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Nobuhiko Ôbayashi’ House (1977) Monster House on Acid-Retro Review

Do you enjoy the strange and usual? The wacky and weird? The unnerving and disturbing? Than I have the film for you: 1977’s Japanese horror comedy House (also know as Hausu), which plays out like Monster House on acid, a film that is strange, weird, beautiful and more disturbing than it has any right to be. House turned 40 this …

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The Ice Cream Truck (2017) Full Scoop Review

Summer is winding down. However, the heat is still on! Horror also never stops. Recently, I got the chance to sit down and watch Uncork’d Entertainment’s latest feature, The Ice Cream Truck. Was this film a delicious treat that I would want to take a bite out of again and again? Or did it leave a bad taste in my mouth? …

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A Ghost Story (2017) Movie Review

I saw Requiem for a Dream when I was 13 years old. My sister had just gone away to college and she was telling me about this great movie and how I needed to see it. I begged my dad to take me to the mall to get the DVD at FYE. I watched it every day for almost two weeks …

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Manhunter (1986) Retro Movie Review

On August 15, 1986, director Michael Mann debuted his heavily stylized adaptation of Thomas Harris’s bestselling novel, Red Dragon, as a movie called Manhunter. The film also featured our first glimpse of one of the most infamous characters in movie history: Hannibal Lector. Manhunter stars William Petersen as FBI agent Will Graham, Tom Noonan as Francis Dollarhyde (AKA the Tooth …

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Retro Review For The 1991 Thriller ‘Sleeping With The Enemy’

Remember Sleeping With the Enemy, the 1991 film with Julia Roberts faking her own death to try and escape from her abusive husband, played by Patrick Bergin? If the description isn’t really ringing a bell, then PopHorror is going to give you three reasons why you should give this film a rewatch. Here are the top 3 reasons to watch Sleeping With The Enemy! *Warning Spoilers* …

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Dario Argento’s ‘Phenomena’ Turns 32

Earlier this month, Dario Argento’s Phenomena, the underrated gem that helped launch Jennifer Connelly’s (Labyrinth, Requiem for a Dream) career at a young age, turned 32. Released on August 2, 1985, the film still holds up today, featuring a story filled with mystery and a Silence of the Lambs-esque horror undertone. However, in this film, it is not Clarice Starling who …

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Dave Made a Maze (2017) Movie Review

I’ve really been looking forward to Dave Made a Maze since I initially wrote about the trailer. Fantasy can be hit or miss for me, and I was really excited to see where this quirky fantasy flick ended up. I’m really happy to say that Dave Made a Maze surpassed all of my expectations.  Directed by Bill Watterson in his directorial debut, the …

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The Transfiguration (2016) Movie Review

We all endure trauma in our lifetime, some more than others. It effects us in different ways based on the source of the trauma and severity of the trauma, as well as on our mental state. To someone who is already in a delicate position emotionally and mentally, a major trauma could lead to a separation from reality, as is …

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Orcs! (2012) Movie Review: LARPers from Hell!

Orcs, the brutal beasties of ancient myth and legend! Popularized by both J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series as well as Dungeons & Dragons, these formidable foes have served as the perfect cannon fodder for various adventurers and heroes for generations. Surely, modern fantasy would not be the same with out the magnificent monsters to cleave with a heavy …

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Rocky Horror Picture Show – Five Fun Facts

Back in 1975, Jim Sharman’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show changed the world’s idea of what a cult classic film could be. There’s no denying that this musical comedy has created an entire world of its own, with midnight screenings, costumes, singalongs and the most ludicrous audience participation ritual ever created. Take a look back at The Rocky Horror Picture Show with …

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