Tag: Horror

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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Halloween’s Coming: Monsters on TV

Halloween’s Coming: Monsters on TV

| September 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Monsters are everywhere all the time in this industry, but never get so much attention as they do in October. As we approach the end of summer and the start of fall, monsters are invading the small screen for your horror enjoyment. Here’s just a few of what’s to come to your television this weekend: […]

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Area 407

Area 407

| September 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

IFC Entertainment is a well-known distributor and leader in the independent film industry.  You might assume their films would be high-brow international or “art cinema” films, but interestingly they have multiple brands and a range of films.  One of their more recent releases is Area 407, released on DVD, which joins the ranks of other […]

Re-Animator on Blu-ray

Re-Animator on Blu-ray

| September 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Even after 27 years, Stuart Gordon’s zombie-filled gore fest from 1985 still wows newcomers to the cinematically-realized world of H.P. Lovecraft’s Miskatonic University, where graduate student Herbert West (played with maniacal zeal by Jeffrey Combs) conducts mad experiments on the dead. Honestly, were someone to claim in my presence that Re-Animator stands as the single […]

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