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10 Important Life Lessons We Learned From ‘The Craft’

The Craft is an institution. Whether you were eight or eighteen when you first saw it, there was something about those four young women that made you stand up and take notice. We wanted to be them and...

Haunting Hour

Five of the Creepiest Episodes of R. L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour

f you’re unfamiliar with R. L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour, just imagine a modernized version of Goosebumps without the awful acting and lame twists. Unlike its fairly tame ’90s predec...

‘Arcadian’ Boasts Terrifying Monsters of Our Own Making [Review]

The question of whether we’ve engineered our own demise by treating the planet like garbage hangs low over Arcadian, the sprightly and fitfully frightening new movie from director Benjamin Brewer and ...

'80s slashers you may have missed - Jamie Lee Curtis in Terror Train

‘Terror Train’ is a Surprisingly Innovative Slasher

The slasher subgenre boomed after the release of John Carpenter’s Halloween. Where no one was even really sure that Halloween would work—at least not in the way that it did—once it proved to be a succ...

Let's Scare Jessica to Death

These Seven Haunted House Movies Are Severely Underrated

Tales of haunted houses and ghost stories make up the oldest and widest subgenre in horror. Before there were any horror films, there were ghost stories. Long before Shirley Jackson wrote The Haunting...

Great scenes from bad movies - Jason Takes Manhattan

Six Great Moments from Bad Horror Movies

It takes a lot to make a good horror movie, but at the same time, it takes a lot to make a horror movie truly unwatchable. One of the greatest distinctions about the genre is that the good and the bad...

A Nightmare on Elm Street - The Weird Unspoken Double Standard of Horror Movies

The Weird, Unspoken Double Standard of Horror Movies

We live in a time when Hollywood is completely and totally defined by Intellectual Property. We have more IP-based features than ever. Absolutely everything made at the studio is a franchise and if it...

Patriotic Horror to Binge Watch This Summer. I know What You Did Last Summer Banner Image

Why ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ Deserves Greater Acclaim

The 1990s gave us a lot of great films. From big studio releases like Silence of the Lambs, Candyman, and Jacob’s Ladder, to smaller, more obscure releases like Castle Freak, The Ugly, and Audition. I...

‘Night Swim’ is a Melodramatic, Scare-Free Slog [Review]

In Night Swim, the always-welcome Wyatt Russell plays a father of two whose promising baseball career has been tragically cut short by an MS diagnosis. If that sounds like a surprisingly dark plot poi...