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Why Ambitious ‘Monster’ Fails Horror 101
3 weeks ago

Why Ambitious ‘Monster’ Fails Horror 101

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Today’s horror movies aren’t satisfied with high body counts and buckets of fake blood.

No, they often dig deeper into the lives of their potential victims. It’s an encouraging trend …
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How Katee Sackhoff Nearly Saves ‘Don’t Knock Twice’
3 weeks ago

How Katee Sackhoff Nearly Saves ‘Don’t Knock Twice’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

“Don’t Knock Twice” breaks the cardinal rule of threes.

To summon the film’s creature, you simply knock twice on her door. That goes against the settled science from both “Candyman” and …
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‘Autopsy’ Leaves More Than Gore on the Table
1 month ago

‘Autopsy’ Leaves More Than Gore on the Table

By  •  Reviews, Movies

If you thought Jason Vorhees was a stiff, wait ’til you meet Jane Doe.

The “star” of “The Autopsy of Jane Doe” is a cadaver with a mind of her …
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‘Charnel House’ Screenwriter Savors Second Chance
3 months ago

‘Charnel House’ Screenwriter Savors Second Chance

By  •  Interviews, Movie News

Earlier this month, Isler screened just his second feature film, “A Song for the Living,” at the Denver Film Festival. He says his Hollywood happy ending was well worth the wait.


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Why ‘Another Evil’ Will Make You Squirm
4 months ago

Why ‘Another Evil’ Will Make You Squirm

By  •  Reviews, Movies

That’s not because it’s unbelievably scary. It’s not. Nor does it pack as many laughs as “An American Werewolf in London” or “Shaun of the Dead.”

Not even close.

It’s …
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Top 10 Scariest Old School Movie Monsters
4 months ago

Top 10 Scariest Old School Movie Monsters

By  •  Lists

They’re the modern monsters invading our nightmares, courtesy of the Hollywood dream machine.

What about their predecessors?

This Halloween, let’s salute the old school movie monsters who made classic films …
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These 6 Horror Sequels Killed Their Franchises
4 months ago

These 6 Horror Sequels Killed Their Franchises

By  •  Reviews, Movies, Lists

If you’re looking for an original spin, however, allow me to be your Renfield. There are no shortage of ironically horrid horror movies from which to choose.

But how to approach …
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How ‘Child’s Play’ Franchise Trumps Freddy, Jason
4 months ago

How ‘Child’s Play’ Franchise Trumps Freddy, Jason

By  •  Reviews, Movies, Lists

Through sequels, reboots, re-imaginings and remakes, they simply refuse to go away. They are characters as everlasting as James Bond.

Through six films, Chucky from “Child’s Play,” carved out a …
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5 Horror Remakes That Deserve a Second Chance
4 months ago

5 Horror Remakes That Deserve a Second Chance

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The name recognition helps secure a big opening weekend, and they’re churned out like product on an assembly line.

That’s not always the case. Most horror remakes may seem stale, …
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5 Great Horror Movies You’ve Never Seen (But Should)
5 months ago

5 Great Horror Movies You’ve Never Seen (But Should)

By  •  Reviews, Movies

“A Nightmare on Elm Street.” “The Exorcist.”  “The Shining.” These great horror movies sell themselves.

In a genre with low budgets and easy to exploit gimmicks, most horror films are a far …
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