Inside (2007)

One of the great tragedies of modern horror cinema is the confounding ambivalence shown to Inside upon its U.S. release. The stunning 2007 French shocker generated some buzz during its award-winning festival run, but never received a proper theatrical release save for France and a handful of European markets. The Weinstein’s ended up purchasing the American rights, quietly moving it past go – and sending it directly to DVD jail in 2008 under their Dimension Extreme banner.

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The Demonologist (2018)

There’s a phrase that I often think of while writing: Keep it simple, stupid. The words may not always keep me from veering off into some weird tangent while you sit there wondering where the hell I’m going with this, but they’re words to live by when developing any sort of creative project. The intention is to remind us that simpler is always better, especially in storytelling, because when you cram in too much, the core theme of the tale is almost always lost.

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The Cabin (2018)

Mysterious killer slices up old man in a cabin. Obnoxious couple that is so annoying they’re actually made for each other visits cabin because spending time alone together with nothing to do somehow seems like a good idea. Killer sets his sight on couple and decides the world would be better off without them.

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Elves (2018)

Raise your hand if you saw Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare earlier this year? While the film didn’t exactly break open the box office, it did quite well considering its minimal budget around 3 mil, so I’m assuming a good chunk of you have either seen it or at least know of it. Why am I mentioning a Blumhouse movie that has nothing to do with a Christmas horror indie called Elves?

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