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Throwback Thursday Review: “When a Stranger Calls” (1979)

Back in 2014, I had the pleasure of meeting, and chatting with, Fred Walton. I knew him as the director of a couple of all time horror classics, but what I didn’t know was that he lived a quiet, coffee-centered existence ...
 
7.0
 
 
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“Frankenstein Created Bikers” Is Everything You Could Ask For In An Exploitation Flick

Thank the grindhouse gods! The Impalers are back from the dead and badder than ever, in writer/director James Bickert‘s new film “Frankenstein Created Bikers”. The horror genre has seen more than its fair shar...
 
7.0
 
 
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Netflix Recommendation: “Backcountry” Is A Terrifying Man Vs. Nature Thriller

I once wrote a college paper, for my analysis of film class, on how “Jaws” was the scariest movie of all time. Not because of the usual horror elements like horrific gore, or a masked killer stalking a bunch of terr...
 
7.8

 
 
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Review: “The Devil’s Candy” Starts Off Slow and Moves Into Ridiculousness

One of my favorite horror movies of all time is Sean Byrne’s “The Loved Ones”. I remember when my fiancee kept trying to get me to watch it and I kept opting for something else. Finally one day I surrendered t...
 
5.3
 
 
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Review: “Trash Fire” Will Make You Uneasy, But Maybe You Like That?

  Ricky Bates Jr. is certainly carving out his own little space, in the indie horror world. Using a concoction of dark, satirical humor and bloody violence, the writer/director consistently makes films that are not only ch...
 
6.8
 
 
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Review: “Get Out” Lives Up To the Hype

I am an opponent of people talking up any movie. I’m sure I’ve been guilty of it (see any conversation I’ve ever had about ‘The Witch’) but that doesn’t mean I appreciate it any more. I can r...
 
8.3

 
 
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Review: “XX” Showcases The Talents Of It’s Four Fearsome, Female Directors

Horror anthologies have seen a major resurgence recently. As always, they have been a mixed bag of good and not so good, but more often than not they are entertaining and show off the talents of young, up-and-coming writers and...
 
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Netflix Recommendation: “The Similars” Is A Bizarre and Hilarious Journey

Pretty much every day at least a few people post on Facebook that they need recommendations on something to watch. They’ve seen all the big Hollywood releases they wanted to, they’ve watched the classics for the hun...
 
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Review: “The Love Witch” Is A Perfect Blend Of Style And Substance

  Writer/director/everything-in-between Anna Biller accomplishes more than a few impressive things, in her new film “The Love Witch”. Mixing her own witch’s brew of glorious Technicolor, wardrobe, and sco...
 
8.3

 
 
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Review: “The Girl With All the Gifts” Is a Fresh, New take on the Zombie Sub-genre

  It is far from easy, to create a zombie movie that feels original these days. The genre has been done to death, and more often than not the results are ho-hum at best. In director Colm McCarthy’s “The Girl Wi...
 
8.0