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Waxwork - Seven Movies With Unexpectedly Great Scores

“More Fun Than a Barrel of Mummies”: Looking Back at Waxwork

Directed by Anthony Hickox, Waxwork is not a remake of the Vincent Price House of Wax film, but an imaginative and slightly campy tale about a wax museum in which stepping into a particular exhibit (a...

David's transformation begins in American Werewolf in London

“A Different Kind of Animal”: Revisiting An American Werewolf in London

John Landis’s An American Werewolf in London is, simply put, one of the best werewolf movies ever made. Landis had already made a name for himself in comedy, directing movies that became instant class...

Wishmaster - Andrew Divoff

Wishmaster 2 is a Fun B-Movie With a Dark Sense of Humor

Wishmaster was a major release with a ton of talent involved, but wound up being a B-Movie anyway. Wishmaster 2 is a straight to video sequel that is a B-Movie from the get-go and is well aware of the...

Children of the Corn

Children Of The Corn – 30 Years Behind The Rows

Based on the Stephen King short story, Children of the Corn actually takes numerous liberties with the source material. But in many ways, King’s incredibly dark story simply couldn’t be brought to the...

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Retrospective – Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer

Henry is a testament to how powerful a film can be even without much of anything to work with at all. Based loosely on the story of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas, it was made for only $100,000 and its...

Phantasm

The Phantasm Franchise – A Viewing Guide

Phantasm is one of the few horror movies to benefit from its sequels. Not that the original isn’t a horror classic, but watching it alone, there’s a great deal left unexplained. What you’re seeing whe...

Greatest years for horror - Piper Laurie as Margaret White in Carrie

“They’re All Going To Laugh At You” – A Retrospective On Carrie

Halfway through writing his debut novel, convinced that he knew nothing of the female experience, a writer threw the entire manuscript into the trash. The writer was Stephen King and the novel was Car...

Friday the 13th Part 2 1981

Friday The 13th Part 2 Retrospective- An Overlooked And Essential Slasher Film

While it was a big success in theaters, Friday the 13th Part 2 doesn’t seem as widely regarded by any but the fairly hardcore horror fans. People don’t want Jason in the potato sack, as the verd...

Savage Streets

Savage Streets is a Brutal, Revenge-Fueled Exploitation Thriller

Brenda (Linda Blair) is the leader of an all girl gang called The Satins. When a rival, all male, gang rapes her sister and kills her best friend, she takes the law in to her own hands and sets out on...

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