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Sundance Review: The Nightmare, a Terrifying Horror-Doc
The scariest thing in the world might well be sitting in a darkened room, listening to other people tell you of their strange experiences. For a moment, doubt falls away to the suggestion of someone who so feels they were affected by, or witness to, something supernatural. Director Rodney Ascher understands this, among many other…
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Alternate, Bloody Evil Dead Remake Footage Unearthed
2013’s Evil Dead remake, directed by Fede Alvarez and produced by Sam Raimi, saw its UK television premiere this past week. To the surprise of many, this premiere was in its totally uncut form, featuring at least four scenes of deleted and alternate footage that fans of the film have been clamoring for.  Bloody Disgusting posted…
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Do You Think I’m Afraid of So Charming a Lady? Cat People (1942)
In 1941, RKO Pictures released Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane, which failed spectacularly at the box office but has gone on to be one of the most revered films ever made. In 1942, RKO was on the verge of collapse; they needed to make money, and fast. Enter Val Lewton, a Russian-American screenwriter/producer, hired by RKO…
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Scream Factory Details Invaders from Mars Blu
Few filmmakers have run through horror and its many styles and subsets like Tobe Hooper, director of the seminal The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. One of his most beloved (and varied) periods falls under the Cannon umbrella, the company for which he directed Lifeforce, Invaders From Mars and the deliciously nutty The Texas Chainsaw Massacre…
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Sundance Review: The Hallow, a Fantastic Creature Feature
The Hallow opens with a poem—cautionary couplets—a warning not to disturb the ancient and otherworldly. This faerie tale-esque intro is complemented by the film’s first images, that of a forest unlike most; the growth too vibrant, too lyrical to be inhabited by anything less than extraordinary. So it is. These creatures, mined from Irish mythology…
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Sundance Review: Reversal Wastes a Great Premise
Reversal exists on the fringes of a few other films. J.M. Cravioto’s revenge-horror admirably attempts to subvert the million ways we’ve seen this story of a captive girl told. It begins with the cathartic escape, thankfully sparing the audience 75 minutes of a woman tied (or chained) to a chair (or bed). Her captor speaks…
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New Ghostbusters Lineup Just About Set
After years of development and false starts, the long-gestating third Ghostbusters film has begun to truly take shape. Bridesmaids’ Paul Feig is helming and the team, refreshingly and in perfect accordance with his filmography, has been envisioned as all female. Now, that team is just about set, with some of the funniest contemporary performers we’ve…
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