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Why Chastity Bites Was Years Ahead of its Time [Editorial]

Thankfully, feminist horror films and female-positive cinema are becoming more and more commonplace of late. And we owe a debt of gratitude for the shifting paradigm to movements like Me Too and Time&...

House of Wax.

Fifteen Years Later, House of Wax Still Boasts Impressive Set Design and Great FX

House of Wax (2005) turns fifteen in April. So, what better time to take a look back at the oft-maligned slasher redux to determine if it deserves the hate that is so often thrown its way. For this cr...

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Fifteen Years Later Hostel is Still Plagued by Awful Characters and Cringeworthy Dialogue [Editorial]

Hostel marks Eli Roth’s second feature film directorial effort, with Cabin Fever being his first. Roth amped up the gore for his sophomore outing. Following in the footsteps of films like Saw, Hostel ...

Cherry Darling (Rose McGowan) in the 2007 Robert Rodriguez grindhouse throwback Planet Terror.

Planet Terror is a Neo-Grindhouse Classic [Retrospective]

This homage to the grindhouse cinema of the ‘70s is set in the present but it has plenty of throwbacks to the days of the drive-in cinema. The crackling picture, the exploitative nature of the film, m...

Dracula (Gerard Butler) is awake and ready to raise hell in Patrick Lussier's 2000 vampire film Dracula 2000.

Dracula 2000 is a Noticeably Flawed but Often Enjoyable Update [Retrospective]

Upon its initial release, the majority of critics panned Dracula 2000. The film was accused of being a shameless rip-off of superior material and not brining anything new or noteworthy to the table. T...

The masked killer (Lee Main) in Jack Messitt's 2008 slasher Midnight Movie.

Midnight Movie is Tragically Flawed [Retrospective]

Midnight Movie follows the employees and patrons of a rundown theater on the night the cinema is screening Ted Radford’s The Dark Beneath. Though it was never a major hit, The Dark Beneath is the sour...

Silent Night

Silent Night (2012) is a Remake that Actually Justifies its Own Existence [Editorial]

In Silent Night, a small, midwestern town Sheriff discovers that a vigilante maniac in a Santa suit has set off on a murder spree. The madman is killing off the residents of the town that he deems ill...

Dream Home Cheng Lai - Sheung (Josie Ho) aboard the bus in Ho-Cheung Pang's Dream Home (2010).

Dream Home is a Brutal Blend of Slasher Film and Satire [Retrospective]

Dream Home stars Josie Ho as Chang-Lai Sheung, a woman who will let nothing stand between her and her dream property, even if it means killing a few innocents along the way. Chang-Lai goes on a killin...

Stranger Things 3 Appeals to the Nerd in Us All

Season Three of Netflix’s Stranger Things continues on the tradition of being a well-paced thriller pulling at those nostalgic heartstrings. After hitting familiar beats almost threatening to become r...

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