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Films 

In Defense of M. Night Shyamalan’s THE HAPPENING

It’s good to see M. Night Shyamalan return. With the release of SPLIT, the once-famous-and-then-despised filmmaker has made two quite good films in a row (the other being THE VISIT), and audiences are beginning to acknowledge his talents as a filmmaker never left him. After a string of badly-reviewed and notorious genre films, Shyamalan is […]

Films 

Quit Your Witching: In Defense of Rob Zombie’s THE LORDS OF SALEM

Following the special preview screening of 31 — Rob Zombie’s latest horror show, about carnies being carved up by killer clowns –criticism once again resurfaced concerning his previous effort, the 2012 experimental witchcraft piece THE LORDS OF SALEM. Zombie himself even acknowledged its status as a film most people don’t seem to care for during […]

Films 

In Defense of THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN

Dismissed upon its original release in 1977 as silly and inconsequential, William Sachs’ THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN has never been given the credit that it deserves. Uneven in tone and filled with odd touches that have both intrigued and irritated audiences for years, this “throwback” to classic monster movies was ostensibly doomed from the start. […]