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Monster of the Week: Gamera!

We’ll use our quote of the week to introduce our Monster of the Week, and we’re not fooling around.  You get an HP Lovecraft quote: "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest…

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Basic Instinct

With over-the-top sex appeal and swagger to spare, Basic Instinct outraged special interest groups and enticed early-’90s moviegoers, quickly earning its place as one of the top grossing movies of the decade. Director Paul Verhoeven breathed life into Joe…

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Simple Pleasures

Over the weekend I was riding on a subway, and it  slowed and then it stopped, and I  could see the dim lights they use to sort of light the  tunnel, sort of.  There was graffiti on the wall …

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In Theaters: The Invisible and Wind Chill

Movies often come in twos in Hollywood: If there is one Volcano movie in theaters, there’s a second. When a Mars movie appears on the horizon, sure enough, there’s a second Mars movie right next to it.    This…

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Horror Comedies With Bite

Lake Placid, which has been described as a combination of horror, comedy and suspense thriller, airs on AMC’s Fear Friday this week, with a repeat broadcast Saturday. It reminds me of a similar film that has become a cult…

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The Texas Breakfast Massacre

Sequels and remak*s cause us some stress here in the horror department.  They often divide us, but one we agree on is Texas Chainsaw Massacre…Two! The original is an undisputed stand-on-its-own classic (we’re not disputing it, that’s for sure!)…

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News Round Up: Attack of the Remakes!

Remakes here, get yer remakes here!  Christine!  Terror Train!  Audrey Rose!  April Fool’s Day!  Get ’em while they’re hot!  Or not… Speaking of remakes, it’s looking like Anthony Hopkins will be playing the Claude Rains role as the father…

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Infamous Monsters of Filmland

I know that some of you are disappointed that you didn’t see your favorite movie monsters in our Top 25 poll (I wanted to see The Blob myself), but we limited ourselves to 25, so some of the great ones…

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

 As director John Hughes’s love-letter to growing up in Chicago, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off not only set a new bar for teen comedies; it’s the movie that launched the acting career of hilariously monotonous Ben Stein. The Synopsis: Ferris…

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He Wendt There

That Masters of Horror series is super-fertile.  It’s a way for us to see some of the directors who can’t get their big-budget projects greenlit put some stuff together for us.  Can’t say enough about it.  We’re big fans, big…

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