Reviews

Our Hot Takes on Creepy Films

Welcome to our reviews page. My team watches everything from silent films to the latest Hollywood horrors and will give you an honest opinion of what we thought. Beware, there may be a spoiler or two, but will let you know before you get too far.”

Spookshow Sideshows – The Funhouse (1981)

February 15, 2022

While not completely forgotten, The Funhouse has never quite gotten the attention of Tobe Hooper films like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Poltergeist, often getting lumped in with serviceable ‘80s horrors of the Prom Night variety. It never got a…

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The Babysitter Killer Queen (2020)

January 3, 2022

Directed by McG Written by Dan Lagana, Brad Monte, Jimmy Warden & McG Starring: Judah Lewis, Emily Alyn Lind, Jenna Orlega, Robbie Amell, Andrew Bachelor, Hana Mae Lee, Bella Thorne and Samara Weaving This film, The Babysitter 2 Killer Queen,…

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O’ Holy Fright! The Blood is Freely Flowing – When Christmas Merriment Meets Horror in the Movies

December 22, 2021

By Kevin Nickelson For as long as I can remember, my passion for horror films has invaded every aspect of my life and has been known to overwhelm me at some of the oddest times of the year. Even more…

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Midnight Mass – A Perfect Horror Series

December 17, 2021

Midnight Mass is the third Mike Flanagan directed single season, episodic horror story for Netflix. The previous two included The Haunting of Bly Manor, and the amazing, The Haunting of Hill House. Midnight Mass departs from the ghost story themes…

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Spookshow Sideshows – Night Tide (1961)

December 14, 2021

-Karen Joan Kohoutek I have long been interested in the films of the mid-1950s and 1960s that put horror in the context of wholesome small-town American life. The existence of these horror films reflects a shadow side of the post-war…

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Spookshow Sideshows – She Freak (1967)

November 30, 2021

Spookshow Sideshows: She Freak (1967) In the heyday of amusement parks, the phenomenon spread from the coasts and throughout the country. In many landlocked areas, however, the attractions they offered were experienced in an inverted form. Instead of traveling to…

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Attack of the Cat People – Making a Classic Horror Film Today

November 12, 2021

We love classic horror and sci-fi films here at The Haunted Cinema. Monster films from the 1950’s like The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Monster on the Campus, and I was a Teenage Frankenstein are some examples of the movies…

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TRAGEDY GIRLS (2017)

October 25, 2021

Starring: Brianna Hildebrand & Alexandra Shipp Directed by Tyler Macintyre Screenplay by Chris Lee Hill Tyler Macintyre This film blows me away every time I watch it. The movie is centred around two teenage crime reporters named Sadie (Brianna Hildebrand)…

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Spookshow Sideshows: The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1964)

October 24, 2021

Many films that deal with carnivals and amusement parks—which have the word “amusement” right there in the name—will eventually run into the Paradox of Hedonism, the idea that the pursuit of pleasure is ultimately counterproductive, leading to less enjoyment than…

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Hellarious

September 20, 2021

Ghastly and I love Horror Anthologies. Any typical Halloween season will see us watching any number of them in The Haunted Cinema, however, just like any movie or anthology, some are great, and some are not so great. That can…

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