Horror Movie Review: HALLOWEEN (2018)

The title of the new Halloween film now in theaters should've been Laurie Strode vs. Michael Myers. That sums up this sequel set 40 years after the original 1978 classic. Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie, the victimized teen prey of the original. Four decades later, Laurie is an agoraphobic prepper waiting for …

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Horror Movie Review: THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT

Ten years between films is too long for a horror sequel, which may be why THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT tanked at the box office when it was released in March. By every metric, the original tops the sequel. THE STRANGERS more than doubled PREY AT NIGHT's ticket sales ($52.5 million vs. $24.5 million); received …

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Horror Movie Review: REVENGE

REVENGE is a brutal rape-revenge action movie written and directed by a woman who injects her hero-victim with a mythic will to survive. French filmmaker Coralie Fargeat stylishly directs a female empowerment film filled with the bloody violence but without the excessive sadism of other more extreme rape-revenge movies. The plot is simple and straightforward. …

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Horror Movie Review: STILL/BORN

Shudder exclusive STILL/BORN is a well-crafted psychological horror film about a young mother who's either suffering from postpartum depression or dealing with a demon's designs on her newborn son. Directed by Brandon Christensen, STILL/BORN opens with the heartbreaking hospital scene of a mother named Mary losing one of her twins in childbirth. The next scene …

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