TUSK

{cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls} A horror movie from Kevin Smith? Based on one of his smodcasts? About a guy who lures unsuspecting victims to his home in order to turn them into … walruses? Yup. Tusk is all of those things. And while the premise IS ridiculous, the first two-thirds are actually pretty terrifying,

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Junk Bonds: The Return of Junk Bucket

This is one of those rare instances where I’ve seen a sequel *before* I’ve seen the original, but in the case of this splatter-filled horror comedy, I think it’s fine. I’ll eventually get around to watching Stephen Lange’s first feature: Junkbucket—and based on its sequel: Junk Bonds: The Return of Junk Bunket, I’m sure I’ll

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31 Horror Movies in 31 Days …. Ish

So much for getting this all wrapped up last October! Excuses are lame, so I’m not going to make them. Instead, how about I finish what I started by giving you the scoop on the rest of the Stephen King adaptations I’ve seen. {side note: even though I LOVE The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile,

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The Babadook

{tentative release date: October 2014} Holycrap, you guys. HOLYCRAP. I was not prepared for how awesome this Australian horror film would be. I mean, how scary can another spin on The Boogeyman actually be, right? The answer, though, is REALLY F’ING SCARY. The basics: grieving mom, out-of-control son, creepy book, unleashed creature, possession, and some really amazing

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Rigor Mortis (Geung si)

{Cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls}  I was pretty psyched to watch Rigor Mortis, mostly because I knew that Takashi Shimizu was involved as a producer, and I love all incarnations of his Ju-On films—including the American remake that he also directed—beyond any acceptable level of reasoning. What I didn’t know, and probably should have going in, is that Rigor

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Willow Creek

{Cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls}  Holycrap, you guys. I was not expecting to get completely and totally sucked in by Willow Creek, especially because Director Bobcat Goldthwait has been calling it, “The Blair Squatch Project.” But 10 minutes in, I was ALL in, and even though the premise is ridiculously goofy, the film itself falls firmly in the

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Carrie, Carrie, Carrie

Stephen King’s “Carrie” has  been adapted three times now, and while I’m a long-time fan of DePalma’s 1976 version, the newest addition by Kimberly Peirce is pretty damn good too. Really, the only horrible misstep is David Carson’s 2002 made-for-television version, which whole-heartedly SUCKS. SPOILERS! SPOILERS!! SPOILERS AHEAD!!! 

Italian Horror Double Feature: Argento’s Tenebre and Dracula

In order to save my sanity (lest it break from too many awful adaptations) I had to take a break from my Stephen King project this weekend to review a couple of horror films by Dario Argento instead. Ah, Dario Argento. I feel like Italian horror is either something you completely love or completely hate,

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Cat from Hell (Tales from the Darkside: The Movie)

  Tales from the Darkside: The Movie is one of those films that I always forget about, and then when I watch it again I’m like, “Oh, hey, this is great! Why don’t I own it?” I can only chalk it up to seeing it on TV over and over and over again in the

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The Shining (1980) and The Shining (1997)

terrifying The two adaptations that have been made so far of Stephen King’s The Shining are a pretty stellar example of what I mean when I say that when King adapts his own work, it just doesn’t make for a good film. Stanley Kubrick re-worked King’s story into his own by adapting the screenplay himself for

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