‘Film Reviews’

Movie Mini-Review: Deranged – Confessions of a Necrophile (1974)

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This movie may never get out from under the shadow of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which came out the same year and was also inspired by the notorious Ed Gein. And it’s too bad, because this is a terrific flick. Like TCM, it is very low-budget and raw, which gives both films a ‘cinema verite’ […]

Dracula: Prince of Darkness (BluRay Review)

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I’m fairly eclectic when it comes to horror films. I enjoy the whole spectrum of fright flicks, from the Universal Classics to the atomic age monsters, from Eurohorror to American slashers, I am a fan of all kinds of terror tales on the silver screen. But when I want to evoke the feeling of gothic […]

Review: The Lords of Salem (2013)

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Rob Zombie is probably the most debated and polarizing director working in horror today. No current director in the genre draws such extreme and varying reactions as Zombie, and, as an admitted fan of his work, I find this hard to believe. It could be that Zombie, known to many fans for years as the […]

REVIEW: World War Z

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Anyone who’s read the Max Brooks novel understands the challenge of bringing World War Z to the big screen. Rather than a traditional narrative, the book tells a story through a series of journal entries that chronicle a zombie pandemic as it spreads across the globe. In that regard, the movie does an admirable job […]

REVIEW: Dark Skies

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“You are neither cold nor hot. So because you are lukewarm, I will spew you out of my mouth.” – Gangs of New York or the Bible, take your pick.  Either way, it fairly sums up my feelings about Dark Skies. Early looks had given me hope – scary sci-fi is as rare as a […]

DISCUSSION: John Dies at the End (2012)

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JOSH:  Kara and I both dig the novel John Dies at the End. I just stumbled upon it a couple years ago, hoping to find a horror story that would actually scare me. That wasn’t exactly JDatE’s strongest suit, but I loved its perverse sense of humor, trippy meta-narrative, and blasts of ultra-gore. And who […]

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