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Little Numbers

We sure maligned that Reaping flick, and it rated lower than Catwoman on rottentomatoes, and yet…and yet…it made almost exactly as much as Grindhouse last weekend.  How can this be?  Was not the hype and promotion for G’house at critical…

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Cyborg vs. Robot!

There’s something terribly wrong in Hollywood if they can’t even make an hommage to low-budget drive-in garbage that doesn’t cost damn near 60 million dollars. I haven’t sat through Grindhouse yet, but judging from the commercials I’ve seen so…

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Horror News Roundup: Respect for the Grindhouse

Grindhouse reviews are coming in and they’re looking real good.  Less so for The Reaping. Turns out a remake of It’s Alive is already in production, just in time for John P. Ryan, the recently deceased star of the…

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The Other Side of Friday

I know you’re at work now reading this because you need a break from the daily grind (don’t worry, I won’t tell anybody). It’s Friday, yes, but it’s been a long work week and the unseasonably cold weather makes…

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Snakes on a Car

It is with trembling fingers and aching early-morning eyes that I type what you already know, Grindhouse opens today.  How our hearts here leap and laugh and play and sing at the prospect.  The last movie to get this kind…

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The Foolingist Day Of the Year

Sometime in 1986, my gang of friends and I stopped busting bottles on the construction site long enough to bike over to the mall theater to watch April Fool’s Day.  We had a sweet deal set up where we could…

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Ferris Bueller: Ben Stein’s Debut

Ben Stein was a nobody in Hollywood when he arrived for one day of work on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. “By total chance, without ever having seen the inside of an acting school, without ever having read scripts or gone…

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Children Shouldn’t Play With a Black Christmas Story

It’s with sadness this morning I’m reporting that director Bob Clark and his son were killed in a car accident yesterday in Los Angeles by some drunken moron driving an SUV in the wrong lane. Clark first came to…

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Pakistani Zombies Invade Philly!

Philadelphia’s growing reputation as a city for horror has much more to do with resident filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan.  De Palma shot his 1981 classic Blow Out there and local film enthusiast Exhumed Films have been running horror and…

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Pumpkin Pie

Michael Myers, famously written into the script of Halloween as "The Shape" is scary.  He’s scary because he looks like a big, expressionless guy who wants to hurt you.  The mask makes him seem like a force of nature that…

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