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reviewed Creepshow 2. October 07, 2012
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*1/2 out of ****    "Creepshow 2" is absolute laziness stemmed from an absolutely inspired idea. The first "Creepshow" was an utterly fantastic anthology horror film that told three …
reviewed Silent House. October 07, 2012
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Silent House
**1/2 out of ****    I have rather vague memories of Gustavo Hernandez's disappointing "La Casa Muda" (literal English translation: "The Silent House"). What I do remember is that …
reviewed Suspiria (1977). October 07, 2012
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Suspiria (1977)
**** out of ****    What is a nightmare but a string of unexplainable, sometimes unrelated events that awaken the most negative of emotions from within us whilst we are not actually, …
reviewed Alien 3. September 26, 2012
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Alien 3
*1/2 out of ****    "Alien 3" is a truly detestable disaster. It shall forever be known as the first truly weak link in the "Alien" franchise after an impressive two-film winning streak. …
reviewed Area 407. September 16, 2012
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Area 407
* out of ****    I'll never understand what IFC Films sees in half the films they help distribute; especially the films that are a part of their IFC Midnight sub-chain, which specializes …
reviewed The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence). August 27, 2012
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The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)
** out of ****    Let's be real and honest for a second: "The Human Centipede" wasn't nearly as bad as the media made it out to be. Tom Six's contribution to the "torture porn" trend …
reviewed The Hitcher (1986 movie). August 17, 2012
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** out of ****    Robert Harmon's "The Hitcher" is a crowd-pleaser slasher movie. The original script that didn't make it to the screen was a lot darker and violent and was therefore …
reviewed Cat People (1942 movie). August 17, 2012
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**** out of ****    As much as I love a good movie monster; I really do miss the days when producers either didn't have the money to show their grotesque creations of the imagination …
reviewed Creepshow. August 17, 2012
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***1/2 out of ****    In 1982, two of horror's greatest living legends, author Stephen King and director George Romero ("Night of the Living Dead", "Martin"), combined their twisted …
reviewed Scarecrows (movie). August 17, 2012
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* out of ****    I literally have nothing to say for this film and just how bad it is. It shoots itself in the foot from the get-go, opening with a horrifyingly misguided sequence …
reviewed Dead Alive. August 17, 2012
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Dead Alive (Unrated) (Sp) (1993)
**** out of ****    I love blood. I love guts. I love gore. I love anything (artificial) that flows in large amounts, even if we aren't speaking of bodily fluids. But if we are, then …
reviewed The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975 m.... June 24, 2012
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**** out of ****    Characterized by its signature catchy lyrics, dancing trannies, midnight movie stylistics, and blood-red pouty lips on the common poster; "The Rocky Horror Picture …
reviewed The Dead (film). June 14, 2012
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The Dead
*** out of ****    "The Dead" possesses all the bare essentials of a zombie movie. That shouldn't be enough for it to succeed, yet here we are; with a respectable and well-made horror …
reviewed Sleepy Hollow (film). May 31, 2012
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Sleepy Hollow
***1/2 out of ****    Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is such a timeless classic of Gothic terror that just about everyone has tried to adapt it successfully. I have …
reviewed Last Broadcast. May 12, 2012
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Last Broadcast
** out of ****    It's the upper end of the 1990's, and a film crew that works exclusively for New Jersey-based reality television program "Fact or Fiction" is hitting rock bottom. …
reviewed Pontypool. April 29, 2012
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Pontypool
*** out of ****    I was not aware that there was really a small town in Ontario, Canada called Pontypool until I saw the movie of the same name. There is also a Pontypool located …
reviewed The Hills Have Eyes (1977 movie). April 29, 2012
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The Hills Have Eyes
** out of ****    An American family, California-bound by RV and car, stop at a creepy gas station ran by a shady old man. We know that the gas station is creepy - and that the old …
reviewed Martyrs. April 11, 2012
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**** out of ****    "Martyrs" is a true - and great - horror movie in the sense that it's not the kind that is best enjoyed with popcorn and soda. Today, the higher paying audience …
reviewed Fido. April 02, 2012
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Fido
** out of ****    I have seen my share of zombie films both good and bad; and the Canadian-made "Fido" isn't either. It's a satirical horror-comedy with an intriguing premise, but …
reviewed The Silent House. April 02, 2012
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The Silent House
** out of ****    The definition of "horror" states that - in the context of cinema - for a film to qualify as a successful entry into this genre, it must unnerve and elicit both negative …
reviewed Paranormal Activity 3 (2011 film). March 21, 2012
