Tag: Horror

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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Found Footage Friday: New Clip from V/H/S

Found Footage Friday: New Clip from V/H/S

| September 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s not October yet, but scary-movie season starts right now. For the last several years, the name-of-the-game in horror has arguably been the “found-footage” film. What took root in the incredibly successful (and then, incredibly unique) The Blair Witch Project (1999), can now be seen routinely in movies like Paranormal Activity (2007), REC (2007), Cloverfield (2008), etc. And even when it’s […]

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Power Rangers Samurai: Monster Bash

Power Rangers Samurai: Monster Bash

| September 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Lionsgate Entertainment’s scatterbrained home video release schedule for Power Rangers Samurai continues in their latest Rangers title, Monster Bash, coming to DVD September 11, 2012. Lionsgate previously offered up the first eight of Samurai‘s 23 episodes in two DVD volumes in June of this year. Two months later, they pushed out the first eight episodes […]

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24 Hours of Horror Movies to Massacre Chicago!

24 Hours of Horror Movies to Massacre Chicago!

| September 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

In July, Chicago’s Portage Theater won a decisive victory over the Chicago Tabernacle Church, when the Church withdrew its bid to purchase, gut, and repurpose the nearly 100-year-old theater into a place of worship– as though it weren’t a place of worship for cinephiles already! In celebration of the theater’s continued operations, the Portage will […]

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Going Local: The 7th Annual Spooky Movie Film Fest

Going Local: The 7th Annual Spooky Movie Film Fest

| August 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

This year’s Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival will be its seventh run, but the inaugural year for its Local Filmmaker Summit on Sunday, October 14, 2012. The fest, running October 10 through the 18th, will play this year at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland, just outside Washington D.C. Of the 21 […]

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Penumbra

Penumbra

| August 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

If the last name of Penumbra‘s co-directors– Bogliano– sounds familiar, it’s likely due to Adrián García Bogliano’s festival hit Cold Sweat, which was released earlier this year by Dark Sky films. Bogliano’s name has been on the radar of more and more horror fans since the U.S. release of Rooms for Tourists in 2006, and […]