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‘Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich’ Is Crazy Like a Fox
2 weeks ago

‘Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich’ Is Crazy Like a Fox

There’s something seriously off about “Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich.”

Sure, the film spills so much blood and entrails it’s like a “Saw” highlight reel. It’s not that, though. It …
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Everyone Hates Uber-Woke, Empowering ‘Black Christmas’
1 month ago

Everyone Hates Uber-Woke, Empowering ‘Black Christmas’

Blumhouse Productions has a killer racket going.

Crank out low-budget horror films with mostly no-name stars and rake in the cash. It’s smart, it’s effective and it usually works like …
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Sultry, Soulful and Scary, 1979’s ‘Dracula’ Had It All
2 months ago

Sultry, Soulful and Scary, 1979’s ‘Dracula’ Had It All

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The Universal Studios logo has just barely faded when we hear wolves howling, telling us the makers of the 1979 “Dracula” knew what they were doing.

As directed by John …
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Why ‘The Shed’ Asks Too Much of Hardcore Horror Fans
2 months ago

Why ‘The Shed’ Asks Too Much of Hardcore Horror Fans

Dumb and horror go together like peas and carrots, to paraphrase a Gumpian prophet.

Half the fun of watching horror movies is mentally screaming for the heroes to do anything …
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‘Carnival of Souls’ Proves the Shocking Allure of Indie Horror
3 months ago

‘Carnival of Souls’ Proves the Shocking Allure of Indie Horror

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Herk Harvey’s “Carnival of Souls”must be the only film to be honored with a special edition Criterion Blu-ray and yet mocked on a Rifftrax episode.

It seems both film scholars …
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HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘HalloweeNight’
3 months ago

HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘HalloweeNight’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Selecting an appropriately poor title for the Night Of The Pumpkin can be a daunting task.

On Halloween night this year our “Disasters In The Making” show will feature a …
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‘Curtains’ – This Pre-MeToo Slasher Film Stands Test of Time
3 months ago

‘Curtains’ – This Pre-MeToo Slasher Film Stands Test of Time

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Every October, horror movie fans band together to declare the works they love and promote the ones that few remember.

This one is mine, as “Curtains” had a journey to …
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How 1988’s ‘The Blob’ Broke All the Remake Rules
3 months ago

How 1988’s ‘The Blob’ Broke All the Remake Rules

You don’t need to be a critic to cheer how 1988’s “The Blob” zigged when everyone expected it to zag.

The film, a remake of the low-fi 1958 shocker, could …
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HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘The Banana Splits Movie’
4 months ago

HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘The Banana Splits Movie’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

I’m sure there was a reason for transforming a 50-year-old kid’s show into an R-rated horror film.

I say this as a matter of faith, as I have yet …
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‘Depraved’ Pumps Fresh Blood into Frankenstein Lore
4 months ago

‘Depraved’ Pumps Fresh Blood into Frankenstein Lore

Zombies are cool. Vampires never go out of style. Frankenstein’s monster? It’s complicated.

From flops (“I, Frankenstein”) to micro-indies (director Bernard Rose’s 2016 version), the creature could use a publicist.

Or, …
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