‘Kolobos’ -1999 Slasher Blended American Reality TV With Classic Italian Horror [Hidden Gems]

Like most, I wasn’t familiar with Kolobos until many years after the independent horror film was quietly released direct to video in 1999. It didn’t help that the title is difficult to pronounce and even harder to remember; Kolobos is a word cryptically uttered several times throughout the movie, but its meaning — left unexplained […]

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Biting into the B-Movie Thrills of ‘Morbius’ [The Silver Lining]

In this edition of The Silver Lining, we’ll be covering Daniel Espinosa’s recent comic book adaptation Morbius, which is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital. From Adventures into the Unknown to Tales from the Crypt, comic books used to be a popular source of horror stories until the Comics Code Authority began […]

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‘Alone with You’: Living With Mental Illness During a Pandemic

There’s a moment in Emily Bennett and Justin Brooks’ Alone with You when Bennett’s character Charlene becomes locked inside her apartment. Paranoia and loneliness have already set in, but given no options to escape on her own, she unleashes a guttural scream. Tears stain her cheeks, and reality grows even colder. Strangled by depression and […]

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Lois Duncan’s ‘Summer of Fear’: The Inspiration Behind Wes Craven’s 1978 Movie [Buried in a Book]

In the 1970s, Lois Duncan’s work began to reflect her interest in the supernatural. The uncanny was an infrequent element throughout her output before she stopped writing fiction entirely, although this fascination led to some of her most popular books. In her ‘76 novel Summer of Fear, Duncan looked no further than her own upbringing […]

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Steam Next Fest 2022 – The Horror Highlights from This Year’s Celebration

Despite the fact that we don’t have an official E3 this year, it’s been nice to have a steady stream of game reveals and trailers during the month of June. While I love seeing fresh looks at highly anticipated games, it’s always frustrating to know you won’t be getting hands-on time with them for quite […]

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Finding an Underrated Performance in ‘Hannibal Rising’ [The Silver Lining]

In this edition of The Silver Lining, we’ll be covering Peter Webber’s 2007 entry in the Hannibal franchise, Hannibal Rising. No character exemplifies our fascination with charismatic madmen like Thomas Harris’ most infamous creation, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. While the overall quality of the media he’s been featured in may vary, I’d argue that every single […]

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‘Jurassic World Dominion’ – How the Ball Was Dropped on an All-Time Great Sequel Premise

Released in 2018, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom set the final film in the Jurassic World trilogy up for success, coming to a close with all the surviving dinosaurs from Jurassic World – plus their DNA – making their way off Isla Nublar and being unleashed onto the mainland. Sure, Steven Spielberg’s The Lost World: Jurassic […]

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Danny Boyle’s ‘Sunshine’ 15 Years Later – A Shining Example of Cosmic Horror Done Right

While we often take it for granted during the rushed blur of our daily lives, a single glance up at the sky should make it pretty obvious why primitive cultures once worshipped the sun. That’s why it’s no surprise that our nearest star has been a prominent figure in storytelling all the way from Egyptian […]

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‘The Blood Spattered Bride’: Politics and Vampirism Intersect in Francoist Spanish Cult Film [Horrors Elsewhere]

Spain was at the tailend of a nearly 40-year long dictatorship when The Blood Spattered Bride came out in 1972. Until a democracy was established, Spanish citizens sought outlets to voice their grievances. A filmmaker like Vicente Aranda naturally expressed his own feelings by writing and directing. However, not all audiences back then picked up […]

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‘Alligator’: Remembering the Brilliant ‘Jaws’ Satire from 1980

It’s always fun to reminisce on the media of your youth and trace the bloody trails of your lifelong fears back to their origins. Me, I’ve always been anxious around bodies of water. The ocean in particular fascinates me as much as it terrifies me. It’s not a potent enough fear to be a phobia, […]

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‘Diablo Immortal’ First Impressions – The Good and Bad of the New Mobile Game

The Diablo franchise and Blizzard as a whole are in a weird place right now. Between a scathing lawsuit, an acquisition by Microsoft, a lackluster remaster of Diablo II, and Diablo IV seemingly not coming out any time soon, it is not hard to think that this franchise may have run its course. That is […]

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Thirteen Stephen King Short Stories Every King Fan Should Read

Stephen King may be the master of horror, but he’s also mastered the art of short fiction. With six collections of short stories and five quartets of novellas, Stephen King has published nearly 400 works of short fiction in his decade spanning career. He served as editor for the 2006 volume of Best American Short […]

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‘The Clown’ Is a Wicked Last Laugh for YA Horror Series ‘Taggard Point’ [Buried in a Book]

Hot on the heels of Fear Street were other series about teens uncovering the goings-on in their hometowns. Mark Rivers’ Taggard Point was one of the more fleeting attempts; it both began and ended in 1995. The series’ namesake does not sound too ominous when compared to a place called Shadyside, however there is plenty […]

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Playing in the Park: The Long History of ‘Jurassic Park’ Video Games!

Apart from Terminator 2, no other film from the early 90s it seemed could compete in the merchandising department like Jurassic Park. Kids love dinosaurs, after all. So that translated to seemingly everything, including lunchboxes, bedsheets, action figures, colouring books, clothing, and of course, Jurassic Park video games. Throughout the film series’ existence, we’ve had […]

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‘The Quarry’ Preview – We Slice into the Start-of-Summer Splatterfest

Pack your sleeping bag, s’mores kit, and anything you may need to fend off sadistic creatures that lurk in the woods because Supermassive Games is returning with The Quarry–a brand new choice-based survival-horror game. Teaming up with publisher 2K, The Quarry serves as the spiritual successor to 2015’s hit game, Until Dawn, and will soon […]

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