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Gory Monster Movie Death Valley Comes To Shudder December 9

Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, announced today that it will release the original film Death Valley in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand on Thursday, December 9. Read on for more details and the movie trailer.

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Movie Review: Jakob’s Wife

Jakob’s Wife, currently a Shudder exclusive, is a fascinating film filled with intriguing mystery, brooding music, inspired cinematography, and a sinister blend of gore and suspense. Read on for my review of this captivating horror movie.

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Movie Review: Halloween Kills

Halloween Kills is now in theaters and available on Peacock! In preparation for this glorious day, I’ve been watching many of the films that preceded this one, including the 1978 original and the 2018 direct sequel. Halloween Kills is the second part in a modern-day trilogy that continues the story of the first film, ignoring any narrative elements from the numerous sequels and timelines. In the following review, I will reveal some spoilers, so please read this after you watch Halloween Kills.

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’80s Horror Takes Final Journey With In Search Of Darkness Part III

In Search of Darkness: Part III is the final chapter in the worldwide 1980s horror documentary In Search of Darkness saga from CREATORVC, and it is available to the public for a limited-time membership sale from October 6th through midnight on October 31st (Halloween) at 80sHorrorDoc.com. Read on for more details, including the movie trailer.

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Review: Taste by Stanley Tucci

Having watched and enjoyed Stanley Tucci’s show Searching For Italy, I was very excited to listen to him narrate his new audiobook, which is a food-focused memoir. Is it worth the price of admission? Read on for my thoughts.

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Shudder: Joe Bob’s Halloween Hoedown to Premiere October 8

The Shudder Original Halloween special Joe Bob’s Halloween Hoedown will premiere Friday, October 8 with special guests from the upcoming Halloween franchise installment, Halloween Kills: director David Gordon Green and producer/Blumhouse CEO and founder Jason Blum, as announced today during Blumhouse’s second annual BlumFest celebration. Joe Bob’s Halloween Hoedown premieres live on the Shudder TV feed at 9pm ET/8c on October 8. Fans can also watch on demand on Shudder and within the Shudder offering in the AMC+ bundle on Sunday, October 10.

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Rob Zombie’s Halloween

In 2007, Rob Zombie’s take on Halloween was unleashed upon the world. This movie was written, directed, and produced by Zombie — arguably his most ambitious cinematic effort up until that point. Is it any good? How does it hold up today? And what were Rob Zombie’s thoughts on this movie back in 2007? Read on, and you’ll find out.

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Shudder Announces Elvira’s 40th Anniversary Special, Airing September 25

Shudder announced that it will be the home of Elvira’s 40th Anniversary Special, airing on September 25. Below is the press release with the full details and a video from the “Mistress of the Dark” herself!

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Movie Review: Candyman (2021)

Based on “The Forbidden,” a short story in Clive Barker’s Books of Blood, the 1992 film Candyman was a commercial success, spawning two sequels, and its central figure, played to perfection by Tony Todd, was seared into the collective consciousness of a generation, making us wonder — What would happen if I said Candyman five times while looking in the mirror? Nearly 30 years have passed since the release of that iconic cinematic masterpiece, and a direct sequel to it has been unleashed upon the world by Nia DaCosta, Jordan Peele, and Win Rosenfeld. Is it a blood-splattering good time? Read on for my thoughts.

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Review — Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge

I’ve been a fan of Mortal Kombat my entire life. I remember playing the original games on Super Nintendo, and then, eventually, on PlayStation, followed by Gamecube, Nintendo Switch, and PC, not to mention handheld versions too. I also have vivid memories of playing Mortal Kombat 4 on an arcade machine when it came out, and I was blown away by the new 3D look that the franchise had adopted. These video games have consistently capture my attention, and I’ve always found them to be more intriguing than Street Fighter. Therefore, I was more than happy to fire up Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge. Read on for my review of this animated film set in the MK universe.

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