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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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Death Sentence (2007) – Movie Review

I’ve always been a sucker for a good ole revenge flick. Seeing countless films on the topic, it tends to get a bit repetitive. But on a rare occasion, an exception passes through. This can be said about James Wan’s 2007 thriller, Death Sentence. James Wan has always been known for his brutal and terrifying aspect of horror with his …

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The Snowtown Murders (2011) – Movie Review

Extreme horror films provide the world with films that are so controversial, not even horror fans can handle them. I wasn’t expecting The Snowtown Murders – also known as Snowtown – to be in that category.  The Snowtown Murders was Justin Kurzel’s directorial debut. Since then, Kurzel has brought us Macbeth (2015) and the upcoming video game based film, Assassin’s Creed (2016). …

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