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Marisa Mirabal

Hailing from the Lone Star State, Marisa is a cinephile who possesses a zeal for horror, Halloween, and playing her records backward more times than she probably should. Her love for the macabre and creature features can be traced back to the video store aisles of the late '80s. She is also a contributing writer for Birth.Movies.Death. and The Austin Chronicle.

Film Review: The Devil’s Doorway (2018)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: In the fall of 1960, Father Thomas Riley and Father John Thornton were sent by the Vatican to investigate a miraculous event in an Irish home for ‘fallen women’, only to uncover something much more horrific. REVIEW: Director: Aislinn Clarke Writers: Martin Brennan, Aislinn Clarke, Michael B. Jackson Starring: Lalor Roddy, Ciaran Flynn, Helena Bereen Magdalene laundries, …

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Film Review: Pyewacket (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A frustrated, angst-ridden teenage girl awakens something in the woods when she naively performs an occult ritual to evoke a witch to kill her mother. REVIEW: With a title like Pyewacket, I couldn’t help but be intrigued. Thanks to the glorious internet, I discovered that this was the name of a familiar spirit detected by the …

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Top 10 Facts About Jason Voorhees

When one thinks about horror franchises, Friday the 13th will never stray far from the path of classic terror.  While Jason Voorhees is known for his high death count and bloodthirsty machete, there are some facts that still surprise moviegoers about one of our favorite masked killer years later. Jason Was Almost Named Josh The creator of Jason, Victor Miller, …

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TEXAS FRIGHTMARE WEEKEND 2018 Film Lineup Is Announced

Get ready, gorehounds! Texas Frightmare sent out a press release this morning detailing all of the killer films that will be screening this year.  Running from May 4-6 in Dallas, TX, your weekend will be filled with horror icons, sick posters, movie memorabilia, rad records, film screenings, panels, and plenty of ghoulish vendors to wreak havoc on your bank accounts.  …

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Film Review: Tragedy Girls (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Sadie and McKayla, two death-obsessed teenage girls use their online show about real-life murders to send their small mid-western town into a frenzy and solidify their legacy as modern horror legends. REVIEW: Director: Tyler MacIntyre Writers: Tyler, MacIntyre, Chris Lee Hill, Justin Olson Starring: Brianna Hildebrand, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Hutcherson Social media has undoubtedly become an …

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Fantastic Fest Interview: 1922

1922 is based on Stephen King’s 131-page story telling of a man’s confession of his wife’s murder. The tale is told from the perspective of Wilfred James, the story’s unreliable narrator who admits to killing his wife, Arlette, in Nebraska. But after he buries her body, he finds himself terrorized by rats and, as his life begins to unravel, he …

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Fantastic Fest Film Review: Thoroughbreds (2017)

Rate This Movie  SYNOPSIS: Two teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. In the process, they learn that neither is what she seems to be, and that a murder might solve both of their problems. REVIEW: Director: Cory Finley Writer: Cory Finley Starring: Anya- Taylor Joy, Olivia Cooke, and Anton Yelchin The still …

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