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HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘The Banana Splits Movie’
3 weeks 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
1 month 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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‘One Cut of the Dead’ Is Too Cute by Half
1 month ago

‘One Cut of the Dead’ Is Too Cute by Half

Something strange is afoot in the first few minutes of “One Cut of the Dead.”

An uber-low budget crew is shooting a zombie picture. The lead actress can’t muster the …
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Why ‘Haunt’ May Become a Halloween Tradition
1 month ago

Why ‘Haunt’ May Become a Halloween Tradition

The premise behind “Haunt,” from the writers of “A Quiet Place,” won’t quicken anyone’s pulse.

It might have the opposite effect.

A group of college-age kids stumble across a haunted …
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Are You Ready for a Woke Christmas Slasher Film?
1 month ago

Are You Ready for a Woke Christmas Slasher Film?

The last few months haven’t been kind to Woke Cinema.

Movies like “Late Night,” “Booksmart” and “Long Shot,” all comedies, marinated in progressive bromides.

  • Female empowerment.
  • Diversity rules.
  • Down …
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‘Itsy Bitsy’ Spins Impressive Web of Horror, Dysfunction
2 months ago

‘Itsy Bitsy’ Spins Impressive Web of Horror, Dysfunction

The spider thriller “Itsy Bitsy” has an identity problem.

Look no further than the film’s poster, which teases a romp you might find in the ’80s bargain bin. Even that …
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‘Midsommar’ Is Horror at Its Self-Indulgent Worst
4 months ago

‘Midsommar’ Is Horror at Its Self-Indulgent Worst

Director Ari Aster is the new poster child for the “sophomore slump.”

The celebrated auteur behind “Hereditary” returns with a film that shatters his potential into a thousand tiny shards. …
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‘Annabelle Comes Home’ Lacks Blood, Gore and Scares
4 months ago

‘Annabelle Comes Home’ Lacks Blood, Gore and Scares

When did the “Annabelle” franchise morph into “Paranormal Activity?”

The former is now content to make us stare at the screen until something that isn’t supposed to move moves.

That’s …
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Peele’s Left-Leaning ‘Us’ Earns Its Woke Status
7 months ago

Peele’s Left-Leaning ‘Us’ Earns Its Woke Status

No, “Get Out” wasn’t a fluke.

Jordan Peele, the funny sketch comic and Obama apologist from “Key & Peele,” stunned virtually everyone with his 2017 directorial debut.

Peele isn’t ready …
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‘Happy Death Day 2U’ – Make It Stop!
8 months ago

‘Happy Death Day 2U’ – Make It Stop!

It helps if horror comedies don’t completely skip the whole “horror” part of the equation.

“Happy Death Day 2U” does just that, giving us the least inspired serial killer in …
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