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Five Horror Movie Genres That NEED to Make a Comeback!

The horror genre is a cyclical beast with many frightening faces, and when one of those faces stops scaring the crap out of you, one of the others always rises takes its place. Slashers gave way to torture porn, torture porn gave way to found footage, and eventually they all make a comeback in one […]

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Does Anyone Remember COLOR OF NIGHT?

When I was kid, about 8 or 9, I stumbled across a movie on late night television one night. My parents had a “black box” that gave you access to all of the premium channels, including Pay-Per-View, without having to pay for them — which was equally exciting and disturbing for a young girl who […]

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The Doomed Generation: The Apocalyptic Cinema of Gregg Araki

In the opening scenes of Gregg Araki’s THE LIVING END, Luke (Mike Dytri) — a leather-clad, whiskey-swilling buff beefcake and bona fide psychopath with a death-wish — dances in the sun-scorched desert, while Jon (Craig Gilmore) — a film-critic who rips other people’s work apart for 25 cents a word — receives news of an […]

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The Bomb Collar Heist: The Shocking True Story Behind the Movie 30 MINUTES OR LESS

On August 28, 2003, pizza delivery man Brian Wells responded to an order at the end of his shift. Hours later, he would be surrounded by police, cross-legged on the pavement with a bomb wrapped around his neck. Within minutes of their arrival the bomb would detonate, blowing a hole clean through Wells’ chest on […]

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Bill Moseley On The Probability Of The Firefly Clan’s Return!

While Rob Zombie has remained incredibly prolific on all fronts with his multiple movies, albums and music videos, when it comes to his filmography, no two films are more celebrated by fans than the pair that feature the infamous Firefly Family: HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES and THE DEVIL’S REJECTS. Although REJECT’S is technically a sequel to […]

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DISTURBIA: The Best Hitchcock Homage Out There

It is almost impossible in this day and age to hear someone discussing a solid thriller where they won’t say, in one way or another, that the movie is Hitchcockian. The power Alfred Hitchcock had over film, that his name is synonymous with a genre, is proof enough that the man was truly a master […]

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PHANTASM Is DUNE

Two films that impacted my young teenage years were David Lynch’s DUNE and Don Coscarelli’s PHANTASM.  The more I delved into Frank Herbert’s adaptation of DUNE and reviewed the PHANTASM franchise, the more I couldn’t help but appreciate how these two brilliant works of art complement each other. I’m not the first to compare PHANTASM […]

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COPYCAT: The Best Serial Killer Movie That Nobody Talks About

If you were to ask any horror aficionado about the first half of the 1990s, they would probably sigh wistfully and refer to it as a dark and formless time, in which the horror genre had succumbed to countless BASIC INSTINCT and SILENCE OF THE LAMBS knockoffs, along with the occasional goofy throwback, like VAMPIRE […]

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Watch the Skies! An Appreciation of Howard Hawks’ THE THING

Who goes there? Yikes – it’s THE THING (FROM ANOTHER WORLD) – the biggest, baddest granddaddy of them all! The groundbreaking 1951 film directed by Christian Nyby and produced by Howard Hawks was the first alien invader flick which promptly launched the modern sci-fi genre. Hot on the heels of the fist real-life UF0 sighting […]

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Let’s Howl At The 10 Coolest Looking Cinematic Werewolves!

I love monster movies. I mean, we all do, right? But if I had to narrow it down to one particular monster? The werewolf. I’ve always been a huge fan of werewolf horror, mainly the stories that tackle the duality between 2 personalities, constantly fighting for dominance and then losing all control and succumbing to their […]

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Is Disney’s MALEFICENT Actually a Rape-Revenge Movie?

Warning: We’re about to talk about some uncomfortable topics. Imagine this: you have to write a film in which the hero is a woman who puts a death curse on an infant. That’s a tough job. How do you tell that story and make her sympathetic? Well, if you’re Disney, you give her a past […]

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A Defense of 1992 Virtual-Reality Thriller THE LAWNMOWER MAN

We were all foolish when we were young. We liked dumb stuff, said dumb things, and espoused dumb philosophies. We took our life lessons from weird places, and often only grew by exchanging one form of immaturity for another. For many of us, it takes a while to follow the advice of 1: Corinthians and […]

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Watch The Original Coen Bros BLOOD SIMPLE Pitch Trailer with Bruce Campbell!

Now this is super cool. When it comes to first starting out in the film business, most filmmakers often try to come up with a short pitch film or trailer to showcase the story they want to tell. Basically, this is a way of convincing potential financiers that they’re more than capable of making a […]