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“Dracula” Double Feature from Fathom Event and Turner Classic Movies

Fathom Events/Turner Classic Movies Presents Dracula Double Feature ORIGINAL 1931 ENGLISH & SPANISH VERSIONS The latest Fathom Events/Turner Classic Movies partnership brings  a double feature of the original 1931 English and Spanish versions of Universal’s Dracula to cinemas across the U.S. I first saw the English language version when I was twelve. I was with […]

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“Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension” (2015): Lacks Spirit, Originality and Enthusiasm

The latest in the found-footage supernatural franchise, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, presented in 3D no less, is a frustrating, lackluster entry into the series, shepherding the story off into its supposed final chapter with a dreadful, groan-worthy thud. It simply stinks. Damn. As a huge fan of found-footage genre, 3D films and the Paranormal […]

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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015): Full Trailer First Reaction

If you have been following the various Gruesome Magazine podcasts, Horror News Radio, Decades of Horror 1970s, the Hannibal Fan Podcast or the American Horror Story Fan Podcast, you have likely encountered guest-host, North Carolina film maker  Christopher G. Moore. With that, you’ve quickly learned he is an avid Star Wars fan – to the […]

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“Goosebumps” (2015): R.L. Stine’s Monsters Haunt Again

Goosebumps  may be a property long past its heyday, but now it has reappeared  thanks to the recurring trend of the time: 1990s nostalgia! In a post  Jurassic World… world, we can expect to see plenty of 90s properties get their revitalized reboots, remakes and delayed sequels to attract a modern  audience. After all, the […]

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“A Christmas Horror Story” (2015): Perfectly Blends the Holidays with Mirth and Mayhem

Horror anthologies are on the rise from ABCs of Death to the VHS films to the upcoming Tales of Halloween. RLJ Entertainment and Image Entertainment mix Halloween horror with Christmas cheer into four holiday-blended tales, along with William Shatner as their surrogate Crypt Keeper, to bring their latest effort A Christmas Horror Story to VOD […]

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“The Martian” (2015): Inspiring and Triumphant

Ridley Scott returns his cinematic gaze back to outer space in the visually triumphant and emotionally satisfying film The Martian. Aided by a classically structured and a strong, character-driven script from Drew Goddard (based on the book by Andy Weir), Scott delivers a Sci-fi opus on par with his previous efforts Alien and Blade Runner. […]

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“I Survived a Zombie Holocaust” (2015): Cheekiness and Charm Abound in New Zealand Horror Comedy

Since Peter Jackson’s early films, along with  efforts from other filmmakers such as those behind  Black Sheep (2006), New Zealand has had a solid track record with producing horror comedies that worked in both aspects of this subgenre, which is not an easy feat. The past year or so has seen releases that pleased both […]

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“Hotel Transylvania 2” (2015) Has Solid Accommodations

It may be late September, but the Halloween style monster mashes are already in full swing with the recent release of  Hotel Transylvania 2. The original film was a surprise success upon its release in 2012, bringing together various popular monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolfman, The Invisible Man and The Mummy in kinetic animated […]