Freddy Krueger was inspired by several cases of unexplained nocturnal death syndrome taking place in the early '80s. Writer/director Wes Craven also drew inspiration from a hobo and childhood bully.
This is a non-spoiler review of "Horns" starring Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, and more!
Steven Spielberg was just coming off the success of E.T. when he released Gremlins, which can best be described as a horror film advertised toward children. I had never seen the movie Gremlins as a kid, and now that I’ve seen it, I’m grateful...
This is a non-spoiler review for "Gerald's Game" starring Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Henry Thomas, and more!
It might have become iconic due to endless sequels and spin-offs but the original still has the power to shock. Benjamin Cox has just realised he should have titled this article 'Should I See Saw?'
A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a Category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators.
Up in the isolated arctic at an American outpost, there's an alien that wakes up from a deep sleep, freed from a frozen block of ice and wanting the blood of humans. Can our heroes survive and get the girl by the end of it all?
Horror movies are especially popular at Halloween. We'll take a look at the most popular horror movies of all time.
Found footage is a popular style of film. Both editions of 'Grave Encounters' deserve more credit. I'll tell you about the writers, the hospital, and the phenomenon around the original movie.
This is a non-spoiler review of “The Possession of Hannah Grace” starring Shay Mitchell, Kirby Johnson, Grey Damon, and more!
Director Kevin Smith took the horror movie community by storm when he released the unforgettable Tusk. It is, perhaps, one of the most original horror films to date. In this review, I take a look at it for myself.
I review the movie "Halloween" released in 2018 starring Jamie Lee Curtis, set 40 years after the original film featuring the famous slasher killer Michael Myers and final girl Laurie Strode.
In the year 1978, Jennifer Hills was brutally raped. In a fit of savage rage, she sought revenge on her assailants. Decades later, Hills and her daughter find themselves in a similar torment as the family of her victims now seek vengeance upon her.
The Alfred Hitchcock classic 'Psycho' created a whole universe that was further explored in 3 sequels, 1 remake and 2 TV series. Lets's take a look at how the films fare against each other!
Horror movies are often bad, some really bad. Some are good. The movies on this list are the worst of the worst. A list of some of the worst horror movies of all time.
5 movies where the antagonist relies on the home of the victim to unleash their destruction. Sometimes you let them in and sometimes they find you.
A look into the events that transpired before the story that took place in John Carpenter's monster classic in 1982's 'The Thing'.
Do you have an insatiable love for the dead? Well, then you better see a professional about that while I discuss my top ten favorite horror films! Seriously, that's a problem. Don't do that... It's weird.
Moviegoers and audiences everywhere can't get enough of a good horror flick. Some of the most acclaimed and iconic films of the genre shined during the Golden Age of Hollywood, and this period in Tinseltown introduced beloved movie monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolf Man.
The newest installment in the Halloween franchise has finally been released. In my review, I take a look at, perhaps, the year's most anticipated horror movie.
The Chuckster is at it again with an all new cinematic reboot. This time rather than attempting to transfer his soul into the body of a human, Chucky simply wants a friend... Until the end.
"Blood Tide" is a mostly awful monster flick set in the sunny Mediterranean, starring Martin Kove, James Earl Jones, and Lydia Cornell.
Gore Verbinski described A Cure for Wellness as a psychological experiment on the audience and this movie is not just pizza that you eat and forget about. I thought about it and think I understand it.
In 1983's "Frightmare" (aka "The Horror Star"), a group of horror film fans steal the corpse of their favorite old time scary movie actor. Hilarity does not ensue.
I would watch this movie just to see Jeff Goldblum. The Fly is a great slow burning sci-fi horror movie. Creepy body mutations.
As a standalone movie, Evil Dead is good. Problems arise when we place it in the original Raimi universe. You can't replace a cult figure like Campbell and Raimi's excellent direction.
This is a non-spoiler review of “The Ritual” starring Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Sam Troughton, and more!
This is a non-spoiler review of "The Conjuring" starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, and more!
In-laws can be a real nightmare, but these ones are murder! Grace learns the hard way that a game of "hide & seek" may not be so innocent when the family's true agenda is to hunt her down in a deadly game of "cat and mouse" until dawn.
This is a non-spoiler review of “Velvet Buzzsaw” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton, and more!
This is George A. Romero's third installment in the "Living Dead" trilogy. The movie is a rather slow burn about the human condition and adaptability. An interesting zombie movie, but not what most fans of the genre are looking for.
This is a non-spoiler review of "It" starring Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, and more!
This is a non-spoiler review of “Life” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, and more!
A meteorite from outer-space lands near a small town, releasing a mysterious jelly-like creature that devours everything in its path.
