Horror Thursday

by / on April 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: THE ABCS OF DEATH 2

26 directors from around the world were challenged to make short horror films inspired by the alphabet. The connecting factor is death. Someone must die in each short. Other than that, the directors have free reign to do whatever they […]

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by / on April 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: SUSPENDED ANIMATION

An animation director goes out for an ice fishing trip with his friends. His snowmobile flips against a tree and he winds up in the isolated house of the Boulette Sisters. It’s two Annie Wilkes for the price of one […]

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by / on March 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: A SHORT VISION

The year is 1956. The memories of WWII still lingered as the Cold War ramped up. A quiet little town is undisturbed at night when a strange, silent, massive flying machine approaches with great speed. By the time the witnesses […]

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by / on March 5, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: A SHOGGOTH ON THE ROOF: THE INVESTIGATION

In the 1980s, the HP Lovecraft Historical Society received a mysterious handwritten libretto for a parody musical called A Shoggoth on the Roof. That would be a Lovecraftian spin on A Fiddler on the Roof if you didn’t catch it. […]

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by / on February 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: CONDEMNED TO LIVE

Condemned to Live is in many ways a typical film from the early days of Hollywood. The acting is quite exaggerated, still using that theatrical presence and projection to sell the scene to the back of the house. The sets […]

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by / on February 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: HORROR EXPRESS

Imagine if Agatha Christie wrote a horror mystery. What elements would appear in the story? If set on a train, surely there would be an international cast of unexpected traveling companions with various expertise on board. There’d be some kind […]

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by / on February 5, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: THE MACHINE THAT KILLS BAD PEOPLE

Did you know famed Italian film director Roberto Rossellini made a horror comedy film? It’s true. The Machine that Kills Bad People is an absurdist comedy about a photographer receiving a gift from Saint Andrew. The gift is a camera […]

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by / on January 29, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: NIGHTSCARE

You know you’re in for a special kind of bad film experience when a crime scene investigation hours after a mysterious death still has the body smoldering on the ground. Nightscare is one of the many dream psychology horror films […]

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by / on January 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: KURONEKO

Kuroneko is a very difficult film to watch. It is a period ghost story set during Heian period of Japanese history (the last age of the samurais, if you will). It is a revenge drama, a forbidden love story, and […]

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by / on January 15, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE

The Exorcism of Emily Rose tries to do something very unusual with religious horror. In telling the tale of a trial surrounding Emily Rose’s death during an exorcism, writer/director Scott Derrickson and writer Paul Harris Boardman refuse to side with […]

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