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Paul William

Former film student. Current Journalism/Writing Undergraduate. Works in one of the few remaining Video Shops on the planet. Lives, breathes and eats film.

Dissecting Critters Movie Franchise

Critters The success of 1984s Gremlins, with its unique blend of horror and sardonic humour seemingly inspired a number of other “little monster” films of that decade. Critters is one of the best. Although its makers deny any influence it shares with Gremlins a sense of mischievous glee but also possesses its own brand of charm. This is family-friendly horror …

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Film Review: The Woods (2006)

SYNOPSIS: Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her estranged parents. REVIEW: I’m a bit of a Lucky McKee aficionado. I consider his “May” to be one of the greatest and most underappreciated horror flicks of this new millennium. Its companion piece …

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Film Review: Mosquito (1995)

SYNOPSIS: Science-fiction becomes horrifyingly real for a park full of innocent campers, as a hideous horde of mutated mosquitos viciously attack without warning! A band of survivors flees the bloodthirsty swarm in a death-defying attempt to warn the world of the mosquito menace. Led by a brave young couple and a resourceful government agent, the group realizes their only hope …

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Film Review: Zombie High (1987)

SYNOPSIS: An academy coed (Virginia Madsen) discovers a faculty plot to achieve immortality with a serum made from students’ brains. REVIEW: “Zombie High” belongs to that particular little subset of school-based horror/thrillers wherein the teachers are villains and students are guinea pigs. Watching it I recalled such films as “Strange Behaviour” (aka “Dead Kids”), “Disturbing Behaviour” and, to an extent, …

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Film Review: Nightmares (1983)

SYNOPSIS: Anthology of four horror tales with a supernatural twist based on urban legends. REVIEW: “Nightmares” started life as shorts filmed for the TV series “Darkroom” which were deemed too “intense” and so were edited together with additional footage and released theatrically as a horror anthology. Like all anthology films, some segments are better than others. Unfortunately, most of them …

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