Category Archives: horror movies

Under the Radar – Night of the Creeps

Of all the sub-genres of horror, comedy may be the hardest one to get right. Attempting to blend the two often winds up skewing the delivery into pure cheese. One-dimensional stereotypes and plots that play out as nothing more than … Continue reading

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Under the Radar – Society

Modern horror movies tend to fall conceptually flat for me. It’s difficult to think of one that doesn’t feature some version of possession/hauntings, zombies, or some lame version of sexy monster. All very bankable, and most of them dull as … Continue reading

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Under the Radar – Absentia

Small budget horror films typically have an uphill battle. In a genre that often relies so much on effects, a lack of money often results in cheap sets and laughable monsters. It takes a smart director to know how to … Continue reading

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Under the Radar – Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight

Of all the horror anthologies that made it to the small screen, Tales from the Crypt is easily the most irreverent. The show touted A-list talent and made good use of its home on HBO to offer enough gore, profanity, … Continue reading

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Under the Radar – The Host

Giant monster movies are all about spectacle. Buildings crashing down, a desperate military throwing everything they have at the threat, and maybe even a good old monster on monster brawl. But it often seems the size of the danger is … Continue reading

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Under the Radar – Pumpkinhead

Horror lends itself well to locales off the beaten track. Backwoods towns straddle the border between old world and modernity, nature and civilization, making them ideal settings for superstition to thrive. And this kind of dark fairy tale atmosphere is … Continue reading

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Under the Radar – Predators

Sequels are a tricky business. If too close to the original, an audience will label a follow up as pointless. If too far, the film runs the risk of alienating fans entirely. Striking the right balance between innovation and familiarity … Continue reading

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