Reviews

by / on September 15, 2016 at 3:00 pm / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: THE FURY

I don’t know why, but I’ve yet to see what I would consider a particularly successful genre film about government forces attempting to weaponize psychic abilities. It seems like a small niche, but quite a few horror and science fiction films […]

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by / on September 1, 2016 at 3:00 pm / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: THE SILENCED

The Silenced is a Korean horror film inspired by the Japanese control of Korea during World War II. Shizuko (really Joo-ran) is forced into a boarding school for unwell teenage girls in Seoul by her father and stepmother as they […]

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by / on August 4, 2016 at 3:00 pm / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: THE TORMENT OF LAURIE ANN CULLOM

The Torment of Laurie Ann Cullom likes to play with genre expectations. The opening credit scroll is reminiscent of the recent wave of found footage/this is a true story films that overtook horror for quite a few years. The throwback […]

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by / on June 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: SUBSPECIES

In Trannsylvania, the King of the Vampires (Angus Scrimm) awaits the return of his heir. Unfortunately, bastard child Radu gets their first, stabs the King, and assumes control of the all-powerful Blood Stone. Three graduate students arrive in the village […]

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by / on June 2, 2016 at 3:00 pm / in Horror Thursday

HORROR THURSDAY: THE DEN

The Den is a horror film inspired by the rise of Chat Roulette and similar random video chatting sites on the internet. Elizabeth receives a grant from her university to study the impact of relative anonymity on conversations in The […]

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by / on May 19, 2016 at 3:00 pm / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: HUSH

Hush is a home invasion horror film about a deaf novelist being tormented by a total stranger for no reason. I could also say that Hush is a modern home invasion horror film and be accurate enough. All too often now, the […]

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by / on April 14, 2016 at 3:00 pm / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: THE FALLING

The Falling is, quite honestly, one of the strangest horror films I’ve ever seen. After the death of their close friend Abby, a group of young women in a boarding school begin to experience uncontrollable fainting spells and mass hysteria. […]

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by / on April 7, 2016 at 3:00 pm / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE

10 Cloverfield Lane is the giant monster attack/apocalypse horror film we deserved when the original Cloverfield came out in 2008. That film was an ambitious but messy shakycam disaster film with the bones of a good intimate horror/survival film trapped inside. 10 […]

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by / on March 28, 2016 at 3:00 am / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

VINTAGE VAULT: ROOM SERVICE

The Marx Brothers were always known for a very frenetic style of comedy in their films. Anything could, and usually did, happen. Things like story and plot usually took a back seat to just making sure the boys had plenty […]

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by / on March 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: THE IMOM

“The iMom” is a satirical horror/sci-fi short by writer/director Ariel Martin. It opens with an infomercial advertising the benefits of a a digital mother surrogate (including actual footage of one of the increasingly realistic androids being developed in laboratories) before […]

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