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“Caltiki: The Immortal Monster” (1959): Boring Blob but With Bits of Bava

There is a certain charm to 1950s low-budget monster flicks, though that charm can only take one so far. Caltiki: The Immortal Monster (1959) is an Italian riff on The Blob (1958). Scientists investigating possible causes for the fall of Mayan civilization discover a hidden cavern filled with treasure – and occupied by an amorphous […]

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“Krampus Unleashed” (2016): The Anti-Santa Returns to Spread Christmas Fear

After spending hundreds of years hidden away in the depths of Austro-Bavarian folklore, the Krampus is now a staple of holiday horror cinema.   Last year, Michael Dougherty’s Krampus brought yuletide terror back to the masses and introduced unacquainted audiences to the mythology behind the European Christmas demon.   To coincide with the release of […]