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Kevin Tenney: in the wake of the great demon incident

I was the guy my boss turned to back in the 80s when the horror movie screeners arrived at our video store—it was my job to watch them and let him know if they were worth buying for the store … Continue reading

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From the 90s VHS graveyard comes…

Killer video games, a giant woman, bloodthirsty dinosaurs, and aliens. I take a look at 4 from the last decade of the 20th century. BRAIN TWISTERS (1991) Clearly a product of its time, Brain Twisters may have a 1991 timestamp, … Continue reading

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Don’t break down in the cold or the aliens will get you!

A deformed masked killer flick, a chilly thriller from an established horror director, and a low budget alien indie. So did any of these streaming selections win me over? ENGINE TROUBLE (aka: Junior) (2002) What begins as an ominous intro … Continue reading

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I’ll have the Xtro, hold the Xtra Xtros

Ah, Xtro. One of those drug trips I took as a teen just by watching cable. I miss the 80s, when the shit that happened in a movie could make absolutely no sense yet bombard my young mind, heart, soul, … Continue reading

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Weird shit through the 80s

From January 1st, 1980 – December 31st, 1989, I didn’t miss a moment of the 80s. I had cable. I worked at a video store. And yet, there are still horror flicks from the decade that I haven’t yet seen. … Continue reading

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Holiday horror from 2005: The Toybox From Venus

These two films sound much better when you combine the titles. If you’re wondering how you missed a Halloween alien comedy and a Christmas slasher, don’t wonder, because these are pretty obscure films that don’t exactly do their holidays justice…or … Continue reading

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Horrors from the water, the sky, and…the vents?

This trio of films offers some familiar (and some cute) faces and favorite subgenres, but is that enough to make them worth a watch? DARK HOUSE (2014) Had this one on my “must-see” list for a while because a) delicious … Continue reading

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STREAM QUEEN: Alien Hunger vs. Antibirth

It’s sort of a creature double feature, but in both cases, the filler far outweighs the freakozoids…. ALIEN HUNGER (2014) Alien Hunger is a SyFy caliber film about aliens terrorizing people in a house in the woods. So basically, it’s … Continue reading

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Cabins are out, isolated houses in the country are in

Here we go: 3 cases of partying at a house in the middle of nowhere being a really bad idea, in movies that seem like good ideas and then kind of turn into bad ideas as well the longer they … Continue reading

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The wild retro worlds of horror director Frederico Sfacia

It’s always a thrill to stumble upon a director that clearly worships the same era of horror in which you grew up, so after seeing Italian director Federico Sfacia’s Alienween, I immediately checked out his first film I Rec U, … Continue reading

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