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Films 

Five Shocking and Awesome Horror Movie Alternate Endings

Ever pick up a DVD or Blu-ray and learn that the horror movie you’ve been aching to see happened to have an awesome alternate ending? This phenomenon isn’t entirely uncommon, but it’s always an interesting experience. One would automatically assume that an official theatrical release, or a standard home-release edition, would feature, by default, the […]

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I Was a Witness to the GET OUT “Garden Party Massacre!”

Nestled into the leafy hills of Universal City, CA lies a cul-de-sac called Colonial Street — a set of seemingly innocuous suburban houses which have served, over the years, as the location for shows like LEAVE IT TO BEAVER and DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. It was against this backdrop that Universal Pictures decided (with no small amount […]

Films 

Terror In THE ‘BURBS: 5 Reasons Joe Dante’s Classic Comedy is a Genuine Horror Movie

Few things are as terrifying as the paint-by-numbers conformity of suburbia — but what if there’s something even more sinister lurking in the background? Joe Dante explores this idea in his genre-defying 1989 classic THE ‘BURBS. Although loaded with laughs and starring Tom Hanks — who, while a fan favorite, isn’t exactly known for horror […]

Films 

The True Story Behind the Legendary “Lost Ending” of THE SHINING

Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING has one hell of an ending: maniac Jack Torrance’s frozen grimace, followed by the slow push-in on the antique photograph on the Overlook Hotel wall, is one of the most memorable one-two gut-punches in film history. But Kubrick’s original version of the film included another scene inserted between these two iconic […]

TV 

Reactions to THE X-FILES Miniseries Finale: “My Struggle, Part II”

In continuing with the season premiere, tonight’s finale gives us (some) of the conclusion to the insane, global conspiracy that Mulder and Tad O’Malley were obsessing over. It turns out that the entire population isn’t infected with alien DNA; only a chosen few are. Scully is one of them, and that alien DNA is what […]