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

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

Horror review: The Devil Inside

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, JAN. 6, 2012 Those exorcism flicks can be real hit ’n’ miss affairs. Back in 2010, The Last Exorcism took a documentary-style approach to demon-banishing and acquitted itself quite well, whereas the soul of last year’s priests-versus-Beelzebub epic, The Rite, couldn’t even be saved by Sir Anthony Hopkins. Now comes another feature … Continue reading Horror review: The Devil Inside

Horror review: Paranormal Activity 2

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, OCT. 22, 2010 Wes Craven’s putrid My Soul to Take notwithstanding, the horror scene is looking pretty good these days. Buried offered real-time claustrophobic chills; Devil was better than any antichrist-in-an-elevator flick should be; and The Last Exorcism wrung unholy suspense out of a possessed-teen premise. But none of those films touches Paranormal Activity 2 for sheer … Continue reading Horror review: Paranormal Activity 2

Horror review: The Last Exorcism

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, AUG. 25, 2010 Thirty-seven years after The Exorcist, the makers of The Last Exorcism decided to meld William Friedkin’s classic shocker with the low-budget 1999 blockbuster The Blair Witch Project. The result is a fairly absorbing pseudo-documentary demonic-possession flick with all the bodily contortions and jittery camerawork you’d expect. Patrick Fabian stars as Cotton Marcus, … Continue reading Horror review: The Last Exorcism