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H.P. Lovecraft goes indie in a double feature

While I’ve never been a Lovecraft, I’ve always been a huge fan of schlocky 1980s movies loosely based on his works. So my feelings about this two films from the new millennium pretty much make total sense. THE SHUNNED HOUSE … Continue reading

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Don’t look in the basement at home because they’re watching

My latest streaming marathon—three very different subgenres of horror—left me wanting more, even if each movie had its moments. DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT 2 (2015) This is pretty cool. This direct sequel to the 1973 film Don’t Look in … Continue reading

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It’s man vs. woman in these two from Artsploitation Films

One is sort of supernatural, the other sort of slasher, they’re both slow burners that see man pitted against woman, both feature characters dealing with the loss of a child, and they both deliver some thrills, chills, and twists. I … Continue reading

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Ghosts in a train, ghosts in an apartment building. Boo.

There was a time when I loved ghost movies. But I’m no longer twelve, the days of Poltergeist and House are long gone, and bumps, creaks, fleeting apparitions, and slamming doors aren’t enough to keep me focused on a movie. … Continue reading

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Stream Queen: ghosts gone wrong

Not your everyday haunted house movies…unfortunately. These three ghost movies are ultimately disappointing in their attempts to be unique rather than to just serve up some good old scares. ALTERGEIST (2014) When will I learn to just stop watching movies … Continue reading

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Stream Queen: science vs. the supernatural

Step away from the ghost machine! Will the living never learn not to mess with the dead? I look at The Ghostmaker and Fear Clinic, and they make it easy to make it brief…. THE GHOSTMAKER (2012) Any horror fan … Continue reading

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IT HAPPENED AFTER SCREAM Part 9: the demise of the Urban Legend franchise

Urban Legend is pretty much a post-Scream slasher classic in my book, and also one of the major theatrical releases of the era. It has a great cast, suspense and scares, an awesome killer, chase scenes, and death scenes based … Continue reading

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STREAM QUEEN: Looking for something other than the usual?

If you like independent film that doesn’t bother to follow mainstream protocol, here are six that don’t exactly give us the predictable, and cover various subgenres—but that doesn’t mean all of them were up my alley. THE SCENESTERS (2009)   … Continue reading

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When someone moves into a house with ghosts

After living through thousands of Amityville Horror, Poltergeist, and Paranormal Activity movies over the decades, no ghost would have to tell me twice to get the fuck out. I’d drop what I was doing and flee right on the spot, … Continue reading

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At least all three films had hot shirtless guys…

I was looking for mindless good horror fun with this trio of films, but none of them quite lived up to the low bar I set. NIGHT OF THE NAKED DEAD (2012) Night of the Naked Dead has a shot-on-video … Continue reading

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