If you’re after a movie that fits the term “cult favourite” like a glove, then look no further than 1982’s The Slumber Party Massacre. It has a brisk runtime, brimming with low-budget gore, memorably silly dialogue, and the expected amount of slasher nudity that one would expect from a Roger Corman production. Most importantly, it

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  Set amidst the beautifully desolate scenery of the Joshua Tree desert, Head Count is a suspenseful slow burn that delves into folklore and urban legends through a threatening presence that hints toward the uncanny valley. Elle Callahan is able to create a meticulous feeling of impending dread in her debut full-length feature film, which

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So often the horror genre seeks to hold a mirror up to society’s most profound and insidious anxieties. From concerns surrounding the development of nuclear weapons during the 1950s, as typified by John Carpenter’s legendary ‘The Fly’, to the Satanic Panic of the 1980s which appeared to be foreshadowed by ‘The Exorcist’ in 1971. Revenge

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A post-apocalyptic, 80’s nostalgia, comedy creature feature for the Stranger Things era! **Minor spoilers follow** If TV series such as Stranger Things and that one episode of Black Mirror has given rise to anything, it’s something we might call ’80sploitation’ (this must already be a valid subgenre and concept, given that Microsoft recognizes it as a

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Disgraced YouTube stars are a dime a dozen, as it is pretty damn easy to become a ‘persona-non-grata’ in this day and age. The disposable nature of online fame has created a whole sub-genre of people that are easy to despise–their attempts at redemption likely to serve to keep them in the spotlight of mockery.

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It was about halfway through watching Rob Jabbaz’s debut feature The Sadness that I realized I was in the hands of a maniac. Taipei resident Kat (Regina Lei) is hiding in a hospital waiting room and watching an emergency broadcast when a drooling, laughing man shoves a grenade into the president of Taiwan’s mouth on

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The Spine of Night 2021 cover photo

The Spine of Night (2021) is an ultra-violent, animated dark fantasy horror, written and directed by Philip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King. Following the history of a land that never was, this bloody tale observes an ambitious young man as he steals forbidden knowledge from a sacred plant and his descent into its darker temptations.

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Virus:32

“Today is not a day to be scared of madness.”                                                          -Luis Virus-32, an exciting, new entry to the crowded field of zombie movies, has arrived from South America and is currently streaming on Shudder. In this Uruguayan movie, the zombies become catatonic for 32 seconds after a killing, allowing the survivors a brief window to

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I want the truth. No matter how terrifying. I want the truth. ~ Masafumi Kobayashi When I think about the genre of mockumentaries, the first image that comes to my mind is that of Trailer Park Boys (2001-2018) doing crazy stuff while drinking lots of alcohol. Little did I know, director Koji Shiraishi utilised the

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When a colleague forwarded me the trailer for Night’s End with the note “I think this is up your alley,” he couldn’t have been more right…. by the trailer at least. As someone who suffers from insomnia, a hybrid insomnia spiral and ghost story has a lot of appeal. The framing of the trailer poses the

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