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Black Mountain Side (2014) Movie Review

Black Mountain Side, a 2014 Canadian horror thriller directed by Nick Szoztakiwskyj, follows a team of researchers unearthing a strange object in the stark and frigid Canadian Taiga. It’s the tip of a stone monument with unusual markings and a carbon date showing it is far older than it should be by thousands of years. After the opening images of an …

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Inside (2017): A Mysterious Short Film From Castle View Studio

It’s always interesting to see what people can do on a low budget. It’s even more interesting when you see what they can do in a short amount of time. Inside, the latest short film from Philip Thomas Morelli and Italy’s Castle View Studio, has an interesting premise with the potential for greater things, but unfortunately falls flat.  Inside stars Andrea …

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‘The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger’ by Stephen King – Book review

Odds are, if you’re around my grandmother, you’ll find a Stephen King book within arm’s reach. One of her favorite series that King wrote was the Dark Tower novels. Being that I looked up to her so much, you could say that the franchise became my white whale… a goal that seemed so elusive to complete that I put it off …

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A Boy and his Demons: ‘The Gate’ (1987) Turns 30

Can a 12 year old boy’s life collapse into Hell? Yes, indeed — at least if the demons of The Gate have anything to do with it! Released thirty years ago on May 15, 1987, The Gate walks a fine line between kid’s movie and really sinister, adult-themed horror. Thinking about it now, it’s not the easiest thing to accomplish. …

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Two Paws Up For Stephen King’s ‘Cat’s Eye’

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Written by Stephen King and directed by Lewis Teague, Cat’s Eye (1985) is among the greatest anthology movies of all time. It’s been 32 years and yet we still love everything about it. Let’s go into some reasons why! First but not least, you have that darn cat, General. Cat’s Eye wouldn’t be the same without him. Sure, two of the …

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Heidi (2014) – Found Footage Horror Review

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Heidi is one of those rare horror movies that hit me out of nowhere. My wife’s name is Heidi. A friend of hers posted a trailer for the movie on her Facebook wall randomly as a joke. I watched it. It intrigued me. I tried to learn more, but information was hard to come by. Was the trailer fake? Did it …

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What’s Wrong With Esther? Orphan (2009)

Loved by horror audiences, 2009’s Orphan is disliked by adoption groups and certain film reviewers. Let’s examine why, shall we? First of all, take a look at the plot basic plot of Orphan: After losing a child in birth, Kate and John Coleman (Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard) decide to adopt a child from a local orphanage. Who do they decide to …

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Funny Games (1997) is Still Disturbingly Amazing 20 Years Later

Normally I tend to leave the context of how I see these movies out of my reviews. I have to make an exception here, however. I first saw Michael Haneke’s Funny Games (the ’07 shot-for-shot English US remake, though this review will be about the Austrian ’97 original film) in a theater, by myself, while the rest of my family …

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Quarries (2017) Movie Review – A Brutal and Fearsome Female Horror Thriller

Women in Horror Month is almost over, but that doesn’t mean PopHorror is done delivering awesome reviews on female-driven films. Over the past few weeks, I’ve watched several that were directed, written, produced, and starring powerful and inspirational women. It’s been quite the experience and I’ve loved every second of it. Most recently, I watched Quarries (2017) and was surprised by …

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