Posts Tagged: Horror

Friday the 13th: The Series – Season 1 (1987-88): Leave your mask at home

Fans of The X-Files, Tales from the Darkside and the like should delight in this set-up of two previously unacquainted cousins who inherit an antique store with a vault of hokey objects cursed by the devil. A lot to swallow,

Friday the 13th: The Series – Season 1 (1987-88): Leave your mask at home

Fans of The X-Files, Tales from the Darkside and the like should delight in this set-up of two previously unacquainted cousins who inherit an antique store with a vault of hokey objects cursed by the devil. A lot to swallow,

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Wishmaster (1997): Wishful thinking

“Be careful what you wish for.” Dir. Robert Kurtzman The Genie (djinn, rather) is out the lamp (ruby in this case) and wants three wishes from the bearer so he can call his friends from the other dimension and enslave

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Wishmaster (1997): Wishful thinking

“Be careful what you wish for.” Dir. Robert Kurtzman The Genie (djinn, rather) is out the lamp (ruby in this case) and wants three wishes from the bearer so he can call his friends from the other dimension and enslave

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Feast (2005): Mayonnaise with that?

“They’re Hungry. You’re Dinner.” Dir. John Gulager Feast begins moderately with textual character introductions on freeze-screens, complete with life-expectancies. This post-modern signifier wants us to believe the film is smart. It’s not. After introduction number-ten, the feeling that a lot

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Feast (2005): Mayonnaise with that?

“They’re Hungry. You’re Dinner.” Dir. John Gulager Feast begins moderately with textual character introductions on freeze-screens, complete with life-expectancies. This post-modern signifier wants us to believe the film is smart. It’s not. After introduction number-ten, the feeling that a lot

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Curse of Chucky (2013): Chuck off?

“We’re friends ’til the end, remember?” Dir. Don Mancini The doll without a soul is back, and this time not only is he coming to dinner, but he’s bringing rat poison with him too. Yes, it’s the Chuckster (Chucky, again

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Curse of Chucky (2013): Chuck off?

“We’re friends ’til the end, remember?” Dir. Don Mancini The doll without a soul is back, and this time not only is he coming to dinner, but he’s bringing rat poison with him too. Yes, it’s the Chuckster (Chucky, again

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Carrie (2013): Will you go to prom with me… again?

Dir. Kimberly Peirce Awkward teenage daughter of a religiously fanatical mother is bullied and then taken to the prom out of guilt, sympathy and perhaps kindness. She also happens to have the psychic ability of telekinesis. Brian De Palma did

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Carrie (2013): Will you go to prom with me… again?

Dir. Kimberly Peirce Awkward teenage daughter of a religiously fanatical mother is bullied and then taken to the prom out of guilt, sympathy and perhaps kindness. She also happens to have the psychic ability of telekinesis. Brian De Palma did

The X-Files – reopened, 13 key-episodes

Aliens, monsters, government conspiracies, a red-headed sceptic and a smart-mouthed believer. Well-filmed, well-acted and well thought out, each episode of The X-Files (1993-2002) was like a short film – whether part of a larger story or a ‘monster of the

The X-Files – reopened, 13 key-episodes

Aliens, monsters, government conspiracies, a red-headed sceptic and a smart-mouthed believer. Well-filmed, well-acted and well thought out, each episode of The X-Files (1993-2002) was like a short film – whether part of a larger story or a ‘monster of the

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Stephen King – Cinematic Redemption, 13 key films

Stephen King’s first horror-novel, 1974’s Carrie, was adapted by Brian De Palma two years later with surprise success and there began something of a snowball effect. The novel’s themes of teenage outcast, religious fundamentalism, along with the supernatural struck a chord.

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Stephen King – Cinematic Redemption, 13 key films

Stephen King’s first horror-novel, 1974’s Carrie, was adapted by Brian De Palma two years later with surprise success and there began something of a snowball effect. The novel’s themes of teenage outcast, religious fundamentalism, along with the supernatural struck a chord.