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IT FOLLOWS – David Robert Mitchell

IT FOLLOWS - John Carpenter

I love me some John Carpenter which might seem like I’m about to start pointing the “thief stick” but really I’m not. To talk about It Follows however is impossible to do and NOT mention the very obvious influence of Carpenter, because It Follows is kind of like an abstract version of Halloween except for the soundtrack which very much sounds like experimental electronic music from the 70’s –so that is VERY John Carpenter.

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Posted April 12th, 2015.

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THE DEVICE – Jeremy Berg

The device

The death of their mother is the reason why Rebecca (Kate Alden) and Abby (Angela DiMarco), reunite in their family cabin, an isolated place near a lake. The two sisters decide to gather the ashes of their mother and throw them into the lake, giving peace to her soul, ignoring all warnings their parents told them during the years …

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Posted April 5th, 2015.

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THE MAN WHO LOVED FLOWERS – Justin Zimmerman

the man who loved flowers

The man who loved flowers was written by Stephen King and originally first published in Gallery magazine in 1977. It was later added to the short story collection book, Night shift in 1978. The story is about a young man walking down the street, various daily routines of people around doing their jobs or business just like any other day.

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Posted March 28th, 2015.

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TALES OF POE – Bart Mastronardi, Alan Rowe Kelly

Tales of Poe is an anthology film based on chilling tales from Edgar Allan Poe. Known world-wide as one of the greatest writers of our time, scaring his readers, and giving us new reasons to be afraid of the dark. Only the works of Stephen King have ever come close to the master storytelling of Poe.

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Posted March 5th, 2015.

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NO SOLICITORS – John Callas

There are films in the horror genre that stand the test of time, FRIDAY THE 13th, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST., HALLOWEEN, JAWS..just to name a few. However, there are some horror films that are considered “cult classics” such as; RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, KILLER KLOWN FROM OUTER SPACE, EVIL DEAD, and MOTEL HELL.

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Posted February 23rd, 2015.

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THE INTERVIEW – Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg

It’s hard for me to write about anything when it is surrounded by so much hype, even if the hype has nothing to do with the quality of the film. I find writing about The Interview additionally complicated because comedy is not my bag, not to say I don’t enjoy comedy but I love me some horror, guts and gore. Mysteriously a copy of this unreleased film fell into my lap from anonymous movie executives who wanted the best film critic in the world to look over their film I found it hard to pass up on the opportunity. I wont say if I got this from friends in CIA or NSA or are who at Sony… or TPB…

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Posted January 10th, 2015.

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SCUMBAG HUSTLER – Sean Weathers, Aswad Issa

Film should really be considered by its entire experience, by this I mean first how the film was marketed to you. Did a friend tell you about it or did you see the movie poster and say “I want to see that!” Then there is the how you saw it, did you watch it on your ipad (shame on you if you did) or did you see it in a downtown theater with a leaky roof? And finally there is the film as the core experience of seeing the movie.

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Posted September 22nd, 2014.

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THE PURGE: ANARCHY – James DeMonaco

This is the sequel to the surprise 2013 hit, The Purge. Set in the future of 2023, the government grants the public onenight to purge (all acts of violence is allowed including anarchy, robbery, and even murder) for 12hrs. Once the purge is finished, no crime is aloud. The government feels this purge helps control crime, lowers unemployment, and poverty levels.

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Posted August 8th, 2014.

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VARSITY BLOOD – Jake Helgren

Halloween, we know, is a feast day when all children, kids and adults love to wear a mask and enjoy the night … in different ways. This feast day becomes an excuse for a group of cheerleaders and jocks to gather in a farmhouse and start partying, but someone is looking at them behind an indian warrior mask. And there will be blood.

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Posted August 3rd, 2014.

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THE BOOGEYMAN – Jeff Schiro

The short story of The boogeyman, was first published in March of 1973 in Cavalier magazine and in 1978 published in Stephen King’s collection of short stories book, Night Shift. The story is about a husband and father of three, Lester Billings (played by Michael Read), who comes home only to find his 4yr. daughter dead in the bathtub. Later, his 5yr. son dies in bed.

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Posted July 21st, 2014.

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