The Horror: ‘The Thing’

The Horror: ‘The Thing’

Horror films are often forgotten and left behind to rot in the locked vault of cult appreciation. Buried so far beneath the over saturation of projects being pumped out into the genre is the struggle of production, the social stigma of fear during a film’s release, and how the critical reception may have changed over […]

Is ‘Hereditary’ Worth the Hype?

Is ‘Hereditary’ Worth the Hype?

Horror films have moved in waves over the years, moving from monster flicks to psychological thrillers, etc. However, now with Hereditary, the formula changes and a first time director, Ari Aster, is unafraid of putting the darkest depths of his mind in front of the viewer. Basically throw out everything you know about horror films because […]

Talking Back: Killing the Noise

Talking Back: Killing the Noise

There’s been a lot of discussion of horror here at the Control Forever office over the past month or so. A Quiet Place in particular got a lot of us a little riled up with conflicting opinions, even though we all seem to have basically liked it. Even my dear friend Dyllan admitted the film was alright, […]

The Horror: ‘Re-Animator’

The Horror: ‘Re-Animator’

Horror films are often forgotten and left behind to rot in the locked vault of cult appreciation. Buried so far beneath the over saturation of projects being pumped out into the genre is the struggle of production, the social stigma of fear during a film’s release, and how the critical reception may have changed over […]

Jordan Peele is set to return to form with ‘Us’

Jordan Peele is set to return to form with ‘Us’

After waiting what seems like a lifetime, Academy Award-winning director Jordan Peele has finally announced his latest film, Us, via Twitter. Peele horrified audiences everywhere with his debut film Get Out, so undoubtedly this “new nightmare” will once again become a pop culture phenomenon. Although Peele is currently withholding almost all information regarding the film, […]

Saying Goodbye: A History of ‘The Evil Dead’

Saying Goodbye: A History of ‘The Evil Dead’

With the recent cancellation of Ash vs Evil Dead (2015), it is offically the curtain call for Bruce Campell’s cult horror icon, Ash J. Williams, and The Evil Dead franchise. Over the years we have seen various sequels and renditions of The Evil Dead universe and wading through extreme gore, horror fans have been gifted a franchise […]

The Blumhouse Machine

The Blumhouse Machine

Film has always been a risk to those that produce and create, presenting the issue of money loss, lack of an audience, and possibility of a dud hindering your future career. Jason Blum of Blumhouse fame has created a model that eliminates these risks, but can reap the reward of even the biggest Hollywood blockbuster. […]

The Horror: ‘Eraserhead’

The Horror: ‘Eraserhead’

Horror films are often forgotten and left behind to rot in the locked vault of cult appreciation. Buried so far beneath the over saturation of projects being pumped out into the genre is the struggle of production, the social stigma of fear during a film’s release, and how the critical reception may have changed over […]

Get Out & the Horror Stepping Stones

Get Out & the Horror Stepping Stones

The recent success of Jordan Peele’s 2017 film, Get Out, has the Academy looking at horror films a bit differently. Taking home the gold for Best Original Screenplay and receiving nominations for Best Director and Best Picture, Get Out joins horror cornerstones, along the likes of William Friedkin’s The Exorcist (1973) and Jonathan Demme’s Silence of […]