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Summer Vacation

Here’s the pitch.  Dig this plot.  Our story is set in the early nineteenth century.  Corsets, wigs, the whole deal.  A volcano erupts and blots out the sun.  The world freezes, multitudes starve as crops are covered in snow. …

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Inside the Cannes Scene

AMC is teaming up with indieWIRE to bring you inside Cannes 2007, starting May 16th on this blog. indieWIRE’s Eugene Hernandez, Brian Brooks, and Peter Knegt will be on the scene covering the important press conferences and most exclusive…

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The Eyes Have It

  “I was alone with fifty or sixty of those things just… staring at me.” – Ben (Duane Jones) in the original Night of the Living Dead   Being watched is creepy. Just ask Psycho’s Marion Crane (if you can…

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Down the Hatch

Getting eaten alive is no treat, but it’s a popular fate in horror films. There are a number of ways to go about it. You can go down whole (as Robert Shaw did with Bruce the mechanical shark in…

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Spider Stew

We sure devoted a lot of blog time, what I like to call "blime", to that super-hero movie on account of my, perhaps, half-baked theory that it was a horror movie in disguise.  It sure had all of the…

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New York Dailies: The 2007 Tribeca Film Festival

We are spoiled: At this year’s numerous Tribeca Film Festival press screenings, the only thing that was consistent was the bemoaning of cinema’s death between the large gulps of free fruit juice, coffee, and flavored water. While waiting for a…

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The Woman in the House

Let’s say there’s a woman trapped inside a house. In the world of horror movies, women are, of course, always getting stuck in houses by themselves, and the houses are always in danger of invasion. Through the door? Through…

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The Monster Walk

You can tell a lot about a person by the way they walk. The same goes for monsters. Think way back to the first monster you saw on a movie or TV screen that really scared you, and the…

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Texas Chainsaw’s Nice People

“It was lots of fun when you think back on it.” – Character from the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, talking about the grueling "final dinner" shoot. One of the best things about a fully-loaded horror DVD is the inevitable…

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Greatest Spider Movie Ever!

I’m disappointed in my co-blogger Todd who spent the week on spider movies but didn’t mention what is probably still the best spider movie ever, 1977’s Kingdom of the Spiders, starring William Shatner.   I’m here to set things right….

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