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Back to the horror of the 1950s and 1960s

My house cleaning blog project of my multipack DVD sets continues with four more films—aliens, creatures, vampires, and crazed killers of the 50s and 60s. THE MAN FROM PLANET X (1951) The director of the horror classic The Black Cat … Continue reading

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PRIME TIME: a creature feature and some confusing backwoods horror

I thought I knew what I was getting into with this triple feature of my own making. Oddly, it’s the two backwoods horrors that left me scratching my head, while the Lovecraftian film (a subgenre that usually gives me a … Continue reading

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Discover The Dark Within when you take Clinton Road to Landing Lake with your Dolls

Got a chance to check out some upcoming horror titles covering a variety of subgenres, so here’s a brief look in case they show up on your radar. LANDING LAKE (2017) I have no idea what I just watched. The … Continue reading

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STREAM QUEEN: vampires, a horror anthology, and a backwoods slasher

I’ve currently seen just about everything I wanted to blog about on all the streaming services, so I dug a little deeper on Prime to find Eat Locals (vampires), Monsterland 2 (horror anthology), and Stallo Awakens (backwoods slasher). EAT LOCALS … Continue reading

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Do you dare set foot on Hallowed Ground?

The trailer for Hallowed Ground caught my attention because a) it features a lesbian couple as the main focus, and b) it shows a bound shirtless dude being taunted by other men. I’m that easy. When it was time to … Continue reading

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Exploring some familiar territory with 3 backwoods horror slashers

I was due for a good dose of satisfying slashers, and Scathing, Bride of Scarecrow, and Spiker definitely satisfied in a comfort food kind of way. SCATHING (2016)   Since this one comes from the director of Halloween at Aunt … Continue reading

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Will the Primal Rage at Blood Lake leave you Scared Stiff?

It’s so satisfying that so many obscure films of the 80s are still being released on DVD and Blu-ray—with plenty more I’m still waiting for. So how important are these three to my extensive 80s horror collection? Well duh…super important … Continue reading

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All eyes on The Hills Have Eyes franchise

It’s one of the most iconic titles in horror history, and every installment has horror master Wes Craven’s name on it, but does the series live up to its reputation? THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977) Much of Wes Craven’s The … Continue reading

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Slashing in the woods, in the mountains, and in a T-shirt?

Slashers never fully go out of style, but they sure do go through dry spells. If you’re hunting for something you haven’t seen yet…does these three satisfy? YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER (2018) The director of Husk, Animal, and contributor … Continue reading

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Backwoods slashers and a supernatural killer in the 00s

Crazed killers, a grim reaper, and killer cannibals in this foursome from 2006, 2007, and 2008.  Did any of them stand out? WILDERNESS (2006) This survivalist horror flick essentially takes the most basic slasher premise and relocates it to a … Continue reading

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