The Bloody Brief – A Horror Comparison

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So today I am quite pleased to introduce a new feature here at The Bloody Blender called “The Bloody BRIEF”. Pretty catchy and original huh? “But Loren, what is The Bloody Brief? What’s it all about and why are you doing it? Have you seen Timecop?” For those who have been religiously following my column to date (all 1.7 of you) you are no doubt familiar with the fact that I like to BLAB about a group of … Continue reading

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12 Bad Jokes About: ‘Let The Right One In’

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“Let The Right One In” (2008) , is a Swedish horror/fantasy/romance film directed by Tomas Alfredson. It’s centered around a boy named Oskar, who is a target for bullies, and his peculiar, 12 year old friend Eli. What Oskar does not not know about Eli, is that she is a 200 year old Vampire. Her father is a serial killer, who provides Eli with blood, so she won’t have to kill. Now there’s a parent … Continue reading

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Top 10 Recommended Foreign Films

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More often than not, when I find myself in a conversation with someone else about horror flicks, it goes through the gross stuff, the slashers, the big names and the ones so bad that everyone knows them. Within a few minutes, we’re through all of the “have you seen this?” and “have you seen that?” of the regular horror film diet, and then we’re left with little else than to start making sexual innuendo or … Continue reading

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Film Review: Let the Right one In (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A peculiar Swedish boy named Oskar befriends a mysterious young girl named Eli. Eli helps Oskar to get up the courage to fight back when being bullied at school. As his friendship with Eli grows, so does his confidence. Although, there is something frighteningly different about Eli, she is a vampire REVIEW: There is a well-known worldwide obsession with vampires. Countless films have explored the concept of these romantically macabre creatures throughout the ages. However in the last 10 … Continue reading

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Top 13 Modern Vampire Films

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30 Days of Night (2007) “There is no escape. No hope. Only hunger and pain.” Such is the state of the beast, and, fundamentally, vampires are beasts. Even Count Dracula, when he first appeared to the public, was a decrepit creature, not the suave nobleman we know and love today. 30 Days of Night is one of the best vampire films ever because it doesn’t flinch away from this fact. That arial shot showing the pure carnage of vampires vs. prey … Continue reading

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Top 8 Winter Horror Movies That Will Chill Your Bones

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Every time I turn on the news I see another city or state with a state of emergency warning for a winter storm.  Even here in Colorado we got a big snow storm over the weekend (for which I had to be in an airport for 14 hours due to delays…).  So to honor the snow gods I decided to sift through my horror collection and find my favorite snow filled horror films.  So make … Continue reading

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Book Review: Let the Right One In – Author John Ajvide Lindqvist

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LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Written by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Author), Ebba Segerberg (Translator) Published by St. Martin’s Griffin Publication Date: 2008 Format: Black /White – 480 pages Price: $15.95 Patience is a virtue I don’t have. For months now I have been hearing about how great this Swedish film “Let the right on in” is. Normally I don’t buy into hype as my movie taste tends to be the exact opposite of every one … Continue reading

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3 foreign horror films that do not need remade

This just in: America cannot and will not read subtitles. Ignorance is spreading from coast to coast, is there anything that can stop this epidemic? Have you ever heard of a remake of a film that was a made just a year after the original was released? Sounds pretty farfetched, but when it comes to Americans and their unwillingness to read, we get light-speed drive-thru service. Quick and speedy films completely re-done just to add … Continue reading

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