Remote locations and small towns make for some terrific and scary horror movies. Knowing the protagonists cannot escape easily add extra tension to already frightening themes. This is a ranked list of 5. How many have you seen?
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.
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.
'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 for "Gerald's Game" starring Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Henry Thomas, and more!
This is a non-spoiler review of “The Nun” starring Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir, Jonas Bloquet, and more!
The release of Raw (2017) made viewers vomit. Irreversible (2004) was made to entice motion sickness while also causing audiences to walk out due to content. 127 hours (2010) caused more than 10 people to throw up or pass out during a graphic scene. Are there more examples? Yes, there are.
From the director of 50/50 and the actress from John Carpenter's last directed film that everyone hated comes the slasher film that sat on the shelf for seven freakin' years.
Movies are great, except when you watch something so horrible, it disturbs you to the core and sears into your mind forever.
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?
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.
This is a non-spoiler review of "Insidious" starring Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson, Ty Simpkins, and more!
Cult filmmaker John Carpenter created some unforgettable movies since 1974. Let's take a look back at his last cinematic masterpiece!
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?
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.
Sabrina is a Netflix Original from Indonesia. A spooky doll flick that recently dropped onto the platform classified as a horror-thriller. From director Rocky Soraya, Sabrina is about a doll maker who owns a toy company. Sabrina isn't a normal doll though. What does she want?
Everyone has been talking about this movie like it's the greatest thing they've seen in a while. Sure it had some great ideas and was filled with festive horror, but I didn't like it. Wanna know why?
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.
Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' has gone down in history as one of the greatest horror masterpieces of all time. Nearly 40 years later, we now have a sequel. Does it match up as another spooky tale or an unnecessary continuation?
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!"
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.
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.
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.
A nearly three-hour horror movie; that's what you're walking into with It: Chapter Two. The cast is superb and Chapter Two is crazy faithful to Stephen King's novel, but it's also a lot less scary than the previous film despite Bill Skarsgard's best efforts.
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.
The term ‘genre’ according to the English dictionary is a “kind of style”; something very difficult to pinpoint in the ever changing film industry. Genres are constantly mixing and matching to give the illusion of ‘new’ exciting ones,...
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.
This is a list of the top 10 scariest shaky cam movies out there. It's about hand held cameras, documentary crews and things so frightening that probably shouldn't watch...but you will and you just may pay for that later.
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'.
This is a non-spoiler review of “The Belko Experiment” starring John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona, and more!
"Light finds a book that is able to kill: all he needs to do is write a name, and picture a face. Will he be able to stop crime forever?" How could Netflix ruin such a brilliant idea? Let's find out.
Annabelle's not the only creepy killer girl doll in Hollywood. Witness 1991's Dolly Dearest, in which a family is terrorized by a malevolent spirit in the form of the daughter's favorite doll.
Another eighties classic and possibly the darkest Christmas movie that doesn't feature a gimmicky serial killer. Benjamin Cox promises not to eat after midnight...
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.
This movie is probably not for you. Body horror and early David Lynch-like freakiness. Sometimes a movie can feel like a torture to watch. Steer clear if you are not looking for some black and white, mechanical, Cyberpunk arthouse film.
A meteorite from outer-space lands near a small town, releasing a mysterious jelly-like creature that devours everything in its path.
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.
If you haven't seen these horror films before you turn thirty you are missing some of the most important films in the genre.
I would watch this movie just to see Jeff Goldblum. The Fly is a great slow burning sci-fi horror movie. Creepy body mutations.
Which movie is your favorite in the Leprechaun franchise? I bet it is closer to the top than you think.
A deep analysis of Hitchcock's original 1960 classic "Psycho" as opposed to the Gus Van Sant 1998 "shot for shot" remake. What can the new film teach us about the old?
Throughout the decades, many monsters and psychopaths have roamed the pages of novels and drifted across the big screen. Very few of those creatures and crazies have ever quite made the impression that clowns do.
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 art world of high society grows thinner as haunted works of art come to life, killing greedy socialites one by one.
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!!
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.
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...
A look into the events that transpired before the story that took place in John Carpenter's monster classic in 1982's 'The Thing'.
When you start talking about cult movies, chances are that Peter Jackson's Braindead comes up. It deserves its place among classic cult pieces, merging zombie horror, satire, and more corny comedic choices.
A bunch of bloodthirsty elementary school children. The movie centers more on the interactions between the teachers and some unnecessary love story.
This article provides a case study of the gender representations in The Descent to analyze a narrative convention often found in horror movies that utilizes a "final girl" protagonist.
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!
My review on the 2000 supernatural horror thriller directed by Scott Derrickson, starring Craig Sheffer, Nicholas Turturro, Doug Bradley, and more.