This movie combines two classic villains, namely the Nazi and the zombie. A great low budget Nazi-zombie slashing movie.
Now this is a proper cult movie - a delicious throwback to the monster films of the Fifties and Sixties. Benjamin Cox gets his redneck on for this enjoyable slice of sci-fi horror hokum.
Here is our ranking of all the REC movies, the Spanish found-footage zombie saga and its American remakes. Let us know what you think is the best REC movie.
The latest film from "Spring" directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead has been acquired by Well Go USA, but currently doesn't have a release date.
Ranking the Evil Dead movies is something nearly every fan of the Evil Dead saga has done. Here's our list from worst to best movies in the Evil Dead series.
Halloween is just a few days away, so I made a list for my favorite Halloween movies. Halloween is not the same without being scared to death by a great horror film.
This is a non-spoiler review of "13 Cameras" starring Neville Archambault, Brianne Moncrief, PJ Mcabe, and more!
The Autopsy of Jane Doe stars Olwen Kelly as Jane. With a simple storyline, the full movie needs a little explanation.
Nicole Kidman gets caught up in spooky goings-on in a haunted house. Is she crazy or the target of malevolent spirits? Benjamin Cox goes bump in the night.
Do you like scary movies? Here's a list of some of the scariest horror films of all time and what makes them so entertaining.
The experimental euro zombies. These are the 12 best 70s zombie movies in my estimation. Like in every decade, there was a lot of zombie trash and most films have low quality 70s special effects.
Top 10 most shocking, awesome, and gruesome deaths in the seven Saw movies and the newly-released “Jigsaw”.
The first ever adaptation of 'Dracula' sent audiences screaming into panic back in the day - and Stoker's widow heading for her lawyers. Benjamin Cox examines the genesis of the vampire film and wonders if it still packs a punch.
My 2018 top horror and thriller films. Can't see your favorote film in this list? That's okay, you can always write your own! Maybe you'll see something that sounds amazing here that you've never even heard of. 2018 was an amazing year for cinema.
This is a non-spoiler review of “The Perfection” starring Allison Williams, Logan Browning, Steven Weber, and more!
While the cinematography, acting and mood-setting are technically brilliant, 'Hereditary' verges on being too bleak to be enjoyable, and fails to deliver adequate scares to make this a truly satisfying horror film.
Seven horror movie villains who have been sidelined for too long. Surely these fiendish evildoers deserve a cinematic revival?
This is a non-spoiler review of “Death Note” starring Nat Wolff, Willem Dafoe, Margaret Qualley, and more!
Stop me if you've heard this one before... an alien, humanoid baby crash lands on Earth and is taken in by a loving couple that live on a farm. As the boy grows into his teen years he discovers that he's faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and can kill anyone he wants.
Continuing his Halloween prep by indulging in horror movies, Benjamin Cox delves into this recent chiller that wowed critics and audiences alike with its mix of tension, fear and horrible silence. Well, mostly...
Zombies in the shopping mall. Here Romero elevated the zombie genre to another level with black humor, more social criticism and a bigger production.
Contrast America's "The Uninvited" against its Korean inspiration "A Tale of Two Sisters" in this spoiler-free comparison!
This in-depth review of the film 'Audition' is filled with spoilers. Read on if you're interested in a different prespective of the film.
In the 1985 cult classic "Demons", a mysterious evil jumps out of the screen during a horror film showing and possesses the audience. Hilarity ensues.
A bunch of bloodthirsty elementary school children. The movie centers more on the interactions between the teachers and some unnecessary love story.
A case study that analyses the importance and brilliance of set design within Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'.
The Alien Saga has always been about Ripley, even without her. This is a complete review of all the core Alien movies released to this date.
Think about a world where you have to live without making any noise. A Quiet Place takes us into such a world and shows us the challenges and the horrors a family goes through to survive.
I Walked with a Zombie is a black and white proto-zombie movie from 1943. It does offer some memorable scenes and especially interesting dialogue.
1985's "Hard Rock Zombies" is one of those "so bad it's good" movies that defies description -- you just have to see for yourself.
I love zombies, but yet I seem to think that a lot of zombie films are mediocre. To me, they don't live up to the potential they hold. These are some of my thoughts on zombie films and the sub-genre as a whole. OPINIONS AHEAD.
What are the must-know famous horror movie locations for a movie buff? Here are 66 terrifying places for you to familiarize yourself with.
Horror films aren't just for Halloween. Even during the season of joy and giving, fright film fans can get a few jolts from these Christmas-related horror flicks.
