Horror

Jessabelle

Jessabelle

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Any American horror movie using voodoo as the basis for its scares will, inevitably, have a white protagonist.  As unfair as this is to the practitioners of Afro-American religions, it’s just common cinematic practice to use a pale face as a guide for those who can’t relate to anything they might refer to as “ethnic.”  […]

Tusk: Kevin Smith’s Metamorphosis

Tusk: Kevin Smith’s Metamorphosis

| December 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tusk is the first movie of its kind. Starting as a discussion piece on Kevin Smith’s podcast Smodcast, the writer/director/podcaster spun a hypothetical yarn after reading an internet ad that captured his imagination. This ad was from a person seeking a roommate, but on the condition that this roommate don a makeshift walrus costume once […]

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The Guest

The Guest

| December 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Dan Stevens left Downton Abbey, how many people were heartbroken? I vividly remember the night that Matthew Crawley’s last episode aired and how my Facebook and Twitter feeds exploded with grief and despair. Oh lord, how everyone cried. It was a sad day indeed for fans of Downton Abbey. Knowing that The Guest would […]

Slaughter Hotel

Slaughter Hotel

| December 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

RaroVideo USA’s release of Slaughter Hotel (La bestia uccide a sangue freddo, 1971) on Blu-ray and DVD on Dec. 9, 2014 marks their ninth release of a picture directed by Fernando Di Leo. The film was produced between Di Leo’s police procedural Naked Violence (1969), which appeared on the Di Leo Italian Crime Collection Vol. […]

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Christine: The Homicidal Hotrod

Christine: The Homicidal Hotrod

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stephen King and John Carpenter are legendary figures in the horror genre. They were genre-pulp wunderkinds, both of whom achieved monumental success at young ages in the seventies (the former with novels like Carrie and The Shining and the latter with low-budget thrillers like Halloween). It was perhaps inevitable that the pair would collaborate. It’s […]

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The House at the End of Time

The House at the End of Time

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

For the horror fan, it is always exciting to discover genre films coming from countries that are not usually associated with horror films. For example, Venezuela is not one of the first countries that come to the mind of most American cinephiles when it comes to horror films. There appear to be only a handful […]

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Life After Beth

Life After Beth

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Life After Beth tells the story of Zach Orfman (Dane DeHaan) whose girlfriend, Beth Slocum (Aubrey Plaza) dies unexpectedly after she is bitten by a snake on an afternoon hike. Only, just as unexpectedly as she died, she returns, much to the shock of Zach, Beth’s parents Maury (John C. Reilly) and Geenie (Molly Shannon) […]

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Nothing Bad Can Happen

Nothing Bad Can Happen

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Drafthouse Films has built up quite a reputation for themselves in a relatively short time thanks to their excellent selection of restored classics (such as Abel Ferrarra’s Ms. 45), unearthed obscurities (Miami Connection), and new films ranging from surreal comedy to compelling documentaries. Building on the popularity of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas chain, Drafthouse Films […]

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The Vincent Price Collection II

The Vincent Price Collection II

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Those of you who really give a damn about Halloween know full well that it’s a season and not a just some day at the tail end of October. When the clock strikes midnight and ushers in October the first, we’re granted a 31-day license to engage in a non-stop horror movie free-for-all. There is […]

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

As far as I’m concerned, the Halloween season started on September 16 this year with the release of Dark Sky Films’ 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of Tobe Hooper’s seminal Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). Anyone who truly appreciates Halloween knows that it’s more than just the one day a year when kids (and some […]

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