‘Spell’ Enchants With Callbacks To Hillbilly Horror

'Spell' Poster

A man of means travels to a remote area of the country and suffers a horrible accident along the way. When he awakens, he finds himself trapped in a bedroom. A woman with strange habits who refuses to allow him… Continue Reading

‘Never Hike In The Snow’ A Fitting Tribute to ‘Friday The 13th’

Jason Wearing His Hockey Mask in 'Never Hike In The Snow'

There comes a point of silliness in every great horror movie franchise. Inevitably, the antagonist transitions from a scary villain into a cuddly pop culture icon. One day you find the monster who haunted your dreams pimping breakfast cereal. Or… Continue Reading

Sins of the Fathers Fuel ‘Compound Fracture’

'Compound Fracture' Large Poster

Homecomings can be hell. You might be the abused son who must finally confront his father’s declining mental state. Or you might be the father himself who made all the mistakes and now wants to atone. Either way, treading old… Continue Reading

’The Au Pair Nightmare’ Sows Suspense, Subterfuge

'The Au Pair Nightmare' Poster

Setting aside the hapless hilarity that would ensue should I ever attempt such a gig, you’ll never catch me intentionally taking on the role of a caretaker. For anything. Or for anyone, for that matter. I’ve seen too many horror… Continue Reading

Resurrection Is the Theme for Shudder’s ‘Creepshow’ Episode 5

The Creep From Creepshow

Of all horror tropes, none is as defining or fits as snugly into the Creepshow mold as the resurrection of the dead. The 1982 film opened with the “Father’s Day” segment, after all. It also included another revenge of the… Continue Reading