This is a non-spoiler review of “Hold the Dark” starring Jeffrey Wright, James Badge Dale, Riley Keough, and more!
Seen Troll 2 and think you've reached the pinnacle of awesomely terrible horror movies? These ten trashy gems will take you to new heights of glorious garbage.
I go over the history of the last name Loomis used in the horror films Psycho, Halloween, and Scream and how they have evolved and will continue to evolve in the genre.
Aaron comes back to his hometown after his father passes away to help his grieving mother, but soon stumbles across a magic artifact that makes all his wishes come true... at a price! DUN DUN DUN!!
The fourth entry in The Purge franchise is a prequel that makes you care even less about a franchise that probably should have ended two years ago. Starring a bunch of nobodies other than a stale Marisa Tomei, The First Purge is an annoying way to celebrate our independence.
Learn more about The Conjuring true story, along with reviews of the movie. Trailers and video interviews are included.
Ash in a medieval setting with more slapstick and corny humor. Although I liked the movie, it feels a lot lighter than its predecessors. Army of Lightness instead of Army of Darkness.
The Fede Alvarez directed horror film "Don't Breathe" starring Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, and Stephen Lang is now playing in theaters.
In 1986's "Breeders," an alien stalks and violates virginal young women in New York City in order to spawn the next generation of his race.
This is a non-spoiler review of "Yoga Hosers" starring Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, Johnny Depp, and more!
Wes Craven's 1996 slasher film Scream is credited with revitalizing the horror genre and is a beloved slasher cult classic. It was considered unique at its time of release for featuring characters aware of real horror films and their many cliches. Let's take a look at where the cast is today.
In the 1940's, RKO pictures hired producer Val Lewton to produce a series of horror films. The titles were never as they seemed. Here are five Val Lewton Films that you should not miss.
Cult filmmaker John Carpenter created some unforgettable movies since 1974. Let's take a look back at his last cinematic masterpiece!
Countdown six heroes who lived through our favorite scary movies! Until the subsequent films, that is.
Austrian filmmakers Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz follow up their 2014 horror film Goodnight Mommy with The Lodge. A film where really illogical things occur to try to frighten the audience.
In the fourth "Prom Night" installment, a quartet of post-prom partying teens get a visit from a psychotic priest intent on teaching them the error of their sinful ways. Hilarity does not ensue.
2009's "Friday the 13th" is a "reboot" of the legendary slasher film series that attempts to explain the horrible origins of mass murderer Jason Voorhees.
The lethal disconnection between Western civilization and Aboriginal culture. A modest zombie infection survival movie in the outback staring Martin Freeman.
Romero’s last zombie western. You'll probably disagree with me on this one, but this is my second favorite or at least tied second of Romero's "Living Dead" movies.
The Shining is regarded as one of the scariest horror stories ever. But just where do you find the Overlook Hotel, the foreboding location at the heart of the film?
A direct sequel to the original film from 1999. Director Adam Wingard and writor Simon Barrett offer a fresh spin on a familiar tale of terror.
It's difficult not to think of Zombieland as the Hollywood blockbuster response to Shaun of the Dead. Zombie comedy made interesting for the masses and it works.
Listing the zombie master's lifework. I guess the top place will not surprise most people. Right below the number one spot is where some will seriously disagree with my choices in this "Living Dead" countdown.
Before Romero made his ultimate masterpiece Dawn of the Dead, he created an interesting outbreak movie called "The Crazies". Is the military more dangerous than the crazy disease itself?
Thus is a non-spoiler review of “The Open House” starring Dylan Minnette, Piercey Dalton, Patricia Bethune, and more!
This is a non-spoiler review of “The Eyes of My Mother” starring Kika Magalhaes, Charlie, Olivia Bond, and more!
'Silent Hill' is a beloved video game franchise, but not particularly a beloved film franchise. Last week we took a look back at the original 2006 movie adaptation of the games, so now let's see what the 2012 sequel has to offer!
Netflix has hit a homerun by creating a tense and dreadful experience with solid atmospherics that elevate a derivative plot. It also has plenty to say about how guilt can impact a person
The wonderful cathartic laugh of the Nazi horror comedy. Did you like Dead Snow? Here they get crazy and add some scale to the whole Nazi-zombie thing.
The rise of the home video zombies. Although the 70s have Dawn of the Dead, the best 80s zombie movies list has a lot more decent quality and fun films. Also, it was less of a chore to compile this list.
As we all know, Stephen King is no fan of Stanley Kubrick's cinematic adaptation of his original book. However, how many remember that in the mid-1990s King actually made an attempt to rectify that mistake with his own remake? This is the result of when a man simply wants a more faithful adaptation.
