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‘We Are the Flesh’ Looks Downright Psychotic

A young brother and sister, roaming an apocalyptic city, take refuge in the dilapidated lair of a strange hermit. He puts them to work building a bizarre cavernous structure, where he acts out his insane and depraved fantasies. Trapped in this maddening womb-like world under his malign influence, they find …

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The Vampire Apocalypse Rages on in ‘Stake Land II’ Trailer

After his family is murdered, Martin ventures into the American badlands in search of Mister, hoping to reteam with him against a new Vamp threat. I should say up front, I’ve never seen 2010’s Stake Land. Now with that out of the way, I am more than a little intrigued by …

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‘Raw’ Teaser Sure to Unsettle

A young vegetarian begins having an unbidden taste for fresh meat after a carnivorous hazing ritual. It’s not even a full minute, but that’s all the time it needs. There’s something so clearly amiss and secretive here, and the reveal of eating raw meat is a too strange twist. With …

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‘Bornless Ones’ Trailer Aims to Summon ‘Evil Dead’ Fans

With the help of her friends, Emily moves to a remote home to take better care of her brother, Zack who is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. But what they don’t know is that the house kept a terrifying secret that will haunt them one by one. Brother has debilitating illness. …

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Dystopic Cannibal Thriller ‘Drifter’ Acquired by XLrator Media

XLrator Media announced today the acquisition of North American distribution rights to the upcoming horror-thriller Drifter. For his feature film debut, director, producer, and co-writer Chris Von Hoffmann is joined by fellow co-writer Aria Emory. Von Hoffmann has won several awards at various film festivals for his short films Fuel Junkie, White Trash and Vodka …

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You’ve Never Seen Pregnancy Horror like ‘Prevenge’

Driven by the voice of her unborn child, a pregnant woman takes revenge for the death of her boyfriend, embarking on a killing spree that is both vicious and funny. Like the title says, you’ve never seen pregnancy horror like Prevenge. Alice Lowe wrote, directed, and starred in this production. Those …

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Elizabeth’s Top 13 Horror Films of 2016

2016 has been a terrible year overall, but a good year for horror. It was hard for me to narrow my picks to 13 and there were a few that just missed the list (plus a few I didn’t get to watch). A lot of the films on my list …

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Alex’s Top 13 Horror Films of 2016

It has been an excellent year for horror. And while I didn’t get to see everything, I did see a lot. Below are my top 13 horror movies of 2016. There wasn’t really a system, but as I look over this I notice the same few boxes being checked. They’re …

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Historic Brutality in ‘The Axe Murders of Villisca ‘ Trailer

On a June night in 1912, eight people—a mother, father, their four children, and two guests—were murdered by an axe-wielding killer in the sleepy town of Villisca, Iowa, a case that remains unsolved to this day. 104 years later, Caleb (Robert Adamson) and Denny (Jarrett Sleeper), two friends who share …

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Felicia’s Top 13 Horror Films of 2016

Though 2016 will never go down as anyone’s favorite year by any means, it was definitely laden with plenty of top notch horror films, including several big theatrical releases. The latter half of this year in particular was loaded with much anticipated arrivals that certainly did not disappoint. I can …

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A 666-Word Review Of ‘The Autopsy of Jane Doe’

The Autopsy of Jane Doe might be the perfect horror movie of 2016. It takes every trope and reference that we, the horror-loving audience are so familiar with, and delivers it in a familiar yet refreshing and terrifying way. In fact, it’s Autopsy’s simplicity and familiarity that makes it so enjoyable. Everything …

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Horror Anthology ‘XX’ Puts Women on Both Sides of the Camera

In just two short months Magnet Releasing and XYZ Film are releasing XX. February 17th marks the VOD release of the anticipated horror anthology. With an all-female lineup of directors and killers, XX is a collection of twisted stories told by talented women. The directing team features Annie Clark (AKA St. Vincent), Karyn …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Always Shine’

Anna and Beth are friends, actresses, and seemingly interchangeable. And those last two details stand to completely undo the first. Always Shine is a dramatic thriller about two women on a weekend away and their struggles in the film industry and with each other. It’s a troublingly real premise, the jealousy that …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Domain’

Domain, created by Nathaniel Atcheson, follows 6 main characters, named after the cities they reside in, who now live in secluded underground dwellings following a massive, lethal epidemic. Connected via livestream video, they are able to converse despite living states apart. Paranoia sets in as mysterious disappearances take place, leading …

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“Eloise” Trailer Delivers All Too Familiar Haunted Hospital Horror

Chase Crawford, of Gossip Girl fame, plays the protagonist in this upcoming Hollywood horror. The plot–tracking down medical records in a now defunct psychiatric facility–seems like something we could avoid in 2016. Perhaps there will be a few good jump scares, but this strikes me as the run-of-the-mill, the-best-scenes-are-in-the-trailer flick. …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘The Eyes of My Mother’

