Tag: Horror

Boogiepop and Others

Boogiepop and Others

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

As much as I love the Boogiepop Phantom TV series, I can honestly say that its narrative can feel a bit impenetrable. The live action film version, Boogiepop and Others, which is based off of the first light novel, makes for a much smoother transition and an easier effort, that could help people get into […]

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Blood-C: The Complete Series

Blood-C: The Complete Series

| January 22, 2013 | 1 Comments

Uncompromising, subversive and incredibly violent are but a few of the many words that can describe Blood-C. Made in a collaboration between Production I.G. and CLAMP, this sort-of spin off of the original movie made in 2000, Blood: The Last Vampire, is one the most riveting horror anime TV shows of recent years and certainly […]

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Silent Night, Deadly Night: Double Feature

Silent Night, Deadly Night: Double Feature

| December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

The surprising thing about Silent Night, Deadly Night–you know, that film about a serial killer in a Santa Claus suit– is how straight the whole thing’s played. Although the film stirred concerned parents around the country into an uproar back in 1984 over its blatant exploitation of Christmas imagery to make a quick, B-movie buck, […]

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The Ghostmaker

The Ghostmaker

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Lionsgate’s horror slate hasn’t been all that impressive lately, and unfortunately this trend continues with The Ghostmaker. Originally titled Box of Shadows, the film was picked up by Lionsgate for distribution directly to DVD, and it does feature an intriguing concept. This automatically puts it on a higher level than previous releases from this year […]

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Ti West’s The Sacrament in Production

Ti West’s The Sacrament in Production

| November 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Rising star in the world of horror, Ti West has begun production on his latest film The Sacrament. Shooting in picturesque (and perhaps appropriately Gothic) Savannah, Georgia, the horror/thriller is now in its third week principal photography and has officially announced its cast. Starring familiars of his previous efforts like Joe Swanberg (V.H.S.), Kentucker Audley (V.H.S.) and AJ Bowen (House […]

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The Flintstones: Prime-Time Specials Collection (Vol. 1)

The Flintstones: Prime-Time Specials Collection (Vol. 1)

| October 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Just in time for Halloween, Warner Archive has released the first MOD DVD volume collecting The Flintstones‘ Prime-Time Specials, which most prominently includes “The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone” (1980) Each of the two specials featured herein boast a running time of 50 minutes, making this well worth the $14.95 price tag, especially with the […]

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Wrong Turn 5

Wrong Turn 5

| October 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Wrong Turn has the unique distinction of easily being one of horror’s most forgettable franchises. It all started back in 2003 with the first film, which followed several adventurers as they were silently stalked and ruthlessly murdered by a bunch of backwater, inbred cannibals. Since then, every so often, another installment is quietly released to […]

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Movieside brings The Massacre to the Portage Theater, October 20-21

Movieside brings The Massacre to the Portage Theater, October 20-21

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again, Chicago– time to spend a lot of time in dark rooms watching horror movies to prep for Halloween! And this year, the various theaters and film groups around Chicago certainly aren’t disappointing with a ton of great programming. One of the longest-running current traditions, however, has a new home: […]

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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?: Anniversary Edition

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?: Anniversary Edition

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Thriller” is certainly the classification most commonly associated with Robert Aldrich’s 1962 film, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, and it suffices. But to my mind, there is no more fitting a genre assignment for this picture than horror. This story of deranged, former child star, Baby Jane (Bette Davis), and the mental and physical […]

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After Dusk They Come

After Dusk They Come

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

People always tell me that being a film reviewer must be a great job. It really is but, like every job, it has its up and downs. They ask me, “Well, what could be so hard about reviewing movies? I mean, you get to watch movies all the time!” Correction, folks. I have to watch […]

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