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‘Possum’ Burrows Under Your Skin, Won’t Leave
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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Can You Spot the One Thing Missing in ‘Halloween?’
1 year ago

Can You Spot the One Thing Missing in ‘Halloween?’

It’s official. Michael Myers is back on the A-list.

The serial killer from the “Halloween” franchise returned this weekend. His first film since Rob Zombie’s “Halloween II” nine years ago …
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This ‘Halloween’ Makes Michael Myers Mortal
1 year ago

This ‘Halloween’ Makes Michael Myers Mortal

For five glorious minutes, the thinking behind a new “Halloween” saga makes perfect sense.

That elation fades the moment Michael Myers puts his signature mask back on. The newest chapter …
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