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Best and Worst Horror Films of 2018

It’s Oscar season once again. That special time of year when Hollywood pats itself on the back for producing countless drab and forgettable dramas while offering breadcrumbs to far more interesting fare that doesn’t match up with whatever message they want to communicate. Unique cinema if often overlooked by the academy and no genre has suffered that treatment as much …

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Slasher Films That Became Supernatural

In their earliest incarnations, slasher films set themselves apart from the average horror film of the time by embracing a certain semblance of realism. Prototypical slashers such as Psycho, Peeping Tom and Texas Chainsaw Massacre utilized a human killer in the place of monsters, ghosts and demons to instill fear in the audience. John Carpenter’s Halloween was the turning point …

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Suspiria: Original Vs Remake

With the recent 2018 release of the remake of Dario Argento’s genre-defining seminal classic Suspiria, the movie has been quite hot in the horror press. Yet again, Suspiria made headlines as recently, Dario Argento stated that the film neither excited nor impressed him, feeling that it betrayed his original masterpiece. Quite a blow to 2018 director Luca Guadagnino’s fresh interpretation …

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The Grease-Painted Corpse of Americana: Revisiting Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects

In a 2012 interview with The News & Observer, Alice Cooper says, “Rob Zombie and I are basically best friends, because he totally gets that horror and comedy are in bed together.” Certainly, the uneasy connection between humour and revulsion informs Rob Zombie’s first two films, House of 1000 Corpses (2003) and its sequel The Devil’s Rejects (2005). However, rather …

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1970’s Frankenstein’s Monster

One of the most recognizable movie monsters in horror cinema is the Frankenstein Monster. Beginning with Frankenstein (1910) and, more famously, Frankenstein (1931) from Universal, Mary Shelley’s man-made monster has taken many forms. In 1957, Hammer Films jettisoned the creature into the Technicolor age with Curse of Frankenstein. Throughout the Sixties, Hammer Films would produce a variety of Monsters created …

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Q&A: The Shining (1980) Movie

First why The Shining, well, face it this movie contains so many theories and controversies, of which I researched and thought about the scope  of the possible solutions, in addition, Stanley Kubrick’s direction always intriguing and mesmerizing, and yet sometimes quite maddening to both cast and crew. However, some find that tyrannical method a major downfall, although, a director is …

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The Disappointing Reality Behind The Disappointments Room

Starring the talented and lovely Kate Beckinsale (‘Underworld’, ‘The Widow’), 2016’s ‘The Disappointments Room’ followed a young couple and their son as they unraveled the ultimately horrifying secrets of a hidden room in the attic of their new home. The filmed based the core of it’s story on the real life discovery and investigation of just such a room by …

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That Friday Feeling: A Study on the Friday the 13th Feature Films – Part 2

“THOSE DAMN ENCHILADAS!” FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V – A NEW BEGINNING New beginnings eh? Who doesn’t love those. A chance for revitalization and purpose reborn. The problem with new beginnings is they often slip back into old habits and turn out to be a load of false starts and empty promises… So, picking up after the final (definitely not …

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Culpability and Fear: Where does “Bandersnatch” Fit in the Horror Genre?

“Bandersnatch” appeared on my radar non-traditionally. Frankly, I was disinterested in the trailers and promotional bumps that autoplayed when I turned on Netflix. It wasn’t until all the memes started flooding social media that I knew I had to check it out. “Bandersnatch” is the story of Stefan, a twenty something only child in the 1980s who sets out to …

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