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Paranormal Activity 3
** out of ****    Oren Peli's majorly successful "Paranormal Activity" was a found-footage horror movie about a young LA couple - Mica and Katie - who set up cameras all over their …
reviewed The Stuff. March 15, 2012
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*** out of ****    Larry Cohen's "The Stuff" concerns the discovery of a mysterious bubbling goo that some man located in the arctic or somewhere like that happens upon and samples; …
reviewed Cannibal Holocaust. March 15, 2012
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Cannibal Holocaust
**** out of ****    "The one that goes all the way!" "The Most Controversial Film of All-Time!" "Ripout! Barbeque! Devour! How long can you take it?" So goes just three of the many …
reviewed Final Destination 5. March 01, 2012
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Final Destination 5
*** out of ****    As "Final Destination 5" begins, so does the opening titles credits sequence; which is probably one of the coolest I've seen not only out of the entire 5-film series, …
reviewed The Thing (2011 film). March 01, 2012
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The Thing
*1/2 out of ****    "The Thing" opens with the discovery of a flying saucer that has - since it has gone unnoticed and undiscovered until now - been buried under deep depths of Antarctic …
reviewed Grave Encounters. March 01, 2012
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Grave Encounters
*** out of ****    "Grave Encounters" is like the love child of "The Blair Witch Project" and "REC". No, there aren't any zombies - or "infected, if you will - as in the latter, but …
reviewed An American Haunting. February 23, 2012
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An American Haunting (Unrated Edition) (2006)
*1/2 out of ****    "An American Haunting" doesn't get a single thing right in regards to being a good, scary, or engaging horror picture. But there is one thing that earns it a few …
reviewed Paranormal Activity 2. February 18, 2012
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Paranormal Activity 2
*1/2 out of ****    I don't blame director Tod Williams for the failure of "Paranormal Activity 2". I blame the studio for wanting to expand on a premise that seemed just about worn …
reviewed The Woman in Black (2012 film). February 13, 2012
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The Woman in Black
*** out of ****    There's a fascinating scene in "The Woman in Black" where an eye scans a condensed room through a peephole in the door that conceals all that lies within it. The …
reviewed Martin (movie). February 13, 2012
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**** out of ****    George Romero's "Martin" opens rather ingeniously with a scene taking place on a train. It is there that we meet the titular protagonist Martin (John Amplas); a …
reviewed Hostel Part II. February 13, 2012
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Hostel Part II
* out of ****    "Hostel: Part II" is the answer to the question of what's wrong with the horror genre as of late. In a nearly artless 95 minutes of feminine-exclusive exploitation; …
reviewed And Soon the Darkness (2010). February 01, 2012
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And Soon the Darkness (2010)
* out of ****    Most who see 2010's "And Soon the Darkness" will not know that it's a close remake of a 70's film of the same name. This is only appropriate, given that the original …
reviewed I Drink Your Blood. January 28, 2012
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I Drink Your Blood
**** out of ****    A Satanic cult of hippies enters a small ghost town. They're looking for trouble; assuming that it won't dare confront them, knowing the kind of things that they're …
reviewed Frozen (movie). January 28, 2012
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Frozen (movie)
*** out of ****    The trio of protagonists in Adam Green's "Frozen" - Parker (Emma Bell), Dan (Kevin Zegers), and Joe (Shawn Ashmore) - find themselves in a sticky situation. They've …
reviewed The House by the Cemetery. January 28, 2012
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The House by the Cemetery
*** out of ****    "The House by the Cemetery" is an exceptional example of a movie so bad that it's actually pretty good; perhaps even great. Under the direction of Lucio "Godfather …
reviewed Hatchet II. January 28, 2012
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Hatchet II
** out of ****    Making "Hatchet II" work wasn't much of a task. I was almost sure that Adam Green - returning for the sequel as both writer and director of Victor Crowley's legacy …
reviewed Piranha. January 19, 2012
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Piranha
*** out of ****    It takes a truly inspired filmmaker to channel tongue-in-cheek horror, in-jokes and references, comedic and plentiful blood-and-gore, and to top it all off; an idea …
reviewed The Fog. January 09, 2012
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The Fog
*** out of ****    I absolutely adore seaside terror. As a resident of coastal Maine; I can relate to these tales for their locations, their adapted characters, their situations, and …
reviewed The Innkeepers. December 30, 2011
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The Innkeepers
*** out of ****      It would seem that haunted house movies are making a return. Most recently, we got the surprising little horror flick "Insidious" - which dealt with …
reviewed Borderland. December 24, 2011
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Borderland
*1/2 out of ****    "Borderland" is the kind of horror film that most genre fans will right up. One minute, it's an easy-going dramedy about three friends chasing beaver, and in another; …
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