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Alone With Her (2007) Turns Ten – Underrated Gem Retro Review

Boy notices girl, boy starts to videotape girl, boy sets up cameras everywhere in her apartment and watches her every move. These are the typical ways a boy wins a girls heart, right? Just kidding. However, in 2007’s Alone With Her, they made stalking look easy. Let’s take a look back on this frightening ten-year-old movie and see what makes …

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Night of the Demons: Original Vs. Remake

Night of the Demons is a horror cult classic that is just as entertaining today as it was back in 1988 when it was released. I recently bought the Blu-ray of the original as well as the remake and decided it would be fun to do a comparison article. It is no secret that the remake receives a lot of …

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Wolf Creek (2005) – Retro Review

Mick Taylor from Wolf Creek has become a horror legend, topping lists as one of the most ruthless villains to date. With his humorously dark commentary a la Freddy Krueger and his total nonchalantness when it comes to slaughtering folks like Michael Myers, Taylor truly is a one-of-a-kind, comical yet absolutely evil character. Wolf Creek is a 2005 Australian film that flew …

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Retro Review – IN A GLASS CAGE (1985)

The atrocities of the Nazi regime have been prime fodder for horror and exploitation films since 1969 when director Lee Frost unleashed Love Camp 7. On the one hand, you have trashy “Nazisploitation” films such as Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS and Gestapo’s Last Orgy, which focus on sexual depravities and violence, and are chock full of poor taste. …

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Audrey II Turns 30! Little Shop Of Horrors – Retro Review

Audrey II turns 30! Released 30 years ago on December 19, 1986, Little Shop Of Horrors brought us catchy music, an all-star cast, and a weird but wonderful story. The first time I saw this movie, I immediately downloaded the soundtrack, and to this day, Little Shop of Horrors is still one of my favorite horror musicals. Seymour Krelborn (Rick Moranis: Honey …

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High Tension (2003) – Retro Review

My love for foreign horror started back in 2003 when I rented the French thriller High Tension (AKA Haute Tension) with a girl I was dating at the time and dying to see if it would live up to the hype. I was taught one major thing from this gem and that was how boundary-less foreign horror could be. The explicit nature of the movie …

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Vamp (1986) Movie Review

When I was a teenager, way back when Gamestop still sold used movies, I remember seeing the case for Vamp (1986). It had Grace Jones on the cover in white face paint with bright red hair and penetrating blue eyes. I’ve wanted to see it ever since then and somehow I never got around to it… until now. So how …

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The Mad Monster (1942) – Retro Review

Who is The Mad Monster? Is it the slow-witted gardener injected with wolfman serum by a mad scientist? Or is it the mad scientist himself? I’d do with the latter option. After all, the gardener (Glenn Strange) as a human is essentially harmless, and as a wolfman, he is like a dumb beast. The mad scientist (played by George Zucco), …

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I Know Who Killed Me (2007)- Retro Review

I Know Who Killed Me is a horror movie hidden gem. It was unfairly placed in the number one spot of Siskel and Ebert’s “Worst of 2007” list. Not that either Siskel or Ebert are known scary movie aficionados, but I digress. Although I love a wide array or films (horror or otherwise), I have a weakness for interesting thrillers with …

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Retro Review – THE SENTINEL (1977)

A friend once told me that they consider The Sentinel to be the scariest movie they’ve ever seen. Of course I have to check it out to see how wimpy my friends are and to, hopefully, make myself feel better about my answer to “What’s the scariest movie you’ve ever seen?” My answer: it’s not Showgirls.  Based on the novel …

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