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
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
Moloch, the 2022 Dutch folk horror, arrived on Shudder early this month. The second feature directed by Nico Van Den Bink stars Sallie Harmsen, alongside Alexandre Willaume, and follows Betriek, a widowed mother, as she returns with her daughter to her elderly parents’ isolated cottage. Situated within the woods, on the edge of a large
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.