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12:00 PM on 12.16.2013

Nick's Flixmas: Gremlins

Have you ever seen The Hole? It's the worst. It attempts to be a throwback to campy comedy horror, a style Joe Dante practically reinvigorated back with Pirahna, but it fails at every aspect. It's a shadow of a once great dir...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 11.26.2013

Trailer: Devil's Due

This trailer came out a while ago, just in time for this year's Halloween movies, but we never got around to posting it. I saw the poster last night and I was like, "Oh yeah! That movie!" Devil's Due is a found-footage ...

Sean Walsh

7:00 PM on 11.22.2013

First teaser trailer for A Haunted House 2...exists

I finally saw the first A Haunted House on Netflix a few months ago with some cool buddies of mine. We all walked away thinking terrible things about it. It not only had one, but three Saints Row: The Third posters hang...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 11.20.2013

Locke and Key movie execs wary of three-year-old TV pilot

How did I miss that they'd announced a Locke & Key trilogy? What is quite possibly my favorite self-contained comic series (a scant one issue away from it's conclusion, due out NEXT WEEK), by one of my absolute favor...

Sean Walsh

9:00 AM on 11.19.2013

Insidious 3 set for 2015

Okay, so Insidious 2 was not exactly the sequel I had hoped it would be. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it. It just wasn't as good as the first one, despite having a far less ridiculous, far less Darth Maul-looking c...

Sean Walsh

12:00 PM on 11.13.2013

Ghost is getting turned into a TV series for some reason

Ghost may not be my favorite Patrick Swayze flick (that honor goes to To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Juile Newmar), but it is one of my favorite romantic comedy/dramas. It's dark, scary as all get out (tell me those shad...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 11.07.2013

The Purge writer/director returning for the sequel

After a sequel to The Purge was announced shortly after it made its original run in theaters (and I apologized for it), we haven't heard much news since that announcement. That just means someone jumped the gun, right? Couldn...

Nick Valdez

4:21 PM on 11.05.2013

Campbell says Army of Darkness 2 isn't happening... yet

Just last week Fede Alvarez came out and said that he and Sam Raimi were working so hard on Army of Darkness 2 that they didn't even have time to start work on Evil Dead 2. Also, Bruce Campbell has been yacking a bit abo...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 11.05.2013

Saw 8: The Sawenning is in development

You may have thought that since there hadn't been a Saw movie since 2010 and since the last film was called Saw: The Final chapter and since Paranormal Activity had taken over the yearly-released horror movie s...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 11.01.2013

Pet Sematary gets a remake with 28 Weeks Later director

As someone who enjoys the occasional horror film, I don't love seeing original concepts run through the ground over and over again. Sure that's what most of the genre is built on, but I do avoid lots of unnecessary sequels an...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 11.01.2013

First trailer for Open Grave starring Sharlto Copley

Open Grave stars Sharlto Copley as a man who wakes up in a mass grave, only be to rescued by others who have done the same. As they all suffer from some amnesia and are trying to find out who put them in that grave, they dis...

Nick Valdez

10:30 AM on 10.31.2013

Update: Fede Alvarez not returning for Evil Dead sequel

Update: Never mind! Fede Alvarez is totally still making an Evil Dead 2 and it gets better. The director says that the reason they're not working on it right now is because the focus is on Army of Darkness 2. Basica...

Matthew Razak

9:00 AM on 10.31.2013

Trick or Treat: Wrapping Up

Hey guys, it's October! You know what that means: Halloween is right around the corner! As such, we will be bringing you some of our favorite horror film suggestions, in the hopes that they will lead to some sleepless nights....

Sean Walsh

8:00 AM on 10.31.2013

Trick 'r Treat gets a sequel, Trick 'r Treat 2

If you haven't seen 2007's Trick r' Treat, you should remedy that immediately. It's one of the best slasher films, nay horror films in recent memory. It's an anthology of stories akin to classics like Creepshow (with com...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 10.30.2013

Trick or Treat: Slither

Hey guys, it's October! You know what that means: Halloween is right around the corner! As such, we will be bringing you some of our favorite horror film suggestions, in the hopes that they will lead to some sleepless nights...

Sean Walsh

4:00 PM on 10.29.2013

Trick or Treat: The Faculty

Hey guys, it's October! You know what that means: Halloween is right around the corner! As such, we will be bringing you some of our favorite horror film suggestions, in the hopes that they will lead to some sleepless nights...

Sean Walsh

2:00 PM on 10.29.2013

SNL's Wes Anderson parody is pure brilliance

The only thing wrong with this brilliant Wes Anderson parody is its lack of Bill Murray. Other than that, it looks exactly like an Anderson film. The music is perfect, the shots are perfect, Edward Norton's Owen Wilson is perfect...ahhhh, it's perfect! [via YouTube]

Sean Walsh

9:00 AM on 10.29.2013

Trick or Treat: Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

Hey guys, it's October! You know what that means: Halloween is right around the corner! As such, we will be bringing you some of our favorite horror film suggestions, in the hopes that they will lead to some sleepless nights...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 10.28.2013

Del Toro's Crimson Peak to horrify in 2015

Guillermo Del Toro is officially returning to horror as Crimson Peak, his upcoming haunted house film, has gotten an April 2015 release date. The movie has been collecting up a fantastic cast like Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom...

Matthew Razak

9:00 AM on 10.28.2013

Clive Barker working on a Hellraiser remake

Hellraiser is quite an interesting franchise. I don't want to necessarily label it as the most "niche" of the horror monster genre, but its overt S&M themes make it one of the few franchises that both stands out, yet stic...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 10.23.2013

Enter to win The Conjuring on Blu-Ray!

[This contest is now over! Congratulations to our winner, keep reading for more contests in the future! --Liz] It's still October and we have another scary movie to giveaway before Halloween! This time we're giving away a Blu...

Liz Rugg



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Review: Curse of Chucky
by Matthew Razak

Believe it or not -- and you probably will -- the Chucky films aren't really all that great. Having just rewatched Childs Play 1 to 3, Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky I can tell you that the movies really just went from fun to bad. The original is OK, with 2 and 3 being the films you remember because they're better executed. Bride and Seed are idiotic beyond belief and the entire series as a whole just doesn't stand up to its legend.

The main problem, especially with the last two films, is that they tried to add camp to a movie about a psychotic, murdering doll. It's already camp! You don't have to push it beyond what it already is and thus ditch the actual creepiness of a killing doll. Curse of Chucky finally realizes this and returns the series to its heyday, and possibly better. By grounding the film in a haunted house-style horror movie and making Chucky a creepy doll again while still maintaining the warped humor that the first three films had it may deliver the best film in the franchise.

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