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Terror-Fi to bring cult hits, horror classics, Nic Cage & ninjas to NZ cinemas (and online)
Now in its fifth year, Terror-Fi comes to Roxy, Capitol and Alice Cinema.
The I Know What You Did Last Summer TV remake isn’t just trash – it’s hollow and boring trash
Prime Video dumbs down and sexes up the nineties slasher, barely deriving any joy as it kills off narcissistic characters along the way.
A bleak A24 folk-horror fable, Lamb is too slow and sheepish to be scary
In remote, rugged Iceland, a couple adopts a most unusual child: sounds compelling, but what does it all add up to?
The top 20 horror movies on Netflix
The world’s terrifying, but hopefully you haven’t lost your appetite for horror.
V/H/S/94 is hit and miss, even by horror anthology standards
The build-up of each segment is fun, even if the payoffs don’t all deliver.
The best, most memorable (and most messed up) horror anthology segments
Favourite individual segments from horror anthology films over the years.
The inescapable dread of No One Gets Out Alive never gets truly scary
It’s part gritty immigration drama, part hackneyed haunted house horror.
How to watch throwback horror anthology V/H/S/94 in New Zealand
Sadly, you won’t be able to hire V/H/S/94 from your local Video Ezy (RIP).
Netflix series Midnight Mass is horror maestro Mike Flanagan’s best work yet
You haven’t heard this particular story before, not quite like this.
The spooky season has begun with Shudder’s 61 Days of Halloween lineup
The horror streaming service has outdone themselves this year, with new and classic frights added to their library.
Let kids experience a bit of fear with spooky Netflix horror Nightbooks
Krysten Ritter’s performance is so hammy it belongs on the deli menu.
The I Know What You Did Last Summer spin-off series arrives on Prime Video in October
A dead body turns summer into a huge bummer, for a whole new batch of terrified Gen Z teens.
Bleed With Me marks a promising voice in an overcrowded genre
Bleed With Me is a vampire yarn, gaslighting psycho-drama and sleep-terror shocker all at once.
Airborne Netflix action-horror Blood Red Sky boasts savage violence and interesting surprises
Plenty of horror and action thrills, and some super bloody deaths.
The 10 most ridiculous M. Night Shyamalan twists, ranked
No director does preposterous plot twists like M. Night Shyamalan.
Can Netflix’s A Classic Horror Story live up to its title?
For all its flaws, new Netflix horror is still enjoyably irreverent and gleefully gory.
Vicious Fun offers genuine belly laughs alongside a ton of gore
A nifty central conceit is paired with everything from eye gougings to eviscerations.
Lost 70s George Romero film The Amusement Park is vicious satire
“Indignant, thoroughly cynical and deliberately upsetting” – and now streaming nearly 50 years later.
Conjuring sequel is a good, entertaining thriller, twistier than its predecessors
“Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson are great, and downright adorable as The Warrens.”
A Quiet Place Part II has finally snuck into cinemas
Scares come sooner than expected with early arrival of horror sequel.
Spiral turns back to the same old tricks that made people sick of Saw films
Chris Rock can command the screen if given the right material. This is not the right material.
Spiral: From the Book of Saw is the latest in a long line of horror franchise reinventions
We examine the best and worst examples of horror franchise reinvention and rebooting.