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Tag Archive: horror

Late Movie Review: ‘Us’ (EDITED)

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Plot: In 1986 young Adelaide Thomas (Lupita Nyong’o) on vacation at the Santa Cruz beach, strays from her family and enters a funhouse. There she encounters a doppelganger of herself. Traumatized by the… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Unmasking the Phantom

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Unmasking the Phantom Phantom of the Opera (1925) Dir. Rupert Julian (uncredited Lon Chaney) The Scene: Rising opera star Christine (Mary Philbin) finds herself in the lair of the fabled Phantom (Lon Chaney)… Continue reading

5 Modern Gothic Novels to Read

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Note: For the purpose of this blog, I’m defining modern as written in the 20th century or later. Honorable Mention: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (1938) Rebecca is the oldest book on this… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Child’s Play’ (2019)

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Director: Lars Klevberg Cast: Mark Hamill, Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, Brian Tyree Henry Plot: A single mother brings her young teen son a refurbished ‘Buddi’ doll, a high-tech smart toy that’s in very… Continue reading

Book Review: Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach

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Five years ago, Ben experienced the horror of losing his three-year-old brother in the local grocery store. One second the child was there and an instant later he is gone, leaving Ben with… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘The Perfection’

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Director: Richard Shepard Cast: Allison Williams, Logan Browning, Steven Weber, Alaina Huffman Plot: Two highly skilled cello players met and form an instant connection and that’s all I’m prepared to explain because spoilers.… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Black Cat’

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With the dawn of the Universal Studios’ venture to horror, it was very clear that actors, Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff were their two of the most biggest stars. It did not take… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’

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Director: Joe Berlinger Cast: Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donavon, Dylan Baker, Jim Parsons, Haley Joel Osment Plot: Law student Ted Bundy is arrested following a traffic stop and… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Pet Sematary’ (Second Opinion)

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  You can read Gfunk’s review here! Plot: Based on the seminal novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary tells the story of Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) and his family. Deciding to leave… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’

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Director: Michael Chaves Cast: Linda Cardellini, Roman Christou, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen, Raymond Cruz Plot: A child protection case worker must protect her children from an evil spirit fixated on drowning children. Review: Right, first… Continue reading