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House at the End of the Street (Frank’s Take).

September 23, 2012 | By More
House at the End of the Street (Frank’s Take).

Well folks…what is in store for you in the hackneyed horror flick ‘House At The End Of The Street ? The answer: nothing much that your ordinary generic and flatly delivered frightfest has not demonstrated countless times before. A basic boo-enhanced thriller that has all the scary element of a misshaped mushroom pizza topping, ‘House […]

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The Hunting Ground by Cliff McNish

September 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Hunting Ground by Cliff McNish

  Aimed at teen-agers, ‘The Hunting Ground’ gets to the heart of fear. With abandonment, violence and isolation this ticks all the boxes with its readers. Well described with an intense, haunting sense of place, ‘The Hunting Ground’ looks at the nature of family, love and hate.   When Elliot and his younger brother Ben […]

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Resident Evil: Retribution (Frank’s Take).

September 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Resident Evil: Retribution (Frank’s Take).

The predictable ritual of enduring the Resident Evil film franchise is a critical cross that most film critics have to bear. Think of it as the occupational hazard of the profession. Now in all fairness there are countless filmmakers that milk a movie series regardless of its repetitive, rancid quality. Certainly Len Wiseman immediately comes […]

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Don’t blame the zombies.

September 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Don’t blame the zombies.

There’s a new trailer for the Walking Dead, in which the living bigots once again prove their prejudices against their non-life’d citizens. Shocking stuff. One day Rick and his band of marauding killers will be held to account. Or eaten. Probably eaten. Thanks to SFX for bringing this piece of gruesome evil to our attention.

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[REC] 3: Genesis (Frank’s take).

September 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
[REC] 3: Genesis (Frank’s take).

The banal bloodbath of the creepy continuation in the [REC] movie series is extended as it does not disappoint in the cheesy realm of shapeless shock cinema. The nonsensical and nauseating [REC] 3: Genesis is the tedious third installment emanating from the 2007 Spanish horror show that surprisingly gave a refreshing gruesomeness to the perverse […]

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The Possession (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

September 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Possession (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

A family going through a painful divorce is also subjected to the ravages of a dybbuk, a possessing spirit from Jewish folklore. Until this point probably all dramatic stories of dybbuks have been based on a single famous play by Shalom Ansky. This film uses the concept of a dybbuk, but seems to have it […]

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Finding Frankenweenie.

September 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
Finding Frankenweenie.

You can’t keep a good Tim Burton down (unless you’re Helena Bonham Carter), and the rogue and roguish filmmaker is back with his latest animated movie, Frankenweenie. The film should have been titled, Frankenstein: the Junior Years, but what the hey. It might have sounded less like a brand of hot dogs, then. Although there […]

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The Hidden by Richard Sala (book review)

September 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Hidden by Richard Sala  (book review)

It’s the end of the world as we know it and you should feel terrified. Written and illustrated by Richard Sala, ‘The Hidden’ is a monster-mash apocalypse tale combining B-movies and gothic classics without feeling like a carbon copy of either. The book starts strong with a zombie-like attack on a town. The only survivor, […]

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Bite me.

September 5, 2012 | By | Reply More
Bite me.

Many a fan had written off the Vampire Diaries, but it’s coming back with its 4th season (hitting your TV screens in October on both side of the big pond), proving there’s bite in the old vampiric dog yet! Horror fans, they just keep on coming back from the (un)dead.

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Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters.

September 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters.

Hansel And Gretel are coming to kick your ass. No, seriously. They are going to take you down, in this upcoming film where witches are the new vampires. And they will be hunted, oh yes. Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton are the evil-hunting siblings. Look out for the bit in the trailer where the mayor […]

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