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Doctor Sleep (2013) review

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The Shining is unequivocally one of the most iconic works of supernatural fiction ever written. In 1977, Stephen King unloaded his subconcious in a shotgun blast that embedded the novel in popular culture – The Overlook Hotel, shining as a euphemism for ESP, elevators that gush rivers of blood, redrum, […]

Wandering Rose (2014) Review

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Rose and Theo take their camper out to the remote Scottish Highlands for an idealistic weekend getaway, but their plans derail when Rose catches the attention of a ghostly apparition.  The isolation, Rose’s sudden erratic behavior, and the arrival of an unexpected visitor unravel the couple plans for romance. The […]

Mutantis (2014) review

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“You can’t be groovy if you’re retarded.” While this is the first Dire Wit film I’ve seen, I don’t believe it would be inaccurate to suggest that sensitivity, political correctness, and just plain old good taste have much of a place in their aesthetic spectrum. So: despite a risk of […]

Five Favourite Horror Videogame Box Covers

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1. Alone in the Dark (PC) A classic game that defined the tenets of survival horror for years – static camera angles, limited resources, poor fighting abilities, puzzles, and a tank-like control system – has a suitably classy cover that oozes Lovecraft. 2. The Evil Dead (Commodore 64) Sam Raimi’s classic spawned […]

Breakfast with the Borgias Review (2014)

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Invoke the name Hammer, and a glut of bubbling, misty images conjure forth: spired castles crumbling in the fog, fanged beasts, patchwork monsters, and – perhaps if you’re a little more intimate with the legendary English motion picture house – apocalyptic sci fi visions, buxom cave girls, and Hitchcock-lite thrillers. […]

The 10 Goriest Slashers of the 80s

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Beginning with box office hits Friday the 13th and Prom Night in 1980, a slew of imitators followed in their wake.  The 80’s were part of the golden age of slashers, filled with formulaic films in which a psychopath stalks and slaughters unsuspected teenagers.  But it’s really the graphic nature […]

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