Once upon a time... there was a crazy Octavia Spencer that started hanging with the cool kids... until she had other plans for the cool kids... and the cool kids learn the importance of the motto "stranger danger"!
In the seventh "Friday" installment, Jason Voorhees faces off against a troubled girl with psycho-kinetic powers. Has the hockey masked maniac finally met his match?
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.
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.
This is a non-spoiler review of “Escape Room” starring Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Jay Ellis, and more!
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.
Hate it or love it, the PA franchise is considered one of the most successful horror franchises to date. Let's reflect on how a small movie managed to turn into a global phenomenon.
Horror movies are especially popular at Halloween. We'll take a look at the most popular horror movies of all time.
A case study that analyses the importance and brilliance of set design within Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'.
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?
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?'
Slow moving, bizarre, absurd, and horrifically mesmerizing, Luca Guadagnino's remake of Dario Argento's, "Suspiria," is its own disquieting beast that will leave its mark on the viewer despite whether they end up liking it or not.
Tobe Hooper's 1974 iconic horror film might be a low-budget, cheap looking film, but it hits you in the head with its raw, brutal approach.
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...
I discuss the possible symbolic interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Stephen King's "The Shining" as discussed in a documentary called "Room 237".
Michael Feifer's underwhelming representation of the B.T.K. murders is made watchable due to Kane Hodder's strong screen presence. The intense kills are surprisingly creative in their execution, as well.
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.
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.
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.
This is a non-spoiler review of "Would You Rather" starring Brittany Snow, Jeffery Combs, Sasha Grey, and more!
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.
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.
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.
This is a non-spoiler review of "The Conjuring" starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, and more!
A grave robbing zombie comedy or something like that. I Sell the Dead takes place in the 18th century and has Ron Perlman and a Hobbit. Enough reasons for me to have a look.
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.
YouTube is a treasure trove of full length forgotten and obscure horror films. Here are ten suggestions for your Halloween season viewing
This is non-spoiler review of “The Invitation” starring Logan Marshall-Green, Michiel Huisman, Tammy Blanchard, and more!
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...
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...
Recently I took a long look at George A. Romero's 1978 horror classic, now I conduct another long winded analysis, this time on the Zack Snyder 2004 remake. Is it the modern horror classic that everyone seems to have heralded it as? Let's find out!
"Blood Tide" is a mostly awful monster flick set in the sunny Mediterranean, starring Martin Kove, James Earl Jones, and Lydia Cornell.
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.
Do you like creepy horror movies like "The Exorcist"? Here are ten horror movies that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Knots, campfires and zombie genitals. We have another teen comedy zombie movie. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is a rather tame film.
27 years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.
I know this remake gets a lot of hate from fans of the original, but it's not bad. If you like fast-paced zombies and decent special effects, you should definitely watch it.
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.
Summer of 84 is a horror film that doesn't know how to provide the horror. There's an insane amount of character development and teenage hijinks, but a conclusion with a knife, a few slices, and a pep talk don't make up for 90-minutes of buildup and no scares.
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.
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.
The Autopsy of Jane Doe stars Olwen Kelly as Jane. With a simple storyline, the full movie needs a little explanation.
Zombi 2 is a classic Italian gore movie from Lucio Fulci. It's not that creative and was released a year after Romero's Dawn of the Dead. Unfortunately, it doesn't live up to the standard created in 1978.
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.
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.
George Romero secured his place in cinema history with his revolutionary debut picture. Benjamin Cox looks back at the film that changed the face of horror in Hollywood.
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.
Top 10 most shocking, awesome, and gruesome deaths in the seven Saw movies and the newly-released “Jigsaw”.
From Epic Pictures Group and Dread Central Presents, the horror-thriller Dry Blood drips onto DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD on January 15th.
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.
When you can't breathe, you can't laugh either. Benjamin Cox goes back to the jungle to check out one of the most notorious bombs of the Nineties and there's no way he's getting in the water!
This is a non-spoiler review of “Ready or Not” starring Samara Weaving, Mark O’Brien, Adam Brody, and more!
A late entry into the Zombie craze of the late 70s/early 80s, this Spanish-Italian co-production stars Hugo Stiglitz and Laura Trotter battling an invasion of radioactive undead.
Horror movies are great for all times of the year but these X movies are best to watch at Halloween.
Dead Rising: Watchtower is one of those action zombie slashing movies that is just fun to watch when you are a fan of the genre. My rating reflects the fact that I'm very forgiving for these types of film. It's "Straight Outta Console".
John Carpenter's grasp of horror wasn't just limited to serial killer Michael Myers. This snow-bound splatterfest redefined horror in the early eighties as well as broke new ground in the effects department. Benjamin Cox grabs his flame-thrower and prepares to light it up.
