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The Lost World: Jurassic Park – 7

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Director – Steven Spielberg Cast – Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Arliss Howard, Richard Attenborough, Vince Vaughn, Vanessa Lee Chester, Peter Stormare, Harvey Jason, Richard Schiff, Thomas F. Duffy Release Year – 1997 Reviewed by John of the Dead Four years after the wildly successful Jurassic Park, Steven Spielberg and writer David Koepp returned with The Lost World: Jurassic …

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Spring – 8

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Director – Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead Cast – Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker, Vanessa Bednar, Shane Brady, Francesco Carnelutti, Vinny Curran, Augie Duke, Jeremy Gardner Release Year – Reviewed by John of the Dead Spring is the newest film from the duo behind notable indie film Resolution and the “Bonestorm” segment of VHS: Viral – Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead. …

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Killer Legends – 7

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Director – Joshua Zeman Cast – Joshua Zeman, Rachel Mills, Stephen Winick Release Year – 2014 Reviewed by John of the Dead Roughly five years after his 2009 film Cropsey, documentary filmmaker Joshua Zeman returns with another effort involving urban legends, titled Killer Legends. This time, instead of focusing on one legend like he did with Cropsey, he and researcher …

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Jurassic World – 8

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Director – Colin Trevorrow Cast – Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Irrfan Khan, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, BD Wong, Judy Greer, Lauren Lapkus, Brian Tee, Katie McGrath, Andy Buckley Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead 22 years after Spielberg’s 1993 classic, and 14 years after Jurassic Park III, we now …

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We Are Still Here – 8

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Director – Ted Geoghegan Cast – Barbara Crampton, Andrew Sensenig, Lisa Marie, Larry Fessenden, Monte Markham, Susan Gibney, Michael Patrick Nicholson, Kelsea Dakota, Guy Gane, Elissa Dowling, Zorah Burress Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead After garnering lots of positive buzz after its debut a few months ago at the 2015 SXSW festival in Austin, TX, …

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Insidious: Chapter 3 – 7

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Director – Leigh Whannell Cast – Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, Dermot Mulroney, Angus Sampson, Tate Berney, Michael Reid MacKay, Jeris Poindexter, Phyllis Applegate, Steve Coulter, Hayley Kiyoko, Tom Fitzpatrick Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead Insidious is one of the most notable horror films of this decade. Directed by James Wan (The Conjuring, Saw) and co-written …

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REC 4: Apocalypse – 7

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Director – Jaume Balaguero Cast – Manuela Velasco, Paco Manzanedo, Héctor Colomé, Ismael Fritschi, Críspulo Cabezas, Mariano Venancio, María Alfonsa Rosso, Carlos Zabala, Cristian Aquino, Emilio Buale, Paco Obregón, Javier Laorden, Javier Botet Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead Seven years after the first film, REC, stormed the genre with 80 minutes of found-footage excellence, the …

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Cheap Thrills – 8

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Director – E.L. Katz, Cast – Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton, David Koechner, Amanda Fuller Release Year – 2014 Reviewed by John of the Dead I had heard non-stop praise for Cheap Thrills since its debut in May of 2014, but I did not watch the film until recently. Why? Well, I have little time for films that are …

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The Houses October Built – 4

In The Houses October Built - 4 by john

Director – Bobby Roe Cast – Brandy Schaefer, Zack Andrews, Bobby Roe, Mikey Roe, Jeff Larson, Chloë Crampton Release Year – 2014 Reviewed by John of the Dead My first experience at a haunted house attraction was in Austin, Texas back in 2005. Since then I have noticed these entertainment venues pop up all around the country and create a …

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Poltergeist (2015) – 4

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Director – Gil Kenan Cast – Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kennedi Clements, Kyle Catlett, Saxon Sharbino, Jared Harris, Jane Adams, Susan Heyward, Nicholas Braun Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead Another horror classic bites the dust. I agree 100% with Siskel when he said that instead of remaking great films and making them bad, the industry …