In "Demonic Toys," a lady cop battles possessed playthings who have plans for her unborn child. The film was an early work by David S. Goyer, who went on to write "The Dark Knight!"
Learn all you really need to know about life while watching horror movies. You would be amazed at all the important life lessons you can take away from watching scary movies.
With 2018 proving to be a great year for horror films, what better way to bring in the new year by reflecting on one of cinema's all-time classic examples? Heeeere's Benjamin Cox!
The key questions are 'What exactly makes a horror film a horror film?' and 'Why are we so obsessed with feeling afraid and putting ourselves through our worst nightmares for fun?' In this article, I will talk about the different types of horror films and why we watch them with some examples.
Horror movies are great for all times of the year but these X movies are best to watch at Halloween.
Evil children are a staple of horror films. What is it about children in horror that does such a good job creeping us out, and why do people have such strong reactions to these characters?
This mostly forgotten horror is a laughable mash-up of poor performances, an incoherent story-line and dimly lit scenes with cringe-worthy dialogue. Benjamin Cox has been more scared by Halloween trick-or-treaters.
One of many video game-movie adaptations in a long line of disappointments. Although, is 2006's 'Silent Hill' actually a diamond in the ruff? How about we talk about it and see what value we can find here?!
I have read many reviews on this movie and they all seem to be the same. I wanted to have parts explained to me though! This is a spoiler-filled review to tell you what I uncovered.
Which movie is your favorite in the Leprechaun franchise? I bet it is closer to the top than you think.
'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' being adapted from page to motion picture, does the film succeed in just being as terrifying as its source material? Or do we have another dud in the long line of cinematic novel adaptations? I dunno, why don't you click on in here and see what I have to say?
This is a non-spoiler review of "Pet Sematary" starring Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, and more!
A list of some great, lesser-known horror movies. Some of the best horror movies are from smaller, independent studios that are willing to take risks.
The attack of the possessive parasites. A body horror comedy starring Elizabeth Banks and Michael Rooker. Charismatic cult piece with some recommended disgusting creatures or disturbing scenes.
This is a non-spoiler review of “It Chapter Two” starring James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, and more!
I'm not sure if I rate The Mist so highly because of its final scenes or that I enjoy the movie as whole to an equal degree. One thing is clear, The Mist was a nice suprise.
Some people don't celebrate Christmas, others want to watch a seasonal horror movie but feel it's too early to start the Christmas movies. Either way, this list has you covered with winter-themed horror movies that have nothing to do with Christmas.
The best zombie movies of all time. It's an ambitious tagline, I know. We've seen too many bad zombie movies and you'll probably dislike half the list, but it was definitely worth it. Enjoy some great flesh and brain-eating cinema!
Loaded with chainsaws, psychedelic drugs, decapitations, angry masturbation, tripped out conversations, and Nic Cage at his most insane, the Panos Cosmatos written and directed action horror film Mandy is blood-drenched lunacy that is absolutely a must-see.
Mayhem was the best virus movie to come out of 2017. This wonderful action-packed, virus studded, violence-filled gem. This review comes with a quiz to tell you which character you are most like.
The new 'Halloween' both benefits and suffers in trying to imitate the original. Elements like an uncomplicated plot and a straightforward but menacing villain work, but others, like a cheesy score and forgettable stock characters, just don't hold up.
Not all zombie films are dark and frightening, some of them are more fun than a bucket full of brains.
From Epic Pictures Group and Dread Central Presents, the horror-thriller Dry Blood drips onto DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD on January 15th.
This article highlights the 13 best haunted house movies, while also providing some trivia regarding the genre's history in moviemaking.
A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.
This is a non-spoiler review of "The Awakening" starring Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, and more!
In the recent great Stephen King resurgence, we were presented with a reboot of 'IT' in 2017 to massive acclaim. Now, after two years of waiting, we finally get the much anticipated sequel. Is it just as good? Better? Worse? Let's find out together, shall we?
A low budget and lurid B-movie from the Forties might seem an unlikely Hollywood stand-out but the picture has come to be regarded as a seminal horror picture. Benjamin Cox always preferred dogs for a reason.
A group of young college kids on a road trip through rural Texas, on the way to a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert, come across a family of cannibalistic maniacs. As ya do!
My spoiler-free recommendations for 60+ of the very best, little-known horror movie hidden gems that you have never heard of.
After doing a little research and revisiting a certain sub-genre, I started wondering... what exactly happened to zombie movies? So I take a look back into their history in film and discuss, step by step, exactly what brought the flesh-eaters to the state that they're in now.
