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All Girls Weekend Movie Review

Jun 20, 2016 No Comments

Spoiler alert: All Girls Weekend stinks. In fact, had this been All Girls Nanosecond, it still would have been a nanosecond too long. Written and directed, if you can call it that, by Lou Simon, this horrible horror story suffers fools from the get-go. Four former high school classmates get together for a weekend in […]

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Fever Movie Review

Jun 09, 2016 No Comments

Raphael Neal, the French actor turned auteur, shows admirable restraint and grace with Fever, his film festival darling loosely based on the Leopold and Loeb murder that resulted in a fascinating trial that captivated America in the 1920s. As with that crime, two well-to-do students commit a murder for nothing more than the thrill of […]

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Dead Letters Book Review

May 26, 2016 No Comments

Sadly, I’m not particularly familiar with Conrad Williams, the British author whose award-winning works in the horror and fantasy genres have earned him acclaim and distinction. Heard of him, yes. Read him, no. And that’s still the case, save for the introduction to Dead Letters, a short-story anthology Williams conceived and edited. In it, he […]

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Blood Rush Movie Review

Apr 12, 2016 1 Comment

Ahhhh, we love us some Michael Madsen. Is there anything scarier, more shocking, frigidly colder in cinematic history than Reservoir Dog’s Vic Vega, aka Mr. Blonde, mutilating a cop while singing/dancing along to “Stuck in the Middle with You”? Conscience? Uh, no. But we digress, except to say Madsen is back — sort of — […]

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A Haunting in Cawdor Movie Review

Mar 09, 2016 No Comments

Cary Elwes deserves a better fate in A Haunting in Cawdor. Distinguished veteran of The Princess Bride, Glory, and Saw, to name a few, here Elwes elevates a script long on potential but short on results. It’s a shame, too, given such a promising start. Vivian Miller (Shelby Young) is a troubled young woman who […]

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Deadly Famous Movie Review

Feb 16, 2016 No Comments

Early success in Hollywood, whether for child actors or one-hit wonders, leads more often to ostracism than Oscars. Take the case of Alan Miller. Here’s a self-professed Shakespearian actor whose career has been stuck in reverse for 20 years. Is he waiting tables? No, he’s simply growing more bitter with every passing day, even as […]

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OMG… We’re in a Horror Movie!!! Review

Feb 04, 2016 No Comments

We’re all familiar with horror movie clichés. Let’s face it, fright films may be the most parodied of all genres. The Wayans brothers and their affiliates turned the Scream franchise into comedy gold with their Scary Movie collection. Cabin in the Woods ranks as both parody and classic. Slither is sensationally funny and cynical. And […]

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The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School

Jan 26, 2016 No Comments

Amy Thomsett found herself sleeping one too many times on the ceiling, so it’s off to boarding school for this young girl with the ability to float. So begins Kim Newman’s The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School. As a title, it’s a mouthful. As a novel, it’s a marvel. Newman, the British author who is […]

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The Laughing Mask Movie Review

Dec 17, 2015 No Comments

I’m at a loss for words. There are only so many synonyms for “bad.” The Laughing Mask, directed by Michael Aguiar and a cast that should seek refuge in the witness protection program, is such a mess of a movie that it hardly qualifies as cinematic. It’s so disjointed and disastrous as to be, uh, […]

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The Horror Network Movie Review

Nov 12, 2015 No Comments

Considering The Horror Network Vol. 1 has been floating in the ether – if not in theaters – for a year or two, we’re a little late to the party with this review. But let’s assume compliments have no expiration date. As anthologies go, this won’t rank up there with Creepshow or even venerable TV […]

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