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The Thing – it 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 direct prequel to Carpenter’s film. Also just titled The Thing, it … 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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