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Film Review: Silver Bullet (1985)

SYNOPSIS: Adapted from author Stephen King’s Cycle of the Werewolf, this campy thriller tells of a sleepy American town that’s terrorized by extreme sadistic murders — seemingly, by a werewolf. While all the town’s inhabitants prepare to lock themselves up at night, Marty Coslaw, a 13-year-old, wheelchair-bound boy, is the only person brave enough to try to track down the …

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Film Review: Pet Sematary (1989)

SYNOPSIS: Behind a young family’s home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable. REVIEW: Director – Mary Lambert Starring – Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne Pet Sematary. Two words that every respectable horror fan knows. As a youngster I read everything …

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Anthology Television Part 2

Continuing on with our essay,  we present –  Vintage Screams: Anthology Television Part 2. If you missed the first part you can access Vintage Screams: Anthology Television Part 1 directly here. DARKROOM aired from 1981 to 1982, each hour-long episode featuring two or more stories of varying length hosted by actor James Coburn. Starring Steve Allen, David Carradine, Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, June Lockhart and Esther …

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Key Genre Films 1980s

How things have changed. In the forties, for instance, one would find it difficult to name twenty good genre films of the decade but, since the late seventies, Hollywood has learned that their baby-booming audiences could not only handle strong horror and science fiction concepts, they craved them. Filmmakers everywhere went into overdrive. Like television today, there wasn’t a production …

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Book Review: Dark Score Stories – Author Joachim Ladefoged

It’s not everyday you get a book sent to you exclusive from A&E, and exclusive to the Stephen King film “Bag of Bones” (TV 2 part mini series). Though it is worth mentioning when the product is beautifully written and photographed. The book itself is simpl;y titled “Dark Score Stories”. It contains 64 pages which mainly include the photography of …

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‘Dark Score Stories’ – prequel to ‘Stephen King’s Bag of Bones’ now live on A&E

 A&E Network has launched an online narrative prequel, ‘Dark Score Stories,’ to “Stephen King’s Bag of Bones,” a four-hour epic miniseries based on The New York Times #1 bestselling novel, and featuring Pierce Brosnan’s return to television. ‘Dark Score Stories’ is a visual and interactive exploration of the setting and characters of “Bag of Bones” through a series of eerie, …

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Film Review: Creepshow (1982)

SYNOPSIS: “Five tales of terror are presented. The first deals with a demented old man returning from the grave to get the Father’s Day cake his murdering daughter never gave him. The second is about a not-too-bright farmer discovering a meteor that turns everything into plant-life. The third is about a vengeful husband burying his wife and her lover up …

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Film Review: The Shining (1997)

SYNOPSIS: A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers. REVIEW: Written by: Stephen King Directed by: Mick Garris Starring: Melvin Van Peebles, Pat Hingle, Wil Horneff, Shawnee Smith, Sam Raimi, Mick Garris, Steven Weber, Rebecca De Mornay, Courtland Mead and Stephen King Based on the novel …

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Film Review: The Mist (2007)

SYNOPSIS: After a terrible storm, a curious mist slowly engulfs a small New England town. As it approaches a local grocery store, a man runs screaming from the obscure haze, “There’s something in the mist”! Artist, David Drayton, his son, and the rest of the customers must await their fate inside the store, locked away from this frightening fog. Their …

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Film Review: Stephen King’s It (1990)

SYNOPSIS: Childhood friends, Richie Tozier (Harry Anderson), Eddie Kasbrak (Dennis Christopher, Stan Uris (Richard Masur), Beverly Marsh (Annette O’Toole), Mike Hanlon (Tim Reid), Ben Hanscom (John Ritter), and Bill Denbrough (Richard Thomas) were known as the Losers Club when they lived in Derry 28 years before. A promise they made to each other then is called upon to reunite them …

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