Everyone is talking about this film so I thought it fitting to jump on board. As a massive fan of Martyrs, I figured the buzz surrounding Pascal Laugier's new movie had to mean something.
This is a non-spoiler review of "Stake Land" starring Connor Paolo, Nick Damici, Kelly McGillis, and more!
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.
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.
"The Last Shark," aka "Great White," is a 1981 "Jaws" knock-off from Italy that was sued out of U.S. theaters in 1982.
The lethal disconnection between Western civilization and Aboriginal culture. A modest zombie infection survival movie in the outback staring Martin Freeman.
This is a non-spoiler review of “The Curse of La Llorona” starring Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Marisol Ramirez, and more!
This is a non-spoiler review of "Doctor Sleep" starring Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, and more!
Director Neil Jordan's first film in six years, Greta is a psychological nightmare that revitalizes the horror genre in a way that feels fresh and unpredictable. Isabelle Huppert adds class and elegance to someone overwhelmed by the cruelest of intentions.
Zombies in the shopping mall. Here Romero elevated the zombie genre to another level with black humor, more social criticism and a bigger production.
This is a non-spoiler review of “Hereditary” starring Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Alex Wolff, and more!
Films that made me want to lock all the doors, leave all the lights on, check under the bed and open the cupboards. No paranormal activities required.
This is a non-spoiler review of "The Babadook" starring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, and more!
Need some inspiration to get through a weekend binging on Netflix? Because I am a horror enthusiast, I thought maybe I could be of some assistance. Here are 10 films that I loved and also rated well on most review sites.
Not really one for ballet or horror films, Benjamin Cox concedes that combining the two may be the way forward - assuming you have a padded cell ready and keep him away from sharp objects!
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.
Ari Aster's follow up to "Hereditary" has the same violent essence wrapped in this WTF burrito that takes you by surprise and leaves you with your mouth agape for two and a half mind-boggling hours. Midsommar is a polarizing horror experiment that many will overlook.
Tobe Hooper's 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre' is one of the greatest horror films of all time. No duh... so I felt like having fun with diving into my own thoughts on this horrifying classic!
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.
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.
I review the 2019 film Doctor Sleep, starring Ewan McGregor, Kyliegh Curran, and Rebecca Ferguson, an adaptation of the Stephen King book and a follow up to Stanley Kubrick's 1980 film, The Shining.
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?
I take a look at probably what is the best horror remake ever made, in John Carpenter's 1982 classic, 'The Thing'.
This is a non-spoiler review for "Gallowwalkers" starring Wesley Snipes, Kevin Howarth, Riley Smith, and more!
This is a non-spoiler review of “Unsane” starring Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah, and more!
A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.
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.
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!
In the 10th "Friday The 13th" installment, the unstoppable Jason Voorhees jumps four and a half centuries into the future to kill horny teens aboard a space station. Um... what?
This is a non-spoiler review of "The Bar" starring Blanca Suárez, Mario Casas, Secun de la Rosa, and more!
Countdown several baffling character choices in Netflix's film adaptation of hit anime series Death Note!
I'm back, baby! And I'm here to talk endlessly about all that entails the 'Halloween' franchise between 1978 to 2018. Is it all masterful works of terror or a bunch of duds? The answer is yes.
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 anon-spoiler review of “In the Tall Grass” starring Laysla De Oliveira, Avery Whitted, Patrick Wilson, and more!
This is a non-spoiler review of "Horns" starring Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, and more!
This is a non-spoiler review of “The Ritual” starring Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Sam Troughton, and more!
1954 saw the release of one of the most iconic monster movies of the fifties. Released by Universal, Creature From the Black Lagoon has been praised far and wide by critics and scholars alike. In this article, I take a look at this film and review it for myself.
Do you scare easily? It's the right season for fear. Let me help you get in the spirit with fifteen horror movies to help set the mood.
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!
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.
Learn more about The Conjuring true story, along with reviews of the movie. Trailers and video interviews are included.
I enjoy Evil Dead II and Ash vs Evil Dead more than the original. But The Evil Dead has a well-deserved cult status. Raimi developing his direction and Campbell already building his iconic character make this a great experience.
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.
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.
This is a non-spoiler review of "It Follows" starring Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi, and more!
This chilling and hilarious movie has all the makings of a cult classic. I review this not-to-be-missed horror comedy, filmed in the UK, at a screening with cast and crew.
How 'The Silence' (2019) is a copy-cat catastrophy in comparison to its sensory horror predecessor 'A Quiet Place' (2018).
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.
An analysis of one of the greatest horror films of all time. Learn how 28 Days Later took horror films to the next level.
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.
This is a non-spoiler review of "Green Room" starring Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Patrick Stewart, and more!
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.
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.