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The Shape wishes you a Happy Halloween

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! For my “trick” today, I got to experience catastrophic hard drive failure, and have spent all day trying to restore and back-up files. So uh, yeah. I’m behind on my 31 Days of Horror postings – and there’s no chance of catching up tonight. It’s cool to just pretend November is still October,

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The Ward

I was surfing through the streaming options today and got very excited when I saw that John Carpenter’s The Ward was available…but sadly, it didn’t quite live up to my expectations. Everything about the sets and the atmosphere was just right. There’s really nothing creepier than a mental institution, let alone one out in the

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John Carpenter’s The Thing

With the remake prequel looming, you know I had to devote some time to a re-watch of John Carpenter’s The Thing. Amazingly, despite the hair farm that Kurt Russel is cultivating (plus having to get over the fact that Wilfred Brimley looks downright spry and Keith David is young and virile), this 1982 film totally

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Why John Carpenter’s Halloween Rules

31 Horror Movies I Own #31: Halloween (1978) Still one of my favorites, Carpenter’s original Halloween may not be packed with the level of blood and gore that movies made now are, but it’s still creepy, unsettling, and yes, even scary. Good girl Laurie Strode (Jamie Leigh Curtis) has a boring evening of babysitting planned

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