Horror

Shadow People

Shadow People

| April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

I had a surreal moment at the beginning of my viewing of Shadow People.  When we’re first introduced to the Charlie character, he’s hosting his late night radio show and we only hear his voice.  He’s talking to a caller, who is asking about a girl he likes on facebook but doesn’t know how to […]

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Evil Dead (2013) Review

Evil Dead (2013) Review

| April 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fede Alvarez’s remake/reboot of Evil Dead is fiercely relentless and one of the best big budget horror offerings I’ve seen in awhile. While the film isn’t perfect, it gets the big epic moments right, which makes it extremely easy to look past its flaws. While it still retains the kids being cooped up in a […]

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Tormented 3D

Tormented 3D

| April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Famous for 2002′s Ju-On: The Grudge, Takashi Himizu has now brought us Tormented 3D, which was literally called Rabbit Horror 3D in its native Japan. This 2011 film follows Kiriko (Hikari Mitsuhima), a mute girl who lives with her storybook artist father, Kohei (Teruyuki Kagawa) and her younger half-brother, Daigo (Takeru Shibuya). One day after […]

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Hollow Man Double Feature Blu-Ray

Hollow Man Double Feature Blu-Ray

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

I remember the first time I saw Hollow Man, when it first came out in theaters in 2000.  I was about 16 and thought it was really intense, visually awesome, and quite sexy.  Apparently it didn’t bother me that most of the sexuality here has a creepy rape factor to it.  I’ve seen the film […]

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In Their Skin

In Their Skin

| March 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jeremy Power Regimbal’s In Their Skin is a decent home invasion film that lacks the panache of Michel Haneke’s Funny Games or the creepiness of Bustillo and Maury’s À l’intérieur (Inside). After the tragic events of losing their daughter, Mark (Joshua Close) and Mary (Selma Blair) Hughes, along with their son Brendon (Quinn Lord) plan […]

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Nobody Gets Out Alive

Nobody Gets Out Alive

| February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Film technology keeps getting cheaper and cheaper, and more and more people crank out more and more movies every day. A lot of these are takes on familiar tropes, and “kids in the woods with a killer” is a highly popular one since it only requires a few things: “kids,” woods, some fake blood. It’s […]

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Mimesis

Mimesis

| February 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s not unusual to watch a film and be reminded of other films that may have– or obviously have– influenced it. However, to be reminded of an influence and to actually watch a film where that influence is actively woven into the fabric of the new film is rare. One of the reasons for this […]

Cherry Tree Lane

Cherry Tree Lane

| February 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

UK director Paul Andrew Williams first gained the attention of worldwide horror audiences with his 2008 feature The Cottage, a mix of crime comedy and slasher film. Many fans were charmed by Williams’ patchwork monster of a film, although others found both parts of the film somewhat lacking. Williams had a story credit on Tom […]

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The Possession

The Possession

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Exorcism has been a hot topic in horror film for the last few years, and the field eventually got so crowded that The Possession had to bring something different to the table. And it literally does bring something different to the standard possession/exorcism story, an interesting bit of Jewish mysticism called a “Dibbuk Box.” Allegedly […]

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House at the End of the Street

House at the End of the Street

| January 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s entirely possible to make a great horror movie without shedding a single drop of blood, but is it possible to make a passable slasher movie without doing so? Whether this is a question that needed to be answered is up for debate, but the PG-13 House at the End of the Street takes a […]

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