The Final Wish cover

Having just landed on Shudder UK, The Final Wish (2018) is director Timothy Woodward Jr’s third film and boasts a story from Jeffery Reddick, writer of the first two Final Destination films; a fact that is emblazoned across the film’s trailer. Micheal Welch plays Aaron, a young law graduate who’s failing to make a living

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Aspiring millennials and their first-world problems are inherently absurd, particularly when their bourgeois existence is challenged, or at least that’s what Who Invited Them relies upon as it attempts to mix comedy and horror in the affluent L.A hills. Writer/director Duncan Birmingham’s first full-length feature was shown during the 2022 FrightFest, arriving on Shudder shortly

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Following an Italian family vacation, Danish trio Bjorn (Morten Burian), Louise (Sidsel Siem Koch), and their young daughter take up an invitation to visit the Netherlands, at the behest of a Dutch family whom they met while abroad. Initially wary, questioning the awkwardness of visiting a family with whom they have only the briefest of

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the stylist

The Stylist is a stylish and incisive character study and portrayal of the effect acute isolation, alienation and obsession can have on someone. Based on the 2016 short, The Stylist offers the viewers a macabre view into Claire’s (Najarra Townsend) shrouded double life. By day, Claire is the chief comforter of her hairdressing clients, she

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Random Acts of Violence

Slasher Horror With a Conscience It’s no secret that as a society, we have become obsessed with serial killers. The most popular podcasts and television series over the past decade have explored the horrifying true crimes of killers who eluded detection long enough to gain infamy. We can’t get enough of it, even though we

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Queer for Fear History of LGBTQIA

Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror is a four-part docuseries about LGBTQIA+ authors, directors, and more in the horror realm, and historical events that factored into the creation of iconic milestones within the genre. Featuring actors, directors, experts, drag stars, and more weighing in with their experiences, it has a fascinating, rounded, and

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Coming-of-age stories with horror backdrops typically have the upper hand when it comes to bringing a unique vision due to the genre’s ability to tackle topics in ways that other films might not. I hadn’t really thought about it before, but there are quite a number of titles that fall into this category and are

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Daniel isn't real

There’s an alluring quality that surrounds the link between horror and the queer community, from its roots in the 18th and 19th century with the emergence of queer coded Gothic fiction such as The Picture of Dorian Gray, to modern day portrayals of queer characters in text and film; horror has always been inextricably linked with

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Glorious 2022 Review

Fresh off its world premiere at Fantasia and coming exclusively to Shudder this week, director Rebekah McKendry’s new film Glorious is a mildly amusing slice of cosmic horror that does not quite live up to its name. Wes (Ryan Kwanten) is fleeing what looks like a bad breakup with little else but the clothes on

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Offseason 2022 Review

Offseason opens with grainy, nostalgic footage of beach holidays, set to a fairy tale musical score, before cutting sharply to a grey, desolate coastal shot, where cold waters meet unwelcoming sands beneath a vast, indifferent sky. The grim, weather-beaten island setting is its main strength, as the films protagonists explore the eerily empty town, against

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