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Cold Moon Movie Review

Sep 25, 2017 No Comments by

The Southern gothic is a unique American institution that has fallen out of favor recently. I have no idea why, for there will always be something about the American South, whether it is the foggy mountains of Appalachia or the fetid swamps of the Louisiana bayou, that brings a chill to the bones. Writer Michael […]

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Havenhurst Movie Review

Jan 23, 2017 No Comments by

Havenhurst now joins the Dakota of Rosemary’s Baby, the surreal gateway to tragedy of Dario Argento’s Inferno, and the Brooklyn brownstone of The Sentinel. However, unlike those other films, the titular monstrosity of Havenhurst is not haunted by the supernatural, but by the “most dangerous game.” Director Andrew C. Erin’s Havenhurst is a taut thriller […]

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Four Pack of Fear Part II: GENOCIDE and THE LIVING SKELETON

Oct 31, 2016 5 Comments by

In the last installment of “Four Pack of Fear,” we talked a little about Japan’s Shochiku Studios and their horror-sci-fi hybrids of the late 1960s. Genocide is a continuation of this tradition, while The Living Skeleton is not. Without further ado, let’s get right down to these disgusting morsels. Genocide Also known as War of […]

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Four Pack of Fear Part I: THE X FROM OUTER SPACE and GOKE, BODY SNATCHER FROM HELL

Oct 25, 2016 No Comments by

Shochiku is not a name a lot of gaijin know. And why should they? Even connoisseurs of Japanese films are probably not familiar with the company. Founded in the late 19th century, thus making it the oldest film company in Japanese history, Shochiku originally began as the brainchild of two kabuki producers named Takejiro Otani […]

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Death Masks: Dissecting the Three Wax Museum Movies

Sep 19, 2016 1 Comment by

Certain themes have a way of repeating themselves. Call it lack of creativity or call it timelessness, but the horror movie world certainly has its fair share of commonalities. From the silent era into the early sound period, the “old dark house” genre dominated, with somewhat funny, somewhat spooky tales about wills read at midnight […]

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Observance Movie Review

Jul 25, 2016 No Comments by

It’s hard not to compare surveillance films to 1974’s The Conversation. Coppola’s thriller wrote the book on cinematic paranoia, and the only thing that’s come close to besting it is the German film The Lives of Others. Observance isn’t in the same league as those two films, but it’s one of the better “Somebody is […]

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Winners Tape All: The Henderson Brothers Story Movie Review

Jun 21, 2016 No Comments by

I should probably be recused from this review. By all accounts, I’m prejudiced. Currently, as I write this, there’s a 3X5 West Virginia flag hanging over my bed. Next to my computer is Lon Savage’s Thunder in the Mountains, which is a history of West Virginia’s mine wars, specifically 1921’s Battle of Blair Mountain. Yesterday, […]

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The Horde Movie Review

May 19, 2016 No Comments by

Welcome to Tropeland. The Horde hits them all. Directed by Jared Cohn and written and starring Paul Logan, The Horde is discount bin bloodletting, with a slapdash of direct-to-video stupidity. Logan, who has an extensive career as a subpar Steven Seagal, plays John Crenshaw, an ex-Navy SEAL who’s madly in love with a photography professor […]

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The Black Coat’s Daughter Movie Review

May 12, 2016 7 Comments by

School is hell, winter is hell, loneliness is hell. In director Osgood Perkins’s The Black Coat’s Daughter (previously entitled February) this hell is so close to being literal that blasphemous flames singe the screen. However, if you’re expecting The Black Coat’s Daughter to be all gallivanting creatures of the night in kitsch makeup, you’d be […]

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Cactus Flower EP by Asforteri Album Review

May 03, 2016 No Comments by

“A giallo is not a detective story, it is not a thriller, not a suspense movie, not a horror film.” Rather, according to Ernesto Gastaldi in Troy Howarth’s So Deadly, So Perverse, a giallo “can be any one of these things and also all of these things rolled into one.” Besides being a distinctive style […]

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