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Why Horror?

Someone asked me recently why I liked horror movies. They asked me that because they do not. While I can appreciate one’s personal preferences, the question struck me, as I have always liked horror. While I may not have been on this Earth as long as the undead, I have seen many a horror flick in my short time here. …

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Modern Horror Directors

When you think of a Horror Movie Director you get visions of John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Clive Barker and of course Steven Speilberg. Steven Speilberg you might ask? Well some of his more recent movies have been less than horrifying besides for their lack luster content, but he has made some pretty terrifying films to start. His 1975 release of …

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Masking What’s Underneath

Masks are often used during Halloween as part of costumes. We use the opportunity to transform ourselves into something or someone else. Sometimes we like to mask ourselves as a famous actor or person. Other times, we like to delve into our dark side and become some kind of monster. Masks have also been used during rituals, ceremonies, and celebrations …

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The Asian Western

Last week celebrated the American DVD/Blu-ray release of Ji-woon Kim’s The Good, the Bad, the Weird. The film is more or less a remake of Sergio Leone’s spaghetti western of a similar name involving three mercenaries in hot pursuit of buried treasure and get caught in the midst of a civil war. Here, it’s 1930s Manchuria and the Imperial Japanese …

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Extreme Cinema: Top 25 Most Disturbing Films of all time – part3

11) (TIED CHOICES) “Scrapbook” (2000), “The Girl Next Door” (2007), “Breaking Her Will” (2009), “Poughkeepsie Tapes” (2007) (straight from Wikipedia) Scrapbook is a horror film about a young woman who is kidnapped, held captive, and repeatedly beaten and raped for several days. The title refers to a scrapbook that her captor uses as a record of the ordeals of his …

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Extreme Cinema: Top 25 Most Disturbing Films of all time – part2

__________________THE LIST___________________   1) “The Guinea Pig Collection” (1980’S) – 7 FILMS This collection has long been the reigning champ for its purely visceral lack of humanity. Extreme torture, extreme gore….it really doesn’t get much more bare bones than this. The trouble either is that the films are not that good. They are simply pieces for extreme sake only. Viewers often …

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Extreme Cinema: Top 25 Most Disturbing Films of All Time – part1

The most disgusting, SHOCKING, depraved, EXPLOITATION, GORIEST, unsettling, sickest, disturbing films of all time!  “When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.” – Nietzsche.   Disclaimer: The fictional films mentioned in this list range in  just about every twisted perversion imaginable. They should only be viewed by adults with strong stomachs and minds. They ARE NOT …

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Fred Vogel and ToeTag Pictures: The Good, the Gory, and the Disturbing

ToeTag Pictures.  Ever hear of it?  They are the film company behind the August Underground trilogy, The Redsin Tower, Maskhead, and Murder Collection V.1.  If you only watch mainstream horror releases then chances are you haven’t heard of them.  Formed by Fred Vogel and Jerami Cruise on April 1, 2004 ToeTag Pictures and Vogel are, I believe, the most important …

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Scream 4: screaming for more?

There seem to be some problems emerging with SCREAM 4/SCRE4M which are setting alarm bells  ringing with fans around the world. With creator Kevin Williamson either on or off the project  (depending what you read) and rewrites of the script having taken place, it’s easy to lose track  of what’s actually happening. The film is now shooting., and there seems …

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