Category Archives: Horror

How a Horror Short Became Oculus – What You Need to Know

How a Horror Short Became Oculus – What You Need to Know

Oculus, released in 2013, is one of the most impressive and effective horror films of the last decade. However, the story behind its development is nearly as interesting as the movie itself. Like many major Hollywood movies, Oculus is based on a pre-existing work, but the source material for this film is unique. Essentially, Oculus… Read More…

Why Shark Night 3D Is One of the Most Fun Movies You Can Watch

Why Shark Night 3D Is One of the Most Fun Movies You Can Watch

Hollywood films typically fall into familiar genres, with filmmakers taking stories and inserting them into formulas that audiences expect. However, these genres aren’t always basic classifications like “the western movie” or “the gangster film.” Sometimes the genre has more to do with the type of experience filmgoers have when they go to see it. For… Read More…

This Is Why Movies Like Oculus Matter

This Is Why Movies Like Oculus Matter

Horror films don’t merely need to be entertainment. In many cases, they give relatively young talent an early opportunity to show what they’re capable of. After all, making a horror film isn’t easy, regardless of your role. Directors need to exercise exacting control over the events on screen, ensuring the tension mounts at the ideal… Read More…

How to Make a Good Horror Movie Sequel

How to Make a Good Horror Movie Sequel

Contrary to what you may have heard, horror movie sequels do not need to be inferior to the originals. When Hollywood releases disappointing sequels, it’s usually because the filmmakers were simply trying to piggyback on the success of an earlier film. They didn’t take the time to actually build on the original premise. However, on… Read More…

This Is Why Horror Fans Need to See The Strangers Sequel

This Is Why Horror Fans Need to See The Strangers Sequel

The Strangers is a 2008 horror film starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman. It tells the story of a young couple who find their vacation home under siege by vicious attackers whose motives remain unclear. The film terrified audiences by jettisoning cheap special effects in favor of truly suspenseful storytelling. Its sequel, The Strangers: Prey… Read More…