Black Swan Movie Review

Feb 14, 2011 4 Comments

BLACK SWAN is director Darren Aronofsky’s late contribution to the world of cinema in 2010. On the surface this film is revelatory of the excruciating world of professional ballet, replete with arduous competition, mental and physical exhaustion, betrayal, and at the same time the utmost beauty and grace of movement. But in BLACK SWAN the […]

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Cannibal Holocaust: Welcome to the Jungle

Feb 08, 2011 7 Comments

Ravenous Monster’s retrospective series of sick and twisted cinema continues….  “Cannibal Holocaust” is a grimy, twisted little classic that’s greater than the sum of its parts.  These are parts that run the gamut of taste and ethical virtue, mind you.  Porn stars, authentic animal butchery, real-deal Amazon tribesmen, depictions of sexual violence, cannibalism, and rape.  Top […]

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The Rite Movie Review

Jan 30, 2011 3 Comments

Hello everybody!  I’m your teacher Billy, and this is my workshop on “How to Make Bad Horror Films”.  Don’t be nervous.  It’s much easier than one might think.  In fact, the more brittle you are, the more you’re prone to making gargantuan mistakes, doubt yourself, and end up with a cliché film – all of […]

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The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires: Beast Meets West!

Jan 24, 2011 No Comments

Ravenous Monster is proud to present you with the first gruesome diagnosis from the good Dr. Abner Mality of WormwoodChronicles.com…. Readers of a certain age (often referred to as “over the hill”) will definitely recall the famous ad campaign for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in the 1970’s. It dwelled upon how an unlikely combination of […]

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Edgar Allan Poe: Memories of Prospero’s Clock

Jan 16, 2011 No Comments

Even in Baltimore, as history-drenched a city as you’ll find in the United States, Edgar Allan Poe stands out as a favored son.  He was by birth a Bostonian, and lived for a time in both Virginia and New York, but Baltimore has claimed him.  In school, Halloween meant an inevitable reading of “The Raven” […]

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Interview with Screenwriter Bob Heske

Jan 03, 2011 1 Comment

The horror genre and independent filmmaking have a relationship similar to that of Ramen Noodles and dorm cooking.  These two relationships exist for several reasons, one of which is the relative accessibility of the means required to achieve an end that’s entirely gratifying.  In one case we achieve lunch, dinner, maybe even breakfast, and in […]

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The Walking Dead and TV Horror

Dec 20, 2010 1 Comment

The television horror genre has its arm twisted behind its back and up against the lockers by a big bully named “The Walking Dead” (TWD) on AMC.  It’s a horror hit with hardcore genre fans, and also to your median human.  Why?   People who wouldn’t normally go see a horror flick gave it a chance […]

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Dexter Season 5 Review

Dec 13, 2010 5 Comments

In 2006, the premium cable network Showtime introduced us to Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), the unassuming Miami Homicide forensics expert and prolific serial killer.  The series became an instant hit, providing mainstream audiences with a truly compelling weekly drama which also included buckets of plasma and gore, appealing to those of us who enjoy […]

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Is It Horror?

Dec 05, 2010 6 Comments

The other day my lovely and extremely patient girlfriend was telling me about a soon-to-be-ex-coworker whose ambition is to be a roadie for Bon Jovi.  “She’s only missed six out of forty-four Bon Jovi concerts this year,” said Ashley. “And she’s quitting her job because they won’t give her time off to go see him […]

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Paranormal Activity 2 Movie Review

Nov 22, 2010 No Comments

What do movies with a relentless killing machine and an old man chasing a little boy through a tomato patch have in common? Their sequels were as good, if not better, than their predecessors.  Of course I’m talking about “The Terminator” and “The Godfather”. So if you loved the first Paranormal Activity there might be […]

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