31 Days of Horror: Cabin in the Woods

I enjoy Cabin in the Woods; it is a good balance of horror and comedy. A lot of what happens to the group after they “choose” is closer to legitimate horror. There is tension, gore, jump scares, and a decent amount of fear. It probably won’t land for the most hardcore of us genre fans, […]

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31 Days of Horror: Host

Host was a bit of a surprise for many people in 2020. The goal with Host was to take the quarantine from Covid-19 and use it both as inspiration as well as working within the limitations to make a horror movie. Given all the limitations (time, how they could shoot it, etc.), they managed to […]

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31 Days of Horror: Final Destination

The Final Destination franchise is something else. Of the horror franchises (that I have seen all of), it is one that I feel starts off pretty weak but then doesn’t really drop. Some of the movies are a little bit worse than the others, but I think the overall quality is consistent. Just not high. […]

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31 Days of Horror: Hellraiser

I have an… odd relationship with the Hellraiser franchise. I appreciate Clive Barker a lot, and I really enjoy a few of the movies. However, I also live in a sort of denial about them, where the 80s cheese in my mind overcomes how dark and messed up I find these movies. The end result […]

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31 Days of Horror: Sinister

It hasn’t been so long since I wrote about this movie, so I don’t have to just do another review. My brief take is that there are some really cool ideas in this movie, but I think it could have been better if it leaned more crime thriller (have it be a cult or Ellison […]

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31 Days of Horror: Victor Crowley

So I will be keeping this one brief because, simply put, the movie was not for me. It felt like it leaned harder into being a comedy overall and had more moments outside of the “horror” that were amusing. However, it just isn’t my taste. I laughed at a few jokes, was irked by some, […]

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31 Days of Horror: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Sorry, we are so behind on this. It was a hard, hard week for me. But moving on to the next movie. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Like many people my age, I grew up on the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books. I have a distinct memory of being in […]

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31 Days of Horror: Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

So there has been a reclaiming of sorts of this movie within the horror community. That it is better than many of us gave it credit for. I was young the first time I watched it, so I didn’t care for it. I watched it again more recently (but still a few years ago), and […]

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31 Days of Horror: Creepshow- The Companion/Lydia Layne’s Better Half

So this was my first dive into anything Creepshow. The movies had always been one of those dark marks on my “I can’t believe I haven’t seen this yet” list. I like horror anthologies. I often feel as though we get caught up in long-form and forget that short but sweet little pieces can be […]

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