Posts Tagged ‘Horror’

Black Christmas

Bob Clark may be best known for directing his Christmas classic, 1983’s A Christmas Story, but many people don’t know that he got his start in horror like so many other filmmakers, and that one of his first horror films was another Christmas story – Black Christmas. What’s so refreshing about watching this 1974 film is…

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Quarantine

For many audience members, found footage films are just an opportunity to film a horror story on the cheap and don’t bring anything to the table. There are films, however, that work to use the filmmaking style to their advantage in exploring different ways to tell their stories. Sure, it’s a conceit, but if you…

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The Blob (1958)

It was the genius mind of producer Jack Harris who saw potential in combining two popular 50s genres — the horror sci-fi films and the teen delinquency films — when he got Irvin Yeaworth to direct 1958s “The Blob.” There were plenty of low budget midnight movies being churned out then, but somehow this one…

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The Descent

These aren’t words you want to hear when you’re stuck on a spelunking trip, particularly when you find out that the “something” that’s down here wants to eat you. That’s what happens to the cast of six ladies on an adventure trip in Neil Marshall’s 2005 film, “The Descent.” It’s the final episode in our…

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Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Zack Snyder’s 2004 “Dawn of the Dead” remake of George A. Romero’s 1978 zombie classic may not be trying to say much, but it sure provides a good, fun scare. Join us—Pete Wright and Andy Nelson—on this week’s episode of Rash Pixel’s “Movies We Like” as we continue our October Horror series with this film.…

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28 Days Later

Zombies had notoriously been slow entities—let’s face it, the walking dead just don’t move so fast. But then Danny Boyle came along and, with writer Alex Garland, injected the zombie sub-genre with speed in their film “28 Days Later.” The zombies became fast creatures. And all the more terrifying because of it. Join us—Pete Wright…

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The Thing

In 1982, John Carpenter’s “The Thing” was released but had a tough time competing against other big sci-fi films released at the same time—E.T. the Extra Terrestrial and Blade Runner. It also was viewed by critics as being overly gory and wretched. With time, however, the film has gained a big cult following, big enough to…

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

With these words early on in Tim Burton’s 2007 film adaptation of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, we instantly get a sense of the dark place that the character of Sweeney Todd, played marvelously by Johnny Depp, has come from. This isn’t your typical happy-go-lucky musical. No, this is dark and bloody…

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Jaws

When someone says the word ‘jaws’ to you, it inevitably conjures up the man-eating great white shark in Steven Spielberg’s 1975 thriller masterpiece. It’s hard to imagine a time when the word ‘jaws’ didn’t do this. But that’s what Spielberg’s film “Jaws” did, as well as birth the notion of the summer blockbuster and make…

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Alien: Resurrection

It’s the end of our conversation about the Alien anthology, ladies and gentlemen, and this week, we discuss Alien: Resurrection, a tough film to watch and an unfortunate end to the anthology (that took a further unfortunate turn by leading the franchise into the Alien Vs. Predator films).

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