[Fantastic Fest 2020] THE QUEEN OF BLACK MAGIC & the Rot of Patriarchy

The past is never dead. It’s not even past.

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Make a Case #2— Wes Craven’s SHOCKER (1989)

Father Gore’s 2nd Make a Case looks at the squandered potential in Wes Craven’s 1989 SHOCKER.

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Father Gore’s 1st Make a Case: A Remake of GRAVEYARD SHIFT

In the 1st edition of “Make a Case,” Father Gore discusses the 1990 GRAVEYARD SHIFT, an adaptation of a Stephen King short story.

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Cronenberg’s THE FLY Affirms Alexander Pope: A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing

Cronenberg and his body horror transform Vincent Price’s original into remake heaven, as man’s reach exceeds his grasp in this nasty modern classic.

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The Duality of Appearances: Jaume Collet-Serra’s HOUSE OF WAX

Not all remakes are bad. Some are great. This one isn’t great, but it is a lot of damn fun!

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THE CRAZIES is A Creepy, Satisfying Remake

So many remakes miss the mark. In an uncommon turn, Breck Eisner’s remake of THE CRAZIES by George A. Romero actually improves on the original to make for plenty of chills and thrills.

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DAWN OF THE DEAD’s Remake is Legitimately Frightening Fun

Snyder and Gunn, above all else, help make zombies terrifying again.

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Animal Kingdom – Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot”

TNT’s Animal Kingdom Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot” Directed by John Wells Written by Jonathan Lisco * For a review of the next episode, “We Don’t Hurt People” – click here David Michôd’s 2010 film Animal Kingdom was a tour-de-force in acting, tension, and the story of a family’s widening darkness. Of course set in Australia andContinue reading “Animal Kingdom – Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot””

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Halloween II: Supernatural Michael Myers

Halloween II. 2009. Directed & Written by Rob Zombie. Starring Scout Taylor-Compton, Brad Dourif, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Octavia Spencer, Danielle Harris, Margot Kidder, Sheri Moon Zombie, Chase Wright Vanek, & Caroline Williams. Dimension Films/Spectacle Entertainment Group/Trancas International Films. Rated R. 105 minutes. Horror ★★★1/2  Rob Zombie is a take-him-or-leave-him-type director.Continue reading “Halloween II: Supernatural Michael Myers”

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Rob Zombie Presents Halloween: The Horrific Origins of Michael Myers

Halloween. 2007. Directed & Written by Rob Zombie; based on the original screenplay by John Carpenter & Debra Hill. Starring Malcolm McDowell, Brad Dourif, Tyler Mane, Daeg Faerch, Sheri Moon Zombie, William Forsythe, Richard Lynch, Udo Kier, Clint Howard, Danny Trejo, Lew Temple, Tom Towles, Bill Moseley, & Leslie Easterbrook. Dimension Films/Nightfall Productions/Spectacle Entertainment Group/TrancasContinue reading “Rob Zombie Presents Halloween: The Horrific Origins of Michael Myers”

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Elizabeth Olsen Braves the Silent House

Silent House. 2011. Directed by Chris Kentis & Laura Lau. Screenplay by Lau; based on the original screenplay by Oscar Estévez for the film La casa muda. Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese, Eric Sheffer Stevens, Julia Taylor Ross, Adam Barnett, & Haley Murphy. Elle Driver/Tazora Films. Rated R. 86 minutes. Horror/Mystery/Thriller ★★★★ Always a sucker forContinue reading “Elizabeth Olsen Braves the Silent House”

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Down the Social Rabbit Hole with The Stanford Prison Experiment

The Stanford Prison Experiment. 2015. Directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez. Screenplay by Tim Talbott. Starring Billy Crudup, Michael Angarano, Moises Arias, Nicholas Braun, Gaius Charles, Keir Gilchrist, Ki Hong Lee, Thomas Mann, Ezra Miller, Logan Miller, Tye Sheridan, Johnny Simmons, James Wolk, Nelsan Ellis, and Olivia Thirlby. Coup d’Etat Films/Sandbar Pictures/Abandon Pictures. Rated 14A. 122Continue reading “Down the Social Rabbit Hole with The Stanford Prison Experiment”

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