Author Archive: Jef Burnham

Jef is a writer and educator in Chicago, Illinois. He holds a degree in Media & Cinema Studies from DePaul University, but sometimes he drops it and picks it back up again. He's also the Editor-in-Chief of FilmMonthly.com and is fueled entirely by coffee (as if you couldn't tell).

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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York – 25th Anniversary Edition

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York – 25th Anniversary Edition

| October 10, 2017

The original Home Alone (1990) was a cultural phenomenon, grossing a jaw-dropping $285 million on an $18 million budget. With that kind of cash pouring into box offices, it was truly only a matter of time before a sequel was put into production. That sequel, 1992’s Home Alone 2: Lost in New York brought the […]

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Justice League Action

Justice League Action

| October 10, 2017

The first 26 episodes of the Cartoon Network animated series Justice League Action are now available on home video in a 2-DVD set from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment. The series brings together an unprecedented cast of DC Comics characters with a who’s who of voice talent that makes this an absolute dream […]

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The Poughkeepsie Tapes

The Poughkeepsie Tapes

| October 9, 2017

Originally slated for distribution by MGM a full decade ago, The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) sat on a shelf somewhere gaining word-of-mouth reputation as a disturbing, maddening experience that we horror fans would simply devour if only we could get our hands on it. Still, it remained ever out-of-reach for reasons unknown to us, and its […]

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Night of the Living Dead: 50th Anniversary Blu-ray

Night of the Living Dead: 50th Anniversary Blu-ray

| October 5, 2017

The death of George A. Romero in July 2017 shook the horror community badly. His work inspired countless filmmakers including myself and the impact of his work on the horror genre as a whole is incalculable. Not only did his film Night of the Living Dead (1968) make zombies in general popular—an effect still palpable […]

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Cult of Chucky

Cult of Chucky

| October 4, 2017

The Child’s Play franchise went completely off-the-rails with its fourth installment, 1998’s Bride of Chucky. And that’s saying a lot for a series that’s already predicated on the idea that a killer could put his soul in a doll to keep killing from beyond the grave! A post-Scream horror meta-narrative of absurd proportions, Bride delivered […]

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Cult of Chucky Blu-ray Giveaway

Cult of Chucky Blu-ray Giveaway

| September 27, 2017

We’ve got a huge giveaway happening RIGHT NOW over on our Twitter page! We’ve teamed with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to give away ONE Blu-ray combo pack copy of the seventh installment in the Child’s Play horror franchise: Cult of Chucky (arriving on Blu-ray on October 3, 2017)! All you have to do to enter is follow us at […]

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Flatliners (1990): Steelbook Special Edition

Flatliners (1990): Steelbook Special Edition

| September 24, 2017

With the 2017 remake of Joel Schumacher’s Flatliners (1990) making its way to theaters this coming Friday, I say what better time than now to revisit the original? Mill Creek Entertainment clearly knew folks like me would be thinking that very same thing when they decided to release a Special Edition Blu-ray + DVD combo […]

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Parable: Four Films by Rolf Forsberg

Parable: Four Films by Rolf Forsberg

| September 24, 2017

Before his death earlier this year at the age of 92, filmmaker Rolf Forsberg participated in the restoration of his most famous work, “Parable” (1964) and participated in interviews about his filmmaking process and philosophy that have since been packaged alongside four of his nowadays all-but-forgotten works on DVD.  This set, Parable: Four Films by […]

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Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season

Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season

| September 16, 2017

The Green Arrow stands alone. Five months after the death of Black Canary and Team Green Arrow going their separate ways, Oliver Queen struggles to keep Starling City safe as The Green Arrow and fulfill his duties as mayor. Clinging to the hopes that Spartan and Speedy will return, Oliver’s mayoral approval ratings nose-dive as […]

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The Lost World (1925)

The Lost World (1925)

| September 13, 2017

Look back on the history of cinematic special effects artists and consider for a moment how many master/protégé working relationships found the protégé moving on to become as important and influential in their respective fields as the men they studied under had been. When I think about those special make-up effects artists who’ve defined the […]

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