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Dark Stars Rising: Conversation from the Outer Realms

Dark Stars Rising: Conversation from the Outer Realms

| May 18, 2011

I first met Shade Rupe while I was covering the New York City Horror Film Fest back in 2004. I had always fancied myself fairly well versed in film trivia — especially horror film trivia. However, the day I met Shade, I realized I was just a mere humbled horror fan wannabe. I was hunkering […]

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Megan is Missing

Megan is Missing

| April 29, 2011

Another entry into the ever growing subgenre of found footage frighteners. Megan is Missing tells the story of a pair of teenage girls, BFFs Megan and Amy, two 14 year olds who virtually conduct their friendship in the virtual world. They have endless skype conversations, chat on their video phones, make home movies, and vlog […]

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Let Me In

Let Me In

| January 21, 2011

Writer/Director Matt Reeves doesn’t want you to think of Let Me In as a replacement of the brilliant 2008 Swedish import Let the Right One In. Instead, he wants you to think of it as the American companion piece, that would sit along side the original. In other words, the original movie gave you a […]

Vampire Circus

Vampire Circus

| January 5, 2011

Vampire Circus came about as Hammer Studios was making a change to try and update their image in the film world. It marked a changing of the guard for the producers, as well as the crew of filmmakers. Gone were the regular faces, like Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, and in were the new, younger […]

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Schoolgirl Report #7

Schoolgirl Report #7

| December 19, 2010

The Schulmädchen Reports have held a cult like reputation in certain film crowds, who are aware of their notorious run throughout the Grindhouse theaters. The films were filled with sexual themes, all pertaining to high school girls gone wild, some escapades were comedic, some disastrous but all were pure titillation. Ironically, in Germany (where the […]

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Grimm Love

Grimm Love

| October 22, 2010

In 2002 Armin Meiwes (known popularly as the Rotenburg Cannibal), was convicted of the manslaughter of fellow a fellow German named Bernd Jürgen Brandes. Meiwes was looking to have a cannibalistic experience, and Brandes was looking to, well… get eaten. This was shocking in and of itself, but what most captivated the world was that […]

Never Cry Werewolf

Never Cry Werewolf

| October 22, 2010

Nothing can ruin a day more than having a killer werewolf move next door. So, if it ever happens to you, just ask yourself What would Hercules do? Answer — kick its ass. Nina Dobrev (of Degrassi and Vampire Diaries fame) can’t quite figure out her new studly next door neighbor with the 5:00 shadow […]

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Psych 9

Psych 9

| October 22, 2010

I’ve grown a bit leary of horror flicks that take place in psych wards/mental hospitals/loony bins. It’s as if the idea that the story takes place where people have wicked hallucinations and massive brain farts, it means the filmmaker has free reign to mess with the reality of the world within the film. Unfortunately, this […]

The Slumber Party Massacre Collection

The Slumber Party Massacre Collection

| October 6, 2010

So, you know the drill here. We’re all horror nerds and we’ve seen the Slumber Party flicks during our get-to-know-the-classics phase. But now’s your chance to experience all the blood shed and shredded nighties once again, all together in one deluxe package. It’s been a while since I visited TSPM. I remember being somewhat underwhelmed […]

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SHANK

SHANK

| October 5, 2010

It’s the year 2015 and London is in a state of anarchy. The police have given up, the government no longer cares, and the wealthy have moved away, leaving gangs of angry and disenfranchised kids to fight for their own lives. Just as in 2002s City of God , poverty has driven even the nicest […]