Lonely Francisca looks for new companions after her father dies, but has trouble finding the perfect person. Her unabashed madness understandably puts people off along with her fascination of human anatomy and her desire for control over people. Despite having a short run time, the film seems interminable. Each scene …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Shortwave’

Josh and Isabel Harris are trying to put their lives back together after their daughter was abducted. They move to a secluded research facility where Josh and his research partner have a huge breakthrough. Isabel is in a mentally fragile state after attempting suicide. The whole situation is tragic, leaving …

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Dominic Monaghan and Ksenia Solo Terrify in ‘Pet’ Trailer

A psychological thriller about a man who bumps into an old flame and subsequently becomes obsessed with her, leading him to hold her captive underneath the animal shelter where he works. But what will the victim have in store for her assailant? It’s an increasingly common trope, but it looks …

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Few Will Survive in ‘Domain’ Trailer

After a deadly virus wipes out most of humanity, the survivors are forced to wait alone in self-sustaining bunkers while the viral threat runs its course. Able to communicate through a networked video interface, the survivors wait for years and slowly become a motley family of sorts. But their fragile …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Last Girl Standing’

The end is only the beginning for Camryn, the lone survivor of a brutal massacre in Last Girl Standing. It’s a remarkable dramatic horror, with drama so well done it can make you forget you’re watching a horror movie at all (making it especially jarring when horror does rear its head). …

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‘The Master Cleanse’ Clip is Creepy, Crawly, and Cryptic

Down, out, and heartbroken, Paul attends a spiritual retreat to cleanse himself and fix his broken life but soon discovers that the cleanse releases more than everyday toxins…a lot more. The feature debut from Bobby Miller (TUB), THE MASTER CLEANSE is a trip and fantastic journey that examines how we …

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Success and Friends Don’t Mix in ‘Always Shine’ Trailer

Two friends, both actresses (HALT AND CATCH FIRE’s Mackenzie Davis and MASTERS OF SEX’s Caitlin FitzGerald), leave Los Angeles for Big Sur embarking on a weekend getaway to reconnect. Once alone, however, the two women’s suppressed jealousies and deep-seated resentments bubble to the surface, causing them to lose grasp not …

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Second Trailer for ‘The Eyes of My Mother’ is Spine Tingling

In their secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, teaches her daughter, Francisca, to understand anatomy and be unfazed by death. One afternoon, a mysterious visitor horrifyingly shatters the idyll of Francisca’s family life, deeply traumatizing the young girl, but also awakening some unique curiosities. Though she clings …

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Momentum Acquires Emilia Clarke Thriller ‘Voice From the Stone’

Ian Goggins, Momentum Pictures Senior Vice President of Content has just announced the acquisition of distribution rights to Eric D. Howell’s upcoming thriller Voice From the Stone. The film is based on a screenplay by Andrew Shaw which was adapted from the Italian novel “La Voce Della Pietra” by Silvio Raffo. …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Fear, Inc.’

What if there was a company that could make your most gruesome horror fantasies become a reality? Joe Foster, bored with his regular haunts, decides to give Fear, Inc. a go despite the company’s sinister reputation. As events escalate further and further, we’re left wondering if Joe’s experiences are real, …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘The Monster’

Equal parts creature feature and dark family drama, Bryan Bertino’s, The Monster, is simple, yet effective. This isn’t the manic, pixie, Zoe Kazan you’re used to. Drug addiction, divorce, abuse, all stacking on the shoulders of her daughter, Lizzy (Ella Ballentine). Then things get worse. An accident leaves this family stranded …

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Weekly Watch: ‘Trick ‘r Treat’

Weekly Watch is a special series for the month of October. Each Friday we’re recommending a movie, and will follow it with a discussion led by a Frightday staffer on our facebook group in the days to follow. It just wouldn’t do for our Weekly Watch on Halloween to be just any …

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Scare Compare: ‘Halloween (1978)’ / ‘Halloween (2007)’

The original Halloween directed by John Carpenter and the remake by Rob Zombie are two very different films that have their own view of the same characters and their own style. Michael Meyers kills his sister when he was 6 years old for seemingly no reason. The scene at the …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Halloween (1978)’

Michael Meyers killed his sister as a young boy and became a shell of a person. Fifteen years later, he escapes a mental institution to return to his hometown to stalk Laurie Strode and her friends. Michael Meyers is the perfect embodiment of evil with his single minded nature and …

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Losing Your Phone gets Scary in ‘Recovery’ Trailer

Five years ago, a masked killer brutally murdered a group of friends. Since then the lone survivor has struggled to reclaim her shattered life. Wracked with guilt and paranoia, can ever have a normal existence again or is she destined to repeat the slaughter. Simultaneously the most intriguing and promising …

