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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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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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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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18 Years Later, ‘The Sixth Sense’ Is Still Commanding Us

On August 6, 1999, anxious viewers of The Sixth Sense shivered in their seats as the cute little boy, Cole, known to his peers as “freak,” revealed his big secret. From that moment on, “I see dead people” has become a phrase possibly more known than the movie itself. Young Cole (Haley Joel Osment: AI, Forrest Gump) is a tormented loner …

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‘Fright Night’ Is Still So Cool 32 Years Later

Welcome to this Fright Night Theatre… We are all feeling cozy and invited as Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowell: Battle for the Planet of the Apes 1973) bellows from the television screen in teenage Charley Brewster’s (William Ragsdale: Herman’s Head TV series) bedroom. Vincent is introducing the horror-themed television show he hosts. Amy (Amanda Bearse: Married with Children TV series), Charley’ girlfriend, is the only …

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The Amityville Horror: The Murders and the Myth 38 Years Later

On July 27, 1979, The Amityville Horror was unleashed onto the world. Much hype was involved leading up the movie’s release, due to the fact that the story of Amityville was based on true events! Whether you believe this or not, The Amityville Horror remains a terrifying film that has come to haunt our minds and hearts for decades. The …

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‘The Lost Boys’ Turns 30! – Retro Review

“Sleep all day, party all night. Never grow old, never die. It’s fun to be a vampire!” Today marks the 30th Anniversary for The Lost Boys, a film that truly perfected and paved the way for the sexy vampire craze!  Official synopsis: After moving to a new town, two brothers (Jason Patric and Corey Haim) discover that the area is …

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Creepshow (1982): Romero, King and Savini’s Stylish Revenge Stories

Revenge is a tried and true theme in the arts, and horror cinema is no exception. Enter the world of Creepshow (1982). Written by Stephen King, directed by George A. Romero, and with practical effects by Tom Savini, Creepshow illustrates what can happen when horror icons unite. Seriously, a team like that is practically every horror fan’s dream! Story-wise, it is …

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