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2:00 PM on 05.16.2014

Trailer for Deliver Us From Evil has EVIL written all over it

Everyone, let me be real for a second. During this trailer for Jerry Bruckheimer's first horror movie production, Deliver Us From Evil, I jumped once. I won't tell you where or why, but I did jump. Now the rest of the traile...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 05.14.2014

First trailer for V/H/S: Viral is pretty freaky

The third film in the V/H/S series, V/H/S: Viral, has a first trailer that still looks like this series is gonna spook the bejeebus out of me. I'm not a fan of found footage (or horror in general), but I do love anthologies ...

Nick Valdez

Review: Blood Glacier  photo
Review: Blood Glacier
by Liz Rugg

When I heard there was a movie titled Blood Glacier, I knew I wanted to see it. After learning about its premise, my heart was set on it. What Blood Glacier ended up being was more, oh -- so much more, than I ever expected.

I was able to catch a screening of Blood Glacier at this year's Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (C2E2). While C2E2 is a comics convention, I'm sure the show organizers expected there to be enough of an overlap of horror movie fans to make the screening worthwhile. A small crowed gathered for the screening, most of which was made up of knowledgeable horror fans, unlike myself. Disclaimer: I know pretty much nothing about horror movies, they're just not my thing. What I do know about however, is "so bad it's good" movies, and in that sense, Blood Glacier was right up my alley.

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1:00 PM on 04.29.2014

Kevin Smith's holiday horror Anti-Klaus is happening

News coming out of Cannes is decidedly not the high end art film you'd expect: Kevin Smith's Anit-Klaus has gotten the go ahead with XYZ films shopping it around the festival for foreign distribution. The Christmas horro...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 04.25.2014

First trailer for found footage horror film, As Above, So Below

I'm not usually one for found footage horror, or even found footage (or horror) films in general, but As Above, So Below definitely caught my eye. Just look at this teaser poster! Holy maloney is that menacing! Taking p...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 04.25.2014

Goosebumps movie gets a synopsis and it sounds fantastic

Finally out of its development hell, the film based on R.L. Stine's children's horror novel series, Goosebumps, has finally begun production. Although we had the great TV show on Saturday mornings years back (is it still on N...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 04.25.2014

'Cabin Fever' is getting a remake

According to sources at Bloody Disgusting, a remake of Eli Roth's Cabin Fever has been greenlit by an unnamed company. Evan Astrowsky (producer of the original Cabin Fever) and Cassian Elwes (producer of Dallas Buyers Cl...

Mike Cosimano

9:02 AM on 04.17.2014

First trailer for Eli Roth's Green Inferno

Eli Roth's Green Inferno got plenty of folks talking when it screened at TIFF last year. You can probably guess why considering its a movie by Eli Roth that is clearly heavily influenced by the cult film Cannibal Holoca...

Matthew Razak

8:00 PM on 04.16.2014

'Friday the 13th' getting rebooted (again)

The Wrap is reporting that V/H/S segment director David Bruckner is being tapped to direct the upcoming Platinum Dunes Friday the 13th reboot. The second Platinum Dunes Friday the 13th reboot. The second Platinum Du...

Mike Cosimano

12:00 PM on 04.08.2014

See Oculus early and free

It's been a while since we've had a solid scary movie land so I'm a bit hyped for Oculus, which got very solid buzz coming out of SXSW. Plus, it has Dr. Who companion Karen Gillan in it making it totally nerd awesome. Wa...

Matthew Razak

Review: Oculus photo
Review: Oculus
by Mike Cosimano

Have you ever seen a movie that you knew had a sizable amount of problems, but you couldn’t keep yourself from recommending it? There were issues abound, some that would potentially sink a lesser film. But the movie just absolutely nails one or two things, and wouldn’t you know it, those are the things that matter. So you’re caught between two opposite ends of the quality spectrum, picking apart equally interesting failures and successes. Has this ever happened to you?

Well, it’s happened to me. And I can think of a particularly apt example.

