Imagine that two people—hundreds of thousands of miles apart, in a worldwide pandemic—create two uncannily similar films. One started filming just shortly before lockdown, while the other was filmed entirely in lockdown. This obviously can’t happen, right? One of these films must be copying the other…right? Weirdly enough, this is somewhat of a common occurrence […]
While Until Dawn was not the first release from the now superstar video game developer Supermassive Games, it was the game that really got them on the map. Until Dawn, written by horror icons Larry Fessenden and Graham Reznick, took the idea of making a slasher film to a whole new level. The game went on to […]
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Zombies are a cornerstone of our beloved genre, but often the tropes and clichés of the subgenre can grow boring and repetitive. When a film does an interesting job playing on those tropes, like Shaun of the Dead, it can go on to reinvigorate the subgenre—at least, until things feel played out again. The zombie […]
Grindhouse films have been a staple in the horror genre for years and are beloved by many. Films like Vampyros Lesbos and The Switchblade Sisters are some of my favorite grindhouse films. Now, it makes perfect sense that the writer/directors who grew up watching these films would someday make their very own, right? Some of the more well-known […]