BASKIN: Take a Ride to the Heart of Hell

Can Evrenol gives us a Turkish horror film worthy of greatness in BASKIN, as a group of police officers inadvertently follow a call into Hell.

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Paranormal Activity’s Modern Hauntings

Paranormal Activity. 2007. Directed & Written by Oren Peli. Starring Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs, Amber Armstrong, and Ashley Palmer. Solana Films/Blumhouse Productions. Rated 14A. 86 minutes. Horror ★★★★ When done correctly, I am a huge fan of found footage. Whether it’s using the thriller style, as I recently enjoyed in the film 419, orContinue reading “Paranormal Activity’s Modern Hauntings”

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Cannibal Holocaust: A Documentary of Hell on Earth

Cannibal Holocaust. 1980. Directed by Ruggero Deodato. Story by Gianfranco Clerici. Starring Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pirkanen, Luca Barbareschi, Salvatore Basile, Ricardo Fuentes, and Carl Gabriel Yorke. F.D Cinematografica. Rated R. 95 minutes. Adventure/Horror ★★★★ (Film) ★★★★★ (Grindhouse Releasing DVD) Nearly two decades before The Blair Witch Project horrified audiences with its low budget realisticContinue reading “Cannibal Holocaust: A Documentary of Hell on Earth”

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The Gallows: Wasted Opportunity & Wasted Youth

The Gallows. 2015. Directed & Written by Travis Cluff/Chris Lofing. Starring Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos, Cassidy Gifford, Travis Cluff, Price T. Morgan, Theo Burkhardt, David Herrera, Gannon Del Fierro, Mackie Burt, and Adrian Salas. Blumhouse Productions. Rated 14A. 81 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★ Found footage is a sub-genre I do enjoy, honestly. That beingContinue reading “The Gallows: Wasted Opportunity & Wasted Youth”

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The Birth of a Horror Fad: The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project. 1999. Directed/Written by Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sánchez. Starring Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, and Michael C. Williams. Haxan Films. Rated 14A. 81 minutes. Horror ★★★★★ I don’t know how people my age look back on The Blair Witch Project now 16 years since it first hit theatres and completely scared the life outContinue reading “The Birth of a Horror Fad: The Blair Witch Project”

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Avoid The Bunny Game & its Needless Misogyny

The Bunny Game. 2010. Directed by Adam Rehmeier. Story by Rodleen Getsic & Adam Rehmeier. Starring Rodleen Getsic, Jeff F. Renfro, Drettie Page, Coriander Womack, Gregg Gilmore, Loki, Curtis Reynolds, and Jason Timms. Death Mountain Productions. Unrated. 76 minutes. Horror No ★s Sometimes there comes along a film that is so dreary and needlessly graphicContinue reading “Avoid The Bunny Game & its Needless Misogyny”

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