If you ask a casual movie goer to list some classic horror films, a large majority of them will mention Halloween, Friday the 13th, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. One thing that these three films have in common is the fact that they fall into the ardently adored slasher sub-genre. You might even argue that

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When I watch a horror movie from the 80’s, I inevitably have the thought of “how the hell did this movie get made?” Don’t get me wrong, there are some genuinely amazing horror films that came out of the 80’s that are stone cold classics.  John Carpenter’s The Thing is one of my all time

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 As a fan of slashers in film and book format, I feel like I’ve come to a point where I’m no longer fazed. That is, until I’ve read Sean McDonough’s The Class Reunion. Mr. McDonough previously wowed me with his ambitious and fun novel The Terror at Turtleshell Mountain, and during my slasher kick, it’s

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I honestly haven’t had this much “fun” while watching a horror movie in quite a long time. Shudder release Vicious Fun is true to the name; it carries immense nostalgic fun for the 80’s slasher horror fan. This comedic horror doesn’t miss a beat to remind us of the best that decade of Americana had

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Butchers 2020 horror film review

As a proud Canadian (at least when it comes to the world of cinema), I always find myself interested in horror coming from the ‘great north’. As Cinephiles from the region will be quick to tell you, there are certain nuances that often point to something being Can-con that would go over the heads of

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X-Ray Horror Film Review 1981

*This is a guest article from Weirdling Wolf for the Grimoire of Horror! X-Ray has proven to be another welcome resurrection of a long-neglected slasher, helmed by genre polymath Boaz Davison; a sterling filmmaker who has been attached to many action/exploitation titles I have considerable fondness for. About ten years ago, I watched a poor VHS

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Books are a great storytelling tool for its almost limitless potential. You don’t have to worry about acting or special effects. You just have to make sure that, well, the writing is good. The slasher is one of my absolute favorite subgenres of horror and to see it unhampered in this novel by Ivy Tholen

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Biotherapy 1986

Biotherapy is a Japanese 1986 sci-fi horror that’s aptly described as a slasher merged into a splatter creature feature. The short movie was released as a project from the limited career of director Akihiro Kashima and it dismays me how we never had the opportunity for more of such fun productions – the splatterpunk scene

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Two of the things I liked about You’re Next (directed by Adam Wingard, written by Simon Barrett) is a crafty and feisty final girl and a quick-witted script. With Seance, Mr. Barrett takes over both writing and directing duties on his own to great success.   WHAT IS IT? Directed by Simon Barrett, Seance is

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Italian Giallo cinema holds a special place among horror fans and cinephiles alike, myself included. Consequently, anytime a production tries to harken back to the era of black glove wielding killers, there is always appeal and hope to capture the stylized violence of that era. Enter, Nightmare Symphony written by the Italian screenwriter Antonio Tentori

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