THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE’s Metaphysical Horror Will Haunt You

THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE is a cross between existentialism, science, and religion, all mixed up in one of the eeriest haunted houses you’ll ever walk inside.

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BURNT OFFERINGS is Near the Apex of Haunted House Movies

What happens after Karen Black & Oliver Reed get stuck living in a haunted house?

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The House by the Cemetery: Victorian Era Scientific Basement Horrors

The House by the Cemetery. 1981. Directed by Lucio Fulci. Screenplay by Lucio Fulci/Giorgio Mariuzzo/Dardano Sacchetti, from a story by Elisa Livia Briganti. Starring Catriona MacColl, Paolo Malco, Anioa Pieroni, Giovannia Frezza, Silvia Collatina, Dagmar Lassander, Giovanni De Nava, Daniela Dora, Gianpaolo Saccarola and Carlo De Mejo. Fulvia Film. Rated R. 87 minutes. Horror ★★★1/2Continue reading “The House by the Cemetery: Victorian Era Scientific Basement Horrors”

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The Sentinel is a Ride into Haunted House Hell

The Sentinel. 1977. Directed & Written by Michael Winner; based on the novel by Jeffrey Konvitz. Starring Chris Sarandon, Cristina Raines, Martin Balsam, John Carradine, José Ferrer, Ava Gardner, Arthur Kennedy, Burgess Meredith, Sylvia Miles, Eli Wallach, Christopher Walken, Jerry Orbach, and Beverly D’Angelo. Universal Pictures/Jeffrey Konvitz Productions. Rated R. 92 minutes. Horror ★★★★★ When IContinue reading “The Sentinel is a Ride into Haunted House Hell”

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The Inhabitants: Ghostly Apparitions on a Budget

The Inhabitants. 2015. Directed/Written by Michael & Shawn Rasmussen. Starring Elise Couture, Michael Reed, India Pearl, Vasilios Asimakos, Danny Bryck, Judith Chaffee, Erica Derrickson, Edmund Donovan, Victoria Nugent, and Rebecca Whitehurst. Lascaux Media/Sinister Siblings Films. Unrated. 90 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★ A few weeks back, one half of the filmmaker duo the Rasmussen Brothers (writers ofContinue reading “The Inhabitants: Ghostly Apparitions on a Budget”

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Haunted Historical Horror: Ti West’s The Innkeepers

The Innkeepers. 2011. Directed & Written by Ti West. Starring Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis, Alison Bartlett, Jake Ryan, Brenda Cooney, George Riddle, John Speredakos, and Lena Dunham. Glass Eye Pix. Rated R. 101 minutes. Horror ★★★★1/2 Every time I’ve got a particular bias going into a review, one that I can recognize, IContinue reading “Haunted Historical Horror: Ti West’s The Innkeepers”

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American Horror Story – Murder House, Episode 8: “Rubber Man”

FX’s American Horror Story Season 1, Episode 8: “Rubber Man” Directed by Miguel Arteta (Youth in Revolt, Chuck & Buck) Written by Ryan Murphy * For a review of the next episode, “Spooky Little Girl” – click here * For a review of the previous episode, “Open House” – click here In the opening of thisContinue reading “American Horror Story – Murder House, Episode 8: “Rubber Man””

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Insidious: Chapter 3 is a Welcomed Creepy Surprise

Insidious: Chapter 3. 2014. Directed & Written by Leigh Whannell. Starring Lin Shaye, Stefanie Scott, Dermot Mulroney, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Tate Berney, Michael Reid MacKay, Steve Coulter, Hayley Kiyoko, Corbett Tuck, and Tom Fitzpatrick. Blumhouse Productions. Rated 14A. 97 minutes. Drama/Horror/Thriller ★★★1/2 I’m a fan of the two previous Insidious films. Reason being, I thinkContinue reading “Insidious: Chapter 3 is a Welcomed Creepy Surprise”

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The Amityville Horror Remake is Half Good & Half Sexified Trash

The Amityville Horror. 2005. Directed by Andrew Douglas. Screenplay by Scott Kosar; based on the earlier screenplay by Sandor Stern/the novel by Jay Anson. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Jesse James, Jimmy Bennett, Chloë Grace Moretz, Rachel Nichols, Philip Baker Hall, Isabel Conner, and Brendan Donaldson. Platinum Dunes. 18A. 90 minutes. Drama/Horror/Mystery. 3.5 out of 5Continue reading “The Amityville Horror Remake is Half Good & Half Sexified Trash”

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INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 – Dark, Creepy, Moody

Insidious: Chapter 2. 2013. Directed by James Wan. Screenplay by Leigh Whannell. Starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey, Steve Coulter, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, and Tom Fitzpatrick. Blumhouse Productions. Rated 14A. 106 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★★1/2 Being a fan of the first film, I was excited to see what James WanContinue reading “INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 – Dark, Creepy, Moody”

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THE WOMAN IN BLACK Remake Doesn’t Scare as Much as the Original

THE WOMAN IN BLACK remake does its best, but it can’t hold a ghostly candle to the original.

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