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List: Horror TV

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The first (and very short) season of The Walking Dead is coming to a close this Sunday. I am quite impressed by it as each episode is quite well done, and usually surpasses the previous in excellence. The show is based on a monthly comic book series that started in 2003. In that respect it makes good sense to adapt it into a television program, as opposed to a film. Really, the zombie apocalypse premise … Continue reading

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It’s a Zombie and/or Infected Person!

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Zombies are awesome. I really love a good zombie picture. Hell, they don’t really have to be that good, I still love ‘em. There’s a certain charm about a reanimated corpse wandering mindlessly searching for flesh. Of course, a reanimated corpse is but one kind of zombie. Often an infection, or in the case of Meat Market, microscopic robots cause folks to suddenly want a skin sandwich. Sometimes a film doesn’t even bother to explain … Continue reading

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Why Horror?

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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. The short answer to the question is simple. Fantastical escapism. Same reason I like any … Continue reading

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Top 10 Good Bad vs. Bad Good Horror Films

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Piranha 3D opens on August 20th, and it is terribly exciting. The trailers are a bit misleading. While they do not make the film look bad, they do not show why I am so excited. Someone leaked 9 minutes of nudity laden, blood stained, cheese filled footage of the film and let me tell you, this thing looks horrible good. This is by no means an aesthetic masterpiece in the vein of The Texas Chainsaw … Continue reading

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