In addition to the usual reviews and comments you would find on a horror movie blog, this is also a document of the wonderfully vast horror movie section of the video store I worked at in my youth.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

The Quarry

The trailer for Supermassive's newest CYOD slasher The Quarry just dropped and holy shit I am stoked for this!



I've been enjoying their Dark Anthology games - that last one House Of Ashes was a real nerve-shredder - but this is their first full-fledged title since 2013's Until Dawn. Looks like it's starred up to the tits, as well.

June 10th can't come soon enough!

Monday, February 28, 2022

Sunday, January 30, 2022

The Backrooms

I came across something tearing up the YouTubes that is absolutely ace. Kane Pixel's fan film The Backrooms.



Now, there are three things that stand out to me about this piece. 

First, the fact that this was made by a teenager is extremely impressive. It just goes to show how readily available filmmaking tools are these days and you need only creativity and drive to make something awesome.

Second, I think it's fair to say I see artist Trevor Henderson's influence in the creature designs. This always makes me happy.

Third, I spent the first half of this short wondering how they found this location until it finally dawned on me that it was a CG environment. Absolutely fucking bonkers. 

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Friday, December 31, 2021

2021 Wrap-up.

As we all know, this year was basically the sequel to 2020 that no one wanted. Having said that, here are some of the bright lights that maintained my sanity.

Marvel kept me constantly entertained with five(!) TV series this year, and I was just so elated to finally get my eyeballs on Black Widow. And that Spidey flick, man talk about over-delivering!

Now that's out of the way, onto the genre stuff.










Honourable mentions go out to The Deep House, Midnight and the impressive debut Caveat. I did not see Malignant, but those close to me seem to think I will dig it. I'm sure I will catch it eventually.

Lastly, YouTube continued to be a big help to me in 2021. To the dozen or so content creators that I watch on a weekly basis, I salute you.

Well, I hate to be a broken record here, but here's hoping 2022 is the year we break out of this perpetual funk.

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Pacovi!

Behold my Christmas present to myself...

This Yugoslavian poster of Deadly Eyes is now framed and sitting between my posters for The Brain and Black Christmas. That is truly a glorious row of wintery Canadianna.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

...By My Fingertips

Hey all. It's been a minute. Today is the 

anniversary of this here blog. I know it's on life support at this point, but there are actually several reasons for this beyond the general malaise of a never-ending pandemic.

Truth is, the spacebar on my laptop stopped working about a month ago so it's really only good for rudimentary Google searches and Zoom streams at this point. I'm currently typing this (rather awkwardly) via a fifteen-dollar USB keyboard.

I'd like to say 2022 will be a more productive year, but who knows? Inspiration is very, very hard to come by these days. Anyhoo, hope you all have a great December.