Why You Should Watch: Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives is truly when the franchise becomes what we know it to be today. It's shockingly ahead of its time, with meta commentary on the franchise and slasher tropes long before movies like New Nightmare and Scream would make meta a common slasher element. Here, we meet the first … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

Why You Should Watch: New Year, New You (2018)

Sophia Takal's New Year, New You is a brilliant genre take on influencer culture, tension in friendships, and how far we should be when punishing people for past transgressions. From IMDb: A group of old friends gather for a girl's night on New Years Eve. But as they begin to rehash old memories, many of … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: New Year, New You (2018)

Why You Should Watch: Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)

This is part of my Horrorathon for Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings (aka MASK).  From IMDb: A shady police detective becomes embroiled in a strange world of murder, sadism and madness after being assigned a murder investigation against a madman known only as "The Engineer". I love when horror can really tap into another genre and run … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)

Why You Should Watch: What Keeps You Alive

In honor of what would have been the Chicago Pride Parade this weekend, I wanted to highlight a under the radar queer horror film I really enjoyed. I covered this movie with spoilers in my 2019 #31HorrorFilms31Days recap, but here's all you should know about this movie going into it: To celebrate their one year … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: What Keeps You Alive

Why You Should Watch: Grave Encounters

From IMDb: For their ghost hunting reality show, a production crew locks themselves inside an abandoned mental hospital that's supposedly haunted - and it might prove to be all too true. I really enjoy found footage films, and Grave Encounters is one of the best lesser known ones. If the found footage conceit frustrates you, … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: Grave Encounters

Ravenous: The Best Horror Movie on Netflix You Haven’t Seen

From IMDb: In a small, remote village in northern Quebec, things have changed. Locals are not the same anymore - their bodies are breaking down and they have turned against their loved ones. A handful of survivors goes hiding in the woods, looking for others like them. During Horror in the Time of Quarantine, I've … Continue reading Ravenous: The Best Horror Movie on Netflix You Haven’t Seen

Why You Should Watch: Ghostwatch

I love so much about Ghostwatch, but perhaps most of all I love the portrait of a sheet ghost featured prominently in the background of the studio set. From IMDb: Four respected presenters and a camera crew attempt to discover the truth behind 'The most haunted house in Britain', expecting a light-hearted scare or two … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: Ghostwatch

Why You Should Watch: Last Shift

A woman with a lot to prove starts her first shift as a police officer. Her only job for the night is to wait for the HAZMAT team to come in and clear the old police station she has been tasked with watching. There are only two horror films I've seen as an adult which … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: Last Shift