Veteran fans of Japanese horror are familiar with the name Takashi Shimizu, there’s no doubt about it. Having gained attention from horror fans all around the world with his Ju-On franchise, Shimizu-san has been a continuous contributor to the genre with varying reception from his audience. Admittedly, I haven’t been a good audience for some
Tag: Supernatural Horror
There are few sins of horror movies making worse than lack of originality. Every year theaters and streaming services are flooded with tepid horror movies churned out for hungry fans, sometimes with disgustingly large budgets. I always walk out of such films with a poor taste in my mouth, imagining how those funds could have
The combination of source material from a writer like Joe Hill and a director like Scott Derrickson was always going to pique the interest of horror fans. After leaving production on Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness for the oft-cited “creative differences”, Derrickson elected to work on something less flashy and more intimate. The
Sorority sisters have been staples of the horror genre for almost half a century. Between Black Christmas in 1974 and 2020’s Sorority Secrets, we have enjoyed countless peculiar pledges, salacious secrets, and scores of gorgeous girls meeting gruesome ends. In 1978, we received The Initiation of Sarah: sorority horror by way of Stephen King’s Carrie.
The Terror is a thrilling semi-historical, supernatural horror anthology series in which each season is inspired by a different infamous or mysterious real-life historical tragedy. The newest season of the show titled Infamy, co-created by Max Borenstein (Godzilla) and Alexander Woo (the True Blood series), is set against the backdrop of World War II and
I was fortunate to experience the 5th Unnamed Footage Festival Virtual edition, hosted shortly after their 5th in-theater festival which showcased some of the best new Found Footage horror films alongside a selection of classic gems. As a new festgoer to the UFF experience, I was uncertain what to experience from the night of curated
Aspiring DJ, Andy, has his fate intertwined with a woman named Lela after he saves her after one of his sets. Lela, who is also secretly the DJ’s biggest fan, is dealing with her own issues due to a troubled past in which her mother’s death sent her spiraling into a world of prophetic nightmares.
Like the rest of the world, Hong Kong is slap bang in the middle of a housing crisis. With apartment sizes plummeting while prices skyrocket, some are forced into spaces no bigger than 20 square feet, paying up to $500,000 for a space where stretching your limbs out is a luxury. Conversely, Hong Kong also
Breathtaking vistas, an Austrian setting, Elyse Levesque as a detective with a slight German accent, a cursed game, and a mix of Nordic noir and supernatural horror elements: this is what The Darker The Lake, the latest movie from director Lok Kwan Woo has to offer. Nordic noir has been an elusive genre when placed out
Deadware is a 2021 American-found footage horror, written and directed by Isaac Rodriguez. Mostly known for directing horror shorts such as We All Fall Down (2011) and Russian Doll (2019). In addition, Rodriguez has created a number of feature-length productions including Unknown Visitor (2019) and Last Radio Call (2022) in addition to Deadware. “In 1999,