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The Witch (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

Consider this: After causing quite a stir at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, the horror film The Witch has finally been given a general release.  It is a genuinely creepy and thought-provoking horror film, one that works as a historical recreation (it takes place in 17th century America), a psychological thriller (you’re never sure who […]

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

I had high hopes for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the just-released film which, like the novel upon which it is based, attempts to combine Jane Austen and The Walking Dead.  The source material was good.  The cast — with Lilly James as Elizabeth Bennet, Jack Huston as Wickham, and Matt Smith as Parson Collins […]

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Frightmare (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

Since I already reviewed one British film about cannibalism earlier today, I figured why not review another one?  Pete Walker’s film Frightmare was released in 1974, two years after the release of Death Line.  You have to wonder what was going on in British society in the early 70s that led to so many cannibal […]

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Death Line (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

“Mind the doors!” — The Man (Hugh Armstrong) in Death Line (1972) Before I get to far into reviewing the unjustly obscure British horror film, Death Line, I want you to take a look at the film poster below.   This is the poster that was used when Death Line was released in the United States. […]

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Smiley (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

Oh God, this movie. Whenever I watch 2012’s Smiley (and, since this is one of those films that always seems to be playing whenever I have insomnia, I actually have seen Smiley more times than I should probably admit), I always find myself hoping that it will actually be a better film than I remember […]