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PopHorror Takes A Look Back At Hitchcock’s 1948 Thriller, ‘Rope’

Alfred Hitchcock’s 1948 masterpiece Rope stars James Stewart, Farley Granger, and John Dall. If you haven’t had the chance to catch this thrilling flick, PopHorror is here to tell you why you should check it out. *WARNING SPOILERS*  Two young men, Philip Morgan (Granger) and Brandon Shaw (Dall), strangle their “inferior” classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his …

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Retro Review For The 1995 Thriller ‘Murder In The First’

Murder In The First is a 1995 thriller directed by the late Marc Rosso (Where The Day Takes You, Dream A Little Dream) and starring Christian Slater, Kevin Bacon, and Gary Oldman. The film is about an eager and idealistic young attorney (Slater) defending an Alcatraz prisoner (Bacon) accused of murdering a fellow inmate. The extenuating circumstances: his client had just spent over …

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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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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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‘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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PopHorror Takes A Look Back at Wolfen (1981) 36 Years Later

Thirty-six years ago on July 24, 1981, a werewolf movie was released that was a reaction to the environmentalist movement of the late ’70s and early ’80s called Wolfen,. Directed by Micheal Wadleigh, and based on the novel by Whitley Streiber, it is a man versus beast story on the surface. A wealthy land developer and his wife are found …

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My Favorite Horror Movie: ‘Jaws’ (1975)

I’ve been a horror freak since I was a young lad. I’ve been intrigued with the genre for many reasons. I love things from gory slasher films (Friday the 13th), to torture porn (Hostel), to the boogeyman pics (Halloween), to zombie films (Dawn of the Dead), to sci-fi horror (Alien) to psychological horror (Psycho). There’s always been a huge demand …

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Scary Movie Turns 17! – Retro Review

Back before parody films went overboard with the ridiculous-ness, Scary Movie perfectly combined hilarity and horror movie references. PopHorror celebrates the 17 year anniversary for one of the best horror parodies ever made!  Official synopsis: A year after disposing of the body of a man they accidentally killed, a group of dumb teenagers are stalked by a bumbling serial killer. …

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‘Gremlins 2: The New Batch’ Turns 27!

There are three rules you must follow when taking care of a Mogwai. First of all, keep him out of the light; he hates bright light, especially sunlight. It’ll kill him. Second, don’t give him any water, not even to drink. But the most important rule, the rule you can never forget… no matter how much he cries, no matter …

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