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Retro Review: ‘Nightmare City’

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It is fair to say that one of the most prolific directors of Italian horror is the great Umberto Lenzi. In a career spanning four decades he crafted a number of now classic… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Watcher’

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One of my favorite things about Shudder is that it gives up-and-coming filmmakers with fresh ideas for the horror genre a platform to be introduced to a wider audience. Without Shudder I never… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘One-Armed Swordsmen’

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In 1967, Jimmy Wang Yu was launched into martial arts movie stardom thanks to the Shaw Brothers classic One Armed Swordsman. While he starred in a number of kick-ass flicks, he certainly found… Continue reading

TV Review: Are You Afraid of the Dark? Ghost Island

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I can confidently say that as a youngling there were three things in my life that made me the horror fan I am now as a grown-upling. The Universal Monsters film franchise, RL… Continue reading

Spotlight on Audrey Hepburn

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Originally born in Brussels a young Audrey Hepburn spent her youthful years around Europe after the Second World War drove her family out of their homeland. Over time the young Hepburn began to… Continue reading

The Corporatization of Entertainment

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When it comes to entertainment we are living in an era when bout 90% of mainstream media is seemingly owned by like three companies. Whether it is: film, theme parks, comics, or TV… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Great Silence’

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When one usually things of westerns, even the spaghetti variety, they immediately think of bleak desert plains. But in 1968, Sergio Corbucci one of the finest filmmakers of the “Spaghetti Western” movement challenged… Continue reading

‘Daredevil Born Again’ Wishlist

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One of the biggest announcements from San Diego Comic Con this year was something fans have been clamoring for for years, the return of Daredevil to our TV screens. Since the original Netflix… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Warriors’

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In 1979, director Walter Hill and producer Lawrence Gordon took an obscure novel and crafted it into a cult classic unlike any other. With a low budget and short production time, they took… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Klaatu’s Message

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Klaatu’s message The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) Directed by Robert Wise The Scene: The moment the entire film has been leading to has finally arrived. The alien visitor Klaatu’s (Michael Rennie)… Continue reading