Horror Infographics: The Most Popular Movie Genres 1910-2021
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by lightninli
2h ago
Film Genre Popularity 1910-2021, Bo McCready Just how popular is Horror? Data analyst Bo McCready has done a fascinating Tableau (An excellent infographics generator!) analysis of the history of film, and the relative popularity of each movie genre. The trick here is to recognize what the context of “popular” is here. For this table, this is the number of films produced in any given year, for EVERY year since 1910, according to our favorite resource, IMDb. This is a distinction of “give the people what they want” in terms of the production of film types, in that the industry will produce more ..read more
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The Scariest Things Podcast Episode 161: The Worst Horror Movies of 2022
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by lightninli, The Scariest Things
3d ago
THIS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT. Well we put it off just a little bit. Just to let the smell die down a bit, I suppose. But not all was great in the genre in 2022. In fact there were some fairly significant STINKERS. We already told you what we thought was the best. Then we told you what we were looking forward to in 2023. And, that leaves us with having to throw some shade, and recount what we didn’t like so much in the year 2022. And, to be fair, some of these movies aren’t so much poorly made than disappointing. We are spreading the blame this year. The big studios and their underwh ..read more
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Joseph’s Review: Blood 
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by tastethemilkofchocula
6d ago
★★★★ out of ★★★★★ Directed by Brad Anderson The latest from renowned director Brad Anderson, Blood takes the familiar horror story of a parent who will go to any lengths to save a dying child and succeeds in setting itself apart from the pack thanks to solid direction and acting. Nurse and recovering addict Jess (Michelle Monaghan) has a lot on her plate: moving with her daughter Tyler (Skylar Morgan Jones) and younger son Owen (Finlay Wojtak-Hissong) into her family farmhouse, where she grew up, while in the process of divorcing her husband Patrick (Skeet Ulrich), who aims to win the bitter c ..read more
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Liz’s Review: Infinity Pool
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by eamwilliams
1w ago
★★★ out of ★★★★★ Directed by Brandon Cronenberg The Fosters, author James (Alexander Skarsgård) and his wife Em (Cleopatra Coleman) are on vacation at a luxury resort looking for sun, sand and inspiration for James’ next book. There they meet returning resorts guests Gigi (Mia Goth) and Alban Bauer (Jalil Lespert) and after hitting it off (mainly due to the fact that the young and beautiful Gigi says she’s a fan of Foster’s book) decide to spend the day off property for a oceanfront picnic. Driving back to the resort, James runs over a local man crossing the road and kills him. The group plan ..read more
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Eric’s Review: Knock at the Cabin (2023)
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by lightninli
1w ago
Knock at the Cabin 2023 ★★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ Directed by M. Night Shyamalan Behold, the Shyamalanaissance! M. Night is in top form with his latest thriller, Knock at the Cabin, and boy does that feel good to realize that. After spending the better part of a decade in critical purgatory for delivering some truly atrocious films like The Last Airbender, Lady in the Water, After Earth, and the entertainingly bad The Happening, he has been slowly rebuilding the trust in audiences one movie at a time. Perhaps Knock at the Cabin will assure everyone that he has learned his lessons and can be let bac ..read more
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Robert’s Review: The Outwaters (2022)
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by ZED
1w ago
1/2 out of An experimental, kaleidoscope of shaky-cam weirdness. Lovers of slow burning, stream of consciousness film making, this one’s for you! Written/Directed by Robbie Banfitch Brothers Robbie & Scott Zagorac [played by director Robbie Banfitch and first-timer Scott Schamell] head out into the Mojave Desert with their girlfriends, Ange and Michelle. Ange [Angela Basolis in her debut film] is an up-and-coming singer/songwriter looking to make a music video with the stark beauty of the desert as a backdrop. Michelle [Michelle May; Bikini Model Academy (2015)] comes along to enjoy the ..read more
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Eric’s Review: You Won’t Be Alone (2022)
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by lightninli
1w ago
Noomi Rapace in You Won’t Be Alone (2022) ★★★★ out of ★★★★★ Directed by Goran Stolevski You Won’t be Alone takes an audacious view of humanity through the eyes of a young shape-shifting witch in 19th Century Macedonia. It is one of the most remarkable reflections on the core essence of humanity in a way that you really do not expect in a horror film. But, be forewarned, this is not an easy watch. Not because of gore or violence (though there is some of that) but because it is the essence of a slow-building plot, spoken in Macedonian, with a main protagonist who is mute. So, have patience, view ..read more
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The Scariest Things Podcast: Spooky Time with The Scariest Things
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by lightninli
1w ago
The Scariest Things has taken a New Year’s Resolution, and that is to get you more streaming content… and wait for it… VIDEO Content! Yes, we are going to be posting this to YouTube as well. The idea here is to do Spooky Time, a short format, quick-hitting spot where we can talk about reviews, news, and musings of recent horror offerings. Full confession: The audio feed had some really messy audio dynamics in the WAV file, with the dynamic range being all over the map. The video content sounds great though, so you can watch and listen to that, and we will endeavor to improve the audio feed. T ..read more
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Mike’s Book Report: What Moves The Dead (2022)
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by msoup
1w ago
★★★★  out of ★★★★★ Written by T. Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon). HP Lovecraft dug writing short stories. Edgar Allen Poe did too. Even the great Stephen King has been known to clack out a short story or two (hundred). Most horror writers have the keen ability to take a simple concept and extemporarily expound the idea in fairly concise and confined was. Sometimes this works and sometimes there’s a lot of questions begged and a lot more exposition that’s required.  Edgar Allen Poe’s 1839 work the Fall of the House of the Usher is no exception to this literary adage. Sometimes yo ..read more
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Liz’s Review: M3GAN
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by eamwilliams
2w ago
★★★★ out of ★★★★★ Directed by Gerard Johnstone Unless you live under a rock, you have heard about the killer robot/doll film M3GAN. For you rock dwellers, Megan stars Allison Williams as Gemma who becomes the guardian of her young niece Cody (Violet McGraw) after her parents are killed in a car accident. Gemma works at a toy company and brings home her pet project M3gan (short for model 3 generative android) to act as a friend to Cady and to alleviate some of the parental pressure that has just been thrust upon her. Megan (Amie Donald) and Cady immediately form a tight bond and the doll ..read more
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