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Film Review: Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Kids all over America want Silver Shamrock masks for Halloween, but they harbor a dark agenda. Doctor Daniel Challis seeks to uncover the plot by Silver Shamrock owner Conal Cochran, with deadly consequences! Director: Tommy Lee Wallace Writer: Tommy Lee Wallace, John Carpenter (uncredited), Nigel Kneale (uncredited) Starring: Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O’Herlihy, Ralph Strait, …

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Film Review: Vampires (1998)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Recovering from an ambush that killed his entire team, a vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to walk in sunlight. REVIEW: 1998’s Vampires is probably better known by its associated name “John Carpenter’s Vampires”, which helped to brand it slightly more recognizable over …

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Key Genre Films 1970s

With The Andromeda Strain (1971) director Robert Wise proved that he was still as adept with science fiction themes as he was with the supernatural. A well constructed thriller, it tells of a group of scientists trying to analyse a strange alien spore which comes to earth. Stanley Kubrick, having explored the sterile depths of space in 2001: A Space …

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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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Film Review: The Thing (1982)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: “In the midst of the Antarctic snow-field, the scientists and workers of a small American research base are shocked when a helicopter begins to circle their camp, chasing and shooting at a dog. When the helicopter is destroyed and the passenger’s are killed by accident, the dog is let into the base and the American’s begin to …

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Film Review: Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown. REVIEW: “This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I’m talkin’ to whoever’s listenin’ out there.” Sandwiched between the sweet science fiction of Starman and the dark, quantum horror of Prince of Darkness, Carpenter’s 1986 film presents a happy medium blending more genres …

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