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PopHorror Takes A Look Back At The 1990 Thriller ‘Flatliners’

In anticipation of the upcoming Flatliners sequel, PopHorror has decided to travel back in time nearly three decades to 1990 and revisit the film that started it all. Directed by Joel Schumacher (Lost Boys), the original film was filled with an all star cast, including Kiefer Sutherland (Lost Boys), Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman), Kevin Bacon (Stir of Echoes), William Baldwin (Backdraft) …

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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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‘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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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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