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    The Franchise Files – A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: The Dream Master (1988)

    As the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise rumbles along, things start getting sillier and sillier. Which, in turn, means more profits for the film, and more fun for fans of campy horror. The Dream Master is the most intentionally silly film in the franchise thus far and makes no attempt to hide...
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    THE VOID (2017) Boasts Some of the Best Effects in Recent Memory

    There is a scene in The Void about thirty minutes in when a hulking beast, made completely out of practical effects, is forcing its tentacled, gooey appendages into a dead man’s face through every possible orifice. The main cast looks on in horror, and rightfully so, as this thing is nothing...
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    The Franchise Files – ANOES 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

    What. A. Comeback. I’ve already discussed my utter contempt for the second film in the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. While it’s not totally surprising that the film was a trainwreck given the rushed production and lack of participation by Wes Craven, what is surprising is that the franchise was able to come...
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    Fatal Pictures’ “HEIR” (2015) is Truly Disturbing

    Sometimes you get a really good idea and just cannot wait to get to it. You know you should spend time leading up to this glorious idea in the form of a climax, and so a long story comes about. Sometimes, this extended story cannot match the idea that spurred it....