The BEST Horror Movie Reviews, News and Opinions

Malevolent Dark

Welcome to Malevolent Dark! We offer the best horror movie reviews on the Internet. We provide insightful commentary on the best, and the worst horror movies ever released! We constantly comb the archives of the 70s, 80s and 90s and new movies as well. Visit Malevolent Dark for opinion pieces, Top 10 lists, reviews and head-to-head articles. We support guest writers. Please contact azrael@malevolentdark.com.

Don’t like commenting on blog posts? Follow us at @malevolentdark1 on Twitter and tell us how you feel. If you like it, tweet it! Nothing helps more!

We are always looking for review recommendations.  Please use the following conversation to make a request!Malevolent Dark - The BEST Horror Reviews, News and Opinions

The BEST Horror Movie Reviews and Articles!

Halloween 2 (2009 ): The Directors Cut - Halloween Fans LOVE to HATE

Halloween 2 (2009 ): The Directors Cut – Halloween Fans LOVE to HATE

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars

There may be no horror franchise remake more maligned than Rob Zombies reimagining of the classic slasher film, Halloween (1978). In fact, this series ...
Read More

El Juego del Diablo (1975)

El juego del diablo (Devil’s Exorcist, 1975) – #NineTenthsOfTheLaw

Overall: 2.5 out of 5 stars

This is the fifth in a series of articles looking at Eurocult films from the 1970s and 1980s that focus on a theme ...
Read More

The Conjuring (2013)

The Conjuring (2013) – James Wan, Reconfirming Our Love Of Ghosts

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars

Over decades, the film industry has both embraced and abused the haunted house cliché. It would be all to easy to consider this ...
Read More

Night of the Creeps (1986) - Movie Poster

Night of the Creeps (1986) – Primo 80’s Sci-Fi Horror

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars

There are few horror movies that so succinctly say 80’s horror as well as Fred Dekker’s Night of the Creeps (1986). For the ...
Read More

Enter the Devil (1974) - Movie Poster

L’ossessa (Enter the Devil / The Eerie Midnight Horror Show / The Devil Obsession / Sexorcist!, 1974) – #NineTenthsOfTheLaw

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars

This is the fourth in a series of articles looking at Eurocult films from the 1970s and 1980s that focus on a theme ...
Read More

The Black Phone (2022) - Movie Poster

The Black Phone (2022) – Well Made Mediocrity

Overall: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Directed by Scott Derricksen and and written by C. Robert Cargill, The Black Phone reunites a power packed duo that took on Hollywood blockbusters including Sinister ...
Read More

Exoricsmo (1975) - Movie Poster

Exorcismo (Exorcism, 1975) – #NineTenthsOfTheLaw

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars

Nine Tenths of the Law #2: Exorcism (Juan Bosch, 1975)

This is the third in a series of articles looking at Eurocult films ...
Read More

X (2022) - Movie Poster

X (2022) – Brilliant Film, Exquisite Acting, Not Quite A Classic

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars

For horror fans, and movie fans in general, we have suffered a great injustice in the form of a 2 year pandemic drought ...
Read More

Magdalena vom Teufel Bessessen (1974) - Movie Poster

Magdalena vom Teufel besessen (Magdalena Possessed by the Devil 1974) – #NineTenthsOfTheLaw

Overall: 3 out of 5 stars

This is the second in a series of articles looking at Eurocult films from the 1970s and 1980s that focus on a theme ...
Read More

Discourse Over Charred Remains - Faces of Death

Discourse Over Charred Remains – Faces of Death (1978)

In an attempt to test out a new format, we at Malevolent Dark are going to do a little back and forth on the topic ...
Read More

Un Urlo Dalle Tenebre - UK Release Title "Naked Exorcism"

Un Urlo Dalle Tenebre (The Exorcist III: Cries and Shadows 1975) – #NineTenthsOfTheLaw

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars

This is the first in a series of articles looking at Eurocult films from the 1970s and 1980s that focus on a theme ...
Read More

Possessor (2020) - Movie Poster

Possessor (2020) – Amazing Body Horror From A Proven Pedigree

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars

Strangely enough, Malevolent Dark will do a review of a Brandon Cronenberg before we land a a review of one of his father’s ...
Read More

The Ringmaster (2018)

The Ringmaster (2018) aka Finale – A Cringeworthy Circus of Violence

Overall: 1.5 out of 5 stars

The Ringmaster (2018), also known as Finale is a Danish horror film by director Søren Juul Petersen. It revolves around two female gas ...
Read More

Basket Case 2 (1990) - Movie Poster

Basket Case 2 (1990) – The Brutal Return of the Bradley Twins

Overall: 2 out of 5 stars

Here we will take look at Basket Case 2 (1990). We briefly covered the original in our Top-10 Horror Films of 1982 list ...
Read More

The House By The Cemetery (1981) - Movie Poster

The House By The Cemetery (1981) – Fulci’s Final Gate to Hell

Overall: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Malevolent Dark is finally getting around to reviewing The House By The Cemetery (1981) from Lucio Fulci’s “Gates of Hell” trilogy. For this one, ...
Read More

Top 10 Essential Horror Films to Know Malevolent Dark - Social

10 Essential Horror Films to Know Malevolent Dark (Part 2)

Here we go! Thanks for checking out the 10 Essential Horror Films to Know Malevolent Dark. I consider these films to be the foundation of ...
Read More

10 Essential Horror Films to Know Malevolent Dark (Part 1) - Social Card

10 Essential Horror Films to Know Malevolent Dark (Part 1)

As I have often alluded to, I am a child of the 70s. Likewise, my horror journey lead me through many films that would now ...
Read More

The Descent (2005) - Movie Poster

The Descent (2005) – Suffocating, Claustrophobic, Powerful

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars

It has been quite some time since the first time I watched The Descent (2005) directed by British director Neil Marshall. Neil’s previous work ...
Read More

Just Before Dawn (1981) - Movie Poster

Just Before Dawn (1981) – Don’t Believe the Hype

Overall: 2 out of 5 stars

Just Before Dawn (1981) is an American slasher directed by Jeff Lieberman. For those that remember Jeff, he also directed the bane of ...
Read More

Psycho 3 (1986) - Movie Poster

Psycho 3 (1986) – Anthony Perkins’ Debut Behind The Camera

Overall: [2.5]

A simple Internet search of the most impactful horror/suspense films of all time will quickly reveal Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 masterpiece Psycho. To this ...
Read More