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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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“House by the Lake’ Trailer and Release Date

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There are so many awesome horror movies coming out soon and now I’ll be adding another to that never-ending list. Check out the spooky trailer for House by the Lake down below! House by the Lake is directed by Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons, Tales of Halloween, Fractured, Autopsy) with a script by newcomer Josh Burnell. The film stars James …

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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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Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of ‘Hellraiser’ (1987)

HELLRAISER – ABOVE AND BEYOND THE LIMITATIONS OF HORROR PopHorror is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Hellraiser, which debuted in theaters on September 18, 1987. This cult classic goes to the limits of horror and takes you beyond. The movie is unique within the genre, and the images are unlike anything anyone has seen. At the age of 34, Clive …

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PopHorror Celebrates The Mastery of William Friedkin

When we hear the name William Friedkin, many of us immediately think of 1973’s The Exorcist (Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn). Friedkin, who turns 82 years old on August 29, 2017, is the director of what is thought to be one of, if not the best, horror film of all time. Friedkin’s vision for the adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s eponymous novel …

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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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Breaking Vera (2017) Short Film Review

Last year, I reviewed the film Don’t Fuck in the Woods (read the review here), and one of my favorite things about the movie was Brittany Blanton, who absolutely kicked ass in the film. Awhile back, I saw on Brittany’s Facebook page that she was writing a short. That short became Breaking Vera, Blanton’s directorial debut. Producer Shawn Burkett recently gave me …

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Shot Caller (2017) – Movie Review

With today’s social issues of prison overcrowding and violence, it is refreshing to see a film willing to tackle this subject with such a dark, realistic tone. Featuring a deft performance by Game of Throne’s Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ric Roman Waugh’s Shot Caller is the story of Jacob, an ordinary family man who accidentally kills a friend in a DUI accident. He …

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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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Genre Policing: A New Trend In Horror

When I saw Get Out (2017) (see our review here), I knew that it would be an important movie for the horror genre. I also knew it would be a controversial one. I thought that controversy would be born of the film’s masterful treatment of American anxieties about race, and there was plenty of that to be sure. What I …

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