In the era of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, it is pretty hard to stomach a movie like Dark Signal. As women everywhere are standing up to talk about the violence, abuse, and harassment that has been done to them by men in their lives, how can one sit down and watch a movie that is so incredibly violent and hateful towards women?

A tormented couple teams with a paranormal investigator in The Dark Tapes

Ambition and a love for 2012’s V/H/S are two things The Dark Tapes has in spades. What the film lacks, however, is a sense of when to stop talking to its audience.  A found footage anthology film, The Dark Tapes looks to have sprouted from the wraparound story in V/H/S. Filmmakers Michael McQuown (director/writer for all but one segment) and Vincent J.

Rachel Nichols is pursued by a maniacal parking attendant in P2

There aren’t many fresh horrors lurking in the nearly empty parking garage that serves as the setting for P2, a 2007 semi-psychological thriller from the French team responsible for The Hills Have Eyes and Haute Tension. Sure, it has more exposed entrails and torn off fingernails than one might expect given that the film is ostensibly structured as a two-person cat-and-mouse game. Still, outside of that extra – and predictable given the film’s creative pedigree – viscera, P2 feels tediously familiar.

Nope, we won't talk about 2017 anymore. It’s over. We’re putting it behind us and pretending it never happened.


Here’s to 2018! Enjoy a round-up of month by month horror related releases!

The Houses October Built was one of those word of mouth indies that while it approached the found-footage genre with a unique flair it did very little to make itself stand out as a memorable genre entry. It would not shock me if someone reading this is finding out for the first time that a sequel hadn't only been greenlit but had already made its VOD run and is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Here at Bloody Good Horror we spend much of our time talking about good movies and bad movies alike, and picking apart the things that place titles in either category.

Exploring the mysterious, murderous music box from Wish Upon

Wish Upon is the kind of movie that makes old folks – this reviewer counts himself as a member of this demographic – very nervous. Not because it’s subversive or dangerous or so hip that our aging brains can’t cope with it. No, what makes Wish Upon so unsettling to us is that it perfectly depicts all of our fears and prejudices about young people. It feeds directly into our belief that they are so irresponsible and selfish that, if given unlimited power, they would waste it on the utterly trivial.

S. Craig Zahler is a man waging a painful to watch war on everything that dares to have bones. Bone Tomahawk, a fine piece of western tinged horror had some mighty and bone crunching bursts of violence, but perhaps even that film cannot prepare you for the stomach churning ultra violence that awaits in Brawl in Cell Block 99

As Winter crests here in 2017, the BGH crew has taken a step back to examine not just their lives -- which, to be clear, are always in need of examination -- but also the state of horror cinema.

Every year the BGH crew selects their picks for best and worst horror films of that year. Stay tuned toward the end of the year for our infallible consensus for the best and worst of the year, compiled by our very own genre mega-scholar Jonathan Schnaars.