Horror Movies

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    It (2017) – Review

    eyThis is bound to trigger many people, and for that, I’m sorry. But I’ve got to say it regardless. The torch has been passed, and the definitive face of Pennywise comes in the shape of Bill Skarsgard. The 2017 It reboot has shattered all expectations – and those expectations were exceedingly...
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    Top 5 Horror Films With Good Sequels

    Top 5 Horror Films With Good Sequels by Mandi Nowitz   We all know that sequels are very rarely a good idea, with the exception of “Star Wars” and “The Godfather” and maybe a handful more. It seems as though once a movie opens to mild success, a follow-up...
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    The Hidden Meaning Behind the Saw Franchise

    The Hidden Meaning Behind the Saw Franchise by Mandi Nowitz “Saw” took the horror world by storm in 2004 when, what was to be a short film, became a box-office smash for Lions Gate Films. It was pitched by James Wan and Leigh Whannell, and it was so impressive...
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    Review – Blair Witch (2016)

    Adding to my ever-growing list of disappointing 2016 horror films is the third film with Blair Witch attached to the title. To be honest, I hate doing things like this. I absolutely hate giving bad reviews. I hate even more when I feel justified in giving these reviews – what’s going on, people? 2015...
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    The Real Story Behind Stephen King’s “Pet Sematary”

    How far is too far? As an author or filmmaker, where do you draw the line between what you can and cannot do in good conscience? For many, the line is crossed with children – or, more specifically, children dying. Which is the subject of Stephen King’s most disturbing...
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    Retro Review – Evil Dead 2 (1987)

    Sam Raimi’s cult classic The Evil Dead, released in 1981, was a somewhat serious affair – a horror movie intended to be taken as a horror movie. The story now is commonplace; a group of friends take a vacation to a cabin in the woods, only to have things go terribly...
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    The Franchise Files – Friday the 13th (2009)

    The Franchise Files – Friday the 13th (2009) The secret to creating a successful Friday the 13th movie is actually not so much of a secret. It’s an incredibly simple formula that too many screenwriters and directors over the years has chosen to ignore in attempt to keep things...
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    The Franchise Files – Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

    The Franchise Files – Freddy vs. Jason (2003) After years of waiting, the ultimate battle finally hit the silver screen in 2003. Freddy vs. Jason, a hellish concept that was cooked up as far back as the 1980’s finally came to fruition. Interestingly enough, the culmination of these two...
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    The Conjuring 2 (2016) is Everything a Horror Film Should Be

    The Conjuring 2 (2016) is Everything a Horror Film Should Be Most possession/exorcism movies fail horribly, and I suspect that the reasoning for this stems from either one or two things; laziness, in terms of using a common fear of many people as a crutch to rely on and...