10 wicked horror flicks streaming on Netflix Canada right now

By Steve Newton Hey horror freaks: there's only 116 chopping days until Halloween, so why not get in the mood with some of the finest scary movies available on Netflix at the moment. Here's 10 that I've reviewed in my role as the Georgia Straight newspaper's "horror guy" in Vancouver. A Quiet Place (2018) "...ultimately … Continue reading 10 wicked horror flicks streaming on Netflix Canada right now

30 great horror flicks from the last 30 years

By Steve Newton I've been reviewing horror movies professionally since 1988. Here's 30 of my faves: Hereditary (2018) "The wrath of Satan seems pretty tame compared to the suffering that damaged family members can inflict on one another." A Quiet Place (2018) "...ultimately A Quiet Place emerges as an effective nightmare-maker for parents that is … Continue reading 30 great horror flicks from the last 30 years

Get Out sets the bar shockingly high for 21st century horror

By Steve Newton If you only see one horror movie this year, let it be Get Out. And if you only see one movie of any kind this year, same thing. It's about as entertaining as celluloid gets. The film opens with a young black man wandering an upscale suburban neighbourhood at night, talking on … Continue reading Get Out sets the bar shockingly high for 21st century horror

Will Blackburn continue the upward swing of Vancouver-shot horror?

By Steve Newton I've long complained about the lack of decent horror flicks being made in and around Vancouver, but in recent years Hollywood has upped its game considerably as far as the Great Fright North is concerned. Drew Goddard's The Cabin in the Woods was cause for celebration in 2012, and more recently Alexandre Aja's Horns helped the world … Continue reading Will Blackburn continue the upward swing of Vancouver-shot horror?

Ten recommended horror flicks now streaming on Netflix Canada

Halloween is fast approaching, and everyone who's coughed up their 8 bucks a month for Netflix is no doubt scanning the Horror section to see what's available. Decent scary movies are hard to find, so here's a quick rundown of 10 now streaming on Netflix Canada that I'd wholeheartedly recommend. They're listed in order of … Continue reading Ten recommended horror flicks now streaming on Netflix Canada

Horns is one of the most engrossing horror flicks ever made in Vancouver

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, OCT. 21, 2014 Who knew that a scary movie based on the bizarre idea of a mortal man growing devil horns could prove so damn captivating? Horns is right up there with The Cabin in the Woods as among the most engrossing horror flicks ever made in and around Vancouver. The film opens with young … Continue reading Horns is one of the most engrossing horror flicks ever made in Vancouver

Horror review: The Cabin in the Woods

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, APRIL 11, 2012 The Cabin in the Woods is crammed with so many twists and turns that the mere thought of reviewing it and ruining the fun for others is scary in and of itself. But I don’t feel bad about revealing at least one huge surprise: it’s the best horror flick … Continue reading Horror review: The Cabin in the Woods

The 21 Best Horror Flicks of the 21st Century (so far)

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, OCT. 30, 2012 Last week I posted a blog called The 40 Worst Horror Flicks of the 21st Century (so far), in which I listed 40 of the crappiest fright flicks I've had the displeasure of seeing since Y2K (which was a pretty crappy fright flick itself, if you think about it). … Continue reading The 21 Best Horror Flicks of the 21st Century (so far)

The Year in Fear: rating Hollywood’s 2012 horror flicks, from killer to crap

Even without an actual flying cabin, TCITW ruled the Hollywood horror roost in 2012. I reviewed 17 theatrically released horror flicks in 2012, starting with the ho-hum The Devil Inside in January and ending with the godawful Silent Hill: Revelation 3D in October. Thankfully there were some better ones in between. The Cabin in the Woods ********** (ten out of … Continue reading The Year in Fear: rating Hollywood’s 2012 horror flicks, from killer to crap