Shiver AKA Skin Collector Film

“Wendy Alden, a young secretary in Portland lacking in self-confidence, becomes victim of a savage killer who has claimed the lives of a number of other women. Somehow, Wendy finds the resources of courage to fight back and escape” Steeped in a love of true crime, Shiver, aka Skin Collector, presents the familiar structure of

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Camping Fun Review Found Footage

The found footage genre has long been a beloved niche among horror fans, staff here included. The format, while restrictive in budget, offers a creative outlet normally representative of a tight-knit crew with a clear vision. Granted, sometimes this can also cause the filmmakers to trip over their own inadequacies given full creative control but

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Nothing beats a sensational death game, watching an otherwise ordinary group struggle with the horrific scenario of having to kill to stay alive – all kinds of dilemmas ensuing to typical morality. The formula acts as an ideal way to tap into the primal imperative of surviving, and provokes the worst in people as they

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martyrs lane review

After screening at the 2021 Fantasia Film Fest, Ruth Platt’s Martyrs Lane was scooped up for distribution on Shudder. With the streaming service having recently picked up standouts in nuanced horror with Bleed With Me and The Advent Calendar, there seemed to a trend towards appeasing a larger variety of horror fans. As such, I was

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Gideon Falls Graphic Novel

Announced in 2017, Gideon Falls was billed as Jeff Lemire’s unique take on the horror genre, focused on exploring the idea of a source of evil versus relying on gore. The series received early accolades, winning best new series at the 2019 Eisner awards, with Dave Stewart winning best coloring the following year. In addition,

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Advent Calendar Film Review

Selected to cap off the closing night of Fright Fest 2021, The Advent Calendar has come to the attention of horror fans as one of the titles already announced as a future Shudder exclusive. Furthermore, French cinema holds a fond spot in the hearts of many fans thanks to the plethora of cult cinema that

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King Knight Review

Showing as part of the 2021 FrightFest lineup, King Knight marks the fifth feature length film of Richard Bates Jr. Reuniting with fan favorite actor Matthew Gray Gubler, who appeared in Excision and Trash Fire with a lead role in Suburban Gothic, the production is arguably the most hyped project of Bates to date. However, choosing

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Knocking FIlm Review

From Cannes Palme D’or Winner Frida Kempf, Knocking marks the Swedish Filmmaker’s first foray into horror. Posing a dark tale of madness, the film captures the unease found in the fear of undiscernible noises seeping into our conscience – bumps in the night or strained speech that permeates the walls of busy apartments everywhere. A

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Followers Film Review

Noted as the only found footage horror film playing at 2021 FrightFest, Followers  combines comedy that pokes at the modern social influencer landscape and supernatural horror. As the found footage genre has excelled in a way to inject commentary and scares on a budget, the promised amalgamation spoke to the best elements of the genre. What

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The Unburried Film Review

Alejandro Cohen Arazi’s debut film The Unburied, was selected as part of the 2021 FrightFest lineup. Offering up a dive into a world of the occult built up through generations of carrying out grim tasks, the production seemed an ideal deviation into extreme cinema in the stellar 2021 selection of films. What is it About?

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