Category Archives: The Evil of the Thriller – Everything Horror

Remade in the 2000s: De Palma, Cohen, and Carpenter

They’re some of my faves—Sisters (1973), It’s Alive (1974), and The Fog (1980). In the new millennium they all got the remake treatment. So, were they treated well? You’ll need a working knowledge of the original films to get what … Continue reading

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3 doses of wicked women from the 1980s

I’m close to being tapped of any 1980s horror in my collection that I haven’t yet blogged about, and I cross three more off the list with this nostalgic triple feature. GHOST STORY (1981) I read Peter Straub’s novel in … Continue reading

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My Halloween horrorthon 2018 starts with American Fright Fest

It’s that time of year when I salivate in anticipation of Halloween-themed horror movies flooding the market, and American Fright Fest is the first to sneak onto Amazon Prime. Yes, it’s another haunted attraction horror flick, but this one offers … Continue reading

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STREAM QUEEN: two new takes on familiar plots

You may feel like you’ve seen this all before, but these two films on Prime really add something unexpected, making this a fun and familiar double feature with some surprises along the way. APARTMENT 212 (2017) As a big fan … Continue reading

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Horror fun with 2005 demons and 2006 killer creatures

I can’t believe the first decade of the new millennium ended almost a decade ago. I also can’t believe how many films I bought on DVD from the decade…until I watch them and re-experience how much fun some of them … Continue reading

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Two 90s anthologies that needed more than two stories each

3 master horror writers, 3 major horror directors, yet both of these movies draw out forgettable tales that would have worked better had they been shorter…which would have allowed each movie to squeeze in a third story! TWO EVIL EYES … Continue reading

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Houses of horror through the 1970s

Nope, not The Amityville Horror house. These are six other horror houses from the decade. Maybe it’s because I grew up on so much of this shit that I simply can’t get into the resurgence of it in mainstream horror … Continue reading

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A possessed pianist, a Nessie wannabe, and Nosferatu in the 1970s

Nothing screams second-tier 70s like this triple feature I watched as I continue to dig through all the DVDs left in my possession after my brother’s passing last summer. And speaking of possession… THE MEPHISTO WALTZ (1971) Alan Alda stars … Continue reading

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A zomcom vs. a zomdram that doesn’t stand a chance

The headline says it all, so let’s get right to my completely biased opinion about this pair of recent zombie films. DEAD SHACK (2017) Dead Shack is my kind of zombedy. The plot is simple, there are minimal characters, it’s … Continue reading

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1980s dolls vs. 1990s blood dolls!

Before Chucky, there was Dolls! And by the time Chucky found a wife, Full Moon had milked killer dolls to death, mostly with the Puppet Master movies, and then with its own rip-off film, Blood Dolls! Seems like Charles Band … Continue reading

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