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Peele’s Left-Leaning ‘Us’ Earns Its Woke Status
1 month 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!
2 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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‘Possum’ Burrows Under Your Skin, Won’t Leave
2 months ago

‘Possum’ Burrows Under Your Skin, Won’t Leave

The indie thriller “Possum” won’t spark a new horror franchise.

Nor will the movie, on home video Feb. 12, be embraced by the masses. It’s too quirky, slow moving and …
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Hulu’s ‘Down’ Delivers Thrills for Valentine’s Day
3 months ago

Hulu’s ‘Down’ Delivers Thrills for Valentine’s Day

By  •  Reviews, TV

Did you ever step onto the elevator, see an attractive stranger and think, “well, this isn’t so bad…”

The new Hulu horror entry “Down” starts at that ambiguous moment. Two …
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Why ‘The Shrine’ Rises Above Cult Film Cliches
3 months ago

Why ‘The Shrine’ Rises Above Cult Film Cliches

There are a lot of horror films about cults, and with good reason.

We’re afraid of what we don’t understand, and it’s hard to understand why a group of otherwise …
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How This Director Created an ‘Expendables’ of Horror
3 months ago

How This Director Created an ‘Expendables’ of Horror

Horror films often pack more passion and ingenuity than any other genre.

Most sitting behind the camera on a horror movie are true fans, inspired to love their favorite movies …
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‘Basket Case’ – Gritty ’80s Horror Sans Apology
4 months ago

‘Basket Case’ – Gritty ’80s Horror Sans Apology

If you have a soft spot for ’80s horror movies that are so bad, they’re good, you should add 1982’s “Basket Case” to your watch list.

Not only does it …
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‘Monster Party’ Won’t Leave Gore Enough Alone
4 months ago

‘Monster Party’ Won’t Leave Gore Enough Alone

Writer/director Chris von Hoffmann breaks out the yellow highlighter early and often in “Monster Party.”

The score is ominous (squeak!), goosed with audio NOS. The reaction shots are routinely wide …
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How ‘Tourist Trap’ Got Even Creepier Over Time
5 months ago

How ‘Tourist Trap’ Got Even Creepier Over Time

If you love horror classics that strike a balance between familiar formulas and fresh scares, then “Tourist Trap” deserves a spot on your must-see list.

Originally released in 1979, there’s …
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‘Overlord’ Bores Before the Dead Awake
6 months ago

‘Overlord’ Bores Before the Dead Awake

There’s nothing wrong with making genre fans wait for the good stuff.

“The Descent” told a cave exploring yarn long before the sightless monsters entered the frame. It was more …
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