It's unbelievable to think that David Lynch's film of body horror and mind-blowing surrealism has become one of the most important pieces of its genre's cultural landscape. There have been so many artsy horror flicks in our time, but none that can compare to this classic.
In 1998, the 7th chapter of the Halloween film franchise was released, successfully erasing the memory of the previous sequels and providing a great conclusion to the series. Or so it seemed...
Do you like creepy horror movies like "The Exorcist"? Here are ten horror movies that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
This is a non-spoiler review of 14 Cameras starring Neville Archambault, Brytnee Ratledge, Amber Midthunder, and more!
There are two types of people in this world; those who are infatuated with horror films like the author of this piece and those who have seen one or two and hated them...
Movies are great, except when you watch something so horrible, it disturbs you to the core and sears into your mind forever.
A film review of the 2018 horror/thriller directed by and starring John Krasinski, along with Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe.
Hitchcock's most famous movie marked the beginning of the slasher genre, made string instruments frightening and made sure no-one ever took showers in a motel ever again. Benjamin Cox checks in.
Here we have a look at all the Re-Animator movies in order, released to this date. Re-Animator as a whole is an intermittent but over-the-top story.
In 1980's Prom Night, Jamie Lee Curtis is menaced by yet another masked psycho killer, this time at a high school prom. Watch for Leslie ("Airplane!") Nielsen in a supporting role.
This is a non-spoiler review of "V/H/S" starring Calvin Reeder, Lane Hughes, Hannah Fierman, and more!
While the 80s were fantastic for zombie movies, the next decade was not. Compiling the best 90s zombie movies list took some time and ended up being a mixed bag. Start with the top five, then decide if you want more.
Shelter aka 6 Souls is about a doctor trying to figure out whether Adam has multiple personality disorder or has something more going on. A film like Split, but with spirituality. There's even a personality quiz to take!
This is a non-spoiler review of “A Quiet Place” starring John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and more!
In 1986's "Trick or Treat," nerdy high school headbanger Eddie raises his favorite rock star from the dead, which leads to chaos at his high school's Halloween dance.
Are you looking for movies like World War Z? It's is a superb action movie, so it's only fitting to look for some alternatives after you are done watching it. I have got you covered with this list.
A sequel with grunge vibes and irregular focus. Pet Sematary Two is not the sequel I was hoping for. It does have Edward Furlong which of course is a plus.
The zombies of the Tonton Macoute. An exotic paradise revolution, voodoo black magic and zombie transformations. A unique atmospheric horror story starring Bill Pullman.
Countdown several baffling character choices in Netflix's film adaptation of hit anime series Death Note!
Evil Dead II is bigger and better than the original. It's a movie filled with humor and gore, an excellent mix and just more fun.
This is a non-spoiler review of "The Babysitter" starring Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell, and more!
Continuing to delve into the horror genre in the run-up to Halloween, Benjamin Cox decides that a liberal dose of action and a violent twist midway through makes things much more interesting. Case in point, this modern cult smash...
Why does the black guy always have to die first in horror movies? Well, sometimes he doesn't. Here's a list of horror movies where the black guy survives.
The attack of the aquatic Nazi zombies. Shock waves offers a nice bend to the zombie Nazi genre in a tropical paradise-like setting. Here we also find the enigmatic Peter Cushing.
A Clive Barker adaptation by Versus director Ryuhei Kitamura starring Bradley Cooper, Leslie Bibb, and Vinnie Jones. The horror film is incredibly faithful to Barker's short story of the same name and it has some fantastic kills.
Small-town best friends Hallie, Chloe, Wren and Katie go online to try and conjure up the Slender Man. Two weeks later, Katie mysteriously disappears during a class trip. Her freinds try desperately to find her.
Sometimes movies are set up to look like they are going to be great. You wait in trepidation and suspense for something awesome to happen...and then nothing. Just mind numbing boredom. Here are 3.
The art world of high society grows thinner as haunted works of art come to life, killing greedy socialites one by one.
This list has the best horror (scary) movies for that rainy day. There are trailers, links, ratings, reviews and more.
Most people have already seen and know about the best horror movies ever made; why not give good, solid, albeit lesser known horror movies a try?
Writer of 'Saw', 'Insidious', 'Dead Silence', and 'Upgrade' now brings us a whole new reason to be afraid. Or maybe just me. Either way, let's take a look at the stalker-thriller to change all stalker-thrillers.
A look at the evolution of Zombies in film starting with the slow, mindless creatures of 'Night of the Living Dead' to the recent chaotic monsters in 'World War Z'.
The horror sequel is now available on digital and video on demand services. Stars Mark Duplass, Desiree Akhavan, and Karan Soni. Directed by Patrick Brice.