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It comes back every 30 years…

Actually, not “it,” but The Thing comes back every 30 years. The original The Thing from Another World was a 1951 sci-fi hit that was then remade by John Carpenter as The Thing in 1982. Finally, in 2011 came a … Continue reading

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Halloween: choose your own adventure

I don’t know if there has ever been a horror franchise with more branching storylines and alternate endings. There are so many ways to watch the Halloween franchise. You could make it pure and simple. You could just watch the … Continue reading

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Three slow burns with twisted fuses

Time for three dark movies that take their time getting to their wacko conclusions! I take on The Baby, Eyes of Laura Mars, and Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker. THE BABY (1973) Despite being over forty years old, The Baby is … Continue reading

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Damned Kids!

Two decades before adults had to fear Children of the Corn, there were children of the village to worry about! I take on the Village of the Damned movies, and as a bonus, I throw in Wicked Little Things. VILLAGE … Continue reading

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Cameo overload fun in a 90s horror anthology from John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper

Until now, the 1993 made-for-cable horror anthology Body Bags has only been available on an out-of-print DVD in an edited version—that was selling for like a gazillion dollars used! But at last, an uncut Blu-ray has been released. However, this … Continue reading

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Breaking down the lost scenes from the Halloween 1, 2 and 4 novelizations!

Reading Halloween by Curtis Richards and Halloween II by Jack Martin, I can remember them as if it was October 1981 again and I’d just read them for the first time. They are deliciously fast reads that simply make the … Continue reading

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When the SOLE SURVIVOR knows SOMEONE’S WATCHING ME…

What does a 1983 movie about escaping death have in common with a 1978 film about a woman being watched and prank called? They’re both covered in this blog post. Sole Survivor (1983) 1983 film Sole Survivor looks and feels … Continue reading

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The Prince of Deepness from the master of the slasher

When Prince of Darkness came out in 1987, it was nearly a decade after John Carpenter had set the tone for 80s horror with Halloween. But here, he took horror to a whole new level—and sort of back to the … Continue reading

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