Top 10 Most Claustrophobic Horror Films

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Devil, the new horror film produced by M. Night, is set to release this Friday September 17th, I don’t know how I feel about it yet since M. Night ruined The Last Airbender series for me, but that is neither here nor there.  In honor of this horror/thriller film that takes place entirely in an elevator, I have decided to search through my collection of horror films and bring you the top ten horror films … Continue reading

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The History of Scifi in Horror

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Growing up in the 80’s for the most part, I found myself a Horror fan as much as the next kid. My best friend Wally and I joined a local movie-rental club; we would ride our bikes down to the movie place and rent every horror film the guy had. Being 13-14 it was great because he would let us rent the -R- movies with the gratuitous nudity in them. Looking back, I am still … Continue reading

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Horror Gossip: 08.21.10

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Shamrocks & Shenanigans to all of you..my acolytes. All of you who worship & praise at the altar of The Black Saint. I am just about fully recovered from the abomination called “The Last Exorcism” & I am ready to bash all of you over the head with bits of news from what the late, great Forrest J. Ackerman called “Horrorwood”. Now before I get started I just want to let you know that there … Continue reading

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How To ‘Make’ A Monster

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How does one identify a monster? The question is easier to answer by example than definition. In movie terms, a monster is something unnatural, dangerous and out of control. King Kong (1933), the Frankenstein (1931) monster, Godzilla (1954), Dracula (1931), Ray Harryhausen’s cyclops from The Seventh Voyage Of Sinbad (1958), the Alien (1979), The Mummy (1932). That’s the monster A-list, but gobbling along in their wake are the tentacled, radioactive invaders of the fifties – … Continue reading

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Charity screening of THE THING at Stratford Picturehouse

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A team of scientists in the Arctic are infiltrated by a shape-shifting alien which has the ability to replicate the appearance of the people it kills. This is arguably Carpenter’s most effective film, creating a real sense of claustrophobic paranoia through its isolated location, Ennio Morricone’s iconic score, and the distrust shown among the men as they try to work out who is still human. Shunned by the public on its initial release (soon after … Continue reading

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