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Weekly Watch: ‘The Blob (1958)’

Weekly Watch is a special series for the month of October. Each Friday we’re recommending a movie, and will follow it with a discussion led by a Frightday staffer on our facebook group in the days to follow.  This week has been all about famous faces of fear for Frightday, and our …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘The Mummy (1932)’

The Mummy is Universal horror at its best: lush music, detailed sets, gorgeous costumes, impressive effects, and a tragic story. Imhotep’s makeup as the mummy looks completely desiccated. Once he appears human, the makeup is much more subtle, but his face is etched with deep lines remaining from his previous …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘The Invisible Man (1933)’

Based on the novella by H.G. Wells, The Invisible Man is one of the more frightening of the old Universal monster movies; one part creature feature, two parts thriller. Claude Rains plays Jack Griffin, a chemist who turned himself both invisible and insane in one fell swoop. Rains gives a spectacular performance …

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Can You Resist the Call of the ‘SiREN’?

One week before his big wedding day, Jonah and his groomsmen hit the town for a wild night of club hopping and debauchery. The night soon takes a twisted turn for the worse when the group is invited to the seedy underground club, 50 North 40 West, a home to …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘The Wolf Man (1941)’

1941’s The Wolf Man is a shining example of modernizing folklore, creating a mythos in the collective pop conscious so well that it has resonated through 75 years of storytelling. Taking loose inspiration from classic folk stories, Universal Pictures concocted their own vision of the werewolf, played fantastically here by …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Kill List’

Jay is traumatized by a failed military mission in Kiev and doesn’t work for over a year. Tensions rise in his marriage and he accepts a hit man job to keep his family afloat that becomes darker than he expects. The film is like 3 in 1. It starts with …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Frankenstein (1931)’

Young scientist Henry Frankenstein gets in over his head when piecing together the perfect human doesn’t go as planned. Pre-reanimation, hunchbacked assistant, Fritz, makes the grave mistake acquiring a criminal brain. You know, one with a history of brutality, violence, and murder. Several tesla coils later, the Monster IS ALIVE. …

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‘Trash Fire’ Trailer Teases Drama, Scares, and Laughs

When Owen is forced to confront the past he’s been running from his whole adult life, he and his girlfriend, Isabel, become entangled in a horrifying web of lies, deceit, and murder. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll be scarred for life. A surprising and capable cast make up this romantic …

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Scare Compare: Dracula (1931) / Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

In 1897, Bram Stoker introduced the world to his most famous character, a vampiric Count, in his Gothic horror novel Dracula. Since that day, there have been more film adaptations than one can keep track of, some that are still heavily lauded, and others we simply don’t speak of. This article …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Dracula (1931)’

Dracula (1931) is one of the first American vampire films loosely based on the 1897 novel by Bram Stoker.  Any connoisseur of films from this time period knows that in any movie starring Bela Lugosi, Bela steals the show. Dracula would not be what it is without him. This film may not scare …

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Weekly Watch: ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’

Weekly Watch is a special series for the month of October. Each Friday we’re recommending a movie, and will follow it with a discussion led by a Frightday staffer on our Facebook group in the days to follow. To close out Cults and Classics Week, we’re recommending Albert Lewin’s 1945 …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘The Shining’

What emerges when you mix a scary story, a remote location, an iconic actor’s grin, and one of the best directors of all time? The Shining: a horror movie of virtually unparalleled quality and timeless scare power. Jack Torrance, his wife Wendy, and their son Danny move into a massive …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘The Wicker Man (1973)’

When police sergeant Howie is sent to a small Scottish island village to investigate the disappearance of a young girl, he finds the eccentric residents strangely uncooperative, some claiming the girl never even existed. This film is a drug-induced haze of nonsensical songs, random orgies, and occasional plot only the …

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First Look: Ted Geoghegan’s Historical Horror ‘Mohawk’

Ted Geoghegan’s historical horror feature Mohawk is currently in post-production, but today we’ve got a first look at the film. Released today, this still features Justin Rain as Calvin Two Rivers, one of the leads of the film. Mohawk is currently slated for a 2017 release. After one of her tribe sets an American …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Children of the Corn (1984)’

A couple traveling to Seattle stumble upon a murderous cult of children in Children of the Corn. Adapted from a story by Stephen King, the few things that still work are still terrifying. Children, completely under the influence under a charismatic leader; a brutal, unflinching enforcer who carries out the …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Rosemary’s Baby (1968)’

Rosemary moves to an old but rich apartment with her husband with eccentric, older neighbors. When she becomes pregnant under suspicious circumstances, she’s not allowed to make decisions for herself. Her husband and her neighbors systematically remove anyone who opposes them while manipulating her in a variety of ways. Trying …

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