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An Interview with Ivan Kavanagh, Director of THE CANAL

Looking for a flick guaranteed to keep you up at night? Director Ivan Kavanagh has crafted just such a film with The Canal  (you can read the review here). After viewing, we decided to reach out to Kavanagh and ask him a few questions about The Canal, his influences, and other sundry things. Hi, Mr. Kavanagh. First off, thank you …

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The Devil’s In The Details: Bram Stoker’s Dracula

It is the year 1990. Francis Ford Coppola has just released The Godfather: Part III to universal critical shrugging. His studio, Zoetrope, is in financial straits, incurring at least $27 million in liabilities over the past three years. At the same time, a young Winona Ryder, who was forced to back out of a role in Coppola’s third Godfather film, finds …

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Top 9 Haunted Asylums in the United States

Although considered places of refuge, asylums were often used by society past as a place to leave their sick and troubled individuals, a way to hide the mentally and physically challenged away from prying eyes and judgmental colleagues. Unfortunately, once these people were dropped off on the steps of these supposed havens, they were generally forgotten, and what went on behind the brick and …

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Top 10 PG/PG-13 Horror Films

Horror films that have less than an R rating often catch flak for not being “horror” enough. There’s a notion that these films water down their content for various reasons, including trying to appeal to younger viewers. However, the idea that a horror film must reach a certain rating to be decent completely disregards many great additions the genre has …

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KILLER KIDS: 11 Scariest Kids in Horror!

Nothing is quite as startling and or as frightening as a child coming at you with a deadly weapon and a murderous look in his eye. You would think a kid would be a relatively easy match for a grown adult, right? Not always. Killer kids continue to keep kicking our collective asses in horror movies throughout the decades. But …

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Top 10 Most Outlandish Saw Traps

Some call it torture porn, some call it creative, some call it an excessive use of red food dye: however you want to swing it, the Saw franchise has become the go-to for new and inventive ways to kill people. What started as a skewed moral compass – “most people are so ungrateful to be alive” – quickly devolved into …

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Review – It Follows (2015)

Over the last few years, unique stories have gone out of fashion while remakes and sequels keep springing up left and right. Although it can be fun to hear a favorite adventure retold, most audiences love innovational stories that they can experience for the first time. That’s why it’s important to shed light on unique movies such as last year’s …

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A Look Inside William Friedkin’s THE EXORCIST (1973)

For this installment, we’re taking a look at the year 1973: the year that brought us Aerosmith’s debut album, Dark Side of the Moon’s US release, the Watergate trials, and one of the most iconic horror films of all time: The Exorcist. Based on the New York Times bestselling novel by William Peter Blatty (published two years earlier) tells the now-classic tale …

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Ranking The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Films

Of all the horror icons, Leatherface is the only one I truly care about. You can have Freddy, Jason, and Michael; I’ll be in the corner chillin’ with Leatherface. Why? Well, let’s face it: Leatherface is the only one of these who could actually exist, thereby making him a more significant threat. And so, in the grand tradition of opinionated …

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Review – Last Shift (2014)

I’ll admit I had no faith going into this flick. But color me impressed when Sykra Entertainment’s first feature Last Shift turned out to be a solid and effective horror effort from writer/director Anthony DiBlasi. See the trailer here Rookie officer Jess Loren (Juliana Harkavy) is charged with working the last shift at the old Sanford police station before it …

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