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Shortcut Pits a Busload of Kids Against a Gnarly Creature For Maximum Thrills [Review]

Shortcut opens with a shot of a young boy running through the woods in a yellow raincoat. He bears more than a passing resemblance to Georgie, the doomed little brother who acts as a catalyst for the ...

Judy Greer Into the Dark: Good Boy

Good Boy Provides an Emotional Support Dog With Bloody Benefits [Review]

An emotional support dog that senses your irritation and preys on your enemies, oh my! Hulu and Blumhouse’s Into the Dark is always holiday themed, and June’s installment in the anthology film series,...

Killer Klowns From Outer Space Retrospective

How Killer Klowns From Outer Space Became the Last Great Creature Feature

Killer Klowns From Outer Space (which just turned 30 on May 27th) was the culmination of a lifelong dream, as unlikely as it sounds. Bronx born Stephen, Edward, and Charlie Chiodo had all done re...

Itsy Bitsy

Itsy Bitsy is a charming creature feature that will creep you out [Review]

Itsy Bitsy  is a creature feature that follows Walter Clark (Bruce Davison of X-Men) and his newly hired live-in nurse Kara Spencer (Elizabeth Roberts of Word Party). Kara has mysteriously moved herse...

Crawl [Frightfest 2019 Spotlight]

The countdown to Frightfest 2019 is ON, with less than a month to go until the UK’s biggest and best horror festival takes over Leicester Square. In the weeks leading up to the festival, our int...

20 Years On, Lake Placid Chomps Through Its Contemporaries [Retrospective]

20 years ago, in the magical summer of 1999, two, life-changingly brilliant creature features were released within just 12 days of each other; Deep Blue Sea, of which I am the unofficial, lifelong pub...

Trailer for Alexandre Aja and Sam Raimi’s Crawl is Everything

There are few things in life I enjoy more than a good creature feature. From Jaws to Deep Blue Sea, The Shallows, and The Reef, sharks have dominated our waters for many years now (though I also have ...

Big Legend

Big Legend is More Like Big Meh [Review]

Big Legend, written and directed by Justin Lee and released by Papa Octopus Productions, is a survival film that features Bigfoot. The lead character, former Army Ranger Tyler (Kevin Makely), takes hi...


Alex Garland’s ‘Annihilation’ is a Striking Experiment

The notion of following up Alex Garland’s landmark of sci-fi cinema, Ex Machina, is unquestionably daunting. Though his directorial meddle wasn’t tested until 2015, Garland’s screenwriting career soli...

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