Horror Thursday

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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by / on January 1, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: TUSK

Wallace and Teddy run a nasty, mean-spirited comedy podcast where Wallace interviews someone with a crazy story and relays the information to Teddy. Wallace leaves for Manitoba, Canada to interview a teenager with the biggest viral video on the planet […]

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

HORROR THURSDAY: A TALE OF TWO SISTERS

Soo-mi and her sister Soo-yeon return home to live with their father and stepmother after an extended absence. The sisters do not trust the stepmother, no matter what she does (good or bad). The father might as well not be […]

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

HORROR THURSDAY: HELL BABY

Jack and Vanessa move into a new neighborhood. Vanessa is about to give birth to their first child. Everything is going great until all the bad things start to happen in their new house. Things like discovering a man named […]

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

HORROR THURSDAY: HIDEOUS!

Two rival collectors of medical oddities wind up in a deadly match over the ownership of a radioactively mutated baby specimen. Despite the dealer’s best assurances, that specimen is not well-preserved. It is alive, and it’s bringing the other specimens […]

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by / on November 27, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK

I believe that Jen and Sylvia Soska, aka the Soska Sisters, might be my favorite contemporary horror directors. They have this vast range of cinematic knowledge they pull from to craft exceptionally nuanced and unexpected spins on older horror forms. […]

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by / on November 6, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: KILL BABY, KILL!

A doctor is called into a remote village to perform an autopsy in a strange case. A young woman was found impaled on a fence post outside of the manor she worked at. The villagers are highly superstitious people, refusing […]

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by / on October 30, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: THE TRIAL

Franz Kafka is not necessarily a name synonymous with horror, but perhaps he should be. His absurdist works consistently preyed on the same territory as body and conspiracy horror. Similarly, I sincerely doubt that Orson Welles ever set out to […]

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by / on October 23, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: OCULUS

Remember, children: just because a film is marketed as gore-free psychological horror doesn’t mean it’s gore-free psychological horror. Kaylie and Tim Russell are the survivors of a brutal pair of murders in their own home. Their father tortured their mother […]

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