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6:00 PM on 04.04.2014

Jason Blum talks annual Purge sequels

Though I haven't seen the first Purge movie, the trailer captivated me. The emergency broadcasting symbol over "America the Beautiful" caught my attention and gave me the chills. When it came out, I just didn't feel motivated...

Jonathan Wray

2:00 PM on 04.04.2014

Blood Glacier looks gory, has the best title ever

BLOOD GLACIER. Guys. This movie's called Blood Glacier. I can't believe this exists and can't believe it hasn't already existed. In Blood Glacier, a team of glacial researchers (and their trusty and adorable dog) studying in...

Liz Rugg

2:00 PM on 03.26.2014

Tucker and Dale Vs Evil 2 in the works

Tucker and Dale Vs Evil is quite the hidden gem. It had a small release on VOD, but quickly found its audience when it hit Netflix. It's a strangely charming, yet horrific movie about two best friends relaxing at their log c...

Nick Valdez

8:00 PM on 03.24.2014

The Grudge getting rebooted, new franchise to come

Ju-On: The Grudge was a Japanese horror film in 2002 that hit it off so big, an American version was made (dubbed The Grudge, and starred Sarah Michelle Gellar) only two years later. A quick turn around during a time Hollywoo...

Nick Valdez

SXSW Review: The Desert photo
SXSW Review: The Desert
by Matthew Razak

The Desert is a strange beast. A low-budget Argentinian zombie film where the main way money was saved was by having almost no zombies in the film at all. In fact the camera almost never leaves the house the three protagonists are living in. It is a zombie movie that eschews blood and horror for character and themes.

In a genre that is quickly becoming saturated a character study is the kind of out of the box film making we need to see to keep it fresh, and that makes what The Desert is trying to do incredibly interesting, but is the zombie genre ready to branch out?

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SXSW Review: 13 Sins photo
SXSW Review: 13 Sins
by Matthew Razak

13 Sins was the headliner for SXSW's midnight screeners. Those are the late night horror/thriller films that everyone stays up late to check out. As such I figured it was going to be something a bit special. Hell, it had Ron Perlman in it. That instantly makes it something special. It was also a remake of a pretty taught Thai film that delivered on tension and creativity.

Sadly 13 Sins only thinks it's special. With a storyline that's been played out too often and not enough fresh ideas to play it out again. Caught somewhere between a thriller and a slasher its identity gets lost in its own weird game of trying to surprise the audience. 

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Review: Almost Human photo
Review: Almost Human
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

I've realized something important in the past year or two: I don't really like period pieces. I like watching films from other eras and seeing them as they represent their own culture and time, but I don't really like seeing them try to reminisce about a better (or worse) point in history. The further back it goes, the less interested I am. There are exceptions to be made, of course, but they're few and far in between. 

Almost Human is set in the late 1980s, which would be a strike against it, if it wasn't for the fact that its time period is all but irrelevant. It would be basically the same movie if it was set in 2013 as it is set in 1989.

Somehow, that's even worse.

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11:46 AM on 02.20.2014

First trailer finally brings Jinn to us

Jinn has been sitting around forever, but we're finally getting  a release of the action, horror thriller thing and it looks about as cheesy as you'd expect it to. That's cheesy in the good horror way. Director&nbs...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 02.10.2014

Trailer: Zombeavers

So, here's a thing. Zombeavers is an action-packed horror/comedy in which a group of college kids staying at a riverside cabin are menaced by a swarm of deadly zombie beavers. A weekend of sex and debauchery soon turns grue...

Sean Walsh

2:00 PM on 01.20.2014

The Conjuring getting a spin-off based on creepy doll

Naturally because The Conjuring is a new and marginally successful horror property, New Line is currently working on a sequel and several spin-offs in order to rid the film of all of its charm. The first spin-off, Annabelle, ...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 01.10.2014

Trailer for the Eli Roth-produced Clown is not funny

Many people have a healthy fear of clowns, which is probably why Eli Roth, who I think we all know likes to scare people, put together a fake trailer for a movie called Clown, which was about a man who puts on a clown costum...

Matthew Razak