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Hush (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

Let me start by stating the obvious.  I have seen a lot of horror movies.  I love horror as a genre and, in fact, it was my love of horror that first led to me becoming a film blogger in the first place.  I have seen a lot of scary and shocking images onscreen.  I […]

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10 Cloverfield Lane (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

I know that everyone’s excited about Batman v. Superman being released this weekend but before you go off and spend your money to watch two comic book titans beat up on each other for six hours (or however long that damn movie is supposed to last), you should ask yourself, “Have I seen 10 Cloverfield […]

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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 […]

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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, […]