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They took two dinosaurs and put them together. Like peanut butter and chocolate, with more dismemberment. 

AMC Networks is currently beta testing a new streaming service, called Shudder, for fear junkies of all stripes. The site will work similarly to other streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu, but will feature horror titles exclusively. As of right now, there are more than two hundred films available on Shudder, spanning subgenres, countries, and years. 

Movies about people resorting to cannibalism in extreme circumstances is a well that's been mined time and time again. Even by the late 90's Antonia Bird's Ravenous arrived a bit late in the game about 8 years after the critically acclaimed The Silence of the Lambs.

Toby is at it again, only this time with the help of a special camera he and his spooky buddies can't hide from the ever-watching video lens. The first full-length trailer for Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension has debuted and puts a new unsuspecting family on a crash course with Toby, Katie, and Kristi.

This is the second installment of head-to-head reviews between the A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th franchises. Check out what Sophie had to say about the corresponding Freddy pic here

This is the second installment of our head-to-head review between the Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th franchises. Check out what Evan had to say about the corresponding Jason pic here

Since its inception, the Paranormal Activity franchise has been one that, for the most part, you either like or you don’t. Of course there may be some variation between the individual films themselves but, generally the pattern seems to hold true. Full disclosure: I like the franchise as a whole.

Someone got some Dawson's Creek mixed in with my Aliens and Predators. At least I think that's what happened here, it's hard to tell in this light.

Revisiting staples of our past sometimes presents  a number of issues. The biggest of which being the potential shattering of one's memory of something they once loved. Time catches up with us all and just like the grotesque wrinkling of our bodies movies have their own set of aging aches and pains. Yet as cliche as it sounds, a true classic never goes out of style and Gremlins is just one on a long list of horror classics that flourishes in spite of its age. 

Toad Road

“I met a guy once who told me about a place that contained the seven gates that lead to Hell. I thought that it was the most beautiful thing I had ever heard.”

As a horror trope, a literal road to Hell is full of possibility, and plenty of great horror films have done more with less. But as a metaphor for the allure and terror of drug addiction, it’s hardly original. Toad Road is ambitious, uneven, poignant, and unbearably dull--but I’m convinced its creators are going places.

 Revenge horror is a subgenre ripe with ambitious films – many of which tend to utilize the classics of the past as a crutch rather than inspiration. Revenge based films often revolve around a female protagonist whom is lucky enough to escape imprisonment by a hair brained mistake overlooked by her captor or is forced to find motivation to exact satisfaction from her own vicious attack. It’s a solid formula but not an easy science promising success.

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