January Horror

Available Now: The Platform (2019)

Streaming on Netflix. Imagine being trapped in a vertical prison, comprised of a 100+ floors, where you’re able to eat the most sumptuous of cuisines. Now imagine that by the 50th floor that all the food is gone. What would you be capable of? When Goreng voluntarily enters the prison in exchange for a degree, he’ll find out the answer to that question whether he wants to or not.

The Platform was written by David Desola and Pedro Rivero, with Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia directing. Ivan Massagué, Zorion Eguileor, Antonia San Juan, Emilio Buale, and Alexandra Masangkay star.

Check out the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Available Now: Spontaneous (2020)

Available to own or rent on various streaming services. When fellow students in her senior class unexpectedly begin to explode, the last Mara expects is to fall in love. Figuring they’v got nothing to lose Mara and Dylan fall deep as the “Covington Curse” escalates. A smart coming-of-age story blended with the horror of reality.

Spontaneous was written by Brian Duffield, based on the novel by Aaron Starmer. Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer, Yvonne Orji, Hayley Law, Piper Perabo, and Rob Huebel star.

Check out the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Available Now: Underwater (2020)

Imagine being stuck at the bottom of the Marianas Trench, the deepest part of the Earth, in an underground drilling facility when an earthquake strikes. Your completely surrounded by thousands of tons of water, with only the slimmest chance of escaping alive. There are several casualties and if you don’t work as a team with the remaining survivors you’ll never escape. Throw some aquatic monsters your way and your in deep shit. And when you finally find out what’s causing the quakes your mind will struggle to comprehend what you see before you.

Underwater was written by Brian Duffield and Adam Cozad, with William Eubank directing. Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, Mamoudo Athie, T.J. Miller, John Gallagher Jr., and Jessica Henwick starring.

Check out the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Available Now: Teacher Shortage (2020)

Available on Amazon. A killer stalks the teachers of the English Department of Prescott High in a throwback to 80s slasher movies.

Teacher Shortage was written and directed by Troy Escamilla. Brinke Stevens, Debra Lamb, Julie Ann Prescott, Tamara Glynn, Kaylee Williams, Mel Hefflin, Roger Conners, David E. McMahon, Michael Tula, and Chris Jehnert star.

Check out the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Available Now: Ten Minutes to Midnight (2020)

Available on VOD. After being bitten by a rabid bat, a radio host is trapped in the station by a storm, reality begins to fracture.

Ten Minutes to Midnight was written by Erik and Carson Bloomquist, with Erik directing. Caroline Williams, Nicole Kang, Nicholas Tucci, William Youmans, Adam Wreppler, and Alice Kremelberg star.

Check out the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Coming Soon: Bloody Hell (2020)

Rex has a rather infamous past he’s desperate to leave behind. Thinking he can start over by fleeing the country, Rex will wind up in a much worse place.

Bloody Hell was written by Robert Benjamin and directed by Alister Grierson. Ben O’Toole, Meg Fraser, Caroline Craig, Matthew Sunderland, and Travis Jeffery star.

Check out the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Available Now: Toys of Terror (2020)

Available digitally and on Blu-Ray/DVD. An awesome clip featuring a spider going where you hope they’ll never go.

After moving into a run-down mansion with their parents, Zoe and Franklin discover a chest of toys that come to life. Soon the kids discover these toys are not here for fun.

Toys of Terror was written by Dana Gould and directed by Nicholas Verso. Kyana Teresa, Georgia Waters, Verity Marks, and Dayo Ade star.

Check out the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Coming Soon: The Strings (2020)

Upon traveling to a secluded cabin to work on her music, Catherine finds herself haunted by a mysterious entity.

The Strings was written by Krista Dzialoszynski and Ryan Glover, with Glover directing. Teagan Johnston, Jenna Schaefer, April Aliermo, and Lora Bidner star.

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Classic Clip: From Beyond (1986)

I have a list of actors that I will watch anything they do. Barbara Crampton is on that list. Her versatility as an actress is incredible. She’s been in several genre classics from Re-Animator (1985) to You’re Next (2011) to We Are Still Here (2015) and more. I have yet to see her make a bad film. From Beyond is another classic from the amazing Stuart Gordon. Barbara plays Dr. Katherine McMichaels who’s life goes off the rails when she begins to treat Dr. Crawford. Her journey eventually leads us to this memorable scene.

Upon creating a machine that can allow people to see beyond normal reality, a group of scientists are attacked by bizarre creatures.

From Beyond was written by Brian Yuzna, Dennis Paoli, and Stuart Gordon, based off the short story by H.P. Lovecraft. Stuart Gordon directed. Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, and Bunny Summers star.

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Coming Soon: Wrong Turn (2021)

Releasing on January 26th. So glad we’re finally getting a new Wrong Turn movie. I live 5 minutes away from West Virginia so this series has always been one of my favorites. Now I know remakes are divisive. But if you look at the Wrong Turn franchise, the quality is all over the place, as is the narrative. The first 4 movies are tied together, while the 5th and 6th seem be their own thing. Hopefully this will start the story fresh, while keeping what we love, giving the franchise fresh blood. Are you excited for the new Wrong Turn?

A group of friends hiking in the Appalachian Mountains come upon a mystery community of people called The Foundation.

Wrong Turn was written by Alan B. McElroy with Mike P. Nelson directing. Matthew Modine, Emma Dumont, Charlotte Vega, Daisy Head, Bill Sage, Valerie Jane Parker, and Tim DeZarn star.

Check out the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Classic Clip: Child’s Play 2 (1990)

CP2 is one of the best sequels to an 80s horror movies with many great moments. One of my favorite scenes is the death of Miss Kettlewell, the teacher who was nasty to Andy for no good reason. We’ve all had teachers like that, so it definitely helps us to relate to Andy more. And I love when asshole characters are killed after making life miserable for the protagonist. Sometimes it’s the best part of the movie. And Miss Kettlewell’s reaction when she realized Chucky was alive is priceless. Karma is indeed a bitch. What’s your favorite moment in Child’s Play 2?

Child’s Play 2 was written by Don Mancini and directed by John Lafia. Alex Vincent, Jenny Agutter, Christine Elise, Brad Dourif, Grace Zabriskie, and Beth Grant star.

Check out the clip on my Instagram Here. You can watch an extended version of the clip Here.

Available Now: Butchers (2020)

Available in select theaters and VOD. In the backcountry a family of horrific killers hunts anyone who crosses their path.

Butchers was written by Adrian Langley and Daniel Weissenberger, with Langley directing. Simon Phillips, Michael Swatton, Julie Mainville, Ann-Carolyne Binette, James Hicks, Nick Allan, Blake Canning, Samantha De Benedet, and Frederik Storm star.

Check out the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Available Now: Hunted (2020)

Streaming on Shudder now. Eve meets a guy in a bar, unaware he’s a psychopath. By the time she realizes the truth, she’ll have to use the forest to get her revenge.

Hunted was written by Vincent Paronnaud and Léa Pernollet, with Paronnaud directing. Lucie Debay, Arieh Worthalter, Ciaran O’Brien, and Simone Milsdochter star.

Check out the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Available Now: Sweet Home Season 1 (2020)

Streaming on Netflix. After losing his family in an accident, Hyun moves into an apartment complex that is soon under siege by monsters.

Sweet Home was written by Kim Hyung-min, Kim Kan-bi, Park So-Jeong, Hong So-ri, and Hwang Young-Chan. Based on the webtoon series. Young-woo Jang, Eung-bok Lee directed. Song Kang, Jin-wook, Lee Si-young, Do-Hyun Lee star.

Check out the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Available Now: His House (2020)

Streaming on Netflix. A young Sudanese couple receives asylum in the UK and is put in a deteriorating flat. They’re giving strict rules they must follow if they hope to be granted citizenship. However, they soon discover that the flat is haunted by something connected to their past.

His House was written and directed by Remi Weekes, based off a story by Felicity Evans and Toby Venables. Sope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku, Malaika Wakoli-Abigaba, Matt Smith, and Javier Botet star.

You can the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Christmas Horror Movies Part 2

Mrs. Claus (2018)

A group of college students attending a Christmas party at a sorority house that has a sinister past are stalked by a bloodthirsty killer disguised as Mrs. Claus.

Santa Jaws (2018)

Cody is an aspiring comic book artist who happens to be gifted a pen which changes reality, as he first draws Santa Jaws making it come to life as Cody’s family and friends are picked off. First no one believes him but soon his remaining family and friends find out it’s true and race to battle for survival! Who will win?!

All Through the House (2015)

A deranged masked Santa-Slayer comes to town for some yuletide-terror. He leaves behind a bloody trail of mutilated bodies as he hunts his way to the front steps of the town’s most feared and notorious home.

Once Upon a Time at Christmas (2017)

When a serial-killer couple dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus terrorizes a small town, a teen girl and a young cop must solve the pattern behind the seemingly random homicides.

The Nights Before Christmas (2019)

When a series of murders in the run up to Christmas are found to be linked, FBI Special Agent Natalie Parker is tasked with tracking a pair of psychotic serial killers. But she soon discovers the couple are not only crazy, having met in and escaped from an asylum for the criminally insane, but have based their personas on Santa and Mrs Claus. As Christmas approaches, they slaughter their way through their special naughty list, playing a cat and mouse game with the FBI and leaving a trail of bloody bodies in their wake.

Deathcember (2019)

A collection of 24 films that take a look at the dark side of the festive season. 24 international directors with the most diverse ideas and styles; linked by short animated segments that deal with the Advent calendar itself.

Blood Beat (1983)

A woman who lives in deer-hunting country in rural Wisconsin is possessed by the spirit of a Japanese samurai warrior.

Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)

Wilford Butler returns home on Christmas Eve and his house had been turned into a mental institution for the criminally insane. But the day of his return, he is set on fire and dies. The towns people believe his death was an accident, and the institution-house is later closed down. Wilford leaves the house to his grandson Jeffrey. A few years later, Jeffrey finally decides to sell this grandfather’s house, but the towns people including the Mayor have mixed feelings on keeping people away from the house, especially when a serial killer escapes from another institution and finds refuge there. The killer makes frightening phone calls and kills anyone coming near the house. But what does the killer have in common with what happened to Wilford Butler years before?

Mother Krampus (2017)

Based on the German Urban Legend of Frau Perchta, the Christmas Witch, who takes a child each night over the 12 days of Christmas. For the 12 days before the Christmas of 1921, children went missing near the local towns woods. A traumatized girl was found, but her mind had gone – she later died of her horrific injuries. Just before the Christmas of 1992, a further five children disappeared again. Their bodies were found in the same woods. Angry and seeking vengeance, the locals hung a woman they believed to be the killer. But before dying, she cursed the town that one day the Christmas Witch, Frau Perchta, would come for them to avenge her death. 25 years later, the story has become little more than a local myth. But as children start to go missing again, everyone begins to wonder if the tales of a curse might be true. This Christmas it’s not only the children that are in danger, it’s the adults too.

Ugly Sweater Party (2018)

An ugly sweater party turns into a bloodbath when an evil Christmas sweater possesses one of the partygoers.

Treevenge (2008)

Foul-mouthed lumberjacks descend on a hillside of trees, cutting them down and trucking them to Christmas tree lots where families paw them, pick one out, take it home, stick it in a stand, and decorate it. The trees experience terror throughout the ordeal: we hear their squeals of pain when axed or sawn, the emotion of separation from family and friends, the fear of the unknown, and the despair they feel during the strange and bizarre rituals of families at Christmas. On Christmas morning, the trees strike back. Man, woman, child, and pet may be in for a grisly end.

ATM (2012)

On a late night visit to an ATM, three co-workers end up in a desperate fight for their lives when they become trapped by an unknown man.

Mother Krampus 2: Slay Ride (2018)

It’s Christmas time in Cleveland, Ohio and four young ladies are on the verge of completing their mandatory thirty days of community service. With only one night to go, they are required to make a series of in-home visits to the older and less fortunate. Upon arriving at their final stop for the night, they become introduced to a pleasant older woman who graciously welcomes them into her home for the evening. However, as darkness falls and the cold settles in, they begin to realize that there is far more to their seemingly innocent host than meets the eye.

Favorite Clip: The Baby-Sitter (2017)

I was surprised how much I actually enjoyed The Baby-Sitter. The plot is simple, yet fun and we have an underdog to root for. And each time he stops the killers in their tracks you can’t help but be proud of his intelligence and resourcefulness. For me, one scene stood out. You could kind of telegraph what was going to happen, at least the gist of it, but it was definitely a surprise how it got from Point A to Point B. I mean, we knew the geeky Samuel was toast. And boy, was his death a highlight of the movie.

The Baby-Sitter was written by Brian Duffield and directed by McG. Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Ammel, Hana Mae Lee, Bella Thorne, Emily Alyn Lind, Andrew Bachelor, Doug Haley, Leslie Bibb, and Ken Marino star.

Watch the clip at my Tumblr Here. You can check out a gnarly bonus clip Here.

Streaming Now: Ju-On: Origins

Streaming on Netflix now is Ju-On: Origins, a 6-episode expansion of the franchise. Written by Takashige Ichise and Hiroshi Takahashi. Directed by Shô Miyake.

Just binged it and it’s amazing. It explores the origins of the Curse and it’s connection to the house. And it’s gets more and more twisted each episode. It can be difficult to follow along at some points, so you really do have to pay attention. But it’s worth it. It gets pretty depraved as it goes on. I definitely recommend you check it out. The trailer is at My Tumblr

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Warrior Nun (2020)

Warrior Nun is a kick-ass new series available to stream on Netflix now. Created by Simon Barry. Alba Baptista, Toya Turner, Kristina Tonteri-Young, Lorena Andrea, and Tristán Ulloa star.

Described as “a weird mix of Legion and Army of Darkness,” Warrior Nun follows a young woman who wakes up in a morgue with an artifact inside her that imbues her with abilities she must use in her fight against evil as a member of The Order of the Cruciform Sword.

Warrior Nun trailer