London After Midnight Lost Film

The era of silent and pre-code horror was different. In the interim between the invention of the film and the implementation of the Production Code (in 1934), films had little oversight or censorship. They often depicted extreme violence, sexually graphic content, homosexuality, and things otherwise deemed “vulgar” by the Production Code Administration. Unfortunately, many of

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The Seed Shudder

The latest addition to Shudder’s original collection has fans highly polarized. Set in a remote luxury villa, with scenes many movie fans will recognize from the California desert, it’s a definite slow burn, which turns into a creature feature. Part Alien, part Rosemary’s Baby, it tells the story of three friends who are obsessed with

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Netflix’s Korean TV selection is continuously demonstrating tremendous choice and that’s most evident from the intense zombie uprising of All of Us Are Dead – following the success of other South Korean zombie media such as Kingdom and Alive. Subgenre fatigue with yet another use of the “Z” word is completely subverted by a worthwhile

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Despite having little promotion budget or recognizable cast to draw interest – Netlflix’s latest horror series, Archive 81, has quickly sky-rocketed to the #1 most-watched American series within its first week of release. Based on the first season of the popular found footage podcast of the same name, Archive 81 is a supernatural thriller that follows

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Yellowjacket Feature img

Warning: This article contains mild SPOILERS for season one.   Showtime’s latest series has it all. Teen cannibalism, affairs, corrupt politicians, a haunting soundtrack, and Cristina Ricci. When Warner Bros. announced plans for a new film adaptation of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, with the unexpected caveat that it would be about teenage girls

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Female Prisoner Scorpion list cover photo

It’s hard to remember when the “women’s prison” subgenre was iconoclastic, given its popularity these days. But, before we had series like Orange is the New Black, Vis a Vis, or Wentworth, we had the Japanese Prisoner Scorpion films. Though the genre first appeared during the silent era, it was often simply considered exploitation, with

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