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Why ‘Jungle’ Director Refuses to Let ‘Wolf Creek’ Die
2 days ago

Why ‘Jungle’ Director Refuses to Let ‘Wolf Creek’ Die

Some horror filmmakers make an iconic shocker and then let a new wave of filmmakers take the reins.

Think John Carpenter, who essentially created the slasher genre with 1978’s “Halloween.” …
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Why ‘The Resurrected’s’ Blu-ray Closeup Is Long Overdue
1 month ago

Why ‘The Resurrected’s’ Blu-ray Closeup Is Long Overdue

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The loss of most video rental stores has robbed filmgoers of the joy of discovery.

Sure, we can still scroll through titles on streaming devices and choose options that look …
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HiT Reviews: ‘The Glass Castle,’ ‘Annabelle: Creation’
2 months ago

HiT Reviews: ‘The Glass Castle,’ ‘Annabelle: Creation’

Hollywood loves reboots, remakes and dysfunctional families. And not necessarily in that order.

The more combative, the better, for clans that just can’t get along.

That means Jeannette Walls’ “The …
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‘Annabelle’ Scribe Shares Franchise’s Simple Secrets
2 months ago

‘Annabelle’ Scribe Shares Franchise’s Simple Secrets

Gary Dauberman says the creepy star of the “Annabelle” series is the gift that keeps on giving. And she doesn’t even draw a salary.

We’re talking about the titular doll, …
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Why We Need a ‘Black Tide Rising’ Zombie TV Show
3 months ago

Why We Need a ‘Black Tide Rising’ Zombie TV Show

There’s never been a better time to be a zombie enthusiast.

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” remains one of cable’s most beloved shows. “Fear the Walking Dead” from the same channel …
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‘Killing Ground’ Wallows in Aussie Horror’s Mean Streak
3 months ago

‘Killing Ground’ Wallows in Aussie Horror’s Mean Streak

Torture and Aussie filmmakers go together like peas and cah-rots.

Director Greg McLean’s 2005 shocker “Wolf Creek” proved so irredeemably cruel it nearly chased Roger Ebert out of the theater.


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The One Thing That Makes ‘Species’ Franchise Unique
3 months ago

The One Thing That Makes ‘Species’ Franchise Unique

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Science Fiction has always delved into the lure of sex, either as subtext or as a central theme.

For a genre that famously explores the human experience, pushing the boundaries …
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Why This Low Budget Horror Director Just Wouldn’t Quit
3 months ago

Why This Low Budget Horror Director Just Wouldn’t Quit

It took four years to get to this point.

The release of “Capps Crossing,” a horror/thriller I wrote and directed, has made it to theaters and Video on Demand.

It …
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‘Another Evil’ Director Reveals Horror/Comedy Secret
6 months ago

‘Another Evil’ Director Reveals Horror/Comedy Secret

Carson Mell had a strict rule on the set of his horror comedy “Another Evil.” Don’t be funny.

Mell, a “Silicon Valley” writer directing his first feature film, wanted his …
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Bible-Quoting Killer to Haunt Home Video in May
7 months ago

Bible-Quoting Killer to Haunt Home Video in May

“Enter the sadistic world of ‘The Imam,’ a Koran-quoting serial killer who has a small NJ town gripped with fear.”

Imagine the greeting that horror film would inspire. CAIR would …
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