Author Archive: Steve Sullivan

Steve graduated from Southwestern Michigan College with an Associate's Degree in communications. He currently resides in Niles, MI

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C.H.U.D.

C.H.U.D.

| November 23, 2016

In a previous review (The Initiation) I discussed the year 1984 and its impact on the horror genre. A Nightmare On Elm Street and arguably the best of the Jason Voorhees flicks Friday The 13th Part 4: The Final Chapter were released in ’84. Those two movies were very successful at the box office. However, […]

The Initiation

The Initiation

| November 10, 2016

Slasher films dominated the horror genre in the late ‘70’s and early ‘80’s. John Carpenter’s 1978 masterpiece Halloween set the wheels in motion. Anyone with a small bit of money could make a slasher flick, for better or for worse. Some of these movies, like 1980’s Friday The 13th are still held in high reverence […]

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The Quiet Man

The Quiet Man

| November 1, 2016

Being pigeonholed can be the death knell of a promising Hollywood career. Whether an actor gets the label of comedian, horror B movie star, or what have you, it’s nearly impossible to break free of that imprisonment. Take Hollywood legend John Wayne, for example. Through the silent era, Wayne made countless B-level westerns. Throughout his […]

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Dark Water (2002)

Dark Water (2002)

| October 27, 2016

Modern American horror audiences have no patience. If there isn’t something jumping out from nowhere every 5 minutes, the movie is deemed boring. That’s a rather unfortunate way of thinking. Some of the most effective horror movies of all time had slow builds with amazing payoffs. For example, 1963’s The Haunting is eerie and atmospheric, […]

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The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast

The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast

| October 25, 2016

How do you like your horror movies? Slow building and suspenseful? Jump scares every 5 minutes? Or gruesome blood and guts? If you prefer choice number 3, then I have the perfect director for you. He’s an unassuming, affable gentlemen who just so happens to take gleeful pleasure in the number of ways he can […]

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The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

| October 10, 2016

1977 was an historic year for the motion picture industry. The summer blockbuster as we know it today burst out of movie theatre screens in the form of the space western epic known as Star Wars. Also, in 1977, another highly influential film was released, with considerably less fanfare. It was a low budget horror […]

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Vamp

Vamp

| October 5, 2016

The 1980’s were awash with vampire movies. Some are still considered to be classics in the genre, such as 1985’s Fright Night, 1987’s The Lost Boys, and 1987’s Near Dark. On the other hand, there was the comedy/horror movie from 1983 Once Bitten, starring a young Jim Carrey. Once Bitten is way more comedy than […]

101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die

101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die

| September 27, 2016

Fall has finally arrived. With it comes cooler temperatures, falling leaves, and pumpkin spiced everything. More importantly, the coming of fall means the arrival of Halloween. Halloween is more than just a single day at the end of October. It’s a way of being, a lifestyle. Halloween means horror movies, and lots of them. Whether […]

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Elstree 1976

Elstree 1976

| July 3, 2016

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…or 40 years ago in England. A large group of relatively unknown actors were summoned to participate in a relatively low budget science fiction movie called “The Star Wars”. Most of the actors and extras had no idea what they were getting themselves into, literally. Alien […]

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Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

| June 29, 2016

CGI, or computer generated imagery, has run rampant throughout all of media. Television shows and even commercials use CGI on a regular basis. The most prevalent user (and abuser, depending on the individual’s point of view) is the motion picture industry. When a special effect needs to be brought to the screen, the easiest way […]

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