Just the facts ma’am. Or so one might expect the detective keeping vigil outside of the house in a rumpled raincoat to ask. He chews on his obligatory cigar and sips at his obligatory coffee that we will presume has gone cold. Nothing that the Lutz family does, whether it be George chopping firewood on

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IN THE BEGINNING In 1984, Ghostbusters was the first film I was allowed to see in the theatre without my mother. My friends and I sat close to the screen, not yet understanding the nuances of seat selection in a large cinema, and craned our necks in awe. It was the first comedy blockbuster in

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True love is forever… and for some it even transcends death! While that might sound romantic, horror fans know better. For this profoundly disturbing Valentine’s Day read, we have compiled a list of movies featuring love of the “not so living” kind! ***Warning: Many of the films on this list are considered extreme cinema and

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Cosmic Dawn Film Review

Cosmic Dawn is one of those films that is difficult to summarize, wherein the plot is not nearly as important as the experience. Furthermore, the production fluctuates between amateurism and cinematic brilliance. The result, although varied, will make for the ideal viewing experience for the right audience. So, lets try to unravel the mystery of

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As the temperature of sin and plague begins to rise within the town of Loudun, France, it is hard not to notice the white brick walls that fortify the commune rising above it all; an unnervingly blank canvas waiting to be smeared. Like Chekov’s gun, there are expectations by the third act something must explode

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Satan Claus is an Italian/American low budget slasher horror, written by Simonetta Mostarda and directed by Massimiliano Cerchi. Well versed in independent horror, Massimiliano is known for directing such lo-fi additions to the genre as Hellinger (1997), Brainmaster (1993) and Holy Terror (2002), to name a few. Over the years, there have been rumours that

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When it comes to lost media, there are a variety of reasons as to how the media came to be missing in the first place. But, by far the most egregious reason, in my opinion anyway, is legal battles over distribution rights and mishandled releases; the incompetence of a third party ruining any chances of

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When the found footage genre came to be in the late 90s, the cinematic technique was hailed as an inventive, tenable new perspective on horror that was great for budgetary restraints. Although, since then, the genre has become clichéd and stale, titles often disregard the realism aspect that made the films popular to begin with.

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As streaming services diversify and begin to overtake traditional forms of media, horror has always seemed to be an afterthought when it comes to film acquisition. Often opting for the same few staples of the horror genre as well as poorly made, low-budget titles that rarely seem to hit the mark when it comes to

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14Japanese cinema frequently uses Westerners as extras, so much so that is common for people staying in Japan for an extended period to up with an agency and fill background roles. However, a less prevalent trend is a Westerner having more creative control of an Asian movie, a unique example exhibited here in the instance

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