Horror Thursday

by / on September 18, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: THE OTHERS

The blessing and the curse of having a killer twist in a horror film is only being remembered for that killer twist. The Others was so defined by the turn in the final few minutes that it now has a […]

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by / on September 11, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: WITCHFINDER GENERAL

It is surprising that more horror films haven’t focused on the horrors of the witch trials. The practice of accusing men and women of witchcraft, forcing confessions, then dunking until they drowned or attempted to swim (leading to execution) is […]

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by / on September 4, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: AS ABOVE, SO BELOW

Scarlett is an archaeologist continuing her father’s research. Her father was the leading historian on the subject of alchemy and came very close to discovering the location of the Philosopher’s Stone. Now Scarlett will stop at nothing to find the […]

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by / on August 28, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: TOWER OF EVIL

One young woman survives a horrific trip to an abandoned lighthouse and winds up in a catatonic state. Her mind has frozen her body so she doesn’t need to relive what happened on the island. An archaeological investigation requires a […]

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by / on August 21, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: C.H.U.D.

The subway tunnels of NYC have turned into a sort of home for the homeless population of the city. Fashion photographer George and reformed criminal The Reverend begin to notice some strange patterns. Peaceful undergrounders are stealing weapons out of […]

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by / on August 14, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: CONTRACTED

Sometimes, you’re just in the mood for some good old-fashioned body horror. If it happens to be a medical horror, as well, all the better. They’re too underused genres that blend well together. In Contracted, Samantha is a young woman […]

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by / on July 31, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: 13 SINS

Daniel Stamm, the writer/director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose, returns to film with another twisted spin on a well-worn horror trope. This time, we’re dealing with the psychopath’s game on a far more misanthropic level. Elliot Brindle, soon to […]

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by / on July 10, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: THE CALL OF CTHULHU

H.P. Lovecraft’s work proves a challenge for adaptation. His particular brand of weird fiction is so psychological and driven by dream logic that creating a concrete representation of his vision can result in a rather unbelievable (or even uninspiring) cinematic […]

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by / on July 3, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: DIABOLIQUE

Diabolique (or Les Diaboliques, as both titles were used in America at different times) is the epitome of a slow burn horror. Things go from bad to worse to disastrous in just under two hours bit by bit. You think […]

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by / on June 26, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE

Val Lewton was only ever involved in one sequel to his amazing run of intense, moody horror films in the 1930s/40s. That sequel was Curse of the Cat People. It has…very little to do with the original film. The cast […]

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