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The Exorcist Part II: The Heretic (directed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

The Exorcist is one of the greatest horror films of all time and a personal favorite of mine.  But what about Exorcist II: The Heretic?  Well, it would be a bit of an understatement to say that The Heretic has not quite received the amount of critical acclaim as the first film.  Since it was […]

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The Exorcist (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

Based on an equally scary novel by William Peter Blatty and directed by William Friedkin, the 1973 best picture nominee The Exorcist is one of those films that has become so iconic that even people who have never seen it know what the movie is about.  Chris McNeil (Ellen Burstyn) is an agnostic actress who is shooting a film […]

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Black-Eyed Children: Let Me In (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

Black-Eyed Children: Let Me In is a creepily effective little “documentary” from director Justin Snyder.  I put the term documentary in quotation marks because Black-Eyed Children actually isn’t a documentary at all.  Instead, it’s a film that’s made up of footage that was supposedly shot by a student filmmaker (played by the film’s actual director, […]

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Martin (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

When I say “George Romero,” you probably immediately think of zombies.  And why not?  Night of the Living Dead is perhaps the best known zombie film ever made and Dawn of the Dead is perhaps the second best known.  Day of the Dead and Land of the Dead both have their fervent admirers.  Without the […]

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The Car (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

“THE CAR IS IN THE GARAGE”  — Captain Wade Parent (James Brolin) in The Car (1977) Yes, that’s right!  The car is in the garage and it’s hunting for blood! The Car is a pretty stupid movie that doesn’t really work but at least it’s enjoyably stupid.  From the minute I started watching this movie, […]

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Zombi 2 (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

Two questions: 1) Do you love Zombie movies? 2) Have you seen Lucio Fulci’s 1979 film Zombi 2? If your answer to the first question was yes, then you should definitely have had the same answer for the second.  Along with launching the long and extremely influential genre of the Italian zombie film and being […]

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Crimson Peak (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

The fact that Crimson Peak, Guillermo Del Toro’s wonderful new film, is only getting mixed or grudgingly positive reviews tells you everything that you need to know about the sorry state of modern film criticism. Taking place at the turn of the 19th Century, Crimson Peak tells the story of Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska).  The […]

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The Green Inferno (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

AGCK! Seriously, it’s hard for me to think of any recent film that has made me cringe as much as Eli Roth’s cannibal epic, The Green Inferno.  A film about a bunch of Occupy activists who end up getting eaten by a native tribe in the jungles of Peru, The Green Inferno does not shy […]

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The Lazarus Effect (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

I finally saw The Lazarus Effect and … bleh, who cares?  You may remember that the Lazarus Effect came out earlier this year and it got some attention because it was one of the first horror films to be theatrically released in 2015.  But then the reviews came in and they were all awful.  And […]

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The Blood Harvest (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

The Blood Harvest, which was directed by George Clarke and is due to be released in the UK on March 1st, 2016, is a serial killer film with a twist. As the film begins, 39 men and women have been murdered in Northern Ireland.  Their blood has been drained and, in a touch that would […]

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