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Horror

Yes, ‘Dawn of the Dead’ Remains Snyder’s Best Film
1 month ago

Yes, ‘Dawn of the Dead’ Remains Snyder’s Best Film

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The early years of the 20th century were haunted by horror movie remakes.

One landmark genre film after another was polished off and reconfigured for a new generation. The alarming …
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Why Romero’s ‘Dead’ Films Still Speak to Us
1 month ago

Why Romero’s ‘Dead’ Films Still Speak to Us

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The recent passing of George A. Romero, one of the most creative and influential filmmakers to grace the horror film genre, was devastating news to his generation-spanning fans.

Romero died …
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Why ‘Gnaw’ Is a Cut Above Most Modern Horror Films
1 month ago

Why ‘Gnaw’ Is a Cut Above Most Modern Horror Films

What draws me to the horror genre isn’t the combination of blood, guts and nudity that attracts other fans. 

I’m interested in horror’s ability to serve as a raw allegory …
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Why Horror Movie Remakes Are Doomed to Fail
2 months ago

Why Horror Movie Remakes Are Doomed to Fail

Movie remakes have a bad reputation. Horror remakes have it much worse.

They’re often dismissed as unoriginal and unnecessary, especially if they’re a remake of classic film. Such was the …
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Why ‘Jungle’ Director Refuses to Let ‘Wolf Creek’ Die
2 months 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
3 months ago

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

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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’
4 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
4 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
5 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
5 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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