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The Devil Tree

They say that, sometimes, seeing a ghost is just a matter of situational gravity. The 1995 earthquakes in Kobe, Japan brought with them a wide, broad rash of ghost sightings. So too did the tsunami in Thailand, 2004, and Hurricane Katrina, 2005. Ghost sightings are a dime a dozen at battlefields the world over, and it’s relatively accepted that any …

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Director Sam Peckinpah – A Look Back at His Legacy of Works

Since 1967 a number of American filmmakers have tried their hand at making movies of great violence that have managed to further refine the complexity of the statement contained in the groundbreaking big-budget Hollywood blockbuster Bonnie And Clyde (1967). One filmmaker who earned his ‘Red Badge’ is Sam Peckinpah who, like Arthur Penn and John Frankenheimer, can be seen as …

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Twin Peaks (TV series)

Rate This MovieWhile it’s feasible that there’s the odd person over thirty years of age out there that didn’t see the Twin Peaks series when it was first televised in 1990, it’s unlikely that they are unaware of the cultural run-off from the groundbreaking show. Catchphrases like “She’s dead – wrapped in plastic” and “Who killed Laura Palmer?” adorned T-shirts, …

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Interview: Richard Lovejoy (Charred Oak, Satan Camp)

Interview with Richard Lovejoy Actor, Writer, co-founder of Charred Oak Films What made you decide to write Satan Camp? Like all good stories about the origins of things, this starts at a bar. I was enjoying some whiskey with actor Kent Meister and director Scott Chinn, talking about this insane script I had just completed called Mosquito. That script involves bloody …

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The Good Sisters

Since the classic film Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages, cinema has been bewitched with the various guises of the occult within its frames. Yet with typical Hollywood foible, the representation of the esoteric in cinema is cursed within blasphemous misrepresentation. Most of what is illustrated on screen as actual witches or practicing magickal formula is far